Dance The Drymen Hall 19070

Strathspey · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 3   (Progression: 231)

Devised by
James McMillan
Intensity
808/888/844/888 = 83% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey travel
  • Note: This list may be incomplete and/or incorrect.
Published in
Online Sources
Extra info
The Drymen Hall is part ...

The Drymen Hall is part of All Saints Church, Bearsden, location of the Glenburn Club, set up for experienced dancers to provide them with "Challenges".

The publication "Scottish Country Dances by James McMillan" has the following description of the figure

Triple Tournée

This is a tournée for 3 couples in strathspey time. Top and bottom couples change places with 8 travelling steps.

Bars 1 Top lady dances in above partner, top man dances in below his partner pulling back left shoulder to face his own side; middle couple dance in and pull back right shoulder to face their own side of the dance, man above his partner; bottom lady dances in pulling back left shoulder to face own side of the dance and bottom man dances in below partner. All three couples are now in a straight line up and down the middle of the set, the top 3 people are facing the men’s side and the bottom 3 facing the women’s side, with nearer hands joined.

2 - 4 All three couples dance round half-way, anti-clockwise, on the fourth step the couples at top and bottom of the line change to right hands so the women face towards the men's side and the men face towards the women's side of the dance, middle couple retain left hands

5 - 8 Top and bottom couple turn with the right hand one-and-a-half times, middle couple turn with the left hand one-and-a-half times, then dance out to finish on own sides.

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