Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Parliamentary Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

PARLIAMENTARY REEL (R4x32) 4C set E Bond Ness House 2

1- 8 All cross RH, set, cross back RH and set
9-16 1s+2s dance RH across as 3s+4s dance LH across, 1M followed by 2M dance up, cross and dance down Ladies' side as 3M+4M dance down, cross and up while 2L+1L cross diagonally to bottom of set as 3L+4L cross up to top End 2M 1M 4M 3M on Ladies' side and 3L 4L 1L 2L on Men's side
17-24 Top couples dance RH across as bottom couples dance LH across, top 2 Ladies dance up, cross and down own side as bottom 2Ladies dance down, cross and up Ladies' side while top 2 Men cross diagonally to bottom of set as bottom 2 Men cross up to top End 4321
25-32 Top couples (4s+3s) dance RH across as bottom couples (2s+1s) dance LH across, 2s cast up to top as 4s lead down to 3rd place (2341)

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



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