Timber Salvage Reel
Source: Ralph Page, submitted by Keith Uttley; published in English Dance & Song, June July 1954. Vol XVIII. No. 6
Formation: Longways; Improper
||Neighbour Dosido; #1s Dosido
||#1s Balance & Swing - finish Facing Down
#1s Lead Down. Turn Alone
#1s Lead Up, #2s Gate them into Progressed Places
||Star Right; Start Left
32 bar reels or jigs.
Timber Salvage Reel and Johnson's Special were published together as part of Keith Uttley's "TEEN-A-PAGE… for younger sets".
The dance has been published many times; some versions have #2s doing a Dosido while #1s Dosido.
Most versions just say "Cast Off". "Zesty Contras" distinguishes between "Cast Off" (assisted) and "Cast Around" (unassisted), but how the #2s (who face up) assist is left to the dancers; as well as being a Gate it can be with arms around waists, or with elbow hooks.
Original page from English Dance & Song, December 1954 January 1955
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