Clara’s Reel
by Sue McKinnell 8x32 Reel for 3C
1-4 1C turn LH once round to end back to back facing own sides in 1st place. On bars 3-4, 2C cast up to face 1C, 2W facing 1W and 2M facing 1M, forming a line across the dance.
5-8 1C & 2C dance a ˝ reel of four across the set. 2C end in 1st place on opposite sides; 1C end by turning halfway LH rather than passing LS to complete the half reel, flowing into...
9-12 1C turn LH once round, moving down the set and ending back to back between 3C facing opposite sides, 1W facing 3M, 1M facing 3W.
13-16 1C & 3C dance a ˝ reel of four across the set, 1C end facing down between 3C, 1W on the left. 3C end in 3rd place on opposite sides.
17-24 1C dance down between 3C, cast up behind own lines and in through 2nd place, up between 2C, and cast down through 2nd place on own sides to end back to back in the center of the set, 1W facing up and 1M facing down, 1W taking hands with 2C and 1M taking hands with 3C.
25-28 1W & 2C, 1M & 3C circle halfway to end with 1W above 2C, 1M below 3C, and 2C & 3C on own sides. All set.
29-32 1C cast over RS, 1W around 2W, 1M around 3M, to 2nd place on own sides.
Suggested music is The Reel of the Gordon Highlanders from Gang on the Same Gate by Green Ginger.
This dance is written for Clara Geiger, a lovely woman treated me like a daughter.