Dances for March 13, 2018

Lots of perfecting our technique tonight, starting with reels of 4 practice!  Holly spurred us to revivify our timing and covering, and I was so galvanized that I was emboldened to cogitate the meaning of life (apparently in the thesaurus).

Then we tried to do Kinfaun’s Castle, but hahahahaha.  Nope.

Then more practice…Reels of 3!! It’s like a Reel of 4, but after you’ve lost one person to texting.

Then we did the fun

POLKA DOT (R5x32)  (interesting that the instructions here use cardinal directions instead of UP/DOWN, etc…is that normal??)
5 person diamond set with 5th person in centre facing North

1- 8 RSh Reel with North and South
9-16 LSh Reel with West and East
17-24 Set and ½ turn RH with North, set and ½ turn RH with West
25-32 Set and ½ turn RH with South, set and ½ turn RH with East

 

NEW YEAR JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Maureen Robson RSCDS Book 51

1- 8 1s dance Fig of 8 on own sides (pass 2s RSh to start). 1L ends facing out
9-16 Reels of 3 on sides (1s+2s pass RSh to start). 1L end facing out
17-24 1L followed by 1M dances behind 2L, up between 2s, behind 2M, across set to 2nd place own side (2s step up 23-24)
25-32 1s+3s dance RH across. 2s+1s dance LH across. 1L finishes facing out, ready to start again

 

Then we did Blue Bonnets about 57 times.

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

 

UP THE POND (adapted for 2 couples) (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Martin Mulligan

1- 8 1s+2s Adv&Ret and dance RH across
9-16 1s+2s dance DoSiDo with partners and dance LH across
17-24 1s dance down, 1L turns under 1M right arm and dance up to 2nd place in middle facing up
25-32 1L dances LH across with 2M+3M as 1M dances RH across with 2L+3L, 1s lead up crossing and cast to 2nd place own sides

 

After the break, we had STEP PRACTICE WITH BETH!!!!!  We are so happy you moved here from AMERICA!!!  Don caught a video of this momentous occasion.  We did drills for skip change step and advance and retire.

 

Then we did

THE SHETLAND SHEPHERDESS (or, as I now call it, SHSH)(J8x32) 3C (4C set) Ron Wallace RSCDS Graded 3

1- 8 1s dance down between 2s, cast back to places. 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
9-16 1s+2s+3s dance mirror (reflection) reels of 3 on sides (1s cross to 2nd place own sides to begin, 2s out and up, 3s in and up). 2s finish facing out
17-20 1s+2s change places on sides (Men RH, Ladies LH), 1s+3s turn on sides (Men LH, Ladies RH) 1s ending in middle facing up, 3s in original places
21-24 1s dance up to top and cast to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s+3s Adv&Ret, all clap end bar 28. 2s+1s+3s turn partners RH once round

(video of Sh Sh ends at 0:35)

 

Célébrations 2017
Holly Boyd   RSCDS Montréal
Jig   4 x 48 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

1-8   1s2s set and rotate, 1s finishing facing up;

9-16 2s1s3s dance parallel reels of 3 on the sides, 1s giving right shoulder to 2s to start;

17-20 2s1s right hands across;

21-24 1s3s left hands across;

25-28 1s3s4s advance and retire;

29-32 1s 3s 4s turn by the right;

33-40 1s3s4s 6 hands round and back;

41-48 1s3s4s poussette for 3 couples, finishing 2s3s4s1s.

 

And here we are dancing it!!!

 

Since our Holly wrote this last dance, I’m including the dance info from the SCD Dictionary here:

 

Dance Information

The recommended music is The Merry Reapers (8 x 24 bars) as on the CD, A Camp of Pleasure.The dance was devised [by Holly Boyd] to celebrate the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montréal and the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.

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Proclamation Of Canadian Confederation, c. 1867

 

What’s wrong with the weird font in the proclamation? It looks like the contract from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1971 movie).

So apparently no Strathspeys this week…how did we make it through??

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A+P Social! March 10, 2018

Another successful A+P Social with live music from Sean McCutcheon, Suzanne Beauregard and Laurence Beaudry!

Enjoy these photos and videos from the event!

