Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The 10th Frolic

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The 10th Frolic by Sue McKinnell 5X32 Reel 5 couple square dance
Couples are arranged in a square set with 5th couple facing 1st couple.

1-8 5W followed by 5M, dance a right shoulder reel of three with 1C and 3C, 1C and 3C dancing as one person with 1M leading 1W and 3W leading 3M. As 5C finish the reel, 5W turn over RS to end behind partner. 5C end facing 4C.
9-16 5M followed by 5W, dance a right shoulder reel of three with 4C and 2C, 4C and 2C dancing as one person with 4M leading 4W and 2W leading 2M. 5C end facing 1C.
17-20 5C and 1C dance ½ rights and lefts. On the last 2 bars, 1M leads 1W to end facing 2C.
21-24 1C and 2C dance ½ rights and lefts. On the last 2 bars, 2M leads 2W to end facing 3C.
25-28 2C and 3C dance ½ rights and lefts. On the last 2 bars, 3M leads 3W to end facing 4C.
29-32 3C and 4C dance ½ rights and lefts. 4C end facing 5C in 1st position, 4M behind 4W ready to begin reel.
Repeat 5 times.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, May 2005)


Dance Notes

Suggested music is 5X32 Reels from Gang on the Same Gate. Other possible tunes are from The Music Makars or The McDonald Saunter from Dances with a Difference.

(Dance Notes by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)


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