Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Jessie Stuart's Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

JESSIE STUART'S REEL (R8x48) 3C (4C set) Rob Sargent Ruthven Collection

1- 8 1s dance down below 3s (2 steps), set, cast up 1 place (behind 3s), ½ turn RH and face up
9-16 1s lead up to top, set, cast 1 place and turn LH to face 1st corners
17-24 Set to corner and petronella turn to face up/down while corners set twice, 1s set and advance setting to face 2nd corners while 1st corners change places RH and set
25-32 1s repeat with 2nd corners and 1s end turning RH to face up (Lady on Man's right)
33-40 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 3s
41-48 1s turn RH (4 bars) while 2s and 3s chase clockwise ½ way and 2s+1s+3s turn partners RH (4 bars)

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

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