Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Friends For Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FRIENDS FOR REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Irene van Maarseveen Many Happy Hours: Pretoria 35th

1- 8 1s turn RH, cast (2s step up); 1s cross RH, cast to right around 1st corners into centre 2nd place BtoB facing opposite sides
9-16 Saltire Triangles:
   9-10 2s+1s+3s set (as Double Triangles), on 2nd pas-de-basque release hands, 1s turn ¼ Left 1M facing up, 1L down (as Crown Triangles)
   11-16 Repeat 9-10 3 more times (set, 1s rotate ¼ Left) to end with 1s facing 4th corners
17-32 Square Reel of 6:
   17-20 2s+1s+3s dance ½ reels of 3 on sides (1s RSh to 4th corner to start) 1s end in centre facing 1st corners
   21-24 1L+3s (at top) and 1M+2s at bottom dance ½ reels of 3 across (1s LSh to 1st corners to start) 1s end facing 2nd corners
   25-32 ½ reels of 3 on sides (1s RSh to 2nd corners) 1s face 3rd corners (pstn); ½ reels of 3 across (1s LSh to 3rd corner pstn). 1s end 2nd place own side. 213

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

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