Dance Mary Erskine 9008

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

Devised by
Roy Goldring
Intensity
840 888 800 844 = 62% (1 turn), 47% (whole dance)
Formations
  • Double Triangles (DBLTRI)
  • Figure of Eight - half (FIG8;1C;HALF;)
  • Hands across - 3 (HX;3P;)
  • Note: This list may be incomplete and/or incorrect.
  • Note: Due to limitations in the underlying data, the relative order of formations in this list may be different from the order of formations in the actual dance.
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step
  • Note: This list may be incomplete and/or incorrect.
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Extra info
Mary Erskine (1629-1708), born and ...

Mary Erskine (1629-1708), born and raised in Edinburgh, was a Scottish entrepreneur and philanthropist (after being twice widowed) who founded a school for girls which was eventually renamed for her as benefactress and still exists as the Mary Erskine School in the Ravelston area of Edinburgh. (Thanks to Robb Quint for digging this up; see this Strathspey thread.)

The dance is dedicated to the school on the occasion of its tercentenary.

Mary Erskine 3/4L · R32

1–
1c (start inwards)+2c mirror turn on sides 1½ ; 1c cast behind 3c | dance up to 2pl BtoB facing own side for
9–
DTr, but on [15-16], 1c (on opposite side) set turning right about to face P
17–
1c BHJ, slip down the middle & up to 2pl in the centre, facing up
25–
1W+2M+3M LHA while{} 1M+2W+3W RHA ; 1c ½ Fig8 up round 2c (to 2,1,3)

Mary Erskine 3/4L · R32

1-8
1s+2s turn on sides 1.1/2 times (Men RH & Ladies LH), 1s cast down behind 3s, meet & dance up to 2nd place facing own sides ready for -
9-16
1s dance Double Triangles & end by turning right about to face each other (remaining in middle)
17-24
1s slip step down centre & back
25-32
1L dances LH across on Men's side as 1M dances RH across on Ladies side & dance 1/2 Fig of 8 round 2s

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Good for teaching and very nice music

Anselm Lingnau · Sept. 14, 2012, 12:36 a.m.

I like this dance for practising double triangles (the exit is easier than with the standard figure). Also the music is very nice and works well for the dance.

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