Dances for November 27, 2018

A fun and quiet class with lots of Margaret-led warm-ups! 

IT’S NAE BOTHER (J8x32) 2C (4C set) Derek Haynes Carnforth Collection 4

1- 8 1s+2s set, Ladies cross, passing partners RSh chase clockwise to own side (having changed places) 
9-16 1s+2s dance RH across and LH back 
17-24 1s+2s set, Men cross, passing opposite Lady RSh chase clockwise to own sides 
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L

LEFT-HANDED FIDDLER (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Howard Lasnik

1- 8 1s turn LH and cast 1 place, cross LH and cast left to both face 2L 
9-16 1s set and turning inwards set to 3M and face 3L, set and turn inwards set to 2M end facing 1st corners 
17-24 1s turn corners LH and partner RH to face 2nd corners, turn corner LH and partner RH to 2nd places own sides 
25-32 All circle 6H round and back

WINDMILLS (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Derek Haynes Carnforth Collection 5

1- 8 1s turn RH, cast 1 place, dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s) and end facing 1st corners 
9-16 1s dance reel of 4 with 1st corners and end turning RH to Man facing up and Lady down 
17-24 1s dance RSh round 2nd corners, pass LSh in centre to dance RH across (Lady with 3s and Man with 2s) and end facing 2nd corners 
25-32 1s dance reel of 4 with 2nd corners and end in 2nd place own sides

THE MONTGOMERIES’ RANT (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Castle Menzies RSCDS Book 10

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast down to 2nd place, cross LH and 1L casts up while 1M casts down 
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across, 1L with 2s and 1M with 3s 
17-24 1s with nearer hands joined (Lady on Man’s left) set to 2L and turn inwards to set to 3M, set to 3L and turn inward and set to 2M, End facing own 2nd corner 
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides 1s giving RSh to 2nd corner, 1s cross RH to 2nd place own sides. 213

THE LUCKENBOOTH BROOCH (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Bowie Dickson Glendarroch Sh 28

1- 8 1s in prom hold (Lady on Man’s left) dance reel of 3 with 2s (RSh to 2M) and end facing 3M 
9-16 1s dance reel with 3s (RSh to 3M) ending with 1s dancing across to Men’s side 
17-24 1M casts up and 1L down into centre and dance out Ladies’ side, 1M cast up and 1L down to end 1M between 2s facing down and 1L+3s face up as 2s+3s dance R&L 
25-32 2s+1s+3s set twice, 1s turn RH 1¾ times to 2nd places

HASTE TO THE WEDDING (J8x32) 2C (4C set) RSCDS Book 25

1- 8 1s ½ turn RH, lead down for 2 steps, ½ turn RH and lead up to places 
9-16 2s ½ turn RH, lead down for 2 steps, ½ turn RH and lead up to places 
17-24 1s+2s set, dance ½ RH across, set, dance ½ LH across 
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. 2 1

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Red Barn Social, November 24, 2018

Though the weather was as ghastly as it always is on the day of this event, the Red Barn social was a great success!   Folks from the Valois, TMR and A+P class got together to do a number of dances – this time with the added benefit of multiple walk-throughs!  After the dances ended (way past my bedtime), we ate lots and lots of sugar and then stumbled our way home in the freezing rain.  Am I the only one who brushed my teeth twice that night?

This is what happens to Don if he gets too hungry
Robin stares down camera while Ramona looks unacceptably cheery for 11 PM.
Richard parked by the dessert table and did not move for the entire evening.  Smart man.
In-between dances, we decided to use our bodies as chess pieces.

Dances for November 13, 2018

I was having a hard time remembering what happened this Tuesday, then I realized it’s because I wasn’t at class!  I heard rumours that it was a fun evening with Holly and Margaret at the wheel!

Dances:

3C Jig – AS THE WORM TURNS (Burrage)

A DANCE FOR CHLOE (Margaret Gomersall)

ANGUS MACKINNON’S HORNPIPE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Bowie Dickson Lothian Collection

1- 8 1s cast and ½ Fig of 8 round 2s and set advancing to end BtoB facing opposite sides
9-12 2s+1s+3s set (as in Double Triangles), 1s set advancing and turn R about to face in while 2s and 3s dance in and turn R about to face out
13-16 2s+1s+3s set (Inverted Triangle formation), 1s dance in and face 1st corners while 2s and 3s dance out all turning R about
17-24 1s turn 1st corners RH, pass partners RSh to face 2nd corner, turn LH and pass partner giving RH
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 across (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s) giving RSh to 4th corner and cross back RH to end in 2nd place on own sides

THE ROSE OF THE NORTH (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring Leeds Silver Jubilee

1- 4   1s lead down below 3s, Cross&Cast up to 2nd place on opposite side

5-16   2s+1s+3s dance 3 couple R&L, 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24   1s set and turn 1st corner 2H, set and turn 2nd corner 2H. 1s finish BtoB in centre, 1M facing up, 1L facing down
25-32   1s circle 3H round to left (Man with 2s and Lady with 3s), 1s pull back RSh to face each other and set, 1s Petronella turn to 2nd place own side

ANN BANAN (3RX32)  3C  Dagmar Koeppler

1-8 1st couple give right hands, turn once round, 1st and 2nd couples dance right hands across

9-16 1st couple set and cast off one place, 2nd couple step up on bards 11 and 12; 1st couple give left hands and turn once round

17-24 1st and 3rd couples dance left hands across; 1st couple set and cast off one place.

