Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


To Promenade, two Dancers, usually a Couple, Take Both hands in Promenade hold (left in left, right in right, with the right hands held at chest height Above the left hands) and Dance as instructed, the Promenading Couple performing as would a single Scottish Country Dancer in the basic Figure. For example, in a Promenade half reel of four (see under Reel of four in Figures) some or all of the four Dancers are replaced by Promenading Couples and similarly in a Promenade reel of three (see under Reel of three in Figures).

Promenade round is the formally prescriptive 8-bar Figure for 3 Couples.

Here are examples of those Scottish Country Dances for which we have instructions on this site and in which the term, Promenade, either appears explicitly or is implied; note that for a common term these will be a small selection; for a rare term, these may be all that exist:

Bonny Bells Of Heather
Celtic Cross (Haynes)
Crossing The Line (Drewry)
Cullen Skink
Dancing Dolphins
Dunedin Festival Dance
Laggan Bay
Piper And The Penguin
Snowdrops In The Glen

Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Promenade

Promenade Video Clip

Links To Pages Related To 'Promenade'

Complex Figures

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