Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Warm Up 2

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Warm Up 2
John Fletcher
Reel   n x 32 bars   n Couple Repeat   n Couple Set   Progressive Large Circular Set
Start with all couples (L on partner's right) in one large circle, facing in.

  1-8   All hands round to the left and back, finishing facing partner;

  9-12 all advance and retire;

13-16 all dos-à-dos with partner;

17-24 grand chain, passing partner and 3 other approaching dancers, finishing by turning the next dancer (new partner) by the right into promenade hold, facing anticlockwise;

25-32 all (with new partner) promenade anticlockwise, finishing facing in.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

For use as a warming up dance, the deviser recommends walking the first repeat gently, walking the second repeat more vigorously, dancing the third repeat gently with small steps and dancing subsequent repeats purposefully.

It is also eminently appropriate as a ceilidh dance.

(Dance Notes by Reuben Freemantle)

Warm Up Image
Januar By The Fireside, Glass painting From Norwich, c. 1480/1500


Image Copyright [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
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