Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Chorlton Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE CHORLTON REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Joyce Elliott Leicester Silver Collection

1- 8 1M and 2L cross to cast round partners, 1M+2L turn RH and end in each others place
9-16 2M+1L repeat casting round opposite person, turn LH and end facing down with 1L on left of 2M into a line of 4 facing down
17-24 All dance down for 2 bars and set turning right about, all dance up then 1M and 2L cast to 2nd place and pass LSh to end BtoB in middle while 1L and 2M dance up to top and cast into a line of 4 across the dance
25-32 1s and 2s dance a reel of four across the dance (1M and 2L omit last LSh pass dancing across to end 21)

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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