Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Strathcona Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE STRATHCONA REEL (R4x32) 4C set J Douglas SCD for Children

1- 8 1s Slip Step down and back
9-16 2s Slip Step down and back
17-24 1s followed by 2s+3s+4s cast to bottom and 1s make an arch, 2s+3s+4s dance under arch and up to new places
25-32 All turn RH, all turn LH

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


Dance Information

Strathcona is a 19th-century variation of "Glen Coe", a river valley in Scotland.

The word was invented for use in the title 'Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal', first used for Donald Smith, a Canadian railway financier, in order to avoid association with the Massacre of Glencoe of 1692. Many placenames in Western Canada are named for this famous and powerful businessman.



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