Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Poussette For 3 Couples

Poussette for three couples is intended as a Progression for 3 Couples, with 1st Couple Finishing in 3rd Place.

3rd Couple perform the same movements as 2nd Couple in the standard Pas-de-basque Poussette but almost gymnastic ability is required on the part of the 1st Couple who must Travel Down the Men's Side line from 1st to 3rd Place in one enormous leap on the first beat of bar 3 if the elegance of the standard Pas-de-basque Poussette is to be retained.

A much more satisfactory method of achieving the same objective (especially for those not still in the first flush of youth!) is as follows: 1st and 2nd Couples perform the first 6 bars of Poussette (for 2 Couples) normally While 3rd Couple Stand; on bars 7-8, 2nd Couple complete the Poussette normally While 1st Couple Face Down, retaining Nearer hands Hold, and Dance Down to 3rd Place While 3rd Couple Step up.

For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Poussette for 3 couples, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Earl Of Errol's Reel
Miri's Wedding
Rubislaw Jig
Up And Doon The Gallowgate

Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Poussette For 3 Couples

Poussette For 3 Couples Video Clip

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