Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Centenary Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CENTENARY REEL (R5x32) 5C set Catriona Bennett

1- 8 1L+3L, followed by partners, cast off to 3rd/5th place (2s and 4s step up 3-4), dance across set, cast up 1 place on opposite sides and across to own side facing out. 21435
9-16 1s+4s also 3s+5s RH across finishing on sidelines 1L+3L facing out; 2s+1s also 4s+3s LH across, 1s+3s ending facing 1st corners
17-20 1s+3s dance RSh round 1st corners, pass RSh to face 2nd corner while corners dance in diagonally, join RH, Ladies turn under Men's arm and dance back to place as Men retire
21-24 1s+3s repeat 17-20 with 2nd corners ending in 2nd/4th place own side (Ladies pull back RSh to face in)
25-28 1s+3s set, cast (4s+5s step up), 3s end facing up nearer hands joined
29-32 2s+4s also 1s+5s circle 4H round to Left while 3s set twice retiring to place (bar 32)

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

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