Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Chuckwagon Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE CHUCKWAGON REEL (R88) Sq.Set Bob Anderson St Martiun Collection

1- 8 1s+3s turn partner RH and chase clockwise ½ way
9-16 1s+3s dance ½ R&L and turn other partner RH once round to face side couples
17-24 1s+3s dance ¾ Fig of 8 round side couples and dance back to original places
25-48 2s+4s repeat bars 9-24
49-56 1s+3s turn partners LH 1½ times, 1L+3L dance clockwise as 1M+3M dance anticlockwise to meet other partner and dance in between side couples to meet own partner in prom hold (Lady on Man's right)
57-64 1s dance ½ reel of 3 across with 2L+4M (RSh to 2L) while 3s dance ½ reel of 3 with 2M+4L (RSh to 4L), 1s and 3s pass RSh to change reels and dance ½ reel of 3 with other persons ending in original places
65-80 2s+4s repeat bars 49-64
81-88 8H round and back ending dancing into centre

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

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