SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCES
On these pages I have listed a number of Scottish Country Dances. If you have any more you would like entered, please send them to Meredith and I will add them to this page.
The Falls of Clyde
Butterscotch and Honey
Brisk Young Man
The Argyll Ludging
Gang the Same Gate
The Bees of Maggie Knockater
The Kelpie of Loch Coruisk
The Lanes of Au
The Plantation Reel
Barr's Wedding Birl
Kiss Under the Stairs
The Inch of Perth
Catch the Wind
The Duke of Atholl's Reel
Mrs. Stewart's Strathspey
Light and Airy
Ca' the Ewes Tae the Knowes
The Altamont Fair
The Rakish Highlandman
Reel of the 51st Division
None So Pretty
Lady Sophia Lindsey
The Laird of Milton's Daughter
The Dundee Whaler
The Garry Strathspey
The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh
Miss Allie Anderson
Major Ian Stewart
Flight of the Falcon
The Silver Tassie
The Posties Jig
The Peat Fire Flame
The Wild Geese
The Blooms of Bon Accord
An around the room dance in lines of three as for the Dashing White Sergeant
1-4 All set with highland schottische setting
5-8 All dance back to back with person opposite
9-12 Two men dance half reel of four with their left hand partners (diag 1)
13-16 Repeat with right hand partners (diag 2)
17-20 Two men dance right hands across with their right hand partner and woman opposite
21-24 Two men dance left hand across with other two women
25-28 All dance six hands round, half way
29-32 All pass person opposite with right shoulder to meet another line of three
33-64 Repeat bars 1-32
65-68 All set twice
69-96 Repeat bars 5-32
97-100 All set twice
101-120 Repeat bars 5-24
121-128 All dance six hands round and back.
1-4 1st Couple cast one place,then set advancing to face 1st corners. 2C step up
5-10 2C, 1C, 3C 'dance to corners and set' - 1st corner dance into the middle, turn 90 right and dance out to 2nd corners position
and set. This 6 bar figure is also danced by 1C and 2nd corner in a different order. 1C dance out passing 1st corner RS, set
turning and dance in to face 2nd corner while 2nd corners set, dance in passing 1st corner RS and out to the next place to
11-16 Dance to corners and set again finish with 1C facing 1st corner persons and 3c, 2C on the wrong sides
17-20 1C dance a 1/2 reel of four with 1st corners passing RS
21-24 1C dance a 1/2 reel of four with 2nd corners and finish LS to LS in the middle facing opposite sides
25-28 1L dances RH across with 2C whilst 1M dances RH across with 3C finishing on the side lines
29-32 2C, 1C & 3C turn partners RH
1-4 1C cast off one place
5-8 1C & 3C right hands across
9-12 1C & 2C left hands across
13-16 1L followed by 1M dance out the side line, round 2L , 1L picks up the 3C and 1M picks up 2C
17-24 All down the middle and back
25-28 1M followed by 1L round 2L into second place
29-32 Turn by the RH
33-40 All three couples six hands round and back
1-4 1C set and turn half way by the right hand
5-8 1C dance half a reel of three across the dance with the 2C
9-12 1C dance half a reel of three across the dance with the 3C
13-16 1C dance half a reel of three across the dance with the 4C
17-24 1C followed by 4C , 3C & 2C cast off on opposite sides, dance to the top of the set and pass in front of partner and down
to the bottom of the set on own side
25-32 All set and turn both hands, 2C with 3C and 4C with 1C, four hands round to the left only
1-12 1C, 2C, 4C & 5C reels of four on own side round standing 3C
13-16 1C,2C & 4C, 5C face on side lines turn RH while 3C turn LH 1 1/3
17-24 3L with 1M &2M and 3M with 4L & 5L RH across, 3C pass RS 3L with 4M & 5M and 3M with 1L &2L LH across. 3C pass LS and face out on own side (in 3rd place)
25-28 3L cast off 2 and dance into middle of set and 3M cast up 2 places and dance into middle of set while 4L & 5L and 1M &2M advance and retire.
29-32 3C pass right shoulder 3L dance out the top of the set and cast to 3rd place, 3M dance out the bottom of the set cast to 3rd place, while 1L &2L and 4M and 5M advance and retire.
33-40 10 hands round and back
41-48 1C set advancing lead to the bottom of the set while 2C, 3C, 4C & 5C set and cast up 1 place, all turn RH.
