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Miss Hadden's Reel

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MISS HADDEN'S REEL (J8x32) 3C (4C set) RSCDS Book 23

1- 8 1s+2s+3s circle 6H round and back
9-16 1s Set&Cast (2s step up); 2s+1s+3s all turn RH to end in Allemande hold ready for...
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance Allemande
25-32 3s+1s+2s Adv&Ret for 2 steps; 3s cast to 3rd place while 1s+2s dance up, 1s casting to 2nd place. 213
2nd turn bars 29-32: 3s cast to bottom and dance up to 3rd place, original 1s cast to bottom, 2s dance up to place

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


Miss Hadden's Reel
RSCDS   RSCDS Book 23
Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-8   All 6 hands round and back, finishing in places;

  9-12 1s set and cast one place;

13-16 2s 1s 3s turn by the right, finishing in allemande hold, facing up;

17-24 2s1s3s allemande;

25-28 3s1s2s take hands on the side and advance and retire, finishing all facing up;

29-32 3M1M2M 3L1L2L cast and chase to finish 2s1s3s.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

29-32 In the 2nd, 4th and 6th repeats, 1s must finish in 4th place and 3s in 3rd place of the full set; modify the final bars as follows:

    -30 3s finish just outside 2nd place (3rd of the full set), facing in;

31-32 2s continue normally WHILE 3s dance in to 2nd place WHILE 1s cast outside 3s to 4th place of the full set.


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