MIRROR REELS OF THREE DANCE
A 32-bar strathspey for 3 couples in a 3-couple set
1-8.......1st and 2nd couples dance a double figure of eight, 1st couple crossing down and 2nd couple dancing up the sidelines to begin. 2nd couple finish facing out.
9-16 .....1st, 2nd and 3rd couples dance reels of three on own side. To begin, 1st couple dance in and down, 2nd couple dance out and up, and 3rd couple dance in and up. Give nearer hands to partner where possible.
17-20...1st and 2nd couples dance four hands once round, retaining nearer hands with partner to face up and down in the centre.
21-24...1st and 2nd couples set. 1st couple turn to face partner on the last step and cast to second place while 2nd couple dance up to first place the short way.
25-32...1st and 3rd couples repeat bars 17 to 24. 3rd couple finish in second place facing up, ready to dance up into the double figure of eight of the next repetition.
Repeat with a new top couple.
After the second turn the dancing couple continues the reel with bottom couple to change places.
The first two turns are in Strathspey time, the second two are in Reel time.
Espagnole: both W lead RHJ to M side, cross and cast back to exchanged places while Men cross to W side, lead RHJ back to M side crossing to exchanged places ; all turn P EH (2,1)