Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Lieutenant Shortland's Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

LIEUTENANT SHORTLAND'S REEL (R5x40) 5C set Ros McKie Hunter Valley Collection

1- 8 1s and 3s set, cast (2s and 4s step up) and all dance RH across - 1L+2s (at top), 1M+3L+4s (middle), 3M+5s (bottom), 1s and 3s end facing 1st corners
9-16 1s and 3s dance ½ diagonal reels of 4 with 1st corners, pass partner RSh and dance ½ reel of 4 with 2nd corners
17-24 1s and 3s dance ½ reels of 4 with 3rd corners and ½ reels of 4 with 4th corners, 1s and 3s end in centre facing partners (Men facing down)
25-32 1s+3s dance reel of 4 while others chase clockwise 4 places to own side (2s in 1st place, 4s in 3rd, 5s in 5th) 1s and 3s end in middle BtoB with partner facing own sides ready for...
33-40 1s and 3s dance Double Triangles, bars 39-40 1s and 3s petronella turn to 3rd/5th place while 4s and 5s dance up to 2nd/4th (pas-de-basque). 24153

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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