1-8 1L and 3M turn RH, dance round partner giving RS, turn RH to
9-16 1C and 3C balance in line, turn end person in, balance in line, turn partner LH to original places
17-24 1C and 3C dance rights and lefts
25-32 1C and 3C dance ladies chain
33-40 All turn corners RH, balance in circle, turn partner LH
41-48 All promenade anti clockwise. Repeat with 2L & 4M, 3L & 1M, 4L & 2M leading
1-8 1C & 2C, joining nearer hands on the side set to partners; dance four hands round to the left once. 1M & 2M and 1L & 2L, turn once round with both hands to finish in the middle of the dance back to back with partner facing out. 3C step up on bars 7-8 to positions in the side line between first and second places
9-16 1M, 2M, 3M dance left hands across, 1L, 2L, 3L dance right hands across. On meeting partners, 1C followed by 2C and 3C join hands in promenade hold and dance up to the top. 1C cast off on the men's side and turn with left hand to finish with 1M in second place and 1L in third place. 2C cast off on the women's side and turn right hand to finish with 2L in second place and 2M in third place. 3C dance up to the top and turn right hand to finish in the middle of the dance facing down with 3L on her partner's right
17-24 3L & 1M, 3M & 2L and 1L & 2M, set to each other and turn once with both hands, opening out to form a circle and dance six hands to the left to finish with 1C side by side on the women's side, 2C side by side on the men's side and 3C in original places
25-28 1C & 2C dance half ladies' chain. 1C now in second place on opposite sides
29-32 2C, 1C, 3C turn partners with both hands, 1C turning one and a half times to finish on own sides
1-4 2C dance a half figure of eight up round 1C to finish facing 1st corners whilst 4C dance a half figure of eight down round 5C to face 1st corners
5-8 2C & 4C set to 1st corners, pull LS back and set to 2nd corners
9-16 2C, 4C dance diagonal reels of four with 2nd corner, ending on the wrong side
17-20 All advance and retire
The next 8 bars comprise 4 diagonal crossings, always with someone of the same sex.
21-22 The top four people on the men's side cross with the bottom four people on the ladies side RH
23-24 The top four people on the ladies' side cross with the bottom four people on the men's side LH
25-28 Repeat bars 21-24
29-32 The couples in 2nd and 4th places turn 1-1/2 times giving RH, to end on own sides. Repeat from new positions with new partner
This medley is danced in a 6 couple square set with 5C facing 1C and 6C facing 3C
1-8 1C, 5C, 6C, 3C dance parallel reels of four up and down the set
9-16 Facing couples dance back-to-back while side couples (2C & 4C ) join hands and advance and retire. Facing couples dance half rights and lefts to change places - 1C, 3C face out the sides ready for...
17-24 Couples who are now facing dance parallel reels of four across the dance
25-28 The four dancers in the middle dance a RH wheel with the two nearest dancers on the outside
29-32 The two couples in the middle dance LH across once round while the outside couples circle 8 hands 3/4 of the way round to the left (this circle is quick and is often replaced socially by a 3/4 CW chase) 3 times strathspey and 3 times in reel time
1-8 1C cross RH cast off two, cross RH cast up one
9-16 1C set advancing, turn 1st corner both hands, dance half diagonal reel of four with 2nd corners (1L finishing between 3C position, facing up. 1M between 2C position facing down)
17-24 1C set advancing , turn 2nd corner both hands, dance half diagonal reel of four with 1st corners (all end up on wrong sides)
25-32 Set and link for three
1-4 1C cross RH cast off one place
5-8 1C & 3C RH across
9-12 1M & 3L join in promenade hold and dance a 1/2 reel on L side giving RS to 4th L finish in middle facing up, whilst 1L & 3M join and dance a 1/2 reel on M side give RS to 2nd M finish in the middle facing down
13-16 1C & 3C change to promenade hold with own partner 1C dance out and down on M side 1/2 reel whilst 3C dance out and up on L side 1/2 reel
17-20 As they meet swop partner, 1L & 3M dances out and down on L side whilst 1M & 3L dance out and up on M side meet again in middle
21-24 With own partner 1C dance out and up on L side turn to face down while 3C dance out and down on M side and face up.(From bars 9-24 2C & 4C dance 2 full reels of three on the side lines 2C finish in 1st place 4C finish in 4th place)
25-32 1C turn 3C inside hands 1 1/2 (1C on the wrong side, 3C on own side) 3C finish in 2nd place, 1C cross over to their own side, 1C turn 4C inside hands 1 1/2 to finish dance in order 2, 3, 4, 1
1-8 1C, 3C, 5C cross RH and cast off one place while 2C, 4C, 6C step up. 1M, 3M, 5M cross down and cast up one place while 1L, 2L, 5L cross up and cast off one place while 2C, 4C, 6C,7C set and cross RH. 1C, 3C, 5C finish RS to RS with partner facing 2nd corner positions ready for....
9-24 1C, 3C, 5C dance four half diagonal reels of four, passing partner RS in the middle and finish in the middle with men above ladies. On reaching the ends of the set, 4C, 6C stand for 4 bars then rejoins the half reels in the opposite direction.
25-32 1C, 3C, 5C turn 3/4 RH to finish in the middle facing up. 1C followed by 3C, 5C lead to the top and cast off - 1C to 6th place, 3C to 4th place and 5C to 2nd place-finish 7C,5C,6C,3C,4C,1C,2C
1-8 1C lead down the middle into 4th place. All set. Circle to the left for 2 steps to finish men at the top, ladies at the bottom.
