Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Founder's Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE FOUNDER'S REEL (R5x32) 5C set Niall Mitchell Awa Tae the Borders

1- 8 1s and 3s turn RH, cast 1 place (2s and 4s step up 3-4). 1s and 3s turn 1¼ LH to face 1st corners
9-16 1s turn corners RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH and partner LH to end facing 3rd corners
17-24 1s and 3s dance RSh reels across (reels of 3 with top or bottom couple and reel of 4 with middle couple)
25-32 1s and 3s dance RSh round 3rd corners, meet and turn partners ¾ RH and cast 1 place own sides (4s and 5s step up 31-32)

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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