Highland Reel

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Highland Reel

2 lines of 3 facing, a man between 2 ladies, or a lady between 2 men
A1 Lines Advance and Retire
Advance and Retire
In lines of three join hands and advance and retire.
Advance and retire again.
A2 Trios Reel-of-Three The centre person, the person on their right and the person opposite this right end person are called the Trio.
Each Trio does the reel-of-three . Centre person faces person on their right and they pass by right shoulders. All 3 in the trio do a figure 8 pattern passing alternate shoulders to finish in original positions.
B1 Trios Circle Left
Trios Circle Back
Trios join hands and circle left.
Trios circle back.
B2 Lines Advance and Retire
Advance and pass through
Reform into original lines of 3, join hands and advanced and retire.
Let go hands, advance moving slightly to left to pass through the other line  by right shoulders to face a new line.
32 bar Reel AABB One of a number of dances with this name. This one was popular in Melbourne in the 1870’s.

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