Dance St Margaret Queen of Scotland 9408

Strathspey · 32 bars · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2341)

Devised by
Dorothy Leurs (1993)
Intensity
8004/8440/8888/8888 = 71% (1 turn), 72% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
Devised by Dorothy Leurs, Edinburgh ...

Devised by Dorothy Leurs, Edinburgh, in 1993 for the St. Margaret's Chapel Guild at Edinburgh Castle to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the death of St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland 1058- 1003.

The figures of the dance represent the King (Malcolm Canmore) presenting his Queen to the people, crossing the River Forth at Queensferry (named after Margaret), taking the relics to St. Andrews and the cross of St. Andrew.

Note: The title uses "St" and not "Saint".

St Margaret Queen of Scotland 4/4L · S32

1–
1c dance down to 4pl, curving R with NHJ to face up (2c+3c+4c up) ; 1c NHJ set to 4c | turn 4c EH, 1c passing between 4c, finish 1c NHJ facing 3c (4c in 3pl)
9–
3c+1c repeat set and turn EH ; 2c+1c repeat, finish 1c in 1plx between 2c facing up
17–
1c dance up and cast off to 4plx while{4} 2c+3c+4c set and cross RH ; 2c+3c & 4c+1c RHA (2x,3x,4x,1x)
25–
All set | cross LH ; 2c+3c & 4c+1c LHA to (2,3,4,1)

St Margaret Queen of Scotland 4/4L · S32

1-4
1s NHJ dance down to 4th place, curve to right to finish facing up in centre NHJ still joined (2s+3s+4s step up 3-4);
5-8
4s+1s set facing on sides & turn once round (1s dancing between 4s). 1s end in middle facing up
9-16
1s repeat 5-8 with 3s, then 2s finishing at top facing up
17-24
1s dance up 1 step then cast on opp sides to 4th place while 2s+3s+4s set & cross RH; 2s+3s also 4s+1s dance RH across
25-32
All set on sides, cross LH with partner; 2s+3s also 4s+1s dance LH across

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