Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Cast'n Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE CAST'N REEL (R8x32) 2C (4C set) Elaine Brunken Moments in Time

1- 8 1s cast down behind own lines (4 bars), turn outwards and dance back up to the top. Bar 8 1s turn LH ½ way to finish BtoB between 2s (1L facing 2M, 1M facing 2L)
9-16 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across. At end 1s turn LH to finish in centre facing down on opposite sides (2s finish in 2nd place)
17-24 1s dance down nearer hands joined (3 bars), 1M dances below 1L and 1L dances under her raised left arm; 1s dance up staying in centre, 2s step in ready for...
25-32 1s+2s Poussette

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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