Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Grassmarket Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE GRASSMARKET REEL (R32) Round The Room Tim Wilson 5 Dances 2009
Round the room dance, 3 facing 3

1- 8 All circle 6H round and back
9-16 Centre persons dance RH across with dancers on the right, LH across with dancers on left
17-24 Corner dancers Adv+Ret on diagonal, centre dancers dance DoSiDo
25-32 All pass facing dancer RH and pass next dancer LH, all turn facing dancer RH once round

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


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Grassmarket is the site of an old market square below Edinburgh Castle, used as a market from the 15th to 20th centuries. A rock was placed there in 1977 to celebrate 500 years since Edinburgh's markets were re-organised by James III.
Grassmarket Image
Grassmarket Rock


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