Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

May And Jim's Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MAY AND JIM'S REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John A Johnston Jig Time 1

1- 8 1s turn RH, cast (2s step 3-4); 1s+3s turn RH to finish in centre facing up
9-16 1s+3s dance Allemande ending with 3s casting back to 3rd place while 1s lead up to face 1st corners
17-24 1s+1st corners dance Corner Chain, 1s face 2nd corners
25-32 1s+2nd corners dance Corner Chain, 1s end in 2nd place own side. 213

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

Dance Information

This dance, May And Jim's Reel, was named after May and Jim Holmes (from Irvine, Ayrshire), active committee members of the North Ayrshire RSCDS Branch.

The Ballroom At Eglinton Castle
The Ballroom At Eglinton Castle, North Ayrshire, 1840

Image copyright Hodgson / Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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