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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Dance Information

This version of a Highland Reel dates from the 1870s and is one of the few country dances to survive on programs into the early 20th century.

(Dance information from The Highland Reel video on YouTube)

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