Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Damaris Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE DAMARIS REEL (R2x48) 4C set J Baldwin Silver Thistle Collection

1- 8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance reels of 4 across (1M+2L similarly 3M+4L pass LSh to start)
17-24 3s followed by 1s lead down and 1s lead back and both couples turn to face 2s/4s who step in
25-32 All set, 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance ½ RH across to end with 1s facing 4s in centre, 1s+4s set and dance ½ LH across to end facing 3s/4s
33-40 All dance reels of 4 on sides with 1s and 4s ending by passing RSh to face up/down
41-48 1s+4s set, dance ½ RH across, all set and cross RH. 2143

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

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