Tapsalteerie

(or Mrs. Ann Marsh’s Bramble Tapsalteerie)

for Ann Marsh, long time member of the Richmond Scottish Country Dancers - to make a wish come true

 

 

Suggested Tunes:  The Household Brigade (Felix Burns) / The Directors (trad.)

 

 

8 x 32J for 3 couples in a 4C set                                           devised by Moira Turner and Stella Fogg

 

 

1 – 4        1st couple lead down the middle.  (2nd couple move up on bars 3 & 4.)

5 – 8        1st couple lead up, cross below 3rd couple and cast up round them ending in 2nd place in the centre of the dance right shoulder to right shoulder, 1st woman facing out the women’s side, 1st man facing out the men’s side.

9 – 12      1st woman turns 2nd woman left hand WHILE 1st man turns 2nd man right hand.

13 – 16    1st woman turns 3rd woman left hand WHILE 1st man turns 3rd man right hand to finish in 2nd place in the centre of the dance right shoulder to right shoulder, 1st woman facing out the men’s side, 1st man facing out the women’s side.

17 – 20    1st couple dance out between their corners and cast around their 1st corner position to finish in 2nd place in the centre of the dance right shoulder to right shoulder 1st woman facing down, 1st man facing up

               WHILE

               2nd couple and 3rd couple change places with partner right hand and set to partner, turning on bar 20 to face the other corner in the same sideline.

 21 – 24   1st couple cast around their 2nd corner position to finish in 2nd place in the centre of the dance right shoulder to right shoulder, 1st woman facing out the women’s side, 1st man facing out the men’s side

               WHILE

               2nd couple and 3rd couple change places on the sideline left hand and set to the person passed, turning on bar 24 to face partner across the dance.

25 – 28    1st couple dance out between their partner’s corner positions and cast around their partner’s 1st corner position to finish in 2nd place in the centre of the dance right shoulder to right shoulder, 1st woman facing up, 1st man facing down

               WHILE

               2nd couple and 3rd couple change places with partner right hand and set to partner, turning on bar 28 to face the other corner in the same sideline.

29 – 32    1C cast around their partner’s 2nd corner position to finish in 2nd place on their own side

               WHILE

               2nd couple and 3rd couple change places on the sideline left hand and set to the person passed, turning on bar 32 to face partner across the dance.

 

Repeat having passed a couple.

 

 

Bramble Tapsalteerie means “Blackberry Topsy-Turvy!”                                                      April, 2004