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Probably my favourite photo of the night.  This looks suspiciously like line dancing! 
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Alistair and Diana in a prime position to judge the Allemande.
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Ramona holding me up as I get drowned by my many sashes

 

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The Clansman 

 

Granville Market

 

And then it was time for food!

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Holly reminds us of what a great mood she’s been in lately.  Joanne loses a tooth.
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I get into grape character while Don apparently runs into an air vacuum.
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Guillaume takes a break from Game of Thrones to watch over the feast
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I’m struggling to make fun of anything in this photo.  *waves back to Duncan*
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Dagmar is horrified by something, and I’m not even at the table.

Thank you to all who came!!

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Dances for March 6, 2018

A few brave cult followers…I mean, dancers… tried their hand at briefing tonight, in preparation for the upcoming A+P Social.  Since all the dances done tonight are included in last week’s study guide, I will simply list the dances “performed”.

The Illustrious Boisterous Guest Briefers

Ramona – Granville Market

Don – The Lady Wynd

Alistair – Light on the Water

Annie – And the Ladies Wore Red

Then the adults (debatable) took over, and Margaret did Falls of Rogie, while Dagmar did Black Mountain Reel, Society Piper, and the Byron Strathspey.

This would be a boring post, except that Ramona and I took videos!

Here’s a video of us doing And the Ladies Wore Red:

 

And here’s a clip of The Falls of Rogie

 

Stay tuned for the A+P Social post!

Dances for February 27, 2018 + Study Guide

Lots of dances are done when Dagmar is in charge and I’m not there to be ridiculous!

Look at all the ones they got through!  All these are on the social on March 10th, and this blog post will also include the remainder March 10 dances  for study purposes.

GRANVILLE MARKET (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Elinor M Vandegrift 2nd Graded Book SCDs

1- 8 1s+2s dance RH across and LH back
9-16 1s cross RH and cast 1 place. 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s and end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s turn corners RH and pass RSh to face 2nd corners, 1s turn 2nd corners RH and pass RSh to end 2nd place own sides
25-32 2S+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

 

GLORIA’S WEE JIG (J8x32) 2C (4C set) Bob McMurtry Devil’s Quandary

1- 8 1s lead down for 3 bars, up to top and cast to 2nd place
9-16 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s, 1M+2M turn LH
17-24 1s+2s dance Ladies’ Chain
25-32 1L casts up behind 2M, crosses to 2nd place own side while 1M casts up on Ladies’ side, crosses and casts to 2nd place, 2s+1s set

 

LIGHT ON THE WATER (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Susie Langdon Kass Let’s All Dance

1- 8 1s cast down behind own sides and back to places
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 on sides (in and down to start)
17-24 1s lead down for 2 bars, set, lead up and cast to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s+3s Adv&Ret 1 step, dance DoSiDo round partner and turn 2H

 

THE LADY WYND (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring G and S Dances 2

1- 8 1s dance in and cast 1 place, 2s+1s+3s turn partners RH ending in centre facing up
9-16 2s+1s+3s Promenade
17-24 1s dance Fig of 8 on own sides passing dancer on right RSh
25-32 1L+2s also 1M+3s dance RH across and 1s pass RSh to dance LH across with other couple

 

THE FLIGHT OF THE FALCON (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Barry Priddey Anniversary Tensome

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place and turn LH to 1M facing his 1st corner with his partner behind him
9-16 1M followed by partner dance a full RSh diagonal Alternating Tandem reel of 3 with 1st corners and end facing Lady’s 2nd corner
17-24 1M followed by partner dance a RSh Alternating Tandem reel of 3 with 2nd corners and 1s end facing own 1st corners
25-32 1s turn 1st corners RH, pass RSh, turn 2nd corner RH and pass RSh to 2nd place own sides (corners turn for 4 bars)

 

 

KARIN’S STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Derek Haynes Carnforth Collection 2

1- 8 1s+2s dance The Knot
9-16 1s set advancing to 1st corners, turn 2H and circle 4H round to left and end Lady between 2s facing down and Man between 3s facing up
17-24 1s set advancing to 2nd corners, turn 2H and circle 4H round to left and end on opposite sides facing 1st corners
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides (1s give LSh to 1st corners) and cross to own 2nd place own sides

