Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Contra Temp Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CONTRA TEMP REEL (R8x48) 2C (4C set) Martin Campbell-Colquhoun
1s+2s also 3s+4s start

1- 8 1s/3s dance Fig of 8 down round 2s/4s
9-16 All couples dance DoSiDo (pass RSh to start); All couples turn partner RH
17-24 2s/4s dance Fig of 8 up round 1s/3s
25-32 All couples dance DoSiDo (pass LSh to start); All couples turn partner LH
33-40 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across and LH across back to place
41-48 1s/3s cast 1 place (2s/4s step up); All couples turn RH or swing

Repeat with just middles couples dancing, repeat again with top 2 couples and bottom 2 couples dancing and so on
Deviser variation: (Reel 4x48) 1s+2s dance bars 1-40 as above. Bars 41-48: 1s cross RH, cast to 4th place (2s+3s+4s step up; All couples swing.

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

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