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Twelvesome Reel

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TWELVESOME REEL (R6x32) 6C Sq.Set Barry Priddey Twelvesome Reel and Four More SCDs
6 couples: couples 1, 2, 3 and 4 make square set, couples 5s and 6s in middle, 5s facing 1s, 6s facing 3s

1- 8 1s+2s+3s+4s circle 8H left ½ way, set advancing, turn right and dance out (to new places) while 5s+6s set to partner, set facing diagonally in to centre and dance LH across
9-16 3s+5s+6s+1s dance parallel reels of 4, 3s and 1s ending in place and 5s+6s omit LSh pass to end facing 2s and 4s
17-24 4s+5s+6s+2s dance parallel reels of 4, 4s and 2s ending in places and 5s+6s omit LSh ready for...
25-28 5s and 6s dance RH across with nearest corners (i.e. groups of three dancers)
29-32 5s+6s dance ½ LH across in centre while 1s+2s+3s+4s circle ¼ round to left and 2s+5s also 6s+4s dance RH across ½ way (to put new couples - 2s and 4s - in centre) while 1s and 3s turn partners RH

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

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