Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Axum Reel: Bars 1-2

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Diagram, The Axum Reel Bar 1-2. Scottish Country Dance Dictionary

The Axum Reel: Bars 1-2


Arrow heads show the positions of the dancers at the end of bar 2.
An unshaded symbol shows the position of the dancer in the reverse reels of four and in the axum reel;
a lightly shaded symbol shows the position of the dancer in the reverse reels of four which does not also occur in the axum reel;
heavily shaded symbols show the initial positions, in the sidelines, of those dancers who are not in the ideal starting positions for either form of reel.
The emboldened line shows the modification to the paths of the parallel, reverse reels of four;
the medium-weight line shows those parts of the parallel, reverse reels of four which are unchanged;
the broken line shows the adjustment required in the first two bars to get the dancers to their evenly-spaced (in time) positions; this adjustment is exactly as that required in the basic reverse reels of four.