Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Anne Archdeacon Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE ANNE ARCHDEACON REEL (R4x40) 4C set Francis Walduck The Other Kangaroo Paw

1- 4 1M, 2L, 3M, 4L dance across passing partner by Right, cast to Right to end by partner (1M and 3M partner on Right, 2M and 4M partner on Left)
5- 8 All cross RH with person opposite, all set
9-16 1L, 2M, 3L, 4M repeat bars 1-4 to end opposite partner, all on opposite sides (2)(1)(4)(3). All cross RH with partner, all set
17-24 1s+4s nearer hands joined dance out of ends, separate, cast back to places. 1s+4s turn RH ½ way and dance RH across ½ way. (2)(4)(1)(3)
25-32 All 4 couples set and dance La Baratte:
 27-28 Man ½ turns opposite Lady RH and retains hand but at arm's length from each other
 29-30 Man retraces steps with Lady turning right under Man's arm briefly into Allemande hold (Man behind Lady facing Lady's original place) and releasing Lady's RH she turns under Man's left arm until almost in original places
 31-32 Couple change places LH to opposite places facing anticlockwise
33-40 All chase anticlockwise ½ way round set, take hands, circle 8H round to Right to places. 2413

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

This dance was dedicated to Anne Archdeacon in recognition of her efforts to promote Scottish Country Dancing in Far North Queensland, Australia.

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