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 4s+2s dance Set&Link while 1s+3s set and dance RH across ½ way. 42(3)(1)
13-16 All 4 couples turn partners RH once round and take allemande hold, 4s and 2s facing up, 3s and 1s facing down
17-24 All dance interlocking allemandes ending 2(1)4(3)
25-28 1s and 3s dance ½ Fig of eight through the couple above (1s through 2s, 4s through 3s)
29-32 1s+4s dance Set&Link. Finish 2413

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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