Dance The Ropemakers' Strathspey 11181

Strathspey · 40 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4

Devised by
Sarah Prone (2002)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
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Extra info
1-8 Represents stretching the flax ...

1-8 Represents stretching the flax.
9-16 Represents spinning the flax into cord.
17-24 Represents walking the ropes (setting up the cord on a ropewalk).
25-32 Represents twisting the cords into ropes/hawsers.
33-40 Represents the finished rope/hawser.

Devised by Sarah Prone Ashby (formerly Prone) to commemorate the rope-making tradition in the town of Bridport, Dorset, home of Bridport Scottish Country Dancers.

The Ropemakers' Strathspey 4/4L · S40

1--
1M+3W & 2M+4W turn BH 1½ ; 1W+3M & 2W+4M turn BH 1½ (3x,4x,1x,2x)
9--
3c+4c & 1c+2c RHA 1½ (to 4,3,2,1) | all set advancing and meet P in centre
17--
4C Allemande. On [23-24] 1c turn P RH ending RSh to P between 2c facing opposite sides
25-36
12 bars of The Spurtle (2x,3x,4x,1x)
37-40
All turn P RH ¾ to midline ; set | Petronella turn (2,3,4,1)

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