Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Rio (Tous) Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

RIO (TOUS) REEL (R4x32) 4C set Arthur C Boswell Arnside Collection

1- 8 All advance 1 step and retire, cross RH, advance for 1 step, retire (slightly) Ladies turning anticlockwise under partner's arm
9-16 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance Poussette
17-24 2s+1s also 3s+4s dance RH across ½ way, centre couples LH across ½ way, end couples RH across and centre couples LH across to end (3)(4)(1)(2)
25-32 2M+1L change places RH, 2M+4M also 2L+1M change places LH, 2M+3L also 2L+4L change RH and 2L+3M change LH to 2341

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

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