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Loch Ness Monster Reel

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LOCH NESS MONSTER REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Sue Petyt Lochmaben Collection

1- 2 1s set
3- 14 1L followed by 1M casts behind 2L and crosses, casts behind 3M and crosses, casts up behind 3L and crosses, casts up behind 2M and crosses to place
15-16 1s+2s+3s set
17-24 1s dance RSh reels of 3 on sides
25-32 1s set and lead down the middle for 2, turn RH and cast up behind 3s to 2nd place

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


Loch Ness Monster Reel (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Sue Petyt Lochmaben Collection

1-2 First couple set
3-14 First lady, followed by her partner, casts behind second lady, dances across the set, dances behind third man, dances across the set, dances up behind third lady, dances across the set, dances up behind second man and dances across the set to original place. First man finishes in original place
15-16 First, second and third couples set
17-24 First, second and third couples dance right shoulder reels of three on the side
25-32 First couple set, lead down the middle for two steps, turn right hand, cast up behind the third couple on own sides, and finish in second place. Second couple step up on bars 31 and 32
Repeat having passed a couple

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue Petyt, 2004)


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Dance Instruction Videos

Loch Ness Monster Reel - YouTube Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

Written during a Furlongs holiday at Crieff, for Elizabeth Scott from Sevenoaks (Kent), whose husband requested that the word 'monster' was included in the title!!

The Loch Ness Monster is a creature said to live in Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands.

Loch Ness Monster Image
Loch Ness Monster - Nessie


Dance Information by the deviser, Sue Petyt.
Dance Information licensed under this Creative Commons Licence.
Text from this original Loch_Ness_Monster article on Wikipedia.
Image Copyright StaraBlazkova.

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