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0 00:00Orcadian Strip the Willow J16 · other/-anyL
Collins Little Books: Scottish Dance · Crib: SCDDB Contributed Cribs & Diagrams

1-8
1st couple spin RH.
9-
1st couple work down the opposite line (i.e. of the people of the opposite sex) turning side person LH, partner RH, next side person LH, ... [2 bars per turn] When 1st couple reach the bottom, they spin to the end of the phrase, then join the side lines.

A new couple starts every 16 bars.

Source: http://www.scottishdance.net/ceilidh/dances.html#StripTheWillow2

[square backets mark additions by person entering the dance into SCD Database]

0 00:00Programme Item: La Chapelloise X16

1-4 Walk 4 steps forward, turn towards each other and walk backwards to the same direction.

5-8 Repeat this direction.

9-12 Step towards each other, away each other, turn the outside person in front of to the middle.

13-16 Step towards, step away, turn partner under left arm to meet new partner.

0 00:00Gay Gordons X16 · 1RR
Collins Pocket Reference: Scottish Country Dancing · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Circle, all C face cclw.

1–
March 4 steps in Allemande hold (L.R.L.R). swiveling R on 4th step, to face clw | March 4 steps backward (L.R.L.R.) ; repeat
9–
M marches (or dances) 8 steps forward, while{4} P advances swiveling R under his up-raised right arm ; Take ballroom hold and polka (or waltz), finishing in original position, ready to repeat

0 00:00Teddybear's Picnic J32 · 4/4L
Sven Leyffer · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
All set | turn RH ½ ; Chase clw ½ (4,3,2,1)
9–
Repeat LH / cclw (1,2,3,4)
17–
1c slip down | up ; cast to 4pl (2c+3c+4c up)
25–
All Circle8 and back (2,3,4,1)

0 00:00St Bernard's Waltz W16 · 1RR
Bill Smith: Collins Pocket Reference: Scottish Country Dancing · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Couples in circle RR in Ballroom hold, men on inside

1–
3 steps sideways (W Right, M Left), stamp both feet ; 2 steps back | two steps towards centre (M start L foot, W R foot)
9–
2 steps back in | W turns about on the spot under the joined hands ; Waltz onwards round the room

0 00:00The Royal Deeside Railway R32 · 3/4L
Ron Arrowsmith: RSCDS XL 9 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c (no hands) dance down cross below 3c and (2c up) cast up to 2W ; 1c (1W leads)+2W RHA
9–
1c+2M LHA, finish facing up, 1M behind 1W ; dance up and cast off on own side to 3M
17–
1c+3M RHA ; 1c+3W LHA, 1c finish facing down, 1W leading
25–
1c dance down between 3c, cast up on own side to 2pl ; 2c+1c+3c turn RH

after 2nd turn new 3c step up on [1-2]

0 00:00The Summer Assembly R88 · 4S
Roy Goldring: RSCDS XXXV 8 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
All C RH turn ; all M stand as all W pass P Rsh to one place clw | All set to 'new P'
9–
Repeat bars 1-8, with 'new partners' (Women end halfway round the set)
17–32
Repeat bars 1-16, but turn LH, the W stand, and the M dance cclw (all C end halfway round the set)
33–
1c+3c RHA ; both C, M leading, chase clw. round the set to original places
41–
2c+4c repeat [33-40] (1,2,3,4)
49–
All W Fig8 round P and cnr, starting Lsh
57–
Men repeat [49-56], starting Rsh
65–
1c+3c change places, 1c passing under 3c arch | set to P ; repeat back to places, 1c making arch
73–
2c+4c repeat bars 65-72 with 4c making the first arch
81–
All Circle8 and back

0 00:00Welcome R32 · 2RR
Marilyn Watson: Stepping Out Part 1 - Basic SCDs for beginners · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1--
All Circle and back
9--
All W Fig8, passing in front of P then in front of crn
17--
All M Fig8, passing in front of P then in front of crn
25--
All W advance | retire ; All M advance | retire to P Rsh while{2} W move slightly to their L

M always have a new W on their R to begin

0 00:00Circle Waltz W32 · anyC
Alex Moore: Collins Pocket Reference: Scottish Country Dancing · Crib: SCDDB Contributed Cribs & Diagrams · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Any number of couples in a big circle, facing ctr, W on M's R, hands joined

1–2
Balance forward and back
3–4
M swing LH W in front of them to their R (giving BH)
5–16
R 1–4 three more times, fin in ballroom hold, side towards ctr
17–20
Move towards ctr (step-close), M starting LF, W RF
21–24
Move back towards outside
25–
Waltz round the room to fin in circle again

0 00:00Programme Item: Bottoms up - J5x32

1-8 Women thread the needle

9-16 Men thread the needle

17-20 All join hands circle left and back.

25-32 Bottom couple gallop up to the top, the top couple up their hands of the waists of the bottom couple, all gallop down to the bottom with the top couple now taking the bottom place

0 00:00The Flying Scotsman J32 · 3/4L
Hugh A Thurston: Dance Scottish, A resource for teaching SCD in schools · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1W followed by 2W+3W cross, dance behind 1M, in front of 2M, behind 3M, cross and dance up to own places (Ladies' Train)
9–
Men repeat (Men's Train)
17–
1c BHJ slip down the middle (2c up) ; and up to 2pl (2,1,3)
25–
2c+1c+3c (NHJ on sidelines) slip down and back

0 00:00Virginia Reel R40 · 4/4L
A Guide to Scottish Country Dancing (ex-Collins) · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
A&R ; A&R
9–
All turn P RH ; turn LH
17–
All turn P BH ; dance BtoB
25–
1c slip down ; slip up
33–
1c cast, others following ; 1c arch and others pass under (2,3,4,1)

Walking step, begin on left foot. Can also be danced with more couples in the set