Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Half Reel Of Four

A Half reel of four, which is exactly half of the Reel of four, most commonly occurs on the Side or the Centreline of a 4 Couple Active Set, taking 4 bars; it interchanges the End Dancers and also the Middle Dancers.

The Scottish Country Dance term is also sometimes used as an abbreviation for the much more common Half diagonal reel of four when the context makes it unambiguous.

Here are examples of those Scottish Country Dances for which we have instructions on this site and in which the term, Half reel of four, either appears explicitly or is implied; note that for a common term these will be a small selection; for a rare term, these may be all that exist:

Brisk Bob
Ray Milbourne
All In The Mind
Cairnsmore Of Carsphairn
Cairn Strathspey
Clints Of Dromore
It's Just For Fun
Largo Bay
Reel Challenge (Attwood)

Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Half Reel Of Four

Half Reel Of Four Video Clip

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