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Dance The Grampian Strathspey 2632

Strathspey · 32 bars · 4 couples · Square   (Progression: Top Moves)

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  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
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The Grampian Strathspey 4S · S32
All Grand Chain (RH to partner to begin)
1s lead down middle through 3rd place, while the other 3 couples dance up on the sides (3s dividing to their nearer side) to follow 1s. Side couples meet the person standing opposite them to begin, i.e 4M meets 2L and 2M meets 4L.
Each pair in turn divide at bottom and dance up on nearer side to finish in 2 lines of 4 facing inwards.
All set (joining nearer in lines) and cross with RH with opposite person 1/2 reel of 4 (the 2 in the inside of each line turn to their R to face nearer end, all pass R to begin reel)
Allemande in 2 group of 2 pairs, (To begin the Order of pairs from top to bottom, 3M + 3L facing diagonally down, 2M + 4L facing diagonally, 4M + 2L facing diagonally down, 1M + 1L facing diagonally up. The 2 pairs facing up and the 2 pairs facing down dance together) each pair dances diagonally R and travel round the set in an anti-clockwise direction for 4 places, all turning to L on 5th step to finish in 2 lines up and down set, all facing middle, all move into middle M bring L across in front to face him on 6 (order 2L + 4M, 1M + 1L, 3L + 3M, 2M + 4L)
Criss-cross to place (each M releasing RHs, passes the L he is holding by L on bar 31, the passes the next L he meets by R, all travelling into original places, on the last step the ladies travelling CW on the outside of circle)

Repeat with each couple in turn leading through the opposite place on bar 9 and following the same routine but from a different alignment.

The Grampian Strathspey 4S · S32

All dance Grand Chain


1s lead down through 3rd place (1M followed by 2L+2M+3L, 1L followed by 4M+4L+3M); 1s (followed by others) cast & dance up to top place to form 2 lines facing across (“Ladies’ side”: 1M 2L 2M 3L “Men’s side”: 1L 4M 4L 3M)


All set to opposite person & cross RH; all dance 1/2 reels of 4 on sides


In order from 1st place, pairs of couples - 3s face down, 2M+4L face up, 2L+4M face down, 1s face up - all couples take Allemande hold & dance anticlockwise round to




Men turn Ladies into centre to form 2 lines up/down set all facing in


Each Man drops RH, passes the Lady he is with by left (Bar 31), passes next Lady by Right, all dancing into original places

Repeat with each couple in turn leading through the opposite place on bar 9 and dancing same figures on new alignment

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Bellingham Scottish Country Dancers Demonstration Team

Added on: 2021-04-07 (Murrough Landon)
Quality: Good

NameDateOwnerLast changed
White Rose Festival 2016 - Demonstration Dances 2016-07-09 Andrew Locke Feb. 17, 2016, 5:53 p.m.
Roundtrip Scotland Judith Kowalczik June 19, 2016, 6:17 p.m.

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