9-16 Men dance LH across at the top of the set whilst ladies dance RH across at the bottom of the set. Interchanging wheels with partners to finish with the ladies dancing RH across at the top of the set and men dancing LH across at the bottom.
17-24 1C follows by 4C, 3C, 2C lead round to the right and up the middle of the dance. All turn RH halfway into allemande hold.
25-32 All allemande to finish 2C, 3C, 4C, 1C
1-8 Clap! 1C cross and cast off one place. 1C and 3C right hands across
9-16 Clap! 1C cross and cast up one place. 1C and 2C left hands across
17-20 1M and 3L cross RH, 1L and 3M cross RH
21-24 1M and 3L cross RH, 1M cast off one while 1L and 3M cross LH
25-32 2C and 1C rights and lefts
2C are dancing couple to begin
1-4 2C turn with RH, 2L with 1C, 2M with 3C LH across 1/2 way
5-8 2C dance round to face 1st corner position, while 1C & 3C dance R&L (begin by crossing on sidelines)
9-16 2C LH to corner, corner pass RH in middle, while 2C set, then give LH to opposite corner position, while corners set
17-24 Repeat with 2nd corners, finish RH joined facing 1C at top
25-28 1C & 2C RH across 1/2 way 1C & 3C LH across 1/2 way
29-32 2C RH turn 1 1/2 times while 1C LH turn 1 1/2 times, 3C stand still in 2nd place, start again.
1-4 1C cross down to third place and cast up to 2nd place on opposite sides, whilst 2C set and cross down to 3rd place on opposite sides, whilst 3C cast up two places and cross to 1st place on opposite sides
5-8 All set and turn partner half way (both hands) to own sides
9-16 Repeat bars 1-8 from new positions - 3C (in 1st position) cross down two, cast up one, whilst 1C (in 2nd place) set, cross down one, whilst 2C (in 3rd place) cast up two and cross, 2C, 3C, 1C set and cross BH
17-24 1C lead up to top, set twice
25-32 1C and 2C pousette
On the 2nd chord the 1L moves to 2M place, whilst 2M moves to 2L place whilst 2L moves to 1L place, 3C & 4C move accordingly
1-8 All advance and retire, cross RH and turn partner LH into lines facing up and down the set
9-16 All advance and retire, cross RH and turn partner LH into lines across the set
17-24 3C with 4C and 1C with 2C dance RA and LA
25-32 3C and 2C dance diagonal reels of four (Ls passing LS in middle)
33-40 1C and 4C dance ladies chain
41-44 3C with 4C and 1C with 2C dance half rights and lefts
45-48 3C and 2C dance half diagonal rights and lefts
1-8 1C cross RH, dance out and down behind 2C, in and around 4C to finish in 2nd place on the wrong side whilst 3C cross RH, dance out and down behind 4C as they step up, in around 5C to finish in fourth place on the wrong side.
9-16 2C, 1C and 4C, 3C dance half rights and lefts. 1C, 2C and 3C, 4C dance two petronella turns moving 2 places anti clockwise round a square, finishing in the order 2, 1, 4, 3 with 1C & 3C on the wrong sides
17-24 2C, 1M and 1L, 4C, 3M and 3L, 5C dance a RH wheel 2C, 1L and 1M, 4C, 3L and 3M, 5C dance a LH wheel
25-32 1C cross RH and dance out and down one place whilst 3C cross RH and dance out and down one place. All (2C,4C,1C,5C,3C) turn RH.
1-8 1L and 2L half turn LH while 1M and 2M half turn RH. 1L and 3L half turn RH, whilst 1M and 3M half turn LH. 1C and 2C
set advancing, half turn BH (finish facing each other in the middle of the dance. 1C stay in the middle 2C stay in the middle as well but open up after turn to face 3 C so set will be in "upside down" triangle shape ready for...)
9-16 Interlocking reels of four (banana reels - finishing on side lines 1C, 3C opposite sides)
17-24 1C, 2C cross RH, 1C cast up one place and turn RH (or birl) 3C step down
25-32 Circle to the left, on last bar of circle cross over right foot to turn back ( like Major Ian Stewart) 2C, 3C chase back whilst 1C turn LH in the middle (or birl)
1-8 First couple set and cast, then circle once round to theleft with 3rd couple.
9-16 First couple set and cast up, then circle once round to the left with 2nd couple.
17-24 First couple lead down the middle for 2 bars, up for 2, cast (2nd couple stepping up) , and turn with right hands.
25-32 First couple lead down through 3rd couple and cast up on own side to 2nd place. All three couples turn with right hands.
1-8 First and 2nd couples dance right hands across and left hands back.
9-12 First couple lead down to 3rd place; 2nd and 3rd couples step up on 11 and 12.