 

MAY’S 100 (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Brenchley The Other Kangaroo Paw

1- 8 1s dance in, cast to 2nd place, turn ¾ RH to join LH with 1st corners and balance in line
9-16 1s turn 1st corners LH into prom hold (corners on Left of 1s) and promenade clockwise ½ way round. Corners finish in opposite corner pstn while 2nd corners change places RH and twirl (pull back RSh) out to opposite corner
17-20 1s turn ¾ RH, join LH with 2nd corner person (4th corner pstn) and balance in line
21-28 1s and 2nd corners repeat bars 9-16 while 1st corners change places RH and twirl (pull back RSh) out to sides
29-32 1s turn ¾ RH to 2nd place own sides. 2s+1s+3s set

 

THE FALLS OF ROGIE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Jean Attwood Alexander Book 1

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, 1s cross RH and cast 1 place (Man up Lady down)
9-16 1s dance ½ reels of 3 across (1M with 2s and 1L with 3s), set in lines across and change places RH with opposite person
17-24 2s+1s+3s chase clockwise ½ way, 1s dance in and turn RH to face 1st corner pstns as 2s and 3s continue to chase on to places (as bar 16)
25-32 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 1st corners, passing RSh dance ½ reel with 2nd corners and cross passing RSh to 2nd place own sides

 

 

Remaining Dances on the March 10th Social (not done on Feb 27):

THE CLANSMAN (R8x32) 2C (4C set) Derek Haynes RSCDS Book 32

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast down 1 place, 2s+1s dance ½ RH across and set
9-16 1s+2s dance R&L, ending with Men turning Ladies into centre to form a line across
17-24 1s+2s dance the Targe:-
‘ 17-18 1st and 2nd Ladies ¾ turn RH while Men dance ¼ way round anticlockwise
‘ 19-20 1st Man with 2nd Lady and 1st Lady with 2nd Man full turn LH
‘ 21-22 1st and 2nd Ladies ¾ turn RH while Men dance ¼ way round anticlockwise
‘ 23-24 1st Man with 2nd Lady and 1st Lady with 2nd Man turn LH to end on sides 1s facing up and 2s facing down
25-32 2s+1s set facing on sides, turn to face partners and set, 1s lead up crossing RH and cast to 2nd place on own sides

 

POSTIE’S JIG (J4x32) 4C set Roy Clowes Ormskirk 5

1- 8 1s and 4s Set&Cast in 1 place, 1s and 4s dance ½ Figs of 8 round new end couples
9-12 1M+4M and 1L+4L cross (men making an arch) and turn corners with free hand to face up/down
13-16 1s+4s dance down/up (couple dancing up make the arch) and turn corners
17-24 Repeat bars 9-16 from new positions
25-32 1s+4s dance ½ R&L, turn partner RH. 2413

 

THE BYRON STRATHSPEY (S3x32) 3C set John Drewry Deeside Book 2

1- 8 All petronella turn into the centre and set to partner, turn 2H 1¼ times back to places
9-16 1s+2L and 3s+2M dance RH across, 2s pass RSh and dance LH across with other couple
17-24 2s in prom hold dance reel of 3 with 1s passing 1L RSh, end 2s in centre at top
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance Allemande. 312

 

THE HIGHLAND RAMBLER (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring Leeds Silver Jubilee

1- 8 1s dance in and cast to 2nd place, dance RH across with 3s
9-16 2s+1s dance LH across, 1L followed by partner cast up round 2L and dance down middle to 1L between 3s and 1M between 2s
17-24 1s+2s+3s dance down the middle and back
25-32 1M followed by partner cast down round 2L to 2nd places on own side and turn RH
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

 

SOCIETY PIPER (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring 10 Social Dances

1- 8 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s and meet in centre facing down, ½ turn 2s with nearer hand and ½ turn 3s with other hand 1s ending in 3rd place opposite sides
9-16 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 3s and meet in centre facing up, ½ turn 3s with nearer hand and ½ turn 2s with other hand
17-24 1s dance down centre to 2nd place, set to 3s, set to partner and set to 2s
25-32 1L dances RH across with 2L+3L on own side and 1M dances LH across on Men’s side, 1s dance up and cast to 2nd place own sides

