Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Oxton Reel

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OXTON REEL (S1x144) 6C Set Unknown RSCDS Book 6

Part A
1-12 1s followed by 2s+3s+4s+5s+6s cast behind own lines, meet partners and lead up the middle
13-16 All turn partners RH
17-24 All set to partners with simple setting steps

Part B
1-12 1s take promenade hold and followed by 2s+3s+4s+5s+6s, turn to right to dance Fig of 8 down and up the set to places
13-24 All repeat bars 13-24 of Part A

Part C
1-12 All repeat bars 1-12 of Part B but with hands joined behind their backs
13-24 All repeat bars 13-24 of Part A

Part D
1-12 1s+2s+3s also 4s+5s+6s dance Grand Chain with 2 steps to each hand (To start, 1s and 4s face across, 2 and 5s face down, 3s and 6s face up)
13-24 All repeat bars 13-24 of Part A

Part E
1-12 All dance into middle with each man behind his partner (hands on Ladies waist). 1s and 4s face down, others face up. 1s+2s+3s also 4s+5s+6s dance tandem reels of 3. To start 1s and 2s also 4s and 5s pass RSh
13-24 All repeat bars 13-24 of Part A

Part F
1-12 1s+2s+3s also 4s+5s+6s dance 6H twice to left
13-24 All repeat bars 13-24 of Part A

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


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