One Horse Reel
Formation: Contra lines with 1, 3, 5, etc. active and crossed over
Music: “One Horse Reel” on Grenn 16017
Download RTF file: One Horse Reel
57-64 – – – -; – Turn corner left;
1-8 – – – -; Actives center to DoSaDo;
9-16 – – – -; With the corner DoSaDo;
17-24 – – – -; – – Corner Swing;
25-32 – – – -; Put her on right and Circle Left;
33-40 – – – -; – – Circle Right;
41-48 – – – -; – – Star Left (keep going same direction);
49-56 – – – -; – – Star Right;
57-64 – – – -; New corner turn left;
Neutrals at the ends crossover (exchange places) during every other sequence.
1-8 Gents look left and ladies look right to find their corner. Turn the corner by the left.
9-16 Dancers in each active couple face each other across and do a Dosado.
17-24 Dancers turn to face their corner again and those two dancers Dosado.
25-32 Same corners Swing ending with the lady on the right and facing in.
33-40 Each four join hands and Circle Left for eight counts.
41-48 The same group of four dancers Circle Right back to their starting point.
49-56 The same four dancers change to a Left-Hand Star and keep going in the same direction for seven counts. They use the eighth count to individually turn around to their left to reach in for a Right-Hand Star.
57-64 The same four Star Right back to their starting point and look for a new corner up or down the line.
Choreography by: Bob Howell, Ohio
Source: Printed in Community Dance Program Handbook
Usage: This is a relatively simple Alternate Duple contra. The dancers will need to understand who is Active and how to crossover.
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