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Ann Skipper's Reel

32-bar Reel for Four Couples in a Square Set
Music: "Susan's Reel"
Four times through
Author: Samuel Reynolds
Copyright © 1988, 1995

[ Diagrams ]

1-4
Ladies circle four hands round half way, then set turning to end back-to-back in the center, facing out. Men step slightly to the right to form a cross.

5-16
All dance a double reel of four.*

17-20
Men dance right hands across, while ladies cast to the right to end in the sideline (form a cross), then set.

21-24
Men dance left hands across half way, then turn partner three-quarters by the right to end in sideline (lady on man's right).

25-28
First couple form an arch and advance to first position, then cast to the right in promenade hold to second position, while third couple promenade under the arch to third position, then cast to the right in promenade hold to fourth position; meanwhile, second and fourth couples set, then second man and fourth lady cross giving left hands to first position, while fourth man and second lady cross giving left hands to third position. Second and fourth men remain facing out.

29-32
Couples 2 and 4 dance a half ladies' chain, while couples 1 and 3 promenade around the outside of the set to the opposite side.

REPEAT THREE TIMES

* Double reel of four:

This reel is similar to the double diagonal reel found in Angus MacLeod, except that all the ladies begin in the center.

5-6
Ladies dance to sidelines, while men dance into center.

7-8
Men dance left hands across half way, while ladies dance into center.

9-10
Men dance to sidelines (facing out), while ladies dance left hands across half way.

11-12
Ladies dance to sidelines, while men dance into center.

13-14
Men dance left hands across half way, while ladies dance into center.

15-16
Men dance to sidelines (facing clockwise), while ladies dance left hands across half way.

This dance is dedicated to Ann Skipper, teacher in the San Gabriel Valley Branch and dance mistress of The Clan MacLeod Dancers, for planting the seed that nagged at me until the dance wrote itself.

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