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Marian's Reel

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MARIAN'S REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Sue Petyt www.suepetyt.me.uk/reels.html

1- 8 1s cross down between 2s and 3s to dance Fig of 8 on opposite sides to end in partner's place
9-16 1s cross RH and cast 1 place (2s step up 11-12). 1s dance RH across (1L+2s and 1M+ 3s). 1s end facing 1st corners
17-32 1s dance Corner Chain with 1st and 2nd corners:-
' 1s change places RH with 1st corners, 1st corners turn LH in centre and return to places giving RH to 1s who turn LH in centre to face 2nd corners
' 1s change places RH with 2nd corners, 2nd corners turn LH in centre and return to places giving RH to 1s and 1s end turning LH to 2nd places own sides

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


Marian's Reel (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Sue Petyt

1-8 First lady crosses down between second and third man and dances a figure of eight on the opposite side (dancing out and down behind third man to start) and finishing in partner's place, WHILE First man crosses down between second and third ladies and dances a figure of eight on the opposite side (dancing out and down behind third lady to start) and finishing in partner's place
9-12 First couple cross over giving right hands and cast off one place, second couple step up on 11-12
14-16 First lady dances right hand across with the second couple while first man dances right hand across with the third couple, first couple finish facing their first corners
17-24 First couple dance a corner chain with their first corners
17-18 Change places right hand with first corners
19-20 Corners turn all the way round giving left hand
21-22 Change places right hand with first corners
23-24 First couple turn left hand to face second corners
25-32 First couple dance a corner chain with their second corners
25-26 Change places right hand with second corners
27-28 Corners turn all the way round giving left hand
29-30 Change places right hand with second corners
31-32 First couple cross left hand to second place own side
Repeat from new positions

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue Petyt, 2009)


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Dance Information

Written for Marian Anderson.

Dance Information by the deviser, Sue Petyt.

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