Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Rosemary's Retirement Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ROSEMARY'S RETIREMENT REEL (R96) Sq.Set L Hughes

1- 8    8 Hands round and back
9- 16  All 4 Men dance LHA, dance LS round partner, dance into centre and curve round into place and face out
17-24 All 4 couples dance Ladies' Chain, dancing ½ RHA in centre to pass
25-28 All 4 couples Adv and Retire
29-32 All 4 couples Adv again and Retire with Corner (on diag)
33-40 All set, fin facing Corner, Dance back to back with Corner),all set facing corner
41-44 Dance ½ Interlocking Reels of 4 (Pass corner RS, next person LS, the next RS)
45-48 Meet partner and turn RH and face in (W on Partner's left)
49-52 All 4 couples Adv and Retire
53-56 All 4 couples Adv again and Retire with Corner (on diag)
57-64 All set, fin facing Corner, Dance back to back with Corner),all set facing corner
65-68 Dance ½ Interlocking Reels of 4 (Pass corner RS, next person LS, the next RS)
69-72 Meet partner and turn RH and face in (all now in original places)
73-80 All 4 ladies dance RHA, dance RS round partner, dance into centre to curve round into place and face out
81-88 All 4 couples dance a Men's Chain, dancing ½ LHA in centre to pass, fin in original plcs
89-96 Circle 8 hands round to the L and finish by dancing into the circle with a 'Whoop'

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Lynda Hughes, Liddington Scottish Country Dancing Group, 2012)


Dance Information

Music: Special Requests Vol 7 Track 9 - Orkney Reel 96R x 1 Colin Dewar

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