Scottish Country Dance Instruction
Reel n x 32 bars n Couple Repeat
n Couple Set Progressive Large Circular Set
Start with all couples (L on partner's right) in one large circle, facing in.
1-8 All hands round to the left and back;
9-16 all advance and retire, twice;
17-18 all turn partner with both hands;
19-20 all pass partner by the right to meet approaching second corner (new partner);
21-24 all turn new partner by the right, finishing in promenade hold, facing anticlockwise;
25-32 all promenade anticlockwise, finishing facing in.
(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)
For use as a warming up dance, the deviser recommends walking the first repeat gently, walking the second repeat more vigorously, dancing the third repeat gently with small steps and dancing subsequent repeats purposefully.
It is also eminently appropriate as a ceilidh dance.
(Dance Notes by Reuben Freemantle)
Januar By The Fireside, Glass painting From Norwich, c. 1480/1500
Image Copyright [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
Additional search terms: Ceilidh Dance.
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