Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Reels

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE REELS (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Muriel A Johnstone Ladies of Dunse

1- 8 1s+2s+3s dance ½ reflection reels of 3 on own sides (1s dancing in between 2s to start), 3s+2s+1s set and cross RH
9-16 3s+2s+1s dance ½ reflection reels of 3 (all on opposite sides), 1s+2s+3s set, 3s cross back RH as 1s+2s turn RH ready for Poussette
17-24 1s+2s dance Poussette
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 across (M with 2s and L with 3s) giving RSh to 2nd corners
33-40 1s dance RH across (M with 3s and L with 2s), 2s+1s+3s turn RH

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


Dance Information

This dance, The Reels, was published in the booklet "The Ladies Of Dunse", a collection of dances from Duns and district published by The Duns and district branch of the RSCDS in 1995.

Front cover of The Ladies Of Duns booklet
Miss Margaret Rae And Wilma Miller, "The Ladies Of Dunse" Booklet


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