Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Round Reel Of Eight

Scottish Country Dance Instruction


1-16 All Ladies cast and dance clockwise round outside of set back to place, Men repeat Fig but cast and dance anticlockwise round set
17-32 All dance Grand Chain ½ way and set to partner, continue Chain back to place and set to partner
33-40 1s+3s change places 1s dance between 3s, repeat Fig back to places 3s dance between 1s and 1s+3s turn RH into Allemande hold
41-48 1s+3s dance round inside of set anticlockwise in Allemande hold
49-64 2s+4s repeat Fig bars 33-48
65-88 1s+3s dance ½ R&L, 2s+4s dance ½ R&L, repeat back to places, all circle 8H round and back

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

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