Dance Eric's Reel 15640

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

Devised by
Ian Brockbank
800/844/844/888 = 50% (whole dance)
  • Chase (CHASE)
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  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
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Extra info
Unfortunately the dance was published ...

Unfortunately the dance was published without background notes.

The Eric in question is Eric Liddell, the runner made famous by the film "Chariots of Fire". The dance was written for a beginners class which met in the Eric Liddell Centre in Morningside, Edinburgh. It was the 9th October 2012, their 3rd class of the season. I was introducing them to setting, and I wanted a dance with plenty of practice for setting that contrasted with the other dance that evening (Bonnie Geordie's Wig), but didn't require any figures we hadn't encountered yet.

Seonaid Lynn was musician for the class that evening, and when she heard I had written a new dance for the class, she decided to write a tune to go with it, which she also premiered that night; this is the tune which Graeme Munro plays on the CD to accompany the RSCDS Edinburgh Branch 90th Anniversary book.

Eric's Reel 3/4L · R32

1c cross R | cast off [2c up] ; 1c turn R [to 2x]
All set twice in sidelines ; 1c turn R 1¼ [to 1L+2c, 1M+3c facing in lines across]
All set twice in lines across ; 1c turn R 1¼ [to 2pl; 1M face up, 1L down]
All dance clockwise once round

Eric's Reel 3/4L · R32

1s cross RH, cast 1 place (2s step up), 1s turn RH finishing in 2nd place opp. sides
2s+1s+3s set twice, 1s turn RH 1.1/4 to finish 1L between 2s facing down, 1M between 3s facing up
2s+1L & 3s+1M set twice, 1s turn RH 1.1/4 to finish in 2nd place own sides 1M facing up, 1L facing down
All dance clockwise once round set Order: 2 1 3

RSCDS Edinburgh
Added on: Dec. 6, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
Quality: Demonstration quality


Murrough Landon
Added on: Oct. 10, 2018, 12:17 a.m.
Quality: Good

NameDateOwnerLast changed
Ediburgh 90 Anniverary Book Andrew Locke May 4, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
FSCDC 25 November 2014 2014-11-25 Anselm Lingnau Nov. 26, 2014, 4:33 p.m.
RSCDS Edinburgh Christmas Party 2017 2017-12-12 RSCDS Edinburgh Dec. 5, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Scotia Feb, 1st, 2016 Sue Ronald Jan. 30, 2016, 3:09 a.m.
FSCDC 11 November 2014 2014-11-11 Anselm Lingnau Nov. 24, 2014, 2:08 p.m.

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