Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Golden Jubilee Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE GOLDEN JUBILEE REEL (R1x192) 4C Sq Set Jean Polson RSCDS Edinburgh Ladies Jubilee Book

1-16 All set, all dance Grand Chain back to places. All turn partners RH (4 bars)
17-24 1s and 3s join 2H with partner and slip step across (Men pass BtoB) and back (Ladies BtoB)
25-32 2s and 4s repeat 17-24
33-40 1s and 3s set twice and birl
41-48 2s and 4s set twice and birl
49-64 Tandem reel of 4 (Man follows Lady) with 1s passing 4s and 2s passing 3s RSh to start
65-96 Chorus
97-104 1s+3s dance RH across, LH across
105-112 1M+2s+3L also 1L+4s+3M dance RH across, LH across
113-120 2s+4s dance RH across, LH across
121-128 2L+1s+4M also 2M+3s+4L dance RH across, LH across
129-160 Chorus
161-168 1s+3s change places (1s between 3s), turn out and dance back to place as 3s dance across, meet and dance back to place
169-176 All set and turn corner 2H, set and turn partner 2H (all pas-de-basque)
177-184 2s+4s repeat bars 161-168
185-192 All set and turn corner 2H, set and turn partner 2H (all pas-de-basque)

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

Dance Information

It is traditional on wedding anniversaries to give your partner (or couples) a gift that symbolises the particular anniversary. These gifts are made of different materials for each wedding anniversary.

Wedding anniversary symbols are often used for other anniversaries. These include the anniversary of an event, or founding of an institution, such as a Scottish country dance club.

The wedding anniversary associated with the material 'Gold' is the 50th.

Here is a list of the materials associated with traditional anniversary gifts in the UK for the various years.

1st      Cotton11th     Scent30th     Pearl
2nd     Paper12th     Silk and Fine Linen35th     Coral
3rd      Leather13th     Barometer40th     Ruby
4th      Fruit and Flower14th     Clock45th     Sapphire
5th      Wooden15th     Crystal50th     Gold
6th      Sugar16th     Holloware55th     Emerald
7th      Woollen18th     Coloured Gems60th     Diamond
8th      Salt, Pottery19th     Furniture65th     Blue Sapphire
9th      Copper20th     China70th     Platinum
10th    Tin, coal25th     Silver75th     Diamond
80th     Oak

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