The Terrific Twelve
40-bar reel for six couples in a six-couple longwise set
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See this dance in the Scottish Country Dance Database.
1st man with 2nd woman, and at the same time 2nd man with 3rd woman, 3rd man with 4th woman, 4th man with 5th woman and 5th man with 6th woman turn with the right hand.
All turn their partner with the right hand ending in allemande hold facing up.
1st, 2nd and 3rd couples, and at the same time 4th, 5th and 6th couples dance a three-couple allemande.
3rd couple with 2nd couple, and at the same time 1st couple with 6th couple and 5th couple with 4th couple, dance right hands across and left hands back, finishing in the middle of the set both hands joined.
3rd couple with 2nd couple, and at the same time 1st couple with 6th couple and 5th couple with 4th couple, change places with a two-couple poussette.
All circle twelve hands round and back.
Repeat from new positions.
Devised by Kristian Vestli in St Andrews in July 2022 .
The team of twelve candidates for our units 2 & 3 were terrific. In this dance you hardly get a rest, to remind us of all the hard work we put in, but also all the fun we had with our tutor, Rachel Shankland and our musician, George Meikle.