Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Reversing Falls

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Reversing Falls
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 1: The Sixpenny Reel
Jig   n x 32 bars   2 Triple Repeat   2 Triple Set   Progressive Round the Room Set
Line of 3 facing line of 3, each MAN with 2 WOMEN partners.

  1-8   TURN AND PROMENADE: men turn right-hand partner once round with right hand and promenade to opposite corner AS left-hand partners advance and retire on bars 5-8;

  9-16 TURN AND PROMENADE: men turn original left-hand partner once round with right hand and promenade to opposite corner AS right-hand partners advance and retire on bars 13-16;

17-24 REEL OF 3: men dance reel of 3 with partners starting by passing right-hand partner by the left shoulder (ladies end back-to-back in the middle facing partners and join hands as for double triangles);

25-32 REVERSING TRIANGLES: all set, advance for two steps turning right shoulder back to join hands again, all set and women advance for two steps AS men set turning right shoulder back to face next line of 3.

Repeat with next line of 3.

(Dance Crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)


Dance Notes

As with all dances having this format, the number of repeats is not fixed.

(Dance Notes by Reuben Freemantle)



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