Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Dolmen

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE DOLMEN (Reel 8x32) 3C (4C set) Barry Skelton Celtic Book

1- 8 1M+2L cross RH while 1L+2M set, 1L+2M cross RH while 1M+2L set; 2s+1s set and cross RH. 213
9-12 1L+2s and 1M+3s dance RH across. 1s end in centre facing each other while 2s and 3s retain hands with partners
13-16 1s turn LH while 2s and 3s ½ turn partner RH, 1L+2s and 1M+3s dance ½ RH across
17-20 1s chase clockwise ½ round while 2s+3s dance LH across to end in 2nd/3rd place own side
21-24 1M+2s (at top) and 1L+3s (at bottom) dance ½ RH across, dance out to 2nd place own side while 2s and 3s turn partner ½ RH to won side. 213
25-32 Reels of 3 on sides (1L down RSh to 3L, 1M up RSh to 2M)

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

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