Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Wee Butt And Ben For Colleen

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A Wee Butt and Ben for Colleen
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 3: Corners
3 x 32 bar strathspey
3-couple dance in 3-couple longways set

  1-8   PETRONELLA HALFWAY: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd couples petronella into the center, set, petronella to partner's place, and set;

  9-12 CAST INTO CIRCLE HALFWAY: all pulling right shoulder back cast into a circle halfway round back to own side of the set (1st and 3rd couples retain nearer hands for);

13-16 1st AND 3rd TURN AS 2nd CROSS, THEN ALL SET: 1st and 3rd couples turn halfway to opposite sides with both hands AS 2nd couple crosses by the right hand, then all set nearer hands joined on the side;

17-24 SET ADVANCING BACK-TO-BACK, CROSS BACK AND CHASE HALFWAY: all set advancing passing partner by the left shoulder to end back-to-back with partner, then pulling right shoulder back, all cross back with right hands to opposite side and chase clockwise halfway round to original places;

25-32 1st PASS RIGHT JOIN RIGHT, CROSS UNDER ARMS, AND LEAD DOWN MIDDLE TO BOTTOM: 1st couple cross over passing each other by the right shoulder, joining right hands cross back to own side dancing under arms (raising arms 1st woman dances under the arch with her back towards her partner who dances anticlockwise to own side AS in La Baratte), then lead down middle casting up into 3rd place (2nd and 3rd couples step up on bars 31-32).

Repeat twice.

(Dance crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)

Dance Information

Devised for Colleen Putt to music by Elvira Gonnella entitled "Colleen's Pleasure"

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