Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The White Heather Strathspey (Gillespie-Smith)

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THE WHITE HEATHER STRATHSPEY (S96) Sq.Set R Gillespie-Smith SCD Archives

1- 8 1s+3s set, dance ½ R&L and turn partners RH while 2s+4s dance R&L
9-16 All dance Double Reel of 4 (Ladies start dancing in) all touching LH in centre
17-24 All circle 8H round to left for 2 bars, turn partner 2H, circle 8H round for 2 Bars and again turn partners 2H ending in original places
25-32 All dance Grand Chain ½ way, 1s+3s promenade back to places passing LSh while 2s and 4s turn RH
33-64 Repeat bars 1-32 with 2s and 4s as leading dancers
65-72 All in Allemande hold promenade round set and end turning Ladies LH into centre for RH across (facing clockwise and Men on outside)
73-80 All dance RH across ½ way, all change places with partners advancing 1 place and change places again advancing 1 more place
81-88 Repeat bars 73-80
89-96 All set to partners Highland Schottische and turn partners 2H to end Ladies BtoB facing partners

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Dance Information

Also see the dance White Heather Strathspey (Bell) by Dorothy Bell.

White Heather
White Heather

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