Weave The Basket
Scottish Country Dance InstructionWeave the Basket
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 4:
1-8 WOMEN SET, CAST AND RIGHT HAND WHEEL: women set and pulling right shoulder back, cast behind partner for right hands across to original places;
9-16 MEN SET, CAST AND LFFT HAND WHEEL: men set and pulling left shoulder back, cast behind partner for left hands across ending next to partner for:
17-24 PROMENADE partner around the set;
25-32 BASKET: men set advancing and joining hands form arches (2 bars), then women dance in, joining nearer hands and dance under arches to form the basket (2 bars), then rotate basket once round clockwise to original places;
33-40 SET TWICE AND TULLOCH TURN: with partner, set twice and Tulloch turn 1½ times with right hands ending facing next person around the square;
41-48 SET TWICE AND TULLOCH TURN: with new partner, set twice and Tulloch turn 1½ times with right hands ending facing next person around the square.
Repeat 3 times.
(Dance crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)
Hoonah Basket Weaver, Alaska
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