LOOK AT US WE BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

 

THE BLACK MOUNTAIN REEL (R5x32) 5C set Derek Haynes Carnforth Collection 3

1- 8 1s and 3s cross RH and cast down 1 place, dance ½ Fig of 8 round the couples above them and cross to face 1st corners
9-16 1s and 3s turn 1st corners RH and partner LH, turn 2nd corner RH and partner LH to face 1st corners again
17-24 1s and 3s dance diagonal reels of 4 with 1st corners
25-32 All dance RH across once round (1L with 2s, 1M+3L with 4s and 3M with 5s), 1s and 3s turn partners LH and cast one place. 24153

This video is shaky in the beginning but it gets better.

 

THE MINISTER ON THE LOCH (S3x32) 3C set Roy Goldring 24 G and S Dances

1- 8 1s+2s dance Diamond Poussette
9-16 1s dance down for 2 steps, turn 2H, dance up to top and turn 2H
17-24 1s+3s dance double Fig of 8 round 2s with 1s casting to start
25-32 1M+2M turn LH 1½ times while 1L+2L turn RH 1½ times, 1M+3M turn RH 1½ times while 1L+3L turn LH 1½ times

 

AND THE LADIES WORE RED (R4x32) 4C set Amanda Peart The Sunday Class 1

1- 8 All Men pass partner RSh, dance down behind Ladies and back up Men’s side. 4321
9-16 All Ladies pass opposite Man RSh, dance up behind Men and down Ladies’ side. 4321
17-24 All Adv&Ret, 4s dance down to 4th place (3s+2s+1s step up 23-24). 3214
25-32 3s+2s also 1s+4s dance Poussette. 2341

Dances for February 20, 2018

Sure, we continued to do dances to prepare for our upcoming social, but it was Ramona’s birthday, so I think we mainly just ate cake (can anyone confirm?).    Also, we had a guest visitor:  BRAMMIE the BRAMSTER!   He helped by bringing out the cake and making us lots of name tags for when we forget who we are.   Good job, Bram, and Happy Birthday, Ramona!

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Dances done in preparation for our March 10 social:

The Clansman
Light on the Water
Society Piper
May’s 100
The Highland Rambler

+ The Royal Visit (Not on social…thank goodness).

Toronto Tartan Ball February 17, 2018

Montreal was represented this past weekend at the Toronto Tartan Ball!  Joanne, Peter, Katie, Alistair and myself made the trek down to Toronto to celebrate the Toronto branch’s 60th year as an RSCDS branch (by the way, it is also Montreal’s 60th this year!).  It was held in the beautiful Royal York hotel in downtown Toronto.  There was live music by Scotch Mist, a three-course meal, and lots of dancing, of course!

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The always beautiful Royal York, located next to the always ugly Union Station
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Now in Lego form!
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Where the magic happens

 

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  Because eating a three-course meal and drinking wine is always a good idea before dancing.
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The dining hall before it was transformed into the ball room.
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Katie had the genius idea of me wearing a bib, as she knew there was a 2.3% chance I wasn’t going to get that soup on my shirt.
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The bobsey twins smile for the camera as they get ready to enjoy their identical gluten-free meals.
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Only 674 grams of sugar

 

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The Queen looks disapprovingly at the camera as sets are formed.
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They look so regal…
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Oh wait, never mind
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Peter plots when he’s going to take ask me to dance a Strathspey
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The Montreal bunch and Karen, who I believe is now contractually obligated to move to Montreal.

If you’d like to see videos, there are a bunch the Toronto Branch have already uploaded to Youtube.  Here is one where some Montrealers may be spotted:

 

 

Valois Burns’ Social February 3, 2018

This past February 3rd, the Valois class treated us to an old-fashioned Burns’ social led by their new teacher Brian, complete with Haggis, Robin’s address, a piper celebrating the event, and Valerie’s boyfriend carrying the guest of honour.

Relive the moment with these photos and videos!  Thank you to Ramona and Don for their contributions!

