Dances for September 26, 2017

Despite it being one of those terrifying days when one realizes even Canada is affected by global warming, we still had a great turnout for our dance class with lots of new people!  Margaret was the sole cheese this evening, and we practiced more dances for the upcoming workshop!

THE MAD HATTER (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Iain Boyd Happy to Meet

 

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

 

St John River (S4x32) 4C set Prudence Edwards Centennial Collection

THE HAPPY MEETING (J8x32) 2C (4C set) RSCDS Book 29

 

 

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Dances for Sept 12th, 2017

Lots of newcomers this week, with over 25 people in attendance! It was a lot of fun and Dagmar ruled the roost all by herself!  She missed Holly and Margaret so much that we had to take several breaks just to console her.  It was exhausting.

She started with:

A WEE NOTHIN’ (J8x32) 2C (4C set) Elaine Brunken Moments in Time
1- 8 1s+2s dance RH across and LH across back to place
9-16 1L followed by 2L dances across top, behind Men with 1L dancing below 2M and across to 2nd place own side as 2L dances between 1M+2M and into 1st place own side. 1L+2L set (Men do not set back)

17-24 1M followed by 2M repeat bars 9-16. 2134

25-32 2s+1s dance R&L (with polite turns)

 


ST ANDREW’S FAIR
Roy Goldring   5 Scottish Country Dances
Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

1-4   1s cross by the right and cast 2 places;

5-8   1s cross by the left and cast up to 2nd place on own sides;

9-12 2s 1s 3s turn partner by the right halfway, retain hands and set;

13-16 all chase clockwise halfway to own sides;

17-24 3s1s2s 6 hands round and back;

25-28 3s 1s 2s turn partner halfway by the left, retain hands and set;

29-32 all chase anticlockwise halfway to finish 2s1s3s on own sides.

 

THE BARMKIN (R88) Sq.Set Roy Goldring 24 G and S Dances

1- 8 1s+3s turn partners RH and Men followed by Ladies chase clockwise ½ way round set
9-16 1s+3s dance RH across in centre and LH back to “new” places
17-32 2s+4s repeat bars 1-16
33-40 1s+3s turn partners LH and Ladies followed by Men chase anticlockwise ½ way round set
41-48 1s+3s dance R&L
49-64 2s+4s repeat bars 33-48
65-72 All dance into centre and return with corners, Ladies dance round corners passing in front to begin and back to place
73-80 All with corners dance into centre and return with partners, Men dance round partners passing in front to begin and back to place
81-88 All circle 8H round and back

 

12 COATES CRESCENT (S4x32) 4C set RSCDS Book 40

1- 8 All set on sides and cross RH, all set and cross back RH
9-16 1s dance down to meet 4s who dance up and 1L+4L also 1M+4M dance out own sides, cast back to places and 1s lead down to 4th place
17-24 3s+4s dance R&L
25-32 2s+3s also 4s+1s dance RH across and LH back

 

RACHEL IN MARYLAND 32J4 G&S 3 R. Goldring

Then it was break time, and Dagmar brought some lovely cake and cookies for my birthday (YES HOLLY, we celebrated it AGAIN!).   For you newcomers, don’t worry, we don’t celebrate my birthday every week; this was an exception because Dagmar is Dagmar.  We are not crazy (I mean, we are, but not necessarily for that reason).  Thanks for the pictures, Ramona!

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FIGURE IT OUT (we did not) (R3x32) 3C set Roy Goldring G and S Dances 3

1- 8 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s, 1M+2L turn LH 1¼ times while 1L+2M turn RH 1¼ times
9-16 1s in prom hold dance reel of 3 across with 2s (RSh to 2M to start) and 1s end in middle facing down
17-24 1M dances LH and RH across with 2L+3L while 1L dances RH and LH across with 2M+3M 1s and 3s ending in middle facing up
25-32 1s followed by 3s dance up and cast to 3rd/2nd places and 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 3s

(Video starts at 1:39)

 

NO CLASS ON SEPT 19TH!!!!

Study Guide for Sept 30th Afternoon Dance!

