Dance The Waggle of the Kilt 8410

Jig · 40 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
Marie Boehmer
820/800/822/888/888 = 61% (1 turn), 49% (whole dance)
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
The dress of the Scots ...

The dress of the Scots with the shoulder plaid and kilt has undergone fewer changes through the centuries than any other. The details of the complete equipment of a Highland Chief in 1797 differs very little from to-day, except in the quality of the wooL The kilt was made of the finest native wool. The sheep of that time are now extinct. There being no hem on the kilt, the hard tartans, made by machinery after the Disarmament were so raspy that the edge, or selvedge, chafed the men's legs. When Queen Victoria inspected one of her regiments, she noticed the sores and bleeding at the backs of the soldiers' legs. She immediately notified the War Office, and since then the tartans have been softer. The Suggested Music is played to the tune of 'The Waggle of the Kilt." The fourth tune is: 'That's the Reason Noo I wear the Kilt." This dance gives all kilt wearers license and opportunity to make good use of the "waggle" as they try out the following formations.

The Waggle of the Kilt 3/4L · J40

1c petronella to midline | set ; turn ¾ RH moving down to 2plx as 2c cast up on [7-8] (2,1x,3)
1c petronella to midline | set ; turn LH 1½ to face 1cnr
1c turn 1cnr RH | P LH ; 2cnr RH | pass P LH to finish 1W between 2c and 1M between 3c
In lines of 3 across all dance down the middle ; and up, to finish (2,1,3)
All turn RH ; All turn LH (2,1,3)
NameDateOwnerLast changed
RSCDS Ottawa Branch February 19 2016 Social 2016-02-19 John Bottriell Jan. 30, 2016, 4:03 p.m.
SCD Nürnberg (2016-01-11) 2016-01-11 Roland Ritthaler May 28, 2016, 9:52 p.m.
Bonn 2 Juli 18 Joana Stausberg July 1, 2018, 9:01 p.m.
Leeds Scottish Country Dance Club Dance 10 October 2015 2013-09-28 Irene Dracup Sept. 28, 2015, 10:53 p.m.
New Forest Spring Tea Dance 2014-05-04 2014-05-04 Rocio Alcala-Quintana March 9, 2014, 12:31 p.m.
List 2018-19 Nameless Dancer Jan. 7, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

SCDDB User Ratings

. 0 votes
. 0 votes
. 0 votes
. 0 votes
. 0 votes
. 0 votes

Rate this Dance

Sign in to rate this dance!

User Reviews

Sign in to review this dance!