Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Highland Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE HIGHLAND REEL (R32) Round The Room RSCDS Book 13
Round the room dance, 3 facing 3

1- 8 All advance and retire twice
9-16 Men reel of 3 across with Lady on right and opposite Lady starting by passing opposite Lady LSh
17-24 Men with same Ladies 3H round and back
25-32 All advance and retire and lead through passing opposite person RSh

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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The earliest source for the Scottish Country dance, Highland Reel, that I can find comes from a book published in New York by George Appleton in 1848. It was interpreted by the RSCDS in Book 13, published 1945.

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