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 Instruction Videos

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

Dance Notes and 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 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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