Virginia Reel

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Virginia Reel

Longways sets of 6 or 7 couples

A1
A2
1st Figure REEL
Honour your Partner
Right Arm Turn
Left Arm Turn
Both Arms

Both lines walk 4 steps forward, slight bow to partner and step back.
All couples link right arms and turn once.
Link left arms and turn once.
Join both hands and turn once..
B1B2 Do-Si-Do RightDo-Si-Do Left Couples move towards each other and pass by right shoulders, move to right back to back and return to place moving backwards.
Couples move towards each other and pass by left shoulders, move to left back to back and return to place moving backwards.
Ladies may hold or swing their skirts.
A1A2

B1

B2

2nd Figure JIG
Strip the Willow
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Slip Step Back


Top couple swing with partner by the left arm then with person of opposite sex in the line by the left arm, with each swing progress down the line. Dancers in the line can help by offering their left arms when its their turn.When the top couple reach the bottom they join both hands and slip step back to the top of the set. ***
~ 3rd Figure MARCH
Cast off
Arch
Top couple casts off, down the outside of the set, all others following on.
At the bottom of the set the old top couple form a 2 hand arch,  all others pass under the arch and back up the set. The first couple through the arch is now the new top couple. ***
*** At the end of the Jig and the March couples should wait for the change in music if they are ahead of time. ***
32 bars Reel, 32 bars Jig and 16 bars March. American variant of the Haymaker’s.

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