This is a dance I recently devised for my next book. Hope you enjoy it. Happy
Bob Mc Murtry
All’s well That Ends
40 bar Reel for 3 couples
Devised by: Bob Mc Murtry 2003
1-4 1st and 2nd couples set and link at the sides.
5-8 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples dance half a left shoulder reel of three on the
sides. 1st couple begin by passing left shoulders with 3rd couple.
9-12 3rd and 1st couple set and link at the sides.
13-16 1st, 3rd and 2nd couple dance a half left shoulder reel of three on
the sides. 3rd couple begin by passing 2nd couple by the left shoulder.
17-22 1st woman cast up behind her own side to the top, across, above the
2nd couple, and behind men’s side to third place on opposite side. Meanwhile,
1st man follows his partner to the top of the women’s side but dances down
the middle, to end in third place opposite side, facing out.
23-24 1st couple set with the right foot in place and the with the left
foot turning a quarter turn left to face the 3 rd couple
25-28 3rd and 1st couple turn with left hands one and a half times on the
sides. 1st couple remain facing the direction they were traveling, 1st woman
facing out the men’s side and 1st man facing across to his own side.
29-32 1st woman casts up one place, then dance between the 2nd couple to
meet her partner in the middle; while 1st man dances up between the 2nd
couple and casts off one place on the women’s side, to meet his partner in
33-36 1st couple turn the 3rd couple, 1st man with the left hand and 1st
woman with the right hand. 1st couple end in second place on opposite sides.
37-40 1st couple dance half a figure of eight between the 3 rd couple.
Repeat having passed a couple.
Dance Notes: The set and links should flow right into the half reels of
three. Do not rush bars 33-36.