Dance Melanie's Reel 15470

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

Devised by
Avril and David Quarrie (2012)
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
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Melanie’s Reel

A 32 bar reel for 3 couples in a 4 couple set

1 - 8 1C and 2C dance the Chain Progression, 1C finish facing out.

9 - 16 1C cast to their right round 3rd corner and dance towards each other up and down the dance, turn right hand one and a half times to finish facing each other, pull right shoulder back and finish back to back, 1L facing up, 1M facing down.

17 – 24 1C dance Double Triangles; on bars 23 and 24, 1L rotates around to face down, 1M does a quarter rotation to finish in the middle in 2nd place, with his partner on his right.

25 – 32 1C with nearer hands joined, dance down the middle; on bars 28 and 29, 1L dances under her partners arm, 1M dancing below his partner and 1C dance up to 2nd place own side.

Repeat from 2nd place

"For Melanie, who brightened the Lausanne Group with her smile and especially her fits of giggles. We will miss her but our loss will be another group's gain. She might even learn to love the strathspey.

Devised by Avril and David Quarrie, May 2012

Melanie's Reel 3/4L · R32

1c+2c Chain Progression (turn RH ¾ | middles turn LH 1½ as outsides chase ½ clw | 2c+1c turn RH ¾) and 1c face out (2,1,3)
1c cast R round 3cnr and meet | turn RH 1½ and twirl R into DTr positon, 1W facing up
DTr, but at end 1c pivot R (1W full turn) to face down NHJ, 1M on L.
1c dance down the middle{3}, change sides, W passing above M and under joined arms {2}, and up (2,1,3)

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