Andrew's Excel Reel

8x32 reel for 2 couples in a longwise set
1-8 1C face 2C. 1W with 2W and at the same time 1M with 2M, TURN RH and dance BACK-TO-BACK.
9-16 1C and 2C dance BACK-TO-BACK with partner and then TURN RH and retain hands.
17-24 2C, followed by 1C LEAD DOWN; 1C followed by 2C LEAD UP, remaining in the center of the set.
25-32 1C CAST while 2C DANCE UP into first place. 1C dance a HALF FIGURE OF EIGHT around the standing 2C. 1C CROSS RH to own sides.

Devised by Doug Schneider. The Excel Development Corporation of Minneapolis, headed by Anddrew Berton, produces board games. This dance was intended to have the feel of 4 players on a board. Published in 1995 by the RSCDS Twin Cities Branch in 20 Years 20 Dances.

If you enjoyed this dance, please consider purchasing a copy of 20 Years 20 Dances (includes original music by Sherry Wohlers Ladig for three dances) published by the RSCDS Twin Cities Branch in honor of its twentieth anniversary in 1995. Copies are available from the branch secretary, Judith Palmateer ( or TACBooks (e-mail:

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