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40-bar reel for 3 couples in a 4-couple longwise set
|1-8||1s, 2s & 3s dance Mirror Crossover Reels of Three, 1s dancing out and down through second position opposite side to begin and finish in partner's original place|
|9-16||1s & 2s dance Ladies' Chain BUT 1M and 2M are dancing the ladies' role, turning by the RH, etc. with 1 and 2L stepping down/up on the sidelines|
|17-24||1s, 2s & 3s dance Mirror Crossover Reels of Three but this time it is 2s (not 1s)who begin the reel by crossing down below 3s and casting up into the reel and finishing in partner's original place.|
|25-32||2s & 3s dance Men's Chain BUT 2L and 3L are dancing the men's role, turning by the LH etc. with 2M and 3M stepping down/up on the sidelines.|
|33-40||1s and 2s set. 1s & 2s dance RH Across Halfway. Retaining RH with partner, 1s and 2s turn once round to finish 2134|
Devised by Bob Davidson (piobbeag [at] aol.com), who says, "Having recently done a dance which had the ladies dancing the men's role in a Men's Chain, I thought it only fair that the men would have their turn."
UPDATE 25 July 2013: Clarifications to bars 1-8 and 17-24, and a change to bars 33-40.