How to dance the Dashing White Sergeant

How to dance the Dashing White Sergeant

The Dashing White Sergeant is another popular Scottish ceilidh dance, which is danced with 2 sets of 3 people, joining together in a circle of six. For the start of the dance, dancers hold hands in their circles, and are arranged around the outside of the dance floor.

Bars 1-8: Circle left for 8 and back to the right for 8
Bars 9-12: In your 3s (ignore the other 3 in your circle!), the middle person turn to the person on their right, sets once to them, and turns them once with their right arm.
Bars 13-16: The middle person turn to person on their left, sets once and turns them once with their right hand.
Bars 17-24: The middle person swings between each of two outside people in turn.
Bars 25-28: Take each other hands in your line of three, and face the other 3 in your set of six. Walk forward for 2 and stamp, stamp, stamp, walk backwards for 2 and clap, clap, clap.
Bars 29-32: One set of three holds hands and raises up their arms to form arches. The two sets of 3 walk towards each other, and the 2nd set of 3 passes under and through the arches. Each set of 3 keeps walking till they meet a new set of 3 coming towards them.

Hold hands and make a circle of six with the new 3, ready to circle to left to repeat the dance.

Download written instructions for the Dashing White Sergeant

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. More information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.