Dance Scapa Flow 11038
Strathspey · 80 bars · 4 couples · Square (Progression: OnceOnly)
- Devised by
- Terry Lynne Harris (2002)
- Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
- Published in
- The Dancing Thistles 
- Extra info
- Devised by Terry Lynne Harris ...
Devised by Terry Lynne Harris, Pretoria, South Africa,; August 2002
In memory of my father, Frank Raymond Cathcart Harris (15/9/1918 - 29/6/1994)
Scapa Flow, an extensive anchorage in Scotland's Okney Islands, was the base of the British Fleet during both the First World War (1914-1918) and the Second World War (1939-1945). My father was seconded to the British Royal Navy from the South Africa Armed Forces in 1944 and trained at Scapa Flow before seeing action in the Pacific.
The movements and figures of this dance are meant to represent ship's wheels and the intertwining of ropes.
Scapa Flow 4S · S80
- All set to P | turn P BH ; all M dance Rsh round P
- Gr-Chain no hands, starting Rsh to P, 1 step per bar
- 1c+3c La-Chain
- 2c+4c La-Chain
- All W RHA ½ | turn opposite M LH ; all W RHA ½ | turn P LH
- All M LHA ½ | turn opposite W RH ; all M LHA ½ | turn P RH
- All set to P | La Baratte (ending W on M's L)
- All set NHJ | all dance Rsh ½ to P, finish facing cnrs ; all turn cnrs LH
- All set to P | turn P BH ; all W dance Rsh round P