Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Rideau Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

RIDEAU REEL (R4x40) 4C set John S Trew Martello Tower 2

1- 8 1s dance RSh Fig of 8 on own sides round standing 2s and 3s
9-16 2s+3s set, cross RH and dance RH across once round to end facing corner person
17-24 1L+2M+3L+4M dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 while others turn corners RH, 1M+2L+3M+4L dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 while others turn corners RH
25-32 Repeat
33-40 1s cast 1 place (2s cross up), cross RH and cast down 2 places (3s cross up 1 place and 4s step up) and 1s cross RH to own sides

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



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