Sit This One Out

32 bar reel for 3 couples in a longwise set

by Tim Harrison (2006)

Bars     Directions
1-8 1st couple set advancing; turn once round, giving both hands; cast off one place; and turn one and 1/4 times round, giving left hands. To finish, face 1st corners. 2nd couple step up on bars 5&6.
9-16 1st couple set to and turn corners. Finish back-to-back in the middle of the set in 2nd position. Face opposite side of the dance.
17-24 Couples 2, 3 & 1 dance double triangles. 1st couple finish on opposite side of the dance in 2nd position
25-32 1st couple Petronella turn and set, Petronella turn and set. Finish on own side of dance in 2nd position.
Repeat, having passed a couple.

Recommended tune: Gran Douglas' Delight by Muriel A Johnstone (CD: Scottish Reflections [RSCDS CD7], track 4, Back to the Fireside)

Note: My teenage class loved dancing the pas de basque step. So, I wrote a dance that is entirely pas de basque. Many find this dance exhausting.