Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Reverse Petronella Turn

In the Reverse petronella turn, the rotations are all anticlockwise. At the end of the Figure, the Dancer has moved clockwise one quarter around The set combined with a three quarter Turn on the spot, anticlockwise.

In Scottish Country Dancing, this Figure is blessedly rare; it is difficult and counter-intuitive to move diagonally to the left on a right foot step in Pas-de-basque and denies the whole character of the Strathspey setting step when attempted with that.

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