New Dance – The Old Philadelphia Set

This is an odd bird of a set in that it mixes reels and marches in the final figure.  Also, unlike most modern sets this one uses the elbow ceili hold (right hand in right with the right elbows bent and the hands in front with left hands cupping your partner’s right elbow).

If anyone has any video of this set being danced, let us know!

The Old Philadelphia Set

DOTW: The Duke Reel

The Dance Of The Week for this week is the Duke Reel, a fun intermediate ceili dance for three couples in a ring formation (really, kind of a pyramid).  It’s danced for fun and in competition so you have the option to dance it low and slow or kick up high and fast! Click through for notes (full and crib) and video links.