Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Courage Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE COURAGE REEL (R8x48) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Canadian Book

1- 8 1s+2s dance Espagnole:-
' 1-2 1s+2s cross (Ladies lead across RH passing between Men) with Ladies changing places RH
' 3-4 1s+2s cross back (Men lead across RH between Ladies) with Men changing places RH
' 5-8 2s turn RH as 1s turn LH to face 1st corners
9-32 1s Dance to Each Corner and Set:-
' 9-10 1s change places with 1st corners passing RSh and 1st corners pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right in centre to face 2nd corners (as 2nd corners set)
' 11-12 Original 1st corners change places with 2nd corners passing RSh and 2nd corners pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right to face 1s in 3rd corner (pstn) as 1s set
' 13-14 Original 2nd corners change places with 1s passing RSh and 1s pass RSh with a ¼ turn to right to face 2nd corner (pstn) as original 1st corners set
' 15-32 Repeat this Fig 3 times until 1s face 1st corners again
33-40 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides passing 1st corner LSh to start and cross to 2nd place own side
41-48 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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


Dance Notes

'Dance to each Corner and Set' is also known as Courage Reels.

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