Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Courage Reel

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THE COURAGE REEL (R8x48) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Canadian Book

1- 8 1s+2s dance Espagnole:
 1-2 1s+2s cross (Ladies lead across RH passing between Men) with Ladies changing places RH
 3-4 1s+2s cross back (Men lead across RH between Ladies) with Men changing places RH
 5-8 2s turn RH as 1s turn LH to face 1st corners
9-32 Dance to Corners and Set (24 bars):
 Couple in middle change places with corners passing RSh, corners pass RSh in middle with a ΒΌ turn to right to face next corner while supporting corners set (2 bars). Repeat 11 more times until 1s face 1st corners again
33-40 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides passing 1st corner LSh to start and cross to 2nd place own side
41-48 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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

Dance Notes

'Dance to each Corner and Set' is also known as Courage Reels.

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