_REEL STEPS_


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1. Reel Steps  (4 beats to a bar)

   A. Basic Reel Step
       {step on ball of foot}
       { - = heel down of last foot stepped }  
       Gents:  L R L - ; R L R - ; repeat 
       Ladies: R L R - ; L R L - ; repeat

         counted:      one, two, three, and
                       two, two, three, and
                       three, two, three, and
                       .
                       .
                       .
                       eight, two, three, and 
  
      (1). Clare Reel Step (a soft, scuffling reel step)
	   used in The Mazurka, The Plain Set, The Clare Lancers, and 
           the Caledonian.

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