Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Alan Ross's Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ALAN ROSS'S REEL (R3x32) 3C Set Anne Thorn Magic Of Music 2

1- 8 1s set, 1L followed by partner, casts 2 places, 1L crosses (below 3s) and casts up Men's side to 2nd place facing down while 1M dances round 3L and up the middle to 2nd place Ladies' side facing down. 2(1)3
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on the sides (1s and 3s pass RSh, 2s out/down to begin, 1M finishes facing out)
17-20 1s turn 3s RH on sides to finish 1M facing out
21-24 1M followed by partner, casts down 1 place and dances across the set to finish in 3rd place own sides, 3s step up bars 23-24. 231
25-32 2s+3s+1s advance and retire, all turn partner RH. 231

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

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