Dance Peter White 5232

Strathspey · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
Alec Hay (1976)
888 844 844 844 = 75% (1 turn), 56% (whole dance)
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
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Extra info
Preferred music: Iron Gray, by ...

Preferred music: Iron Gray, by Peter White and his Scottish Dance Band. The lead tune is marked below as the favourite.

The characteristic formation of this dance called "Set to corner and cast away" in SCDDB terminology or nowadays often addressed as "Best set in the hall formation" sometimes also as "Peter White formation", has first been introduced by Alec Hay in 1976 in this dance, Peter White, in Strathspey time. The formation next occurred in Ron Wallace's dance Aberdeen Hunt, another Strathspey.

Seemingly, the formation experienced a lift-off after it had been included into the dance Best Set in the Hall by Helen Greenwood in 2003, this time in Jig time and published in RSCDS Book 46.

Now there are more than 20 dances of all types (Strathspeys, Jigs, Reels and even a Medley) featuring this formation.

Peter White 3/4L · S32

1c cross down into Mirror Reels3 on opposite side, finish facing 1cnr
1c+1cnrs set | 1c dance Rsh round each other to 3cnr place while{2} 1cnrs dance Rsh to centre and face own place ; corners set to 1c | dance Rsh round each other to 3cnr place while{2} 1c dance to centre and twirl to face 2cnrs
Repeat [9-16] with 2cnrs, 1c end facing 1cnr position
½ Diag Reel4 with 1cnrs, pass Rsh ; ½ Diag Reel4 with 2cnrs, pass Rsh to (2,1,3)

Peter White 3/4L · S32

1s cross down into dance reels of 3 on opposite sides & end facing 1st corners
1s set to 1st corners, dance round each other into 3rd corner places while 1st corners dance in & twirl to face their original places
1st corner persons set to 1s, dance round each other into 3rd corner places while 1s dance into centre & twirl to face 2nd corners
1s repeat 9-16 with 2nd corners & end facing 1st corners (pstn)
1s+1st corners dance 1/2 diagonal reel of 4, pass RSh & dance 1/2 reel with 2nd corners & end passing RSh to 2nd places

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Murrough Landon
Added on: Feb. 24, 2020, 11:44 p.m.
Quality: Reasonable

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