Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Threesome Reel

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THE THREESOME REEL (M-(S48+R48) 3 Person RSCDS Book 6
Line of three - Man between 2 Ladies. Man holds handkerchiefs (or ribbons) for Ladies to hold in nearer hand

Strathspey:
1- 8 Lady on left dances clockwise round outside, Lady on inside anticlockwise, dancing under arch made by others. Man turns slowly under arch in same direction as Lady on right. All end in place (strathspey travelling steps throughout)
9-16 All set with Highland setting steps
17-48 Repeat twice more

Reel:
1-48 Repeat 1-16 3 times with Highland reel setting steps

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


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