The Square Knot
by Sue McKinnell 4X32 Strathspey for 4C
(Square Dance)
1-8 1C & 3C take nearer hands with partners and set advancing to form a circle and circle once round to the left. 1C & 3C cast away from partners to original places.
9-16 1C & 3C dance the square knot:
9-10 1C & 3C turn partners into allemande hold facing in.
11-12 1C & 3C dance across the set, men passing LS to LS.
13-14 Men lead partners LH across the set to original sides, men remaining where they are.
15-16 1W & 3W turn RH to original places while 1M & 3M dance across the set to original places.
17-24 2C & 4C dance the square knot.
25-32 All dance 6 bars of grand chain, taking 2 bars per pass and beginning by giving partner RH. On the last 2 bars, all men cast into the menís place of the position where they ended up while all women LH across halfway and curve into place next to partners. Ending order is 2, 3, 4, 1.
Suggested music is Balmoral Strathspey from Dances Frae the North or Fill the Fetters from Celebrate 50 Years with the Boston Branch.