Gifts
by Sue McKinnell 8x32 Reel for 3C
Bars  
1-8 1C & 2C dance RH across once round. 1C cross down by RH to face 1st corners WHILE 2C cast up to 1st place. 1C and 1st corners set.
9-16 1C & 1st corners change places LS without taking hands WHILE 2nd corners set. 2M & 3W turn RH to face 2nd corner positions WHILE 1C & 2nd corners chase CCW 1 place to end 2M facing 1W in 3M position and 3W facing 1M in 2W position. 1C & 1st corners trade places LS without taking hands WHILE 2nd corners set. 1C turn RH halfway to face partners' 2nd corner positions WHILE corners chase CCW 1 place.
17-24 1C & 2nd corners change places LS without taking hands WHILE 1st corners set. 2W & 3M turn RH to face 1st corner positions WHILE 1C & 1st corners chase CCW 1 place to end 3M facing 1W in 2M position and 2W facing 1M in 3W position. 1C & 2nd corners change places LS without taking hands WHILE 1st corners set. 1C turn RH to face 2nd corner positions WHILE corners chase CCW 1 place back to original positions.
25-32 1C & 2nd corners set. 1C turn LH to 2nd place on own sides. 1C & 3C dance LH across once round.
Repeat.
Suggested music is The Reel of the Gordon Highlanders from Gang on the Same Gate by Green Ginger.
Note that the whole dance is palindromic. The figure in bars 9-24 is done 1st diagonal, 2nd diagonal, 2nd diagonal, 1st diagonal.
The figure in bars 9-24 reminds me of bows tied on packages, thus the name 'Gifts.'
  04/02