Dance The Reel of the Gordon Highlanders 8088

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

Devised by
Aad L M Boode (1994)
Intensity
800/888/888/888 = 83% (1 turn), 62% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
The dance was devised for ...

The dance was devised for the Regiment of the Gordon Highlanders on the occasion of its 200th Anniversary in 1994.

The inside of the cover of this one dance leaflet also mentions: "The present Regiment stems directly from the amalgamation, in 1881, of the 75th Stirlingshire Regiment and the 92th (Highland) Regiment of Foot. The 92nd, was raised in 1794 as the 100th (Highland) Regiment of Foot - known as the Gordon Highlanders - by Jean, Duchess of Gordon, at a time when Britain faced a war with Revolutionary France. It was renumbered 92nd in 1798. The 75th was raised in 1787 as the 75th Highland Regiment - known as Abercromby's - in the county of Stirling to assist the East Indian Company. On amalgamation in 1881 the new Regiment was named 'The Gordon Highlanders'. In September 1994 the Gordon Highlanders were amalgamated with the Queen's Own Highlanders to form a new regiment 'The Highlanders'."

The Reel of the Gordon Highlanders 3/4L · R32

1–
1c cross RH, cast off (2c up) ; ½ Fig8 L (Rsh to 4cnr) (2,1,3)
9–
Reels3 on own sides, Lsh to 3cnr, 1c finishing on 1diagonal RHJ and LHJ with 3cnrs, (2c & 3c loop into places)
17–
»The Spoke«: (8 PdB) 1c BiL with cnrs {1}, move ¼ turn clw {1}, repeat 3 times while{8} corners either BiL or set diagonally
25–
2c+1c+3c circle6 and back

The Reel of the Gordon Highlanders 3/4L · R32

1-8
1s cross RH, cast 1 place & dance 1/2 Figs of 8 (Lady round 2s & Man round 3s) to end 2nd place on own sides
9-16
1s dance reels of 3 on sides giving LSh to 3rd corner & ending in diagonal line RH joined & LH to 3rd corners
17-24
1s dance the Spoke - Bal-in-Line, 1s move clockwise to 2nd corner, repeat with 1st corner & 4th corner, 1s ending in 2nd place
25-32
2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

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