The Dance Program
by Sue McKinnell 8x32 Strathspey for 3C
1-8 1C and 2C dance the Bourrel. On the last 2 bars, 2C turn RH to 1st place on own sides as 1C turn LH to 2nd place on opposite sides.
9-16 2C and 1C dance ladies chain.
17-24 1C dance up between 2C, cast 1W behind 2M and 1M behind 2W, cross down between 3C, and cast up to 2nd place on own sides.
25-32 1C and 3C dance the poussette.
Suggested music is Delvine Side from Fiddlesticks and Ivory.
This dance was written in frustration as I searched for appropriate dances for a ball program. Most strathspeys with a poussette are for two couples and I couldn’t find a dance with the combinations of figures I wanted, so I wrote one that combines some of my favorite strathspey figures.