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SEITE AN SEITE
(Side by Side)

A 32 Bar Reel for Three Couples

Bars 1 - 4

First couple, nearer hands joined, dance down between second couple and cast back up to top place.

Bars 5 - 8

First couple, nearer hands joined, dance down between third couple, cast up one place, and end facing their first corners. Second couple steps up on bars 7 and 8.

Bars 9 - 12

First couple set to their first corners, finishing in second place between their corners - as in hello goodbye setting - and turn each other with the right hand to finish facing their second corners.

Bars 13 - 16

First couple set to their second corners, finishing with first woman down between the third couple and facing up and first man up betwen the second couple and facing down - as in hello goodbye setting - and turn each other with the right hand, finishing in second place on their own sides of the dance facing out.

Bars 17 - 20

Second, first and third couples dance a half reel of three on the sides of the dance, first couple beginning by dancing out and down. They finish in second place facing down.

Bars 21 - 24

First woman turns second woman - who is in third place - with the right hand while first man turns second man with the left hand.

Bars 25 - 32

Third, first and second couple dance a half reel of three on the sides of the dance, first couple beginning by dancing out and up. They finish in second place facing up. First woman turns second woman with the left hand while first man turns second man with the right hand. At the end of the second time through, the first couple, after turning second couple, dance down to fourth place, nearer hands joined, while fourth couple step up.

Devised by Claudette Sigg, November 1995

"Seite an Seite" was created in honor of the marriage of Coletta Hill and Armin Busse in March, 1996.

Recommended Music

Loch Leven Castle on Duncan Smith and Susan Worland's "Dancin' Music".


Copyright © 1995 by Claudette Sigg. All rights reserved. Permission is granted for verbatim reproduction and non-profit distribution of this leaflet provided that this notice remains intact.