Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Pillar Box Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE PILLAR BOX REEL (R4x32) 4C set Anne Thorn Magic of Music 2
1- 4 1s+4s cross RH, 1s cast off one place as 4s cast up one place. 2s and 3s step down/up bars 3-4
5- 8 1s+4s dance ½ R&L ending 2413
9-12 All 4 couples set to partner, 4s+2s dance Set&Link while 1s+3s dance RH across ½ way. 42(3)(1)
13-16 All 4 couples turn partners once round with the RH into Allemande hold, 4s and 2s couples facing up, 3s and 1s facing down
17-24 All dance interlocking Allemandes ending 2(1)4(3)
25-28 1s+3s dance a ½ Fig of eight through the couple above
29-32 1s+4s dance Set&Link. Finish 2413

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

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