Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Reel Of The Transvaal Scottish

Scottish Country Dance Instruction


1- 8 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s, 1s cross down LH and cast to left to end 1L between 2s, 1M between 3s
9-16 1s dance ½ petronella to change places
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 across (LSh to dancer on left) and turn RH to end 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L. 213

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

THE REEL OF THE TRANSVAAL SCOTTISH (32 bar reel for three couples in a four-couple set)

1 - 4 1st couple dance a half figure of eight round 2nd couple.
5 - 8 1st couple, giving left hand, cross below 2nd couple (who step up), then 1st man casts down and 1st woman casts up to finish 1st man between 3rd couple facing up and 1st woman between 2nd couple facing down.
9 - 16 1st couple dance a half petronella to finish 1st man between 2nd couple and 1st woman between 3rd couple.
17 - 22 Reels of three across the dance. 1st couple, turning to the left, give left shoulder to begin the reel.
23 - 24 1st couple turn each other ¾ round giving right hand, to finish in 2nd place.
25 - 32 2nd and 1st couples dance rights and lefts.
Repeat, having passed a couple.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Aad L.M. Boode, Livingston, 2010)

Dance Notes

Dance devised by Aad L.M. Boode, Dublin, 2002.
Tune: The Reel of the Transvaal Scottish, by Bill Clement.

(Dance Notes by the deviser, Aad L.M. Boode 2011)

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