Dance Rosss's Reel 18946

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

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Gaye Collin
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This dance was devised in memory of Ross Edwards, who died in November 2016.

Cath, Ross’s wife, had great trouble at times dancing with his freespirited approach on the dance floor and sometimes had to take him in hand for a few quiet words.

His naughty ways were loved by many and we miss him dearly. Not many dancers could get away with this approach to Scottish Country dancing but Ross, with his twinkling eyes, could. Like a box of chocolates, you never knew when you danced with Ross quite how it would turn out.

Damon Collin has named the first formation “The Rosss”

The Reel in this dance is an example of what he got up to.

The extra ssss in the title are because when Ross emailed me he often signed off with: Rossss staff to Catherine, or Rossss on behalf of she who should be obeyed, another one was, Rossss secretary to Catherine E Edwards, or just Staffee

No longer with us in person, but always in spirit, R.I.P dear Ross.

Rosss's Reel 3/4L · R32

1s+2s dance "The Rosss":
1-4 1M+2L cross RH, cast to their Left while partners step up/down & face out bars 3-4
5-8 1M+1L also 2L+2M turn LH on sides
9-12 1M+2L cross RH, cast to their Right while partners step up/down & face out bars 11-12
13-16 1M+1L also 2L+2M turn RH on sides
1s+2s+3s dance "Rosss's Reel":
RSh reels of 3 except 1M dances 1/2 reel on own side, crosses set from 3rd place to briefly follow 1L (she frowns) & then crosses back & up to top place own side & 1s face out (2M+3M dance normal reel of 3 shape)
1s cast round 2s (2s step up 27-28), cross down between 3s, cast up to 2nd place & cross LH to own sides

Note: End of 2nd time through 1s remain in 3rd place, stepping down (bars 3-4) as new top couple start

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Keith Rose
Added on: Jan. 25, 2019, 6:22 p.m.
Quality: Demonstration quality

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