Dance The Ambassadors' Reel 13629

Reel · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
Susi Mayr (2007)
Intensity
800 800 844 888 = 58% (1 turn), 44% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
The dance was devised as ...

The dance was devised as a farewell present of the RSCDS Vienna Branch to John and Judith MacGregor, British Ambassadors in Vienna and Bratislava. John Macgregor had been the Honorary President of the Branch for a couple of years. John and Judith MacGregor were leaving Austria in August 2007 as their appointments as ambassadors to Vienna and Bratislava came to an end.

The dance and tune was presented to them at the end-of-season dance at the residency of the British ambassador in Vienna.

A Note from "The Vienna Book":
This is a very fluid dance. Although conventional barring is used in the description above, it should be taken only as an approximation of what happens at any given point in the dance. For the sake of convenience, couples should start and end each turn of the dance in the sidelines, facing each other.

The Ambassadors' Reel 3/4L · R32

1–
1c dance between 2c and cast up ; ½ Fig8 down round 2c,
9–
1c dance down between 3c (2c up) ; cast up, ½ Fig8 down round 3c (2,1,3)
17–
1c turn 1cnr RH, pass Rsh, turn 2cnr RH, pass Rsh into
25–
Circle6 and back (2,1,3)

Deviser's Note: 1c can choose handing freely ; the timing is fluid, the barring only an approximation

The Ambassadors' Reel 3/4L · R32

1-8
1s dance down between 2s & cast up, 1s dance 1/2 Fig of 8 round 2s
9-16
1s dance down between 3s & cast up, 1s dance 1/2 Fig of 8 round 3s & end facing 1st corners
17-24
1s turn 1st corners RH & pass RSh to face 2nd corners, turn corners RH & pass RSh to 2nd place own sides
25-32
2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

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Added on: July 30, 2013, 11:25 p.m.
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Added on: July 29, 2014, 9:44 p.m.
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Eric Ferguson
Added on: May 6, 2016, 8:48 a.m.
Quality: Informal/Social (RSCDS)

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