Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Alasdair's Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ALASDAIR'S REEL (R4x32) 4C set Alex Gray Tweeddale Collection 2

1- 8 1s and 4s set, cast 1 place, set and dance LH across ½ way
9-16 1s and 4s change places RH with corners, 2s+3s dance LH across ½ way, change places RH with corners and 1s+4s dance LH across ½ way. (3)14(2)
17-24 All dance Snowball Grand Chain for 4 couples to end 2(1)(4)3:
 2s and 3s cross RH and change places LH on side with 1s/4s
 1s and 4s cross RH while 3s+2s change places RH
 1s+2s and 3s+4s change places LH on sides. 2(1)(4)3
25-32 1s+4s dance ½ Diagonal Poussette to change places:
 1s+4s ⅜ turn partners RH into diagonal lines (Poussette hold), dance out diagonally and ¼ turn and dance down/up diagonally, ¼ turn and turn partner RH to own sides

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

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