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Becket Reel

by Herbie Gaudreau

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FormationBase: Duple Minor - Becket
Progression: Double
Direction: CW

Figures:

A1

(6) Shadow allemande left 1

(10) Partner swing

A2

(8) Ladies chain to partner

(8) Ladies chain to neighbor

B1

(8) On left diagonal, right and left through with partner

(8) Right and left through with partner

B2

(8) Star left 1 [with N3]

(8) Star right 1 [with N3]

Calling Notes:

First appears in the New England Caller Oct 1958 p 45, under the name "Becket Reel"
Appearances: Zesty Contras, p 36
Sets in Order, vol 1978, no 12, p 24
An Elegant Collection of Contras and Squares, p 90
Swing the Next, p 68 ("Bucksaw Reel", "Becket Reel", "Crisscross")
Caller's Notes (Ralph Sweet), p 46
1991 RPDLW syllabus, p 10
1998 RPDLW syllabus, p 33 ("Bucksaw Reel")
1999 RPDLW syllabus, p 27
2012 RPDLW syllabus, p 33 ("Bucksaw Reel")
2013 RPDLW syllabus, p 42
website Kermiet ("Beckett's Reel")
Northern Junket, vol 12, no 12, p 29 ("Criss Cross", "Becket Reel")
Northern Junket, vol 13, no 7, p 29 ("Criss Cross", "Becket Reel", "Bucksaw Contra", "Slaunch to Donegal")
Northern Junket, vol 6, no 10, p 29 ("Criss Cross Reel", "Bucksaw Contra", "Becket Reel")
CDNY Repertoire, p 8
website Stewart <https://www.cambridgefolk.org.uk/contra/dances/herbie_gaudreau/becket_reel.html>
Stockton Dance Camp Syllabus, vol 1959, p 96
Stockton Dance Camp Syllabus, vol 1980, p 158 ("Criss Cross")
American Dance Circle, vol 1998, no Jun, p 27
American Square Dance, vol 1970, no Feb, p 28
American Square Dance, vol 1994, no Mar, p 82
American Square Dance, vol 1994, no Jul, p 69
American Square Dance, vol 2002, no Oct, p 50
New England Caller, vol 1958, no Oct, p 45
New England Caller, vol 1993, no Apr, p 64
New England Caller, vol 2015, no Dec, p 26
Mikeside Management, vol 1993, no Mar, p 6
Mikeside Management, vol 1998, no May, p 9
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