 

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Robin was a peaceful man, but this was too good an opportunity to pass up.
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Robin performs a well-known  Scottish abdominal warm-up technique before his address
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A moment alone with the Haggis before showtime.  Either that, or his notes are hidden in the tin foil.

 

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The A+Pers smile while Mederic gets ready to eat what I assume is a Tide Pop.
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Alison pretends there’s another person at the table so she can snag more Haggis. 
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I assume Don and Angela are in the middle of acting out a Shakespearean play in this one.  Also, poor JP is too hungry to breathe.
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The Valois team relax after a job well done.  Robin glares at Andrew for copying his wardrobe choices.

 

Dances for February 13, 2018

Lots of dances for a class that started later at 8 PM!!  Holly took care of things until Dagmar arrived…..and I strolled in at some point!

THE CLANSMAN (R8x32) 2C (4C set) Derek Haynes RSCDS Book 32

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast down 1 place, 2s+1s dance ½ RH across and set
9-16 1s+2s dance R&L, ending with Men turning Ladies into centre to form a line across
17-24 1s+2s dance the Targe:-
‘ 17-18 1st and 2nd Ladies ¾ turn RH while Men dance ¼ way round anticlockwise
‘ 19-20 1st Man with 2nd Lady and 1st Lady with 2nd Man full turn LH
‘ 21-22 1st and 2nd Ladies ¾ turn RH while Men dance ¼ way round anticlockwise
‘ 23-24 1st Man with 2nd Lady and 1st Lady with 2nd Man turn LH to end on sides 1s facing up and 2s facing down
25-32 2s+1s set facing on sides, turn to face partners and set, 1s lead up crossing RH and cast to 2nd place on own sides

 

Video starts at 2:08

 

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

 

 

SPICE IT UP (J8X32) 3C  (Merrill Heubach)

1-8 1c lead down the middle and up

9-16 1c+2c+3c Allemande (3,2,1)

17-24 3c+2c S&Link ; 3c+1c S&Link (2,1,3)

25-32 All set | All cross RH ; All chase ½ clw (3,1,2)

 

THE SHETLAND SHEPHERDESS (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Ron Wallace RSCDS Graded 3

1- 8 1s dance down between 2s, cast back to places. 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
9-16 1s+2s+3s dance mirror (reflection) reels of 3 on sides (1s cross to 2nd place own sides to begin, 2s out and up, 3s in and up). 2s finish facing out
17-20 1s+2s change places on sides (Men RH, Ladies LH), 1s+3s turn on sides (Men LH, Ladies RH) 1s ending in middle facing up, 3s in original places
21-24 1s dance up to top and cast to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s+3s Adv&Ret, all clap end bar 28. 2s+1s+3s turn partners RH once round

Video ends at 0:35

 

THE BLACK MOUNTAIN REEL (R5x32) 5C set Derek Haynes Carnforth Collection 3

1- 8   1s and 3s cross RH and cast down 1 place, dance ½ Fig of 8 round the couples above them and cross to face 1st corners
9-16   1s and 3s turn 1st corners RH and partner LH, turn 2nd corner RH and partner LH to face 1st corners again
17-24   1s and 3s dance diagonal reels of 4 with 1st corners
25-32   All dance RH across once round (1L with 2s, 1M+3L with 4s and 3M with 5s), 1s and 3s turn partners LH and cast one place

 

KINFAUNS CASTLE (S5x32) 5C set Derek Haynes Carnforth Collection 4

1- 8 2s and 4s dance full diagonal RSh reels of 4 with 1st corners (passing partner LSh to start)
9-16 2s and 4s dance full reel of 4 with 2nd corners (dancing LSh round partner to face 2nd corners)
17-24 2s and 4s dance Figs of 8 on sides dancing in front of dancer on left (Ladies down and Men up) and meet ready for a Poussette
25-32 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance ½ Diamond Poussette, 1s+4s also 3s+5s dance ½ Diamond Poussette.  24153

Warning: You may recognize some people in the video below.

 

THE FOTHERINGHAME FLING (Gary Coull)  (R8X32)

1 – 8 All 4 couples dance 8 hands round and back.

9 – 16 1st couple dance in front of the 2nd couple, behind the 3rd couple, in front of the 4th couple then dance up behind their own lines back to place.

