Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Festival Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FESTIVAL REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Alba Dancers

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, 1s turn RH while 2s+3s dance ½ R&L. (3)(1)(2)
9-16 3M dances anticlockwise to place passing partner LSh while 1M waits 2 bars and then dances similarly while 2M waits 4 bars and dances similarly
17-24 Ladies repeat passing partners RSh
25-32 1s Petronella turn and set (1M between 3s and 1L between 2s) while 3s+2s set and Petronella turn (3L and 2M BtoB), all set and Petronella turn. 312

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

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