Ladies' Schiehallion Reel
To those who feel insecure when required to perform Schiehallion reel
, the Ladies' schiehallion reel
(or reverse schiehallion reel) is particularly difficult since the Men's
roles are reversed, left and right are reversed and the Dancers
move clockwise around The set
. At the start, each Man Faces Out
ready to Cast
to follow his Partner
and each Lady Faces In
and to the left, towards the back of her Second corner
away on her left). Throughout the Figure
, she follows that Man
and each Man
follows his own Partner
For the quarter form:
each Man Casts (Pulling left shoulder back) to Finish in his Partner's Place, Facing In and to the left (exactly as she did at the beginning of the Figure) While each Lady Dances to the Place vacated by her Second corner, Finishing Facing Out, exactly as he did at the beginning of the Figure;
each Lady Casts (Pulling left shoulder back) to Finish Facing In, one Place clockwise from her Starting place, While each Man Dances to the Place vacated by his Partner, Finishing on her left.
In the half form, this Figure occurs in the Scottish Country Dances Floozie In The Jacuzzi and Medley For Margaret.
For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Ladies' schiehallion reel
, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions
or both -
Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Ladies' Schiehallion Reel
Ladies' Schiehallion Reel Video Clip
Links To Pages Related To 'Schiehallion Reels'
Additional search terms: Reverse Schiehallion Reel.
Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing 'Ladies' Schiehallion Reel' page