Jane 'n' Ted's Ruby Reel

Source: Ernest R Jessup; published in English Dance & Song, Spring 1978. Vol XL. No. 1
Formation: Longways; Improper

A1 #1s with #2 Lady: Star Right
#1s with #2 Man: Circle Left - finish in a Line of Four facing Down, #1s in the Middle
A2 Lines of Four Go Down the Hall, Turn Alone
Lines of Four Go Up the Hall - #1s Face Neighbour
B1 Full Hey (Rant Step)
B2 #1s Lead Down, Cast Up around Next Neighbours to Progressed Places
Partner Swing

32 bar reels.

Three-hand Stars can be awkward. If you all make a shape as though you are holding a beer can (but keep your thumb with your fingers) then your hands can fit together nicely, if you tilt your right hand slightly anti-clockwise then the fit is even better, and avoids finger-nails digging in.

At the end of the Circle Left, Lady #1 can raise her right hand to let Man #2 go through an arch into the line, rather than getting whiplash going baclwards into the line.

The return up the hall might be intended to be backwards, but that tends to be used more for shorter distances.

Original page from English Dance & Song, Spring 1978

Jane 'n' Ted's Ruby Reel

Original page from English Dance & Song, Summer 1978

Jane 'n' Ted's Ruby Reel

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