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 pousette 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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