17 – 24 1st and 2nd couples dance half right hands across (1st woman stay facing out); 1st and 3rd couples dance half left hands across (1st woman stay facing out); 1st and 4th couple dance half right hands across; all 4 couples cross over right hand.

25 – 32 All 4 couples advance for 2 and retire for 2. All 4 couples put right hands round partrer’s waist and join left hands above heads and spin partners for 4 bars.

Repeat with a new top couple.

LEAVES IN AUTUMN (Holly Boyd)

JOHNNIE WALKER (M-(S64+J64)) Sq.Set Norman and Helen Robson Whisky Collection

1- 8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 All set to corners and turn RH, set to partners and turn LH
17-24 1s and 3s advance to centre and lead out through sides with opposite partner, cross and dance to opposite sides and turn partner RH 1½ times
25-32 2s and 4s repeat 17-24
33-40 All Ladies petronella one place to right and all set, Ladies petronella on to next place to right and set
41-48 All Men petronella one place to right and all set, Men petronella on to next place to right and set
49-64 All dance Grand Chain once round and dance Allemande anticlockwise
65-128 Repeat in Jig time

Dances for February 6, 2018

Head cheese Margaret started off our 8-week course with lots of promenading, targing (did the figure originate from someone reaching for a top shelf at Target?) and the Teapots, whose name Jane pointed out makes no sense.

 

THE LADY WYND (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring G and S Dances 2

1- 8 1s dance in and cast 1 place, 2s+1s+3s turn partners RH ending in centre facing up
9-16 2s+1s+3s Promenade
17-24 1s dance Fig of 8 on own sides passing dancer on right RSh
25-32 1L+2s also 1M+3s dance RH across and 1s pass RSh to dance LH across with other couple

 

The postal code dance!!! I suppose before Google Maps people had to devise dances with their postal codes to let people know what snazzy area of town they lived in.

EH3 7AF (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring RSCDS Book 40

1- 8 1s lead down the middle and back to top
9-16 1s+2s+3s Promenade ending with 1s casting to 2nd place
17-24 1s pass by the right and turn 1st corners RH to end L between 2s and M between 3s, 1s pass by the right and turn 2nd corners RH to end between corners
25-32 1M dances RH across with 2s and 1L with 3s, 1L dances up between 2s and casts to 2nd place own side as 1M dances between 3s and casts up

 

THE BYRON STRATHSPEY (S3x32) 3C set John Drewry Deeside Book 2

1- 8 All petronella turn into the centre and set to partner, turn 2H 1¼ times back to places
9-16 1s+2L and 3s+2M dance RH across, 2s pass RSh and dance LH across with other couple
17-24 2s in prom hold dance reel of 3 with 1s passing 1L RSh, end 2s in centre at top
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance Allemande. 312

 

THE BLACK MOUNTAIN REEL (R5x32) 5C set Derek Haynes Carnforth Collection 3

1- 8 1s and 3s cross RH and cast down 1 place, dance ½ Fig of 8 round the couples above them and cross to face 1st corners
9-16 1s and 3s turn 1st corners RH and partner LH, turn 2nd corner RH and partner LH to face 1st corners again
17-24 1s and 3s dance diagonal reels of 4 with 1st corners
25-32 All dance RH across once round (1L with 2s, 1M+3L with 4s and 3M with 5s), 1s and 3s turn partners LH and cast one place. 24153

 

THE CLANSMAN (R8x32) 2C (4C set) Derek Haynes RSCDS Book 32

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast down 1 place, 2s+1s dance ½ RH across and set
9-16 1s+2s dance R&L, ending with Men turning Ladies into centre to form a line across
17-24 1s+2s dance the Targe:-
‘ 17-18 1st and 2nd Ladies ¾ turn RH while Men dance ¼ way round anticlockwise
‘ 19-20 1st Man with 2nd Lady and 1st Lady with 2nd Man full turn LH
‘ 21-22 1st and 2nd Ladies ¾ turn RH while Men dance ¼ way round anticlockwise
‘ 23-24 1st Man with 2nd Lady and 1st Lady with 2nd Man turn LH to end on sides 1s facing up and 2s facing down
25-32 2s+1s set facing on sides, turn to face partners and set, 1s lead up crossing RH and cast to 2nd place on own sides