13-16 Third and 1st couples circle once round to the left.
17-20 First couple set and cast up one place to corners.
21-24 Set to corners, and
25-32 Reels on the sides, right shoulders to 2nd corners, crossing over at the end.
1-8 First man, followed by 2nd man, dances a figure of eight around the two women, beginning by giving right shoulder to 2nd woman. They finish in each others' places.
9-12 The two women set twice across the dance, inner hands joined.
13-16 Four hands once round.
17-20 All advance and retire two steps diagonally toward the center.
21-24 Second couple advance and retire again WHILE 1st couple advance and turn with right hands to face 2nd couple ready for diagonal reel of four.
25-32 Reel of four beginning by giving LEFT shoulders. The two women change places by the left at the end of the reel.
1-8 First woman pass partner with left shoulders, dance behind the top three men, then across the dance and up the woman's side to place. Second woman wait two bars, then dance similarly around 2nd and 3rd men, following 1st woman. Third woman wait four bars, then dance around 3rd man, following 2nd woman.
9-16 Men repeat, passing right shoulders.
17-24 Slip Knot: First 2 couples dance first six bars of the Knot, then left hands across half way to original places, ready for
1-8 First couple dance mirror reels on own side of dance, man passing right shoulder, woman passing left to begin.
9-12 First and 2nd couples right hands across for three bars. On bar 4, 1st couple casts one place WHILE 2nd couple leads up.
13-16 First and 3rd couples left hands across.
17-24 Second, 1st, and 3rd couples dance six hands round to the left and back, 1st couple ends facing first corners.
25-32 Hello-goodbye setting, ending in 2nd place.
1-4 First couple set and cast off to 2nd place, 2nd couple stepping up.
5-8 First couple dance 1/2 figure eight through 2nd couple above.
9-10 First couple set on opposite sides.
11-12 First woman pull right shoulder back to face out while 1st man continues to set.
13-16 First woman casts up around 2nd man and dances down the middle, ending between 3rd couple facing 3rd man, while 1st man follows his partner, ending between 2nd couple facing 2nd man.
17-24 First woman dances right shoulder reel of three with 3rd couple, while 1st man dances a right shouder reel of three with 2nd couple.
25-32 First woman dances up behind 3rd man and across to her own side in 2nd place, while 1st man follows his partner, dancing down and around 3rd man, finishing on his own side in 2nd place.
29-32 First couple turn once round with right hands.
1-4 First and 2nd couples set on the sides and dance right hands across half-way.
5-8 They set again and return with left hands.
9-12 First man set to 2nd woman and turn her with right hands in two skip changes.
13-16 First woman and 2nd man do the same.
17-20 First couple cross with right hands and cast off around 2nd couple who step up.
21-24 First couple half figure of eight around 2nd couple.
25-32 Second and 1st couples rights and lefts.
1-8 First and 2nd couples set to and turn partners with both hands; circle once round.
9-16 First couple lead down the middle and up (2nd couple step up) finishing with 1st woman between 2nd couple facing 2nd man, and 1st man between 3rd couple facing 3rd woman.
17-24 Right shoulder reels of three across the dance, finishing facing 1st corners.
25-32 Corner, partner, corner, partner. On last turn, 1st couple finish at top, as 2nd couple dance down for
33-40 First and 2nd couples allemande.
41-48 Six hands round and back.
1-8 "Rights and Lefts with a twist": 1st and 2nd couples dance half rights and lefts in four bars. On bars 5-6, they turn partners once all the way round with right hands, and then on bars 7-8, they change places with left hands on the sides to finish on opposite sides.
9-16 First couple dance a half figure eight around 2nd couple, beginning by crossing down. They dance through their original positions to join in reverse promenade hold. Giving collective left shoulder to 2nd man (who is in his partner's place), they dance a half reel of three across the dance with 2nd couple. Second couple finish in original places and 1st couple finish at the top ready to
17-24 Dance down the middle and up.
25-32 First and 2nd couples poussette.
A Neighbors back to back, then partners back to back. Turn neighbor, then partner.
B All balance back, forward, right and left, and then turn single back to place. First couple half figure eight, cross, dance below 2nd couple, 2nd couple moving up, turn.
1-4 First couple set and cast off to 3rd place.
5-8 They set and cast up to 1st place.
9-16 First couple lead down the middle and up.
17-24 First and 2nd couples allemande, ending with 1st couple facing 1st corners.
25-32 Corner, partner, corner, partner.
1-8 Poussette right round.
9-16 First woman and 2nd man change places with right hands, and cast around to the right into original places. First and 2nd couples right hands across.
17-24 First man and 2nd woman repeat with left hands, casting to the left. Left hands across.
1-8 First couple set, turn half-way with right hands into second place on partner's side, set, and turn with right hands to finish with first woman facing her first corner, her partner behind her.
9-16 First man follows his partner as she dances a right shoulder reel of three diagonally with first corners, finishing facing her second corner.
