Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


Scottish Country Dance Instruction

QUINTREEL (Old Urray Reel) (R5x64) 5C Sq.Set Mats Melin Scandinavian Dance Book 1
5 couple square set, 5s in centre, 5M facing 2s above 5L facing 4s

1- 8 5s set, ½ turn RH; 5M+3s and 5L+1s dance LH across
9-16 5s turn 1¾ RH; 5M+2s and 5L+4s dance LH across
17-24 Reels of 3 up/down: 5M+3L+1M and 5L+1L+3M dance RSh reels of 3 (5s pass 3L/1L RSh to start)
25-32 5s dance La Baratte:
 25-26 5s set to partner
 27-28 5M ½ turns 5L RH and retains hand but at arm's length from each other
 29-30 5M retraces steps with Lady turning right under Man's arm briefly into Allemande hold (Man behind Lady facing Ladies' original place) and releasing Ladies' RH she turns under Man's left arm until almost in original places
 31-32 Couple change places LH to opposite places retaining LH
33-40 5s set, ¾ turn LH; 5M+4s and 5L+2s dance RH across
41-48 5s turn 1¾ LH; 5M+1s and 5L+3s dance RH across
49-56 Reels of 3 across: 5M+4M+2L and 5L+2M+4L dance RSh reels of 3 (5s pass 4M/2M RSh to start). 5s end facing 1s, all 5 couples take allemande hold
57-64 5s+1s change places passing LSh, 1s+2s repeat; 2s+3s repeat, 3s+4s repeat. 4M turns 4L under raised right arm to end 4M facing 2s above 4L facing 4s. 51234

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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