Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Miss Forbes' Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MISS FORBES' REEL (R4x48) 4C set Dances Collected by Miss Milligan

1- 8 1s set twice to 2L, set twice to 2M
9-16 1s dance Figs of 8 round 2s+3s on own sides (dancing between 2s to start)
17-24 1s and 4s advance (down/up), set, circle 4H round to left ending in 2nd/3rd places
25-32 2s and 3s repeat all ending in original places
33-40 1s+2M dance RH across; 1s+3M dance LH across
41-48 1s+4L dances RH across and 1s turn 2H to 4th places

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

There is also a Scottish highland dance, Miss Forbes - Highland Dance Video sometimes danced today at Highland games around the world, as part of Scottish National dances repertoire, a traditional Scottish Step dance first published by D.G. MacLennan in 1950.

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