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The Somerset Children's Reel

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THE SOMERSET CHILDREN'S REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Elizabeth Beckinsale 2015 RSCDS Book 51

1- 8 1s+2s dance RH across, LH back
9-16 1s lead down (2 steps), retain RH and set to each other, lead up to top and cast (2s step up 15-16)
17-24 1s+3s dance Double Fig of 8 (1s cross down, 3s dance up to start)
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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

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This dance, The Somerset Children's Reel, was devised by Elizabeth Beckinsale, from the RSCDS Somerset Branch.

Elizabeth dedicated this dance to the children's class of the Somerset Branch and it includes the children's favourite formations (the children helped to choose the dances name).

The Somerset Children's Reel
The Marine Lake And Beach, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset

Image copyright Jeremy Bolwell under this Creative Commons Licence 2.0.

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