Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Lieutenant Shortland's Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

LIEUTENANT SHORTLAND'S REEL (R5x40) 5C set Ros McKie Hunter Valley Collection

1- 8 1s and 3s set, cast and all dance RH across (Ladies up, Men down), 1s and 3s end facing 1st corners
9-16 1s and 3s dance ½ diagonal reels of 4 with 1st corners and ½ reel of 4 with 2nd corners
17-24 1s and 3s dance ½ reels of 4 with 3rd corners and ½ reels of 4 with 4th corners, 1s and 3s end in centre facing partners (Men facing down)
25-32 1s+3s dance reel of 4 while others chase clockwise to own side, 1s and 3s end ready for Double Triangles
33-40 1s and 3s dance Double Triangles. 24153

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

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