Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Ptarmigan Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE PTARMIGAN REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Jean Attwood Alexander Book 3

1- 8 1s turn RH and cast 1 place, ¾ turn RH to end between 2s/3s (1L facing up between 2s, 1M down between 3s) and Balance-in-Line across
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across (RSh to 4th corner) and 1s end in diagonal line giving RH to 2nd corner LH to partner
17-24 Balance-in-Line and turn corners RH, 1s turn 1st corners LH to end in diagonal line with 1st corners and Balance-in-Line
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides (LSh to 1st corner) and cross RH to 2nd place

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

The Rock Ptarmigan is a medium-sized (31-35 cm or 12-14 in.) gamebird in the grouse family.

A sedentary species, the Rock Ptarmigan breeds across arctic and subarctic Eurasia and North America (including Greenland) on rocky mountainsides and tundra. It is widespread in the Arctic Cordillera and is found in isolated populations in the mountains of Scotland, the Pyrenees, the Alps, Bulgaria, the Urals, the Pamir Mountains, the Altay Mountains and Japan.

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Ptarmigan Balancing-in-Line Across, Bars 7-8

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