Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Ruby Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE RUBY REEL (R4x32) 4C set Edward (Ted) Willitt
2s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s set, turn RH, cast 1 place and turn LH to end between 2s (Man facing Lady)
9-16 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across and end in original places while 3s+4s circle 4H round and back
17-20 1L+2L also 3L+4L change places RH and set while 1M+2M also 3M+4M set and change places RH
21-24 1L+4L change places RH and set while 1M+4M set and change places RH
25-32 All circle 8H round to left for 6 steps, pivot left and chase back to places

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

Dance Information

A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). The red color is caused mainly by the presence of the element chromium. Its name comes from ruber, Latin for red.

Ruby Red
Ruby Red

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