Ceilidh Dance Instructions


Orcadian Strip the Willow

Formation: Long line of couples, gents with left shoulder to band.

Bars:       Description

1-8:           1st couple spin for 16 beats. 

9-16:          1st couple work down the opposite line (ie of the people of the opposite sex) turning side 

                  person LH, partner RH, next side person LH, ... 

17-24:      2nd couple spin for 16 beats.

25-...        2nd couple work their way down the lines as 1st couple... 


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.