Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Bartons' Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BARTONS' REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring 15 Social Dances

1- 8 1s+3s set and dance the Capstan:
 1M+3M change places by dancing LSh 1½ times round standing 2M while 1L and 3L dance RSh 1½ times round 2L
9-16 1s cross (no hands) up to 2nd place opposite sides, 1L+3M (at top) turn RH while 1M+2L turn RH, 1s pass RSh and 1L+2M also 1M+3L turn RH 3(1)2
17-24 3s+1s+2s set, ½ turn partners RH and chase clockwise ½ way 2(1)3
25-32 1s dance RH across (Man with 2s and Lady with 3s), 1L dances ½ Fig of 8 round 2s while 1M dances ½ Fig of 8 round 3s

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

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