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Witch's Reel Author: Tony Slinger
Formation: Set dance, 4 couples
1s galop down (8 steps) and back.A2:
1s cast out and all follow; 1s arch at bottom and all through arch.B1:
Join hands along lines and old 1s (now at bottom) join hands across the set to make horseshoe. New top W starts thread the needle under arch made by 2 men at top. (NB at end both arching men can turn in and go under their own arms).B2:
New top man starts thread the needle under Ws arch. Men need to be snappy to get the set reformed in time.
An energetic set can thread the needle twice - the eye runs round one way while the thread runs round the other way through the eye.