Virginia Reel


Levelvery easy (assigned by the editor)
Formation6-8 Couple Longways
(8) Long lines go forward and back
(8) Partners dosido
(8) Partners arm right
(8) Partners arm left
(8) Partners 2-hand turn
(8) Partners swing
(8) 1's sashay to the bottom
(...) same couple reel the set: turn partner by right elbow, bottom neighbor (opposite sex) by left elbow, partner by right, next neighbor by the left...
(8) 1's cast to the bottom (gent on gents' side); all others follow
(...) 1's arch, all others go through the arch

Editor's Notes:
This dance need not fit the music exactly, and different sets may dance at different rates.
This is one of many variations; feel free to modify it to suit your needs.
Collected from Suzanne Girardot.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
Added to database 11/17/1996; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen