1-8 All set, dance three hands round to the left, and set again
9-16 All dance a reel of three across the bottom of the set; the 1st and 3rd dancers give right shoulders to start the reel and all end back in original places with 1st and 3rd dancers facing one another
17-20 The 1st and 3rd dancers set to one another and change places giving left hands
21-24 The 1st and 2nd dancers set to one another and change places giving right hands. All have now moved one place round the set clockwise
25-32 All dance right hands across and left hands back to new positions
Repeat twice more from new positions each time
(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Lewis N Derrick 2020)
The 1st and 2nd dancers retain right hands on bar 24, the 3rd dancer joining in on bar 25 for the wheel.
(Dance Notes by the deviser, Lewis N Derrick)
Suggested tune: Far Frae Hame.
Devised 1988, first published 1992; republished electronically 2020.
Copyright 1988, 1992, 2020 Lewis N. Derrick.
I produced several dances for three and five single dancers that contained 'proper' figures, not just exercise routines, in either triangular or 'W' formation sets.
The progressions were clockwise round the triangle or zig-zag up the longwise 'W' set.
How many of these oddball creations ever saw the light of day in Berkshire I don't know and I never saw fit to enquire!
The reel was originally published in print in the fifth McGhie Booklet in 1992. The jig and Strathspey are published here for the first time.