Dance The Bluebell Reel 587

Also known as “The Blue Bell Reel”.

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

Devised by
Marie Boehmer (1993)
844/844/844/888 = 56% (whole dance)
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
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Devised: 1993.

Originally published with ...

Devised: 1993.

Originally published with the title spelled as "Blue Bell", the republication by the Tokyo Scottish Bluebell Club in their anniversary book uses "Bluebell". So that has been changed to be the main name of the dance with the "Blue Bell" version as official alias.

The Bluebell Reel 3/4L · R32

1s cross down RH to double triangles position (2s step up 1-2) 1s+2s+3s set as Double Triangles
1s turn 2nd corner 3/4 LH. 1M ends above 2s facing down, 1L ends below 2s facing up
1M+2s set as Double Triangles, 2s turn inwards to face down & 2s+1L set as Double Triangles (1s set throughout 4 bars)
1M followed by 1L casts down behind Ladies' side. 1M ends below 3s facing up, 1L dances in between 2L & 3L to face down above 3s
1s+3s repeat 9-12
1M followed by 1L casts up behind 3M, 1M dances in, pulls back RSh to end in 2nd place own side, 1L dances across to 2nd place own side passing 1M RSh
2s+1s+3s turn partner RH then turn partner LH (dance out to sides each time). 2 1 3

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