Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Miss Nicholl's Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MISS NICHOLL'S REEL (R4x32) 4C set J Dodwell Imperial 3
2s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s and 4s cast in 1 place as 2s and 3s dance up/down, 1s+4s dance RH across and all set
9-16 2s and 3s cast in 1 place as 1s and 4s dance up/down, 2s+3s dance RH across and all set advancing (1s and 3s face up while 2s and 4s face down)
17-24 All dance 'Linked' Allemandes:-
' 1s+3s dance normal Allemande to end in each others place as 2s+4s dance down to end in each others place. 3(4)1(2)
25-32 All set, cross RH, 2s lead up between 1s crossing, out and up behind 4s+3s to top and cross RH. 2(3)4(1)

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


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