Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Executive Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Executive Reel
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Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-6   1s lead down and up, finishing in places facing out;

  7-8   1s cast WHILE 2s step up;

  9-16 2s1L 1M3s right hands across, 1s pass giving right shoulder, 2s1M 1L3s left hands across, 1s finishing back-to-back and taking hands with corners;

17-18 2s1s3s balance in line on the sides;

19-20 1s turn first corners by the right;

21-24 1s repeat bars 17-20 with 2nd corners, turning by the left, 1s finishing facing out and to the right;

25-30 1s give right shoulder to first corners to dance ¾ of reels of 3 on the sides;

31-32 3s2s complete the reels of 3 normally WHILE 1M cross down, 1L up, all finishing 2s1s3s.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

  1-6   Although right hands are implied by default, nearer hands gives a neater transition to the subsequent casting.


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Dance Information

The dance honours the last Executive Committee before RSCDS Toronto transitioned from a "branch" to a not-for-profit corporation, The RSCDS Toronto Scottish Country Dance Association.

The suggested music is: "Selection of Reels" by Bobby Brown and the Scottish Accent on the CD, Scottish Dance Country (Track 4).



Dance information by Rob Lockhart, All Rights Reserved, 2017.

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