Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Granite City Reel

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THE GRANITE CITY REEL (R32) Round The Room Emma Alsop And Julian Louis Commonwealth Games Ceilidh Dances
Round the room dance, 3 facing 3

1- 8 All Adv+Ret, All Advance, end persons Retire, centre persons stand/set
9-16 Centres dance own choice/style while ends dance R&L around them (RH to person opposite to start)
17-24 Centres turn person on Right (RH) and person on Left (LH)
Reels of 3 across, centre person passes person on Right by RSh to start
25-32 All turn opposite person RH 1½ times to face new line of 3, all set, cross RH with person opposite to face new line of 3 dancers

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

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The Granite City (also The Silver City) is a nickname for Aberdeen, Scotland. During the mid-18th to mid-20th centuries, Aberdeen's buildings incorporated locally quarried grey granite, which can sparkle like silver because of its high mica content.
Aberdeen, Granite/Silver City Image
The Atholl Hotel, Aberdeen Showing Granite-Work Tracery And Pinnacles

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