Ceilidh Dance Instructions

 

Virginia Reel

Formation: Sets of four couples, gents with left shoulder to band.

Bars:       Description

1-4:           All advance and retire holding hands down each line of the set

5-8:          All advance and retire (clap hands with partner opposite)

9-12:        All advance and retire, turning partners with Right Arm.

13-16:      All advance and retire, turning partners with Left Arm.

17-20:     All advance and retire, turning partners with Both Hands

21-24:     All advance and retire, then dance back to back left shoulder to left shoulder with partners 

                (do-si-do).

25-32:    1st couple join both hands and side slip (skoosh) down the middle and back.

33-40:    1st couple, followed by all other couples cast off to the bottom; 1st couple make an arch and 

                the other three couples dance up to new positions.