Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Rounder Reel Of Eight

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE ROUNDER REEL OF EIGHT (R88) Sq.Set B Livingstone Belfast Book

1- 8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 All Promenade round clockwise
17-24 1L+3L cross RH, dance RSh round opposite partner, cross LH and dance LSh round partner while 2M+4M cast round partner, cross RH, dance RSh round opposite partner and cross LH back to places
25-32 2L+4L and 1M+3M repeat
33-40 All Men dance ¼ LH across, dance round RSh Lady on right and turn that Lady RH (4 bars)
41-64 Men repeat with each Lady in turn back to places
65-72 All Ladies dance ½ LH across, turn opposite Man, dance ½ LH across and turn partner RH
73-80 All Promenade round anticlockwise
81-88 All circle 8H round and back

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

Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing Instructions 'The Rounder Reel Of Eight' page