Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Reel Dozen

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Reel Dozen
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Haliburton School Of Arts SCD Book 6:
4x40 bar Reel
Lines of 3 radiating out from centre of set

  1-8   REELS OF 3: in line of 3, centre facing out, dance a right shoulder reel of 3 (at the end of bar 6, centres pass on into next line of 3 on the left to dance bars 7-8);

  9-16 REPEAT REEL OF 3: centres dance another reel of 3 with new partners, progressing on to next line at the end;

17-24 BALANCE AND PROGRESS TWICE; centres facing anticlockwise, new partners facing clockwise, all with nearer hands joined, balance in line, then dance forwards 1/8th, balance in next line, and dance forwards another 1/8th to rejoin original partners;

25-28 TEAPOTS: dance right hands across with original partners;

29-40 INTERSECTING REELS OF 4 OR CHASE: centres dance out and around the set clockwise back to ORIGINAL places AS ends dance intersecting reels of 4 using left-hands across halfway through the centre: 2 skip change of step for each part: pass right shoulder, lefts hands across halfway, pass right shoulder (end with centres in original places and ends are one place clockwise around the set).

Repeat 3 times.

(Dance Crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)



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