An Austin Celebration

40 bar reel for 5 couples in a longwise set

by Tim Harrison (2000)


Bars   Directions
1-4 1st and 3rd couples turn partner with right hand and cast off one place. 2nd and 4th couples step up on bars 3 & 4.
5-8 1st and 3rd couples turn partner with left hand 1 1/4 times. Finish in the center of the set.
9-16 1st woman with 2nd couple, 1st man and 3rd woman with 4th couple, and 3rd man with 5th couple dance right hands across and back.
17-20 1st and 3rd couples turn partner with right hand, set to partner with women facing down and men facing up.
21-24 1st and 3rd couples turn partner with both hands (pdb), pull back on right shoulder to finish back-to-back with partner in the center of the set (women face up, men face down).
25-32 1st woman with 2nd couple, 1st man and 3rd woman with 4th couple, and 3rd man with 5th couple circle hands round and back. All finish on own side of set.
33-40 1st and 3rd couples dance half figure of eight around the couple above, cross with right hand, and cast off one place. Couple order is 24153.


Recommended tune:   Any good reel.

Notes:   Devised for the Austin Scottish Country Dance Society's 25th Annual St. Andrews Ball.