Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Round House Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE ROUND HOUSE REEL (R4x32) Sq.Set Jean Attwood Alexander Book 2

1- 8 Ladies Adv+Ret, Adv+Ret while Men dance Fig of 8 round partners and corners (dance behind partners to start and end in centre facing partners)
9-12 All change places with partners RH, Ladies dance LH across ½ way while Men chase 1 place clockwise
14-16 All change places with new person RH, Men dance LH across ½ way while Ladies chase 1 place clockwise to face own partner
17-20 All change places with partners RH. Ladies dance LH across ½ way while Men chase 1 place clockwise to face 'new' partner
21-24 All turn new partner RH 1½ times into fin in prom hold facing anticlockwise
25-32 All Promenade once round
Repeat with new partner

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



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