Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Argyll Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ARGYLL REEL (R8x32) 2C (4C set) Dances collected by Miss Milligan

1- 8 1s+2L dance RH across; 1L leads as 1s+2M dance LH across. All end back in place
9-16 1s+2s dance R&L
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back
25-32 1s+2s dance "New Poussette":
 25-26 Couples set advancing to meet partner and turn 2H just over ¼ to couples side by side on diagonal (Men with backs to Ladies' side)
 27-28 Couples advance diagonally (1s to Men's side, 2s to Ladies' side) and ¼ turn
 29-30 Couples advance into centre and ¼ turn into line up/down centre facing partner (2s above 1s, 2L+1M BtoB)
 31-32 Couples turn partner RH out to own sides (2 skip change of step). 2 1

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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