Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Bell-Founders

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BELL-FOUNDERS (32 bar reel for 3 couples) Francien Van Heuvel, The Delft Book Of Scottish Country Dances

1-8 1st and 3rd couples cross over right hand to dance a reel of three on the opposite side with 2nd couple, who remain on their own side. (1st couple dance out and down, 2nd couple dance in and up, 3rd couple dance out and up).
9-16 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples repeat bars 1-8, 1st and 3rd couples crossing to own side to begin the reel.
17-20 1st and 2nd couples dance four hands round to the left.
21-24 1st couple set and cast off one place.
25-32 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples dance six hands round and back.
Repeat, having passed a couple.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Francien Van Heuvel, Delft, 1998)

Dance Information

Dance devised for Anne-Miek Klokgieters on the occasion of her 50th anniversary, January 27, 1998,

Music composed by Alastair C. Hunter.

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