 

THE FLIGHT OF THE FALCON (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Barry Priddey Anniversary Tensome

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place and turn LH to 1M facing his 1st corner with his partner behind him
9-16 1M followed by partner dance a full RSh diagonal Alternating Tandem reel of 3 with 1st corners and end facing Lady’s 2nd corner
17-24 1M followed by partner dance a RSh Alternating Tandem reel of 3 with 2nd corners and 1s end facing own 1st corners
25-32 1s turn 1st corners RH, pass RSh, turn 2nd corner RH and pass RSh to 2nd place own sides (corners turn for 4 bars)

Dances for January 30, 2018

As we welcomed back Margaret from her mission abroad to investigate Floridian collusion with Scottish Country Dancing, Dag “der Stühl” mar  ran a tight class back at the mothership.

THE RIVER CREE (J8x32) 2C (4C set) RSCDS Book 8

1- 8 1M+2L change places RH, 1L+2M change places RH
9-16 1s+2s advance for 2 steps and retire, dance ½ R&L
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back to top
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. 2 1

GLORIA’S “You really don’t remember” WEE JIG (J8x32) 2C (4C set) Bob McMurtry Devil’s Quandary

1- 8 1s lead down for 3 bars, up to top and cast to 2nd place
9-16 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s, 1M+2M turn LH
17-24 1s+2s dance Ladies’ Chain
25-32 1L dances up between 2s, casts on Men’s side and crosses while 1M casts up on Ladies’ side, crosses and 2nd place, 2s+1s set

 

LIGHT ON THE WATER (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Susie Langdon Kass Let’s All Dance

1- 8 1s cast down behind own sides and back to places
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 on sides (in and down to start)
17-24 1s lead down for 2 bars, set, lead up and cast to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s+3s Adv&Ret 1 step, dance DoSiDo round partner and turn 2H

 

THE HIGHLAND RAMBLER (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring Leeds Silver Jubilee

1- 8 1s dance in and cast to 2nd place, dance RH across with 3s
9-16 2s+1s dance LH across, 1L followed by partner cast up round 2L and dance down middle to 1L between 3s and 1M between 2s
17-24 1s+2s+3s dance down the middle and back
25-32 1M followed by partner cast down round 2L to 2nd places on own side and turn RH
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

 

THE HAMILTON RANT (R8x48) 3C (4C set) Robert M Campbell RSCDS Book 22

1- 8 1M+2L change places RH, 1L+2M change places, 1M+3M change places and 1L+3L change places
9-16 3s+1s dance ½ R&L, 2s+1s dance ½ R&L
17-24 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, 1s turn 1¾ LH to face 1st corners
25-32 1s set and turn corners 2H and twirl to face partners, set to partners and turn 2H and twirl to face 2nd corners
33-40 1s set and turn 2nd corners and twirl to face partners, set to partners and turn 2H and twirl to face 2nd corners again
41-48 1s dance reel of 3 on opposite sides passing 2nd corner RSh and cross to own sides 2nd place

These guys and gals are having FUN in this video!

 

THE MINISTER ON THE LOCH (S3x32) 3C set Roy Goldring 24 G and S Dances

1- 8 1s+2s dance Diamond Poussette
9-16 1s dance down for 2 steps, turn 2H, dance up to top and turn 2H
17-24 1s+3s dance double Fig of 8 round 2s with 1s casting to start
25-32 1M+2M turn LH 1½ times while 1L+2L turn RH 1½ times, 1M+3M turn RH 1½ times while 1L+3L turn LH 1½ times

 

THE IRISH ROVER (R8x32) 3C (4C set) James B. Cosh 22 SCDs

1- 8 1s dance down below 3s and cast up to 2nd place own sides, 1L dances RH across with 2s while 1M dances RH across with 3s
9-16 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, ½ reel with 2nd corners and ½ turn LH in centre to face 1st corners
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 across giving LSh to 1st corners ending in 2nd place own sides. (3)1(2)
25-32 1s dance diagonal R&L (1M crossing down and 1L crossing up to start). 213