Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Bow Tie Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Bow Tie Reel by Sue McKinnell 4x32 Reel for 4C

1-8 2C around 1C and 3C around 4C dance figures of eight, ending in the center facing partners and taking hands.
9-16 2C and 3C dance Poussette, ending on own sides 2C in 3rd place facing down and 3C in 2nd place facing up.
17-24 Reels of 4 on the sides of the dance, 2C and 3C begin by giving RS to the person each is facing.
25-32 1C and 3C, 2C and 4C set on the sides, dance RH across ½ way, set on the sides, cross RH with partner to own side, ending 3, 1, 4, 2.

Repeat 4 times.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Aug 2000)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

This dance, Bow Tie Reel, happened when I wondered how I could write a dance with a figure flowing into a poussette.

Suggested music is The 25th Reel from Celebrate 50 Years with the Boston Branch.

Bow Tie
Bow Tie

Dance information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell.
Image copyright Kjetil Ree (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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