Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Amber's Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

AMBER'S REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Sue Petyt Lochmaben Collection

1- 8 1s set and cast 1 place, 1s dance down for 2 steps to end BtoB facing own sides
9-16 All set and 1L+2L change places LH while 1M+2M change places RH, all set and 2L+3L change places RH while 2M+3M change places LH
17-24 All set and 1L+3L change places LH while 1M+3M change places RH, 3s dance ½ reflection reel of 3 on sides (3s dance in and down to start)
25-32 All petronella turn and set, all petronella turn to opposite sides and ½ turn partner RH to own sides

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


Amber's Reel (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Sue Petyt Lochmaben Collection

1-8 First couple set and cast one place, 2s step up on bars 3 and 4. First couple dance down for two steps and then dance up for two steps, finishing back to back, in second place, facing own sides. (as in double triangles)
9-12 Second, first and third couples, join hands and set. First and second ladies change places giving left hands, WHILE first and second men change places giving right hands. (second couple finish back to back)
13-16 First, second and third couples, join hands and set. Second and third ladies change places giving right hands, WHILE second and third men change places giving left hands. (third couple finish back to back)
17-20 First, third and second couples, join hands and set. First and third ladies change places giving left hands, WHILE first and third men change places giving right hands. (first couple finish back to back)
21-24 Third, first and second couples dance half a reel of three on the sides, third couple dance in and down, first couple dance out and up, second couple dance in and up
25-28 Second, first and third couple petronella and set
29-30 Second, first and third couples petronella to opposite sides
31-32 Second, first and third couples half turn with right hand to own sides
Repeat having passed a couple

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue Petyt, 2002)


Dance Information

Written for my Granddaughter Amber.

Dance Information by the deviser, Sue Petyt.
Additional search terms: Ambers.

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