Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Reel For Bessie

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A REEL FOR BESSIE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Wouter Joubert Fields Of Gold

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place (2s step up); 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 (1M up round 2s, 1L down round 3s) and pass LSh to face 1st corners
9-16 1s dance "Hello-Goodbye" setting to end facing 3rd corners
17-24 1s dance RSh diagonal reel of 4 with 3rd corners and end passing RSh to face 2nd corners
25-32 1s dance "Corners Pass and Turn Reel"
25-28 1s and 2nd corners dance Corner pass and turn. On bar 28 1s pass LSh to face 4th corners
29-32 1s and 4th corners dance Corner pass and turn. 1s finish in 2nd place own sides. 213

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

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