Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Three Reel Four

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Three Reel Four
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 1: The Sixpenny Reel
Reel   n x 32 bars   2 Triple Repeat   2 Triple Set   Progressive Round the Room Set
Line of 3 facing line of 3 as in The Dashing White Sergeant.

  1-8   REEL OF 4 WITH 1ST CORNERS: centre people dance a reel of 4 with 1st corners, starting by passing opposite by the left shoulder and 1st corners (right-hand corner) by the right shoulder, and ending with centres passing each other by the right shoulder to end facing 2nd corners (original left-hand corner);

  9-16 REEL OF 4 WITH 2ND CORNERS: centre people dance a reel of 4 with 2nd corners, starting by passing 2nd corners (left-hand corner) by the right shoulder, and ending with centres ending in original places;

17-20 CORNERS PETRONELLA AND SET: corners petronella into a line in the middle and set (centres rest);

21-28 CORNERS REEL OF 4 as CENTRES ROTATE: corners dance a reel of 4 along the centre of the set (people starting in the middle of the reel of 4 end by passing right shoulders to finish in original line of 4 along the middle);
MEANWHILE centres set, pull right shoulder back to cast halfway around the set;

29-32 CORNERS PETRONELLA AND SET: corners petronella to opposite side and all set to next line of 3.

Repeat with next line of 3.

(Dance Crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)


Dance Notes

As with all dances having this format, the number of repeats is not fixed.
The three partners are not specifically men or women.

(Dance Notes by Reuben Freemantle)



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