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Handem Reel

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Handem Reel
J. Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 6:
3x32 Bar Strathspey
3-couple dance in 3-couple set

  1-8   SET AND PETRONELLA TWICE: 1st and 2nd couple set on the diagonal, petronella to next place anticlockwise, set and petronella to next place anticlockwise;

  9-16 1ST CAST, UP AND TEAPOTS: 1st couple cast down around 3rd couple and dance up the middle nearer hands joined into 3-hands across on the side (1st man with 2nd man and 3rd woman, 1st woman with 2nd woman and 3rd man);

17-24 HANDEM REEL OF 3 ACROSS: Reel of 3 across the dance, 1st couple in tandem switching lead at each end of the reel, others dance Hand-in-hand reel of 3 (2nd man with 3rd woman, 2nd woman with 3rd man);

25-32 TEAPOTS, DANCE UP AND CAST (1ST AND 2ND CROSSING AT TOP): 1st couple dance 3-hands across on the side (1st man with 2nd man and 3rd woman, 1st woman with 2nd woman and 3rd man), then 1st couple followed by 3rd couple and 2nd couple dance up to the top and cast (1st and 2nd couples crossing at the top): ORDER = 2-3-1

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, J. Duncan Keppie)


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