Descriptions

Twelvesome Reel

6 x 32 bars reel for 6 couples in square set (5th and 6th couples in centre orienting by facing 1st and 3rd couples /5M-1L, etc/, then facing each other to start)

1 - 8 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th couples 8 hands around halfway to the left, set advancing with hands joined and dance out to new places in the square (RS back), while 5th and 6th couples set to partners, set diagonally, and dance left hands across to end facing the 1st & 3rd couples.
9 - 16 5th, 6th, 3rd & 1st couples reels of four, 3rd & 1st couples end in place while 5th & 6th couples omit the last left shoulder pass and finish to face 2nd & 4th couples.
17-24 5th, 6th, 4th & 2nd couples reels of four, 4th & 2nd couples end in place while 5th & 6th couples omit the last left shoulder pass and finish ready for
25-28 All right hands across at the corners of the square in threes.
29-30 5th & 6th couples dance left hands across halfway, while others dance clockwise around the square one quarter of the way .
31-32 5th & 2nd, 6th & 4th couples dance right hands across halfway to end with new couples in centre while 1st & 3rd couples turn partner by right hand, ready to begin again with new centre couples

Da Rain Dancin'

8 x 32 bars Reel for 3 couples

1-4 1st couple dance down below 3rd couple and cast up one place
5-8 2nd, 1st & 3rd couples set and cross right hands.
9-12 1st couple dance up and cast off to second place.
13-16 2nd, 1st & 3rd couples set then 2nd & 3rd couples cross left hands while 1st couple turn left hands to face 1st corners
17-24 1st couple set right to 1st corner, set left to partner, turn partner right, set right to 2nd corner, set left to partner and turn right to sides
25-32 2nd, 1st & 3rd couples 6 hands around and back.

Anna Holden's Strathspey

8 x 32 bars Strathspey for 2 couples

1-4 1st & 2nd couples right hands across, 2nd couple end facing out
5-6 1st couple dance down crossing over to face out while 2nd couple cast up.
7-8 1st man & 2nd lady turn left hand while 1st lady & 2nd man turn right hand to line of four across the set facing down.
9-12 1st & 2nd couples dance down.
13-16 1st couple followed by 2nd couple dance up, 1st couple cast off on opposite sides while 2nd couple dance to top.
17-20 1st lady &2nd man and 1st man & 2nd lady set, dance 'petronella in tandem'.
21-24 repeat bars 17-20 (1st couple now in original places, 2nd couple on opposite sides)
25-28 1st & 2nd couples set, four hands round halfway to the left.
29-32 1st couple turn both hands one and a half times.

Getting to Know You

4 x 32 bars Strathspey for 4 couples

1-2 All advance and retire.
3-4 1st & 2nd couples and 3rd & 4th couples right hands across half way round.
5-6 All turn partner right hand half way round and stay facing in the middle.
7-8 All cast out to sides (as in Argyll Strathspey)
9-12 1st & 4th couples four hands round to the left, 1st couple stay in the middle facing down with nearer hands joined, 4th couple stay in the middle facing up with nearer hands joined.
13-16 1st couple dance under the arch made by 4th couple, cast round 3rd couple while 4th couple dance up and cast round 2nd couple.
17-24 2nd & 4th couples and 1st & 3rd couples poussette right round.
25-26 3rd couple dance up two places (4th and 1st couples stepping down)
27-32 2nd, 3rd & 4th couples reels of three on the sides (3rd couple start out and up).

Caddam Wood

5 x 32 bars Reel for 5 couples

1-4 1st and 5th couples cross right, 1st couple cast down while 5th cast up one place.
5-8 1st and 5th couples turn right one and a quarter times to face partner in the middle.
9-16 1st & 5th couples reel of four in the middle while 2nd, 3rd & 4th ladies reel of three on the ladiesí side (3rd lady starts in and up) and 2nd, 3rd & 4th men reels of three on the menís side (3rd man starts in and down)
17-24 1st & 2nd couples and 4th & 5th couples right hands across and left hands across (1st and 5th couples still stay in the middle)
25-28 1st man & 5th lady turn right one and a half time
29-32 1st & 5th ladies and 1st & 5th men turn left one and a half times to finish ladies at the top two places, men at the bottom two places of the set on their own sides. On bars 31-32 the 2nd, 3rd & 4th men join hands and step up to the top three places of the set and 2nd, 3rd & 4th ladies join hands and step down to the bottom three places of the set (the new order: 2nd man & 5th lady, 3rd man & 1st lady, 4th man & 2nd lady, 5th man & 3rd lady and 1st man & 4th lady)
Repeat from the new position with the new partner

Wee Cooper o' Fife

8 x 40 bars Reel (in 10 bar sections) for 2 couples

1-10 1st couple set, cross right, set and half figure of eight around 2nd couple
11-20 1st & 2nd couples rights and lefts and cross right
21-30 1st & 2nd couples set, right hands across half way, set, left hands across half way and 1st man cast down half place, 2nd lady cast up half place while their partners turn left half round to finish back to back in the centre facing partners. (1st and 2nd couples end in a line of four across the set facing partners)
31-40 1st & 2nd couples reel of four, on bars 39-40 the 2nd man followed by 1st man and 1st lady followed by 2nd lady dance back to side passing partners right shoulder (men through 2nd man original position, ladies through 1st lady original position).
Repeat having passed a couple

Ian Powrie's Farewell to Auchterarder

128 bars Jig for 4 couples in square set

1-8 All dance eight hands round and back
9-16 All ladies dance in front of their partners, behind the next man (clockwise) and right hands across in the centre
17-24 All ladies dance in front of the opposite man, behind the next man (clockwise) and right hands across back to place
25-32 All couples promenade clockwise
33-36 1st and 3rd men followed by their partners chase clockwise quarter way behind 2nd or 4th couple and dance round 2nd or 4th man to face him while 1st and 3rd ladies dance round 2nd or 4th lady to face her (1st and 3rd couples now back to back in the middle)
37-40 All set and turn right (1st & 2nd men, 1st & 2nd ladies, 3rd & 4th men and 3rd & 4th ladies)
41-48 2nd lady, 1st lady, 3rd man & 4th man and 2nd man, 1st man, 3rd lady & 4th lady reel of four
49-56 1st couple figure of eight round 2nd couple while 3rd couple figure of eight round 4th couple
57-60 1st & 3rd couples left hands across in the centre
61-64 1st and 3rd couples pass side people by left shoulder and chase back to places (ladies leading)
65-96 2nd and 4th couples repeat bars 33-64
97-104 All couples promenade anticlockwise
105-112 All men dance in front of their partners, behind of the next lady (anticlockwise) and left hands across in the centre
113-120 All men dance in front of the opposite lady, behind the next lady (anticlockwise) and left hands across back to place
121-128 All dance eight hands round to the right and back to the left