Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Znojmo Sixsome

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Znojmo Sixsome 32 bar reel for three dancers facing another 3 dancers in a round-the-room formation. Gábor Turi, 2018.

1-6 Dance to each corner and set: this formation consists of four 6-bar phrases in which the centre person will act as the leading couple, 1st corner is the person on the right of the three, and 2nd corner is the person on the left of the three.
Everyone will dance anticlockwise to each of the four corner positions and set on each corner as follows:
' 1-2: centres dance to 1st corner position (on their right) passing 1st corners by the right shoulder AS 1st corners dance into the centre to pass each other by the right shoulder to face second corners AS 2nd corners (left enders) set.
' 3-4: 1st corners dance to 2nd corner position passing 2nd corners by the right shoulder AS 2nd corners dance into the centre to pass each other by the right shoulder AS centres set (in first corner position).
' 5-6: 2nd corners dance to 1st corner position passing centres by the right shoulder AS centres dance into the centre to pass each other by the right shoulder AS 1st corners set.
7-24 Repeat bars 1-6 three more times to end in original places.
25-32 Circular set and rotate for three: this formation is a modified version of the three couple Set and Rotate figure:
' 25-26: all set;
' 27-28: all, pulling back right shoulder, cast clockwise a quarter of the way round.
' 29-30: all cross left hand with the opposite person
' 31-32: all chase anticlockwise a quarter of the way round to face the original direction (clockwise or anticlockwise) ready to start again.

Repeat with the next three dancers.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Gábor Turi, 2018)


Dance Information

This dance, Znojmo Sixsome, was devised by Gábor Turi for the weekend course held in Znojmo, Czech Republic in 2018 as the third annual gathering for Austrian, Czech, Slovak and Hungarian SCD dancers (+some friends from other countries as well).
Znojmo is a major town in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic, the administrative capital of the Znojmo District. It is the historical and cultural centre of southwestern Moravia and the second largest city in the South Moravian Region.

The town is situated on a rock outcropping on the steep left bank of the Thaya (Dyje) River, about 55 km (34 mi) southwest of the regional capital Brno. Located near the border with Austria, it is connected to Vienna by railway and road (about 80 minutes).

Znojmo Sixsome
Znojmo Old Town Panorama From Castle


Published in http://bstk.hu/en.htm
Dance information from A Reel Goulash 2, Budapest Book of Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with kind permission.
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