Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Hadrian's Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HADRIAN'S REEL (R4x32) 4C set Joseph Killeen

1- 8 1s+4s dance RH across in centre (2s and 3s step up/down), 1L and 4M wait on own sides as 1M+4L retaining hands continue for another full turn to end beside partner on sides (1L on partner's left and 4L on partner's right) in prom hold facing out
9-16 1s dance RSh reel of 3 on Ladies' side while 4s RSh reel of 3 on Men's side and end 1s+4s in circle (1s in 2nd place and 4s in 3rd place all on own sides)
17-24 1s+4s set and turn right about, set to nearest corner, turn corners with nearer hand (dancing out through ends) to end 2143 and all set
25-32 1s+4s dance ½ R&L and dance Figs of 8 round end couples. 2413

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

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