25-32 1st couple dance figures of eight on the sides, dancing in front of 3rd couple to begin.

Dances for November 6, 2018

More step practice plus rights and lefts for three couples, oh my!  We also had some interesting wardrobe coincidences this past Tuesday, which our resident artiste Donald did not fail to notice:

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Dagmar did

REELING IN THE ANNEX (S8x32) 2C (4C set) Shengzhang Tang Leaflet

1- 8 1s dance in and cast off behind own lines for 4 bars, 1s cast back up to place
9-16 1s+2s circle 4H round to left, 1s turn 2H as 2s step up and all set in line of 4 with 1s advancing to pass each other LSh
17-24 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across
25-28 All set, 1M+2L turn ¾ RH as 1L+2M turn ¾ LH to end with 1s in 2nd place on opposite sides, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s into 2nd place own sides

CHARLIE’S BIRTHDAY (J8X32) 3C (4C set) · Catherine Stewart, Montreal Moments

1–8
1c+2c ¾ R&L | all set (2,1,3)
9-20–
3C R&L (2,1,3)
21-24–
All set | 2c&3c set while{2} 1c set advancing to face 1cnrs
25–32
Corners Pass And Turn (2,1,3)

 

Holly did:

CELL PHONE JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Gary Knox
Instructions say: “Holding mobile phone with LH to ear!”  Like we don’t have enough problems!

1- 8 1s cast behind own lines and back to place
9-16 1s+2s dance RH across, 1s cross RH and cast 1 place
17-24 1s+3s dance RH across, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
25-32 1s turn 1st corner RH, pass partner RSh, turn 2nd corner RH and pass RSh to place

BLUE BONNETS (J8x32) 2C (4C set) RSCDS Book 3

1- 8 1L+2M Adv&Ret and dance DoSiDo
9-16 1M+2L Adv&Ret and dance DoSiDo
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. 2 1

MONTREAL RENDEZVOUS (R8x32) 3C (4C set) G Dale Birdsall

1- 8 1s dance down to 3rd place and turn 3s (Ladies LH, Men RH) to end 2nd place, 1s cross passing RSh and turn 2s to meet in middle at top nearer hands joined
9-16 1s dance down to 3rd place and turn 3s to end in 2nd place, 1s cross passing RSh and turn 2s to end in 1st places own sides
17-32 1s Set&Cast 1 place, 2s+1s+3s dance R&L for 3 couples

Dances for October 23, 2018

Holly:

EASY DOES IT 32R  Holly Body (Here we go Again)

1-8      1W 2C Rsh reel 3 across.
9-16     1M 2C Lsh reel3 across.
17-24    1C lead down the middle and up
25-32    1C 2C poussette.

FLOWERS OF EDINBURGH (R8x32) 3C (4C set) RSCDS Book 1

1- 8 1L followed by partner casts below 3s, 1L crosses and dances up behind Men as 1M dances up centre to 1st places on opposite side and 1s set
9-16 1M followed by partner repeat above Fig and set in own places
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. 213

EVERYONE IS DANCING 2C done as  32S/32R medley  (Holly Boyd – Célébrations)

1-4   1c+2c ½ R&L, no polite turn

5-8  1c, flwd by 2c, lead down middle

9-12  2c, flwd by 1c, lead back up

13-16   2c+1c set, cross RH to own side

17-20   2c+1c RHA

21-24  2c+1c chase cw once round

25-32  2c+1c circle round and back

Dagmar:

Step practice – Strathspey travelling and setting

EDINBURGH FAIR   3R32   (Dagmar Koeppler – practice dance)
     1 – 8   1st and 3rd cpls dance a double figure of 8 around the standing 2s.  1s cross down and 3s dance out and up to start
    9 – 16   all 3 cpls turn right for 4 bars and then left for 4 bars
   17 – 24  1st cpl, followed by 2nd cpl, lead down the middle.  2nd cpl, followed by 1st cpl lead back up, finishing on the side line
   25 – 32  1st and 2nd cpls dance Rights and Lefts
GRANNY KEMPOCK 3S32  – Margaret Gomersall (2017 – Montréal 60)
1-8   1c+2c S&Link ; 1c+3c S&Link, 3W(1M) face out and down(up) (2,3,1)
9-16 Parallel Reels3 on sidelines, 1c Rsh to 3c, and 1M face out (2,3,1)
17-24 1M followed by 1W cast | cross to 2plx (3c down) ; 1M+2c & 1W+3c RHA, finish in centre facing P (2,1x,3)
25-32   1c set | Petronella Turn ; all turn P BH (2,1,3)

 

Dances for October 16, 2018

Time to test out our new speaker, which I think passed with flying colours (though the look on Holly’s face makes me doubtful).   Our new Newmark has pitch and speed control, and can play CDs and MP3s! Now we just have to make sure not to drop it!

