Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Wee Dram Before Tea

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A Wee Dram Before Tea - 32S3 Linda Mae Dennis

1-8 1st and 2nd couples set, cross over giving right hands, set, and turn halfway with right hands to face up in promenade hold.
9-16 1st and 2nd couples Allemande.
17-24 1st couple dance mirror figures of eight on own sides. They dance in and up round 2nd couple to begin, and take hands briefly when they meet.
25-32 All three couples circle six hands round and back.

Repeat having passed a couple.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Linda Mae Dennis)


Dance Notes

For more advanced dancers, reels of three may be substituted in bars 17-24.

(Dance notes by the deviser, Linda Mae Dennis)


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A Wee Dram Before Tea - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

When we travelled through Scotland, my husband and I began a tradition of enjoying our new surroundings each day by having 'a wee dram before tea'. It was very relaxing - like this dance.

Tune: Any good strathspey

Wee Dram
Labels Pasted On The Walls Of Whisky Heritage Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK


Dance information by the deviser, Linda Mae Dennis.
Image copyright User: (WT-shared) P.K.Niyogi at wts wikivoyage [Public domain or CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

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