Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

It's A Reel Thing

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

It's A Reel Thing by Sue McKinnell 8x32 Reel for 3C

1-2 1C cast to 2nd place; 2C dance up to 1st place, ending facing out.
3-8 6-bar reels on the sides of the dance; 1C start by dancing down between 3C, 3C dance out and up, 2C dance out and down; 1C end on own sides in 2nd place.
9-12 1C set advancing to each other, then turn LH to end 1M facing 2M, 1W right behind 1M also facing 2M.
13-16 1C dance half RS tandem reel with 1st corners, 1M leading followed by 1W; 1M dance wide loop around 2M's place and 1W dance shallower loop, so 1M and 1W change places, ending 1W facing 2M in 3W's place with 1M behind her.
17-20 1C dance half LS tandem reel with 1st corners, 1W leading with 1M following her; 1W dance wide loop around 3W's place, 1M dancing shallower loop, so 1W and 1M change places, ending 1C in 2nd place on own sides.
21-24 1C set advancing to each other, then turn LH to end 1M facing 2W, 1W right behind 1M also facing 2W.
25-28 1C dance half RS tandem reel with 2nd corners, 1M leading followed by 1W; 1M dance wide loop around 2W's place and 1W dance shallower loop, so 1M and 1W change places, ending 1W facing 2W in 3M's place with 1M behind her.
29-32 1C dance half LS tandem reel with 2nd corners, 1W leading with 1M following her; 1W dance wide loop around 3M's place, 1M dancing shallower loop, so 1W and 1M change places, ending 1C in 2nd place on own sides.
Repeat.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Apr 2000)


Dance Notes

Suggested music is Set of Reels - track #11 from Neil Barron's Music for Scottish Dancing.

(Dance Notes by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

This dance was inspired by my love for dolphin reels and reels in general.

Dance Information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell.

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