17-24 Repeat with second corners, but on the last two steps of the reel first woman pulls her left shoulder back to face first man and turn with left hands to face first corners.
25-28 First couple turn first corners with right hands, then pass by the right to face 2nd corners. (Corners dance four steps.)
29-32 First couple turn 2nd corners with right hands, then pass by the right to own sides.
1-4 All four couples advance and retire.
5-8 All cross to partner's side of dance, men making arches, women dancing under arches, passing right shoulders with partners.
9-16 Repeat bars 1-8.
17-20 First and 4th couples pivot using right elbow grip, ending in from the side lines facing up (4th) and down (1st) the dance.
21-28 Dance right and left up and down the dance, dancing inside the set.
29-32 First and 4th couples repeat bars 17-20 using a left elbow grip.
33-40 First and 4th couples dance Ladies' Chain. On the last 2 bars, 1st couple dance a whole turn with left hands to finish on own side of dance facing out.
41-48 First couple, followed by 2nd, 3rd and 4th cast off on own sides. On bar 44 they make an arch and the other couples dance through to finish 2341.
Ca' the Ewes Tae the Knowes
Strathspey, 32 bars Book 16, No. 8
1-8 First couple cast off, dance behind own lines, then cast back to place.
9-16 First couple turn with right hands and cast off on own sides, flowing into a half figure of eight round 2nd couple, finishing at the top with woman dancing in front of her partner into allemande.
17-24 First and 2nd couples allemande.
25-32 Rights and lefts.
1-8 First couple set and cast (2nd couple step up) then set and woman casts up, man casts down.
9-16 Reels of three across the dance, 1st woman giving right shoulder to 2nd man, while 1st man gives right shoulder to 3rd woman. Finish facing corners.
17-24 First couple set to 1st corners and partner (as in hello-goodbye setting) then turn with right hands to face 2nd corners. Repeat with 2nd corners to finish in 2nd place.
25-32 First couple pass right shoulders and dance around 1st corner positions, while 1st corners turn with right hands. Repeat with 2nd corners, finishing with 1st couple passing right shoulders to 2nd place.
1-8 Right shoulder reels of three on the side.
9-16 First couple lead down the middle and up.
17-24 First and 2nd couples dance allemande, ending with 1st couple facing 1st corners.
25-32 Turn corner, partner, corner, then pass right shoulder into
33-40 Double triangles.
1-4 First man and 2nd woman set advancing and turn with two hands.
5-8 First woman and 2nd man repeat bars 1-4.
9-12 First couple lead down, cross below 3rd couple, cast up to 2nd place on partner's side (2nd couple up on bars 11 and 12).
13-16 Rights and lefts, one bar per hand, finishing facing 1st corners.
17-24 Set to and turn corners, ending in middle facing women's side, woman nearer the top.
25-27 Dance out women's side, splitting to dance around nearer woman, meeting in middle of dance.
28 Turn once round with both hands to end facing men's side.
29-31 Repeat bars 25-27 on men's side.
32 Turn with left hands to own side.
1-8 First couple set and cast off two places. Second couple move up. First couple lead up to corners.
9-10 First couple set to first corners.
11-12 First couple turn corner with right hands with skip change of step and give left hand to partner.
13-14 All four set in diagonal line.
15-16 First couple turn with left hands to face second corners.
17-22 Repeat bars 9-14 with second corners.
23-24 First couple cross with left hands to second place.
25-32 Circle six hands round and back.
1- 8 1C,2C dance rights and lefts
9-16 1C lead down the middle, back to the top, cross and cast off to 2nd place on the wrong sides
17-24 2L,1L dance a ladies' chain
25-32 2C,1C advance and retire. 1C turn 1-1/2 RH to own sides in 2nd place
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1- 8 1C turn RH, cast one place, turn LH to finish with 1L between 2C; 1M between 3C
9-16 2C,1L set twice to 1M,3C in lines across -1L pulling RS back to finish between 2M,3M while 1M pulls RS back to finish between 2L,3L. 2C,1C,3C set twice on the sides
17-24 1C pass their 2nd corners RS to begin reels of 3 on the sides
25-40 1L,2L pass LS to dance a reel of 4 across.1C,2C dance an allemande to change places
1- 8 2C,4C pass partners LS to dance diagonal reels of 4 with 1st corners
9-16 2C,4C dance round partners, passing LS, to dance diagonal reels of 4 with 2nd corners
17-24 2M,4M dance in and up while 2L,4L dance in and down to start figures of 8 on their own sidelines around the standing couples
25-28 The four couples at the top (1C,2C and 3C,4C) dance half a poussette to change places
29-32 The four couples at the bottom (1C,4C and 3C,5C) dance half a poussette to change places
Two chords - on the second chord 3C,4C cross to wrong sides
1- 8 2C,3C dance a RH wheel - finish with 2C facing the ladies' side and 3C facing the men's side. Ladies closely followed by their partners - 2C dance up round 1L while3C dance down round 4L into ...
