Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Ten O'Clock Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TEN O'CLOCK REEL (R5x40) 5C Sq.Set Rosemary Crabb-Wyke Aurora 10th Anniv
Square set: 5M in centre with back to 3s, 5L with back to 1s

1- 8 5M dances between 1s, 5L between 3s and they chase clockwise ½ way round set and back into centre (5M through 3s, 5L through 1s) while 2s and 4s set, turn partner RH, set, turn LH
9-16 5s Tulloch Turn while 1s+2s+3s+4s dance interlocking reels of 4 round set
17-24 5M+4M+1L also 5L+2M+3L set as Double Triangles, 5s pull back RSh dance ¼ round to right. 5M+1M+2L also 5L+3M+4L set as Double Triangles. 5s finish in centre facing 1s
25-40 5s+1s dance ½ R&L, then 1s+2s, 2s+3s etc. ½ R&L until 4s in centre

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

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