Jed's Reel

By Penn Fix
Composed 1983

SourcePenn Fix "Contradancing in the Northwest"
Leveleasy-med (assigned by the editor)
A1(8) Neighbors dosido
(8) Ladies dosido
A2(4) Gents balance
(6) Gents dosido
(6) Gents allemande right 1 1/2
B1(16) Partners balance and swing
B2(8) Promenade across
(6) Circle left 3/4
(2) Pull by up and down

Author's Notes:
Background: The sequence in A2 came from Michael McKernan's "Daybreak Reel". "Jed's Reel" has been adapted by others. My favorite, "Edna's Reel"by Walter Lenk, allows the women the same fun as the men by changing the A parts of the dance as follows: A1 Neighbors swing (8), Promonade across (8) A2 Ladies balance (4) Ladies dosido (6) Ladies allemande right 1 1/2 (6). The rest of the dance is the same as "Jed's Reel". About half way through "Jed's" I will call "Edna's" and then return to "Jed's" for the last few times through. Jed is my nephew and was born on the day I first called this dance.

This dance is from American Country Dances On Line
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Added to database 1/5/1997; last revised 3/5/1999; edited by Russell Owen