Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Neil's Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

NEIL'S REEL (S4x40) 4C set Peter Hastings Alba Smiles Better

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place, turn 2H and dance up to top
9-16 1s+3s dance double Fig of 8 around standing 2s (1s cast to start)
17-24 1M+2M turn LH 1½ times while 1L+2L turn RH 1½ times, 1s set to 2s on sides, 1s and 2s set to partners
25-32 All turn partners 2H 1½ times and chase clockwise ½ way
33-40 4s+3s also 1s+2s dance Diamond Poussette. 4312

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

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