Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Homecoming Reel

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The Homecoming Reel A 32 Bar Reel For Couples Facing Couples In A Circle Round The Room As In Circassian Circle Bruce Herbold
Couples facing counterclockwise are 1s, others 2s

1-8 Reel of four, begin by men passing right shoulder with the woman in front of them (and left shoulders with each other). All end in starting places, men looping into place by pulling their right shoulder back
9-12 Half rights and lefts, begin by giving right hands to opposite and finish facing a new couple
13-16 Half rights and lefts with the next couple, finish in Allemand position with partner in a single line of couples, 1s facing in and 2s facing out
17-22 Allemand back to original position, men bringing partners in and under to finish facing partner in another line of couples
23-24 all pull right shoulder back to finish in starting position
25-32 Circle once round to left with original couple, then set on diagonal and then to partner, rotating to face a new couple.

Repeat (not too many times) with new couple

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser Bruce Herbold - copyright by Bruce Herbold. All rights reserved)

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The deviser of this dance, The Homecoming Reel, is Bruce Herbold (RSCDS San Francisco Branch), a teacher in the San Francisco Class.

San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.

Covering an area of about 46.89 square miles (121.4 km2), mostly at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco is the fourth-most populous city in California and the thirteenth-most populous in the United States.

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