Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Champagne Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CHAMPAGNE REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Dennis Tucker Oxford Silver Jubilee

1- 8 1s cross down and cast behind 3s, 1s dance up middle and cast to 2nd places opposite sides (2s step up 7-8)
9-12 All set. 1s set advancing to face down side by side (1M pulls back LSh, 1L RSh) while 2s and 3s cross RH
13-16 1L dances RH across with 2L+3L (Men's side) as 1M dances LH across with 2M+3M. 1s end in centre
17-24 1s slip step down for 4 steps and up to 2nd place opposite sides facing out; ½ reflection reels of 3 on sides, 1s out/up, 2s in/down, 3s in/up. (3)(1)(2)
25-32 All set and ½ turn RH to face up, all dance up and cast into places. 213
At end of 2nd turn (bars 29-32):
3s cast to bottom and dance up to 2nd place
1s dance up to top and cast to bottom
2s dance up to top and cast into 1st place

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


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