Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Ratcatchers's Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE RATCATCHERS'S REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) David G Queen Queen Collection of SCD 1

1- 8 1L+2L Set+Link while 1M+2M Reverse Set+Link, 1s dance ½ reels of 3 on own sides (1s in and down to start)
9-16 3L+1L Set+Link while 3M+1M Reverse Set+Link and dance ½ reels of 3 on sides (3s in and down to start)
17-24 3s+1s ½ turn (Men RH, Ladies LH), 2s+1s ½ turn (Men LH, Ladies RH), 1s+2s dance double Fig of 8 (2s cross up to start)
25-32 1s+2s turn RH and dance Allemande

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

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