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The Rutland Reel

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THE RUTLAND REEL (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Robert Senior The Sunday Class 1

1- 8 1s set and cast 1 place (2s step up); 1s cross down between 3s and cast up to 2nd place opposite sides
9-16 1s+2s dance Ladies' Chain and end 1s facing down
17-24 Reels of 3 on sides, 1s giving RSh to 3s (6 bars) and 1s+3s change places RH. 23(1)
25-32 3s+1s dance Men's Chain and end 1L facing out with partner ready to follow her
33-40 1L followed by partner casts up and crosses to own side to end with 1s in 2nd place own sides; 1s+3s circle 4H round to left

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

Dance Notes

  8-9   The dance flows well for 1L but not so for 1M here; it is probably best for 1M not to attempt to reach 2L's place but, instead to finish outside 2L's place so that he can make a smooth transition into the ladies' chain.

24-25 The dance flows elegantly into the men's chain.

(Dance notes by Reuben Freemantle)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Rutland is a landlocked county in central England, bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire and southeast by Northamptonshire.

Valley Of The River Chater, Rutland

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