Scottish Country Dance InstructionReeling On
Maggie and Duncan Keppie Gaelic College SCD Book 11: Three Dozen
32 bar Strathspey
2-couple Round-the-Room dance, couple facing couple, woman on right of partner
1-8 CIRCLE AND BACK: 4 hands round and back ending facing partner;
9-16 SET AND ½ RIGHTS AND LEFTS TWICE: All set to partner, dance ½ rights and lefts (1 step to each hand), set to opposite, and dance ½ rights and lefts back to place (1 step to each hand), ending with men facing out;
17-24 LADIES' CHAIN: all dance Ladies' Chain (start with men casting to partner's place), ending facing partner;
25-28 ADVANCE, RETIRE AND CAST INTO LINE OF 4: all advance and retire with partner (1 step each way), then pulling right shoulder back cast into a line of 4 along the line of the dance, women to the end of the line and men back-to-back in the middle facing their partner;
29-32 ½ REEL OF 4: all dance ½ reel of 4 ending facing next couple Round The Room (on bar 32, men pass right shoulders rather than left, as women dance a loop pulling right shoulder back).
Repeat with next couple round the room.
(Dance crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)
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