9-16 2C,1M and 3C,4M dance RH wheels. 2C,1L and 3C,4L dance LH wheels - finish with 2C on men's side facing out and down, 3C on ladies' side facing out and up
17-24 2C,3C dance reels of 3 on the sides with 2C,3C still dancing as one - ladies closely followed by their partners.Finish the reels with 2C at the top on own sides; 3C at the bottomon wrong sides; 1C,4C facing on the sides
25-32 1C,4C set and change places RH on the sides. 4C,1C set and cross RH
1- 8 1C set, cross RH, cast one place and turn LH to finish facing 1st corners
9-16 1st Corners' Chain - 1C change places RH with 1st corners, 1st corners turn LH in the middle, 1C change places RH with 1st corners, 1C turn LH to face 2nd corners
17-24 2nd Corners' Chain - change places RH with 1C, turn LH, change places RH, 1C turn LH to 2nd place
25-32 2C,1C,3C circle 6 hands round and back
1- 8 1C,3C set and cast off one place. 1C,3C turn partners LH to finish on own sides in 2nd and 4th places
9-16 1L passes 2M LS to dance a reel of 3 with 2C while 1M,3L pass LS to dance a reel of 4 with 4C while3M passes 5L LS to dance a reel of 3 with 5C
17-24 All dance RH wheels (1L,3L up, 1M,3M down). 1C,3C pass partners RS to dance LH wheels finish with 1C,3C passing partners LS to face 1st corners
25-32 1C,3C turn corner, partner, corner and pass partners LS to finish back-to-back ready for...
33-40 All dance double double triangles - 1C,3C finish by dancing round partners (passing RS) to own sides
41-48 1M,3M cast up one place and dance down while 1L,3L cast off one place and dance up (1L,3M passing LS). 1C,3C turn partners RH and cast off one place to finish in the order 2,4,1,5,3
1- 8 2C,4C dance half a Petronella to finish in their partner's place
9-16 1C,2C and 3C,4C dance a ladies' chain
17-24 1C,3C dance half a Petronella to finish in their partner's place
25-26 1L,2M change places diagonally LH
27-28 1M,2L and 1L,3L change places diagonally RH
29-30 1M,3M and 1L,4M change places diagonally LH
31-32 1M,4L change places diagonally RH
1- 8 1C dance down diagonally while 2C step up. 1L,3M turn LH while 1M,3L turn RH. 1C dance up. 1L,2M turn LH while 1M,2L turn RH - 1C finish in 2nd place on
the wrong sides facing down
9-16 2C,1C,3C dance reels of 3 on the sides. To start - 2C dance out and down, 1C dance diagonally down back to own sides, 3C dance out and up. 1C finish the reel side-by-side in the middle with LH joined, facing 1st corners (but in a diagonal
line between 2nd corners)
17-24 1C set to 1st corners, turn inwards to join RH with partner and set to partners' 1st corners. 1st corners advance to form a RH wheel on bar 20. 1C,1st corners dance a RH
wheel - 1C finish facing 2nd corners
25-32 Repeat bars 17-24 with 2nd corners - set to corners, turn in to join LH and set to partners' corners, LH wheel - 1C finish in 2nd place
1- 8 1C turn RH and cast one place while 2C step up. 1C turn LH and cast off one place while 3C step up
9-16 2C,3C,1C circle six hands round and back
17-24 1C lead to the top while 2C,3C step down. 1C,2C set twice
25-32 1C,2C dance half rights and lefts to change places. 2C,1C set and cross RH
1- 8 'Ends' (1C,2C and 3C,4C) dance half rights and lefts. 'Middles' (1C,4C) dance half rights and lefts
9-12 'Ends' (2C,4C and 1C,3C) circle 4 hands round to the left half way. 'Middles' (2C,3C) circle 4 hands round to the right half way - finish in order 4,3,2,1 on the wrong sides
13-16 1C lead to the top as 4C,3C,2C step down
17-20 1C face 4C, 3C face 2C, all set Highland Scottische
21-24 All dance half a grand chain - start by giving RH to facing person, finish when all are on own sides
25-32 2C,3C,4C,1C dance reels of 4 on their own sides
1- 8 1C,2C circle 4 hands round to the left. 1C set and cast one place
9-16 1C,3C dance a RH wheel. 1C,3C dance a LH wheel
17-24 1C set to and turn 1st corner BH then set to and turn 2nd corners BH
25-32 1C dance reels of 3 on the wrong sidelines, passing their 1st corners LS to start
1- 8 1C,2C,3C advance and retire, turn partners BH with skip change of step
9-16 1C cast off to begin figures of 8 on the sides around 2C,3C. 1C finish by casting off one place while 2C step up
17-24 2C,1L and 1M,3C dance RH wheels. 1C pass RS to change wheels. 2C,1M and 1L,3C dance LH wheels. 1C pass LS to finish facing 1st corners
25-32 1C turn corner, partner, corner and cross partner LH to finish in 2nd place
33-40 2C,1C,3C circle 6 hands round and back
The Veleta Waltz
16 bars Morris
This waltz is danced with couples facing ACW round the room, nearer hands joined
1- 8 Couples swing their nearer legs forward and back then move forward for 2 bars. Repeat in the opposite direction- swing forward and back then move forward for 2 bars
9-12 Joining in ballroom hold, couples take 2 steps sideways to the lady's right then two steps to the lady's left.
