Lake Macquarie Reel

40 bar Reel : 3 couples

Music : George's Reel

1-8 1st couple cross over giving right hands and cast off one place, dance down between the 3rd couple and cast up to 2nd place. 2nd couple step up on bars 3 and 4.

9-16 1st woman dances a reel of three with second couple, Figure 1, while 1st man dances a reel of three with third couple. Finish facing 1st corners.

Figure 1 Lake Macquarie Reel

17-24 1st couple set to 1st corners, then to each other across the dance, set to 2nd corners, then to each other up and down the dance, using the last step to finish facing 2nd corners.

25-32 1st couple dance reels of three at the side, passing right shoulder to 2nd corner to begin.

33-36 1st couple lead up, cross over at the top and cast off into 2nd place.

37-40 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples turn partners once round with right hands.

Repeat having passed a couple.

Devised by Lake Macquarie Juniors
Hunter Valley Book of Dances

This dance was devised by Charles Park. It was written for Lake Macquarie S.C.D. Class. Lake Macquarie is the name of a picturesque lake in the Newcastle area.