Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Ruby Ribbon Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE RUBY RIBBON REEL (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Shelagh Dempsey

1- 8 1s cast 2 places and dance up to 2nd place while 2s set and cast to 3rd place while 3s dance up and loop into 1st place, all set and petronella turn into middle
9-16 All dance ½ reel of 6, 2s and 3s ¾ turn RH to own sides while 1s turn RH to face 1st corners
17-24 1s dance pass and turn with 1st corners and pass RSh to face 2nd corners, dance pass and turn with 2nd corners ending 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s dance double Fig of 8 (2s cross down) and end 1s turning RH to face down
33-40 1s lead down and back to 2nd places

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

Dance Information

This dance, The Ruby Ribbon Reel, was written for the 40th anniversary of the Cheltenham Branch where I dance and teach (Shelagh Dempsey).

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