Scottish Man O’ War

Formation: Couples facing couples around the hall like spokes of a wheel. Designate #1 couples facing counterclockwise, and #2 couples facing clockwise.
Music: “Dashing White Sergeant”, Lloyd Shaw LS 193/194

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Prompts:
Intro or
57-64   – – – -; – – Circle Left;
    1-8   – – – -; – – Circle Right;
  9-16   – – – -; Two Gents Turn Right Hand around;
17-24   – – – -; Two Gents Turn Left Hand around;
25-32   – – – -; Two Ladies Turn Right Hand around;

33-40   – – – -; Two Ladies Turn Left Hand around;
41-48   – – – -; #1’s arch and #2’s duck under;
49-56   #2’s arch and #1’s duck under; Repeat twice more;
57-64   – – – -; – – Circle Left;

Description:
    1-8   Each four dancers join hands and Circle to the Left 8 beats.
  9-16   Same four dancers Circle to the Right 8 beats.
17-24   The two gents Arm Turn by the right for 8 beats.
25-32   The gents release their arm holds and turn around towards each other to reconnect with the other arm and Arm Turn by the left for 8 beats.

33-40   The two ladies Arm Turn by the right for 8 beats.
41-48   The ladies release their arm holds and turn around towards each other to reconnect with the other arm and Arm Turn by the left for 8 beats.
49-56   The #1 couples arch with their inside hands and the #2 couples duck through the arch they are facing. Everyone proceeds forward to meet the next couple coming around the large circle. Then the #2 couples arch and the #1 couples duck through the arch they are facing. Again everyone proceeds forward to the next couple coming around the large circle.
57-64   Repeat the action of beats 49-56.

Choreography by: Vickie Goodloe
Source: Dancing For Busy People, page 227; also printed in CDP Journal, December 1996
Usage: This is a show piece dance, but it requires a lot of room and at least 20 couples to
really feel comfortable.

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