Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Carole Menzies' Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Carole Menzies' Reel (R4x32) 4C set Lewis N Derrick 1994

1-8 All dance eight hands round and back
9-16 The 1st and 2nd couples and the 3rd and 4th couples set and dance half right hands across then set and cross over giving right hands; the 2nd and 3rd couples to sidelines the 1st and 4th couple remaining in the middle
17-24 The 1st and 4th couples change places with a poussette to end 2413
25-32 Crossing up to begin the 4th couple dances a figure of eight around the 2nd couple while, crossing down to begin, the 1st couple dances a figure of eight around the 3rd couple

Repeat three more times from new positions each time

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Lewis N Derrick 2020)

Dance Notes

Bars 9-10 and 13-14: 3 Hands are joined on sidelines for setting.

Dance Information

This dance, Carole Menzies' Reel, was devised by Lewis Derrick for Mrs Carole Menzies.

Suggested tune: Wha Wadna Fecht for Charlie?

Devised 1994, first published electronically 2020.

Copyright 1994, 2020 Lewis N. Derrick.

Dance information from The McGhie Scottish Country Dance Sheets #17, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Lewis N Derrick.

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