This Tuesday was POUSSETTE day, and after Beth’s step practice, our footwork was perfect(ish).

Holly:

THE MERRY ODDFELLOWS (J8x32) 2C (4C set) MMM 1

1- 8 1s+2s Adv&Ret for 2 steps and dance ½ R&L
9-16 1L+2M turn RH 1½ times then 1M+2L turn RH 1½ times
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back
25-32 1s+2s dance a Poussette

 

KINGSTON KINDNESS (J8X40) 2C (4C set) Holly Boyd – A Shortcut to Happiness

Formations

 

Dagmar:

HASTE TO THE WEDDING (J8x32) 2C (4C set) RSCDS Book 25

1- 8 1s ½ turn RH, lead down for 2 steps, ½ turn RH and lead up to places
9-16 2s ½ turn RH, lead down for 2 steps, ½ turn RH and lead up to places
17-24 1s+2s set, dance ½ RH across, set, dance ½ LH across
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. 2 1

Anyone know what language this is?

 

Beth:

THE PIPE OPENER (J5x32) 5C set Roy Goldring G and S Dances 3

1- 8 1s and 5s Adv&Ret diagonally, 1s cross RH and cast 2 places
9-16 3s+1s+4s circle 6H round and back
17-24 1s cross LH and cast down 2 places, 2s and 1s Adv&Ret diagonally
25-32 All turn partner RH once round, once round LH

 

THE BRITISH GRENADIERS (R8x32) 3C (4C set) MMM 1

1- 8 1L+2L+3L Adv&Ret for 2 steps, 1M+2M+3M Adv&Ret
9-16 1s followed by 2s+3s cast on own sides to 3rd place and lead back up to original places
17-24 1s+2s+3s dance 6H round and back
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. 213

 

Dances for October 9, 2018

Holly:

JIG TO THE MUSIC (J3x32) 3C set Doris Young 2nd Book Graded SCDs

1- 8 All Adv&Ret, all dance DoSiDo
9-16 All turn RH, all turn LH
17-24 1s slip step down for 4 and back to top, 1s cast to bottom and 2s+3s step up
25-32 All circle 6H round and back

 

THREE’S THE CHARM (J3x32) 3 persons in a line Martha Morrison Veranth Let’s All Dance

1- 8 Centre person dances Fig of 8, begin by passing end person on right RSh
9-16 Reel of 3, centre person passes end person on right RSh
17-24 Centre person turns end person on right RH then turns person on left ½ LH
25-28 End persons change sides, person on right dancing in front of new centre person, and end person on left behind
29-32 End persons Adv&Ret (towards/away from centre place) while centre person Ret&Adv (up/down)

 

THE COANWOOD STUARTS (J4x32) 4C set Roy Goldring 24 G and S Dances

1- 8 1M followed by 2M+3M (who dance up) Cross&Cast down Ladies’ side; cross below 3s and dance up on own side to places
9-16 1s+2s+3s turn partners RH once round and turn partners LH once round
17-24 1L followed by 2L+3L (who dance up) Cross&Cast down Men’s side; cross below 3s and dance up on own side
25-32 All 4 couples Adv&Ret; 1s cast to 4th place while 2s+3s+4s step up

 

Beth:

CLYBOURN JUNCTION  3/4L · R32

1-8
1s dance mirror figure eight on own sides – 1s in and down to begin (touch hands when possible).
9-16
1s cross over RH, cast 1place; cross over LH and cast left (1W up around 2W +1M down around 3M) into lines3 across.
17-24
All set in lines across, 1s turn RH 3/4 to opposite sides ; all set on sides. 1s cross RH to own sides.
25-32
Dance 6 hands round & back.

 

Dagmar:

 

NESSIE’S REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) R Sizer Yankee Sampler

1- 8 1s+2s dance RH across, 1L followed by partner casts 1 place and crosses to opposite side
9-16 1s+3s dance LH across, 1L followed by partner casts 1 place and crosses to own side
17-24 1s lead up to top and cast to 2nd places, 1s lead down between 3s and cast up to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L

 

 

ALLT AN DUIN (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring 24 G and S Dances

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place, cross LH and cast up to places
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides dancing down between 2s to start
17-24 1s dance down for 4 steps, set and dance up to 2nd place (in middle)
25-32 1M+2M+3M dance LH across while Ladies dance RH across, 1s dance to top and cast to 2nd place