13-16 Waltz round
1- 8 All clap. 1L,2L,3L dance round their partners passing RS to finish in the middle, RH joined with partners, facing down. 1C,2C,3C lead down the middle
9-16 1M,2M,3M turn their partners under their raised ight arm to face up and dance up to original places on the wrong sides. 1C,2C,3C set and turn 1/2 RH into promenade hold facing up
17-24 1C,2C,3C promenade
25-32 1C dance a RH wheel with 2L - 1M finishes in 2nd place (2M steps up to 1st place on bars 27-28). 1C dance a LH wheel with 2M - 1C finish in 2nd place (2L steps up to 1st place on bars 31-32)
1- 4 1C cross down RH to double triangle positions, 2C,1C,3C set
5- 8 1C dance out and up on the wrong sides and dance down one place with nearer hands joined
9-12 2M,1L,3M dance a RH wheel while 2L,1M,3L dance a LH wheel
13-20 1C followed by 2C,3C dance down the set. 3C followed by 2C,1C dance back up the set
21-24 3C cast off to own place while 2C dance up to 1st place. 2M,1L,3M dance a LH wheel while 2L,1M,3L dance a RH wheel
25-32 1C dance up to the top, cast on the wrong sides and dance half a figure of 8 up round 2C to 2nd place
1- 8 1M,2L,3M,4L dance a diagonal reel of 4
8-16 1L,2M,3L,4M dance a diagonal reel of 4
17-20 1C turn RH and cast one place while 4C turn RH and cast up one place
21-24 1C,4C circle 4 hands round to the left
25-28 1C,4C,3C dance half reels of 3 on the sidelines (1C,4C pass RS to start the reels)
29-32 2C,3C and 4C,1C circle 4 hands round to the left
1- 8 1C,2C turn 1/2 RH and dance half a RH wheel. 2C,1C turn RH once round - 2C face out
9-16 2C,1C,3C dance reels of 3 on the sides - 1C pass the person on their right by RS and finish facing 1st corners while 2C,3C dance to place the long way round
17-24 1C set to 1st corners, set to partner, set to 2nd corners then dance a Petronella turn to 2nd place
25-32 2C,1C,3C circle six steps round to the left, pivot round by pulling LS back and chase ACW to place
1- 8 1C turn once RH, cast one place and dance round 1st corners passing them by LS
9-16 2C,1C,3C dance half a reel of 3 on the sidelines, 1M,3C and 1L,2C dance half a LS reel of 3 across the set to finish - 3C on wrong sides, 1C on right sides, 2C on wrong sides
17-24 1C turn 3/4 LH to face 1st corner person, turn corner RH, pass partner RS and turn 2nd corner RH into promenade hold with 1C on the left of their corners
25-28 1L,3M dance down and across below 3M's place and turn 1/2 RH to finish with 1L in 2M's place, 3M in his own while 1M,2L dance up and across above 2L's place and turn 1/2 RH to finish with 2L in 1L's place, 1M in 2L's place (2L and 3M pass RS in the promenade)
29-32 3L,1M and 1L,2M dance half diagonal rights and lefts
1- 8 All pass partners RS and dance interlocking reels of 4 around the set (banana reels)
9-16 2C,4C dance a Petronella turn and set while 1C,3C turn partners RH into promenade hold and promenade half way round between the setting couples. 2C,4C dance a Petronella turn and cross RH to place while 1C,3C dance half a RH wheel back home
17-24 1C,3C dance half a Petronella while 2C,4C dance half a promenade and half a RH wheel
25-32 All circle 8 hands round and back
33-40 All set and turn partners RH, set and turn corners LH, ladies finish facing out for ....
41-56 All dance Schiehallion reels
57-64 All turn partner RH, corner LH, partner RH and corner LH
1-56 Repeat as above
57-64 Turn partner RH for four bars, turn partner LH for four bars
1- 8 1C set and cast one place. 1C turn LH to finish with 1M facing 3L - 1L close behind her partner.
