Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Hands Free

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Hands Free (R8x32) 8x32 Reel for 3 couples in a 4 couple set. Susan M Johnston

1-8 1C cross RSh, cast off 1 place; half figures of 8, 1M around 2C, 1L around 3C. Finish facing 1st corners.
9-16 1C pass and turn with 1st corners, except corners advance and retire rather than turn. Repeat with 2nd corners.
17-24 Reels of 3 on sides, 1C LSh to 1st corners to begin. Finish facing clockwise.
25-32 All chase clockwise halfway. 1C DosiDos in 2nd place, while corners continue to complete chase.

Finish 2, 1, 3, 4. Repeat, having passed a couple.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Susan M Johnston, Tadley Scottish Dancers, March 2020)


Dance Information

Devised for our last meeting before the Covid19 lockdown, with no touching of hands.

Dance information by the deviser, Susan M Johnston, CC BY-SA Jan 2016.
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