Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Raleigh Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE RALEIGH REEL (R8x40) 3C (4C set) D Morrison

1- 8 1s set and cast 1 place, turn LH to face 1st corners
9-16 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass LSh to dance ½ reel with 2nd corners and end BtoB in middle (1M facing up)
17-24 1s dance double triangles (up/down) and end with a petronella turn to 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 1s dance ½ reel of 3 on opposite sides (RSh to 2nd corner position), all set and cross RH
33-40 2s+1s dance R&L

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

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