Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

John Anderson's Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

JOHN ANDERSON'S REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Bob M Campbell Glasgow Assembly Book

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, cross LH and cast (Man down, Lady up) and dance in to face 1st corners
9-16 1s change places RH with 1st corners and corner persons turn LH 1½ times to face diagonally opposite 1s, change places RH with 1s and 1s turn LH 1¼ times to face 2nd corners
17-24 Repeat bars 9-16 with 2nd corners but end 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 1s dance ½ reels of 3 on sides (LSh to 2nd corner position to start), 2s+1s+3s turn RH 1½ times

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

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