Dance The Scottish Castle 5952

Strathspey · 64 bars · 4 couples · Square   (Progression: OnceOnly)

Devised by
John Drewry (1992)
Intensity
8888 4444 8888 8888 8888 8888 8888 8888 = 93% (1 turn), 94% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
Recommended Music
NameArtistAlbumMediaTrkTypeTimePaceClipTunes
The Scottish Castle Muriel A Johnstone Dancing Fingers 5. The Merse Collection CD 10 S64 12:27 73.5 [S] The Battlements

The Scottish Castle 4S · S64

1–
All Cs set | All petronella in tandem 1 position cclw ; repeat (3,4,1,2)
9–
1c+3c promenade to places, passing RSh ; 2c+4c repeat (1,2,3,4)
17–
All M 5/8 LHA and cast R to opp W's place while{4} all W set and cast to P's place ; repeat with M and W switching roles (3,4,1,2)
25–
Repeat [17-24] finishing in big LH wheel (all M holding LHA and holding P on the outside) (1,2,3,4)
33–
All together ½ LHA ; All C S&Link with P, into big LH wheel with W inside
41–
All together ½ LHA ; All C S&Link with P, putting M into the middle facing P in own place
49–
All Cs dance BtoB (W touch hands in middle) ; set to P | turn RH ½ putting W in the middle facing P
57–
All Cs dance BtoB (M touch hands in middle) ; set to P | turn RH, putting W in the middle for bow /curtsey

The Scottish Castle 4S · S64

1‑8
All set, Petronella-in-tandem 1 place to right, repeat to finish opposite original places
9‑16
1s+3s in prom hold dance back to original places (Ladies passing RSh), 2s+4s repeat
17‑24
Men dance LH across 1/2 way & loop round opposite Lady's place while Ladies set & cast into partners place, Ladies repeat while Men set & cast
25‑32
All repeat back to original places
33‑40
Men dance LH across with partners on right 1/2 way, Men drop left hands & all Set+Link
41‑48
Ladies dance LH across with partners on right, all Set+Link & Men end in middle facing partners
49‑56
All dance DoSiDo with partners (Ladies briefly join hands a circle in centre), all set to partner & change places RH
57-64
All dance DoSiDo with partner (Men briefly making a circle in centre), all set & turn RH to end Ladies in centre (bow & curtsey)

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