Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Reel For My Spouse

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A REEL FOR MY SPOUSE (R3x32) 3C set Norman Churnside Newcastle Half Century Book

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast (2s step up); 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 (1L up between 2s, 1M down between 3s) into 2nd place own side
9-16 2s+1s+3s turn partners RH; 1s turn LH 1¼ times to face 1st corners (position) while 2s+3s dance clockwise ½ round
17-24 1s+1st corners dance ½ diagonal reel of 4, 1s pass LSh; 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners (position), 1s ½ turn LH to end in centre facing up retaining LH
25-32 1s lead to top, cross to opposite sides and cast one place; 1s cross RH to own side and cast to 3rd place (3s step up 31-32). 231

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

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