Newlywed's Reel

Source: Jean & Ted Sannella; published in English Dance & Song, Autumn 1966, Volume XXVIII No. 4
Formation: Longways; Duple Minor; Proper

A1 #1s Allemande Right 1/2 to the middle of an Ocean Wave (4)
Balance the Wave (Left & Right) (4)
Neighbour Allemande Left once (or twice) (8)
A2 #1s Promenade Single File in the direction you are facing (Men Down, Ladies Up), Turn Alone
Promenade Back
B1 #1s Allemande Left (zestily at the end of A2)
Neighbour Swing
B2 #1s Half Figure Eight Up
#1s Dosido

32 bar reels.

The counts in the call in the article don't add up to 64! I think the idea is that you do an early, zesty Allemande in B1 so that you can get a long swing with your neighbour. This is confirmed in Zesty Contras (1983) where the neighbour swing is 16 beats. The Zesty Contras version also says that you should go around twice in the Neighbour Allemande in A1.

This dance was also published in Ted Sannella's book "Balance and Swing".

Original page from English Dance & Song, Autumn 1966

Newlyweds Reel

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