Cry Havoc
by Sue McKinnell 8X32 Reel for 3C
1-4 1C set and cast one place as 2C step up.
5-8 2C, 1C, & 3C set and cross LH.
9-12 1C and 2nd corners (1W & 3M in 3Ws place, 1M & 2W in 2Ms place) dance a diagonal reel of four. 1C pass RS to face 2nd corners (1W facing 2M in 2Ws place, 1M facing 3W in 3Ms place).
13-16 1C and 2nd corners dance a diagonal reel of four. End 3, 1, 2 all on own sides.
17-24 3C, 1C, & 2C dance diagonal rights and left, 1W starting up and 1M starting down. End 2, 1, 3 with 2C & 3C on opposite sides.
25-28 2C & 1C dance right hands across, then 1C cast to 2nd place on opposite sides as 2C dance up to 1st place on own sides.
29-32 1C & 3C dance left hands across, then 1C cast up to 2nd place on own sides as 3C dance down to 3rd place on own sides. End 2, 1, 3.
Suggested music is The Carl Cam Ower the Croft from Muckle Carfuffle.
This summer my group has had a large number of new dancers join us for regular dancing. This has led to some interesting problems as often they outnumber the regular dancers. Recently we tried a dance with consecutive half reels and realized half figures are hard for those still learning timing. Barbara Parks mentioned shed like a dance of all half figures that shed name Havoc. I liked the idea and came up with this dance and a slightly modified name. I chose the music because it sounds busy and carries with it a slightly frenetic feeling, even though it isnt any faster than other reels.