Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Wellingtonia Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE WELLINGTONIA REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Mervyn C Short 12 SCD by Mervyn C Short

1- 8 1s+2s Set&Link, 1M faces out. 1M followed by 1L casts up, dances down middle to face 3M, 1L faces 2M
9-16 1M+3s and 1L+2s dance reels of 3 across (1M+3M and 1L+2M pass RSh to start)
17-24 1M+3M and 1L+2M turn RH, 1M+3L and 1L+2L turn LH to finish 1M facing down between 3s and 1L facing down between 2s
25-32 1M followed by 1L casts up Men's side and dances across to 2nd place opposite sides and 1s turn 1½ RH to 2nd place own sides

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


Dance Information

This dance was inspired by the Wellingtonia trees near Finchampstead, Berkshire which the deviser, Mervyn Short, regularly travelled past on the way to classes.

Wellingtonia Avenue is a road in Crowthorne, Berkshire, UK which is lined with over one hundred giant sequoia trees ("Sequoiadendron Giganteum"), known at the time of planting as Wellingtonia.

The road was built in 1863 through woodland known as Finchampstead Ridges to the east of Finchampstead and is now managed by the National Trust.

Wellingtonia Avenue - Information Video

Wellingtonia Avenue Image
Wellingtonia Avenue, Crowthorne, Near Finchampstead, Berkshire


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Text from this original Wellingtonia Avenue article on Wikipedia.
Image Copyright Anthony Eden / Wellingtonia Avenue, Crowthorne.

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