9-24 1C dance a reel of 3 on the 1st corners' diagonal- as 1C pass round each corner position they change order so that after passing 3L at the beginning, 1L is ahead of 1M and so on. 1C repeat on the 2nd corners' diagonal - start by passing 3M RS. 1C finish the reels facing their own 1st corners
25-32 1C turn 1st corners RH, pass RS, turn 2nd corners RH and pass RS to 2nd place
1- 8 1C cross RH and cast one place, dance half a RH wheel with 2C. 1C,2C set
9-16 1C,2C dance rights and lefts, finishing by turning the last person 1-1/4 LH to finish in line across with 1M on his own side facing down, 2L in the middle facing up, 1L beside 2L facing down and 2M on the ladies' side facing up ready for ....
17-24 The Targe - 1L,2L turn 3/4 RH while 1M,2M dance ACW a quarter of the way round. 1L,2M and 2L,1M turn LH. 1L,2L turn a further 3/4 RH while 1M,2M dance on ACW a further quarter of the way round. 1L,2M and 2L,1M turn RH to finish with 1C in 2nd place on the wrong side
25-32 2C set to 1C on the sidelines. 2C,1C set to partner. 1C lead up, cross RH and cast off round 2C
1- 8 1C,2C,3C cross RH and set on the sides giving nearer hands. 1C,2C,3C cross RH and set on the sides
9-16 1C,3C each dance a figure of 8 round the standing 2C - 1C down diagonally and 3C cast up to start
17-24 1C followed by 2C,3C lead down. 1C followed by 2C,3C lead back up - 1C finish at the top with near hands joined, facing 2C who are in the middle in 2nd place facing up with near hands joined
25-32 1C,2C dance a 'Rondel' to change places - 1C dance down under an arch made by 2C as they dance up. Ladies cross in front of partners and round to join near hands on the men's side while men dance round to the ladies' side. Cross to own sides (ladies under men's arch). 1C dance up, passing in front of 2C and join near hands at the top facing down while 2C dance down and round to join near hands in the middle in 2nd place facing up. 1C dance down under the arch made by 2C as they dance up
1- 8 1C,4C set. 1C cast as 2C step up and dance half a figure of 8 around 2C while 4C cast as 3C step down and dance half a figure of 8 around 3C
9-12 1L,4L and 1M,4M join nearer hands and dance across - ladies under the men's arch. 1C,4C turn the corners by the free hand to finish with 1C between 2C facing down and 4C between 3C facing up
13-16 Repeat bars 9-12 up and down the set. 4C (coming up) make the arch for 1C and finish in order 2C,4C,1C,3C on own sides
17-24 Repeat bars 9-16 - across, turn corners, up or down (couple coming up make the arch), turn corners - finish in order 2C,1C,4C,3C with 1C,4C on wrong sides
25-32 1C,4C dance half rights and lefts. 4C,1C turn partners RH
1- 8 1C cast one place and dance half a figure of 8 up round 2C. 1C turn 3/4 LH to face 1st corners
9-16 1C turn 1st corners RH, pass RS to turn 2nd corners LH and pass LS to face 1st corners
17-24 1C dance half a diagonal reel of 4 with their 1st corners and half a diagonal reel of 4 with their 2nd corners, finishing facing their 1st corner persons
25-32 1C set to their 1st corner persons and pulling RS back dance round to face their 2nd corner persons. 1C set to their 2nd corner persons and dance round to finish in 2nd place on the wrong sides facing out
33-40 1C dance out, round to the right and in the ends to meet while 3C,2C dance half rights and lefts. 2C,1C,3C turn RH to finish on own sides
1- 4 1C,3C set into the middle to make a line of 4 - 1M,1L,3M,3L. 1C,3C set
5- 8 1C turn 3/4 RH and cast off round 2C while 3C turn RH and lead to 1st place
9-12 3C,1C set into the middle to make a line of 4 - 3M,3L,1M,1L. 3C,1C set
13-16 3C turn 3/4 RH and cast off round 2C while 1C turn RH and lead to own places
17-32 1C lead down the middle and back up to 2nd place. 2C,1C dance rights and lefts
Two chords - 3C and 4C cross to the wrong sides on the second chord
1- 8 1C,2C and 3C,4C join nearer hands and set, dance a RH wheel and then 1C cast one place as 2C lead up to 1st place while 3C lead down to 4th place as 4C cast up
9-12 1C cross RH and cast to the top and join in promenade hold, facing down, while 4C cross RH and cast to the bottom and join in promenade hold facing up
13-16 1C,4C dance round each other (ladies passing RS) - 1C end on the men's side facing up while 4C end on the ladies' side facing down
17-24 2M,1C,3M and 2L,4C,3L dance reels of 3 on the sides - 4C finish above 1C, facing them in the middle
25-28 4C,1C dance a RH wheel - 4C finish above 1C in the middle, 4C facing up and 1C facing down
29-32 4C lead to the top, cross and cast to 2nd placewhile 1C lead down, cross and cast up to 3rd place
For other dance formations, check out these links:
- Scottish Country Dances - Jigs
- Scottish Country Dances - Reels
- Scottish Country Dances - Medleys
- Scottish Country Dances - Strathspeys