Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Rounder Reel Of Eight

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE ROUNDER REEL OF EIGHT (R88) Sq.Set B Livingstone Belfast Book

1- 8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 All Promenade round clockwise
17-24 1L+3L cross RH, dance RSh round opposite partner, cross LH and dance LSh round partner while 2M+4M cast round partner, cross RH, dance RSh round opposite partner and cross LH back to places
25-32 2L+4L and 1M+3M repeat
33-40 All Men dance ¼ LH across, dance round RSh Lady on right and turn that Lady RH (4 bars)
41-64 Men repeat with each Lady in turn back to places
65-72 All Ladies dance ½ LH across, turn opposite Man, dance ½ LH across and turn partner RH
73-80 All Promenade round anticlockwise
81-88 All circle 8H round and back

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

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