Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Gregorach Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE GREGORACH REEL (R8x40) 3C (4C Set) Nicola Howarth

1- 8 1s+2s turn partners ½ RH, stay in centre to dance ½ RH across, 1s+2s turn partner RH to finish on sides (1M facing out and up, 1L facing out and down)
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s giving RSh to 3rd corners, 2s dance in/down, 3s dance in/up)
17-24 2s+1s+3s Adv&Ret, 1s turn 2H (pas-de-basque) opening lower hands (1L RH, 1M LH) into BtoB facing 1st corners
25-32 1s dance ½ diagonal reel with 1st corners, pass LSh, 1s dance ½ diagonal reel with 2nd corners. (3)(1)(2)
33-36 3s+2s change places RH on sides while 1s Petronella turn into lines of 3 across (1L between 3s, 1M between 2s). All set
37-40 2s+3s change places RH with partners while 1s Petronella turn to 2nd place own sides. All set. 213

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

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