Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Bourtree Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BOURTREE REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Alasdair Brown, Cathkin Collection

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast (2s step up); 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 up round 2s
9-16 2s+1s dance Slip Knot - as the Knot but on last 2 bars 1s+2s dance LH across ½ way. 213
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance set and link for 3 couples twice
25-28 1s pass LSh and dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 giving RSh to 3rd corner (position)
29-32 1s pass LSh and dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 giving RSh to 4th corner (position). 1s end in 2nd place own side

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams



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