Dance Tam o' Shanter 11709

See also: Tam o' Shanter (3/4L, Barnes: Let's All Dance Too), Tam o' Shanter (2RR, Keppie: Burns Night / Annapolis), Tam o' Shanter (3/4L, Priddey: Tam O' Shanter)

Jig · 40 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2341)

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Intensity
8000/8000/0888/8888/4004 = 50% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Extra info
Story to go with the ...

Story to go with the dance 1 - 8 Tam looks for his horse 9 - 16 Tam and horse (Meg) ride for home 17 - 24 Witches dancing (one is a really good dancer) 25 - 32 Witches chase Tam and Meg 33 - 40 The only way to escape witches in 18th century Scotland was to cross running water, so Tam and horse escape over a bridge. Leading witch was a fast runner as well as a good dancer and she grabs the horses tail and pulls it off.

Tam o' Shanter 4/4L · J40

1--
1M dances across, behind 1W, in front of 2W, behind 3W, cross and dance up behind M side to (1,2,3,4)
9--
1c slip down and up
17--
2c+3c+4c Circle6 and back
25--
All chase round cclw (1,2,3,4)
33--
1c dance under 2c+3c+4c making arches (step up) ; 2c turn RH (2,3,4,1)

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