Dance Video The Eightsome Reel (Video 12)

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The Eightsome Reel (R464, RSCDS II 12)
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Anselm Lingnau (April 11, 2021, 1:12 a.m.) – Source: YouTube
Quality (of the dancing)
Informal/Social (“Reeler” style) (What does this mean?)

At the Ghillies Ball at Balmoral, featuring the royal family. Unlike some others, the Queen is visibly enjoying herself, and the Princess Royal is positively exuberant towards the end.

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The Eightsome Reel 4S · R464

Part A

All C circle8 and back
1W+2W+3W+4W RHA, holding P LH ; all C veer right NHJ to bring M to the middle for LHA back to places, M holding P RH.
All C set to partners twice ; turn partners once BH, to finish facing partners in original places
All C G-Chain (2 skip change par hand) to own places, finishing facing the centre (no polite turn)

Part B

1W moves to centre, and dances alone (any suitable reel steps) while{8} 1M+2c+3c+4c circle7 and back
1W sets to and turns P BH ; sets to and turns opposite M (3M) BH
1W+1M+3M Reel3, 1W starts with Lsh to 1M, 1W stays in the centre at the end
Repeat bars 1-8
1W sets to and turns M on right (4M) BH ; sets to and turns opposite M (2M) BH
1W+4M+2M Reel3, 1W starts with Lsh to 4M, at the end 1W resumes her original place, and 2W moves into the centre

Repeat part B 7 times, with 2W, 3W, 4W, 1M, ... 4M each in turn in the centre. On bars 9- the W/M in the centre first sets to the P, then to the opposite M/W. In bars 33- the W/M first sets to the M/W on the L (seen from inside) of her/his original position, then the M/W opposite.
repeat part A

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