Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The King's Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE KING'S REEL (R4x32) 4C set David G Queen Queen Collection of SCD 1
2 chords - 3s+4s cross to opposite sides on 2nd chord

1- 8 1s+4s set, cast in to 2nd and 3rd place (2s+3s step up/down bars 3-4). 1s+4s turn partner RH ½ way, 1M dances to 3L place, 4M to 2M place, 1L (pull back RSh) to 2L place and 4L to 3M place. Ladies face out
9-12 2s+4M+1L also 3s+1M+4L dance LH across ½ way. 2s+3s dance RH across ½ way
13-16 2s+1M+4L also 3s+4M+1L dance LH across ½ way. 1s+4s dance RH across ½ way. End 1M+4L face up, 4M+1L face down in prom hold
17-20 ½ RSh reels of 3 across - 1M+4L pass 3L RSh, 4M+1L pass 2L RSh to start
21-24 ½ LSh reels of 3 on sides - 1M+4L on Ladies' sides (pass 2L LSh), 4M+1L on Men's side (pass 3L LSh)
25-28 1s+4s dance RH across, Ladies pull back RSh to 1L face down, 4L face up
29-32 1s dance down between 3s and cast up to 3rd place, 4s dance up between 2s and cast to 2nd place. 24(1)(3)

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

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