Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Bellringer

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BELLRINGER (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Alan Davis Blackwater Collection

1- 2 1M+2M ½ turn LH while 1L+2L ½ turn RH while 3s set, 3M pulling back LSh, 3L RSh, to face out
3- 4 2s (facing out) +1s (facing in) +3s (facing out) Balance in Line
5- 8 1s+3s change places (Men RH, Ladies LH), 2s+3s+1s Balance in Line
9-16 2s+3s+1s dance mirror reels of 3 on sides (2s out/down, 3s in/up, 1s out/up)
17-24 1s dance up to 2nd place while 3s step down to 3rd place (2 bars), 1s cross up LH between 2s and cast to 2nd place opposite sides, turn LH to face 1st corners
25-32 1s set to 1st corner, set to partner, set to 2nd corner, pull back RSh and dance round each other RSh to 2nd place own side facing out. 213

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

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