Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Kilt Pin Reel

The full form of the Kilt pin reel occurs in bars 9-16 of the Dance John Campbell's Kilt Pin; it requires 8 bars and involves 3 Scottish Country Dancing Couples to be moving at once.

When performed by 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples after a Progression which has Finished with 2nd Couple in 1st Place and 1st Couple Facing their Second corners, it consists of:

Bars 1-2
1s Dance one quarter of a reverse Diagonal reel of 4 with Second corners While First corners Set Facing each other;

Bars 3-4
1s Chase Across the set to Partner's First corner's Position While Second corners complete the path of the half reverse Diagonal reel of 4 (but with no Dancer approaching) While First corners Advance to take left hands;

Bars 5-6
1s Chase on the Sides to Partner's Second corner's Position While Second corners Chase Across the set to the First corners' Positions While First corners Turn by the left halfway to Finish each Facing his/her own Corner position;

Bars 7-8
1s Advance and Turn by the right ¼ to Finish Facing First corners' Positions While Second corners Chase on the Sides and First corners Dance out to Finish with the Corners all in their original Positions, Facing diagonally in.


Laurence's alternative description of the Kilt pin reel from the Dancers perspective.
The Dancing couple (1s) individually Dance ¼ of a reverse Diagonal reel of 4 with their Second corners, then Chase anticlockwise 2 Places and Turn by the right ¼ in the Center of the Dance to end Facing their First corners.

The First corners perform a reverse Half diagonal reel of four on the Second corners Diagonal line then Chase anticlockwise 2 Places to end in Original Places.

The First corners Set to each other, then Turn by the left to end in Original Places.

Note: This is the reverse of the figure Sash pin Reel.


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