Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Elizabethan Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ELIZABETHAN REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Ian Barbour Set & Cast Off Vol 1

1- 8 1s+2s+3s dance mirror reels of 3 on sides (1s in/down, 2s out/up to start), 2s and 3s cross to opposite side from top place to reel on opposite side. 1(2)(3)
9-16 1s lead down, cross below 2s, 1M cast down, 1L casts up, dance towards each other in middle and turn LH to face 1st corners (pstn)
while 2s+3s set, cross RH, face on sides, set and change places LH. 312
17-32 "Moving Corners":-
' 17-20 1s set to and ½ turn corners 2H (1M+2L, 1L+3M). 1s end in corner place while corners face 2nd corner position (3s and 2s facing partners)
' 21-24 Repeat 17-20. End 3L and 2M in centre on 1st corner diagonal, 3L facing 1M (3rd place Ladies' side), 2M facing 1L (1st place Men's side)
' 25-28 Repeat 17-20. End 1s in centre on 2nd corner diagonal, 1M facing 2L (3rd place Men's side), 1L facing 3M (1st place Ladies' side)
' 29-32 Repeat 17-20. End 3M facing 2L in centre on 1st corner diagonal
33-36 2L+3M set twice while 1s (1L in top place, 1M in 3rd place) set advancing and join hands with 2L+3M and all set
37-40 1s+2L+3M dance RH across 1¼ round to end 213

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

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