I read the rules carefully…. Is it the same as a strathspey or do they mean any tune with "schottische" in the title?
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Thanks for the help! Kathy www. As a result, it has to put it roughly twice as many notes per bar, and per part, as a schottische. So a strathspey is not the same thing. The word is simply German for "Scottish". The dotted notes, especially the "Scotch snap" where a very brief note is immediately succeeded by a longer one, were the thing by which outsiders most readily identified Scottish music, and are of course conspicuous in schottisches.
By "twice as many notes per bar", etc. The Scottische is danced in various forms throughout France, Western Germany, Switzerland, Austria and in most of Scandinavia, amongst other places. Form of the Dance This couple dance starts with the men facing anticlockwise ballroom direction around the room and is danced using a standard ballroom hold.
Keep hands joined throughout this movement! The St. Bernard's Waltz Formation: couples around the room in ballroom hold heading anti-clockwise, ladies on the outside. Music: waltzes.
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Bars: Description In ballroom hold, take three steps sideways towards the lady's right, man's left, then stamp both feet. Strip the Willow Formation: Longwise sets of 4 couples, men on the right and ladies on the left as viewed from the band. Bars: Description 1st couple spin RH. Orcadian or Shetland Strip the Willow Formation: Couples in a long line down the room, men on the right and ladies on the left as viewed from the band.
When 1st couple reach the bottom, they spin to the end of the phrase, then join the side lines. A new couple starts every 16 bars. The Swedish Masquerade Formation: couples around the room in heading anti-clockwise, nearer hands joined, ladies on the outside. Music: That tune Bars: Description Slow march With nearer hands joined, walk slowly along the line of dance With nearer hands joined, walk slowly against the line of dance back to starting point Waltz With nearer hands joined, facing along line of dance, balance away from partner and back towards partner twice.
Polka With nearer hands joined, facing along line of dance, balance away from partner and back towards partner twice. The Veleta Formation: couples around the room facing each other, both hands joined, ladies on the outside, men with backs to centre. Bars: Description Step to the side along line of dance man with left foot, lady with right and swing other leg across. Step back and swing other leg across.
The Virginia Reel This seems actually to be a family of similar dances - probably word-of-mouth having lead to variations. One variety is: Formation: Longwise sets of 4 couples, men on the right and ladies on the left as viewed from the band. Music: "Hoedown" reels, e. Bars: Description All advance and retire, then turn partners RH.
Highland Schottische, Tune from Thomas Hampton's Manuscript
Finish 2,3,4,1, ready to start again. One variation has bars expanded - slip down to the bottom 4 bars and strip the willow back up again 12 bars , followed by the cast and arch figure on bars Another has two advance and retires to start, followed by the three turns and do-si-do all together in 16 bars Another is advance and retire, turn RH, turn LH, back-to-back, followed by There is also a bar version which I can't remember at the moment. Usually 32 bars worth. The musicians have to pay close attention to the caller and the dancers because often the strip can take more than 32 bars and the march can be short.
Ballroom hold has the man facing the lady, lady's right hand in man's left, man's right hand on lady's waist, and lady's left hand on man's right shoulder. Line of dance LoD : the direction a normal waltz polka or whatever moves around the floor anti-clockwise around the room. Setting The basic idea of a setting step is to spend two bars admiring your partner or someone else while shifting the weight from foot to foot.
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Schottische - Wikipedia
Note the phrasing with 4 beats in the bar, even though you only do things on three of them. Unless otherwise stated, you only move one place down or up. Reel of 3 Reel of 4 Think of a reel of three with an extra person and an extra loop. Four dancers in a line, middle dancers facing out, outer dancers facing in.
Bars Repeat heading in opposite direction back to place. The Schottische is said to have been introduced to Europe after the Polka. Allen Dodsworth states he was teaching it in and Fanny Cerrito was known to do the "Cerrito Schottische " in Political Fanny Cerito Mlle. Research Words that may be related The same with the other foot. Repeat the same movement to the right by commencing with the right foot, counting five, six, seven, eight. Repeat the same, counting five, six, seven, eight. Commence then again on the first part, and so on.
The hopping step in the second part is but rarely used at the present day meaning , and either the waltz or Galop step is substituted instead" end Cartier. The Schottische was originally danced in couples closed position throughout the dance. During the's it gained it's present form which was modified to an open running position for the first part with the follower on the right side of the leader and a closed position for the turning 2nd part.
As the years went by most Hopping and Jumping were eliminated from most all the dances. Schottische Dance History Origins Page.