Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Thornham Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE THORNHAM REEL (J4x32) 4C set N Howarth Cambridge Diamond Jubilee
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s and 4s set, ½ turn LH, 1L followed by partner dances out between 2M+3L and cast to 4th place Men's side as partner returns to place while 4s dance similarly 4L ending in 1st place Ladies' side and 4M in original place
9-16 1L+4M also 1M+4L turn RH 1½ times, 1s+4s cast to centre while 2s and 3s cross LH up/down, 1s+4s dance RH across ½ way while 2s and 3s set
17-24 1s (in prom hold) dance reel of 3 with 2L+3M (RSh to 2L to start) while 4s dance reel of 3 with 2M+3L (RSh to 3L to start)
25-32 1s+4s dance RH across ½ way, give LH to corner and balance in St Andrew's Cross, 1s+4s dance ½ RH across and all change place with partners 24(1)(3)

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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