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FESTIVAL INTERCELTIQUE (R40) Round The Room Ian Brockbank
Circle around the room with partner on Man’s right

1- 8 All circle left and back
9-16 All couples with nearer hands raised as Ladies dance in front and round partner (Men stand still), Men dance in front and round partner
17-24 All in circle Adv+Ret twice
25-32 All turn partner RH, Men turn Lady on left LH into prom hold
33-40 All with new partners promenade round to reform circle with new partners

 

THE KINGSTON JIG (J4x32) 4C set Roy Goldring G and S Dances

1- 8 1M followed by 2M+3M dance across, down behind Ladies and back to places
9-16 1L followed by 2L+3L repeat
17-24 1s slip step to bottom and back
25-32 1s cast to bottom and all turn RH

 

THE BARMKIN (R88) Sq.Set Roy Goldring 24 G and S Dances

1- 8 1s+3s turn partners RH and Men followed by Ladies chase clockwise ½ way round set
9-16 1s+3s dance RH across in centre and LH back to “new” places
17-32 2s+4s repeat bars 1-16
33-40 1s+3s turn partners LH and Ladies followed by Men chase anticlockwise ½ way round set
41-48 1s+3s dance R&L
49-64 2s+4s repeat bars 33-48
65-72 All dance into centre and return with corners, Ladies dance round corners passing in front to begin and back to place
73-80 All with corners dance into centre and return with partners, Men dance round partners passing in front to begin and back to place
81-88 All circle 8H round and back

 

 

SEANN TRUIBHAS WILLICHAN (S8x32) 2C (4C set) Thomas Wilson RSCDS Book 27

1- 8 1s cast and dance down behind own lines, turn outwards and dance back to top
9-16 1L+2M set and change places RH while 1M+2L change places and set and repeat
17-24 1s lead down for 2 steps, turn RH, lead up to top and cast to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s set and turn partner 2H opening out to circle 4H round to left

 

THE OLD MAN OF STORR (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring SCDs For Children

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

 

 

12 COATES CRESCENT (S4x32) 4C set RSCDS Book 40

1- 8 All set on sides and cross RH, all set and cross back RH
9-16 1s dance down to meet 4s who dance up and 1L+4L also 1M+4M dance out own sides, cast back to places and 1s lead down to 4th place
17-24 3s+4s dance R&L
25-32 2s+3s also 4s+1s dance RH across and LH back

 

THE MAD HATTER (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Iain Boyd Happy to Meet

1- 8 1s dance down below 3s, cast up to 2nd place, dance up between 2s and cast to 2nd place own side
9-16 1s Adv+Ret with 1st corners and dance DoSiDo with 1st corners
17-24 1s repeat with 2nd corners
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

 

THE DUNEDIN FESTIVAL DANCE (R32) Round The Room Derek Haynes Dunedin Dances Book 4
Round the room dance, 3 Couple Circles

1- 8 All circle 6H round and back
9-16 All dance DoSiDo with partner and turn partner RH
17-24 All dance RH across, Lady (whose hand is underneath) dances out under arch into prom hold with next partner followed by next Lady etc.
25-32 All Promenade with new partners anywhere round the room and meet with another 2 couples to start again

(Video below starts at 7:15)

 

CÉLÉBRATIONS 2017  – Written by HOLLY!!
Holly Boyd   RSCDS Montréal
Jig   4 x 48 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise 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.

 

(Warning: You may recognize some people in the video below!!)

 

FLOWERS OF DUNBEG (R5x32) 5C set Sue Porter and Primary 7, DUNBEG

1- 8 1s+2s also 4s+5s dance RH across and LH back
9-16 2s+3s+4s Adv+Ret and turn partners RH
17-24 1s dance in front of 2s and behind 3s, in front of 4s and behind 5s to 5th place 2s+3s+4s+5s step up as 1s pass them
25-32 All circle 10H round and back

 

THE HAPPY MEETING (J8x32) 2C (4C set) RSCDS Book 29

1- 8 1M+2L pass RSh and dance Figs of 8 round standing partners (1L and 2M) passing own partner LSh
9-16 1L+2M pass LSh and dance Figs of 8 round standing partners (1M and 2L) passing own partner RSh
17-24 1s dance 4 slip step down middle, set to each other, slip step up to top and cast to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s Adv+Ret clapping on bar 28 and turn partners RH

 

(Video below starts at 0:20)

SAINT JOHN RIVER (S4x32) 4C set Prudence Edwards Centennial Collection

1- 8 1L followed by partner casts 1 place, crosses, casts down behind 3rd Man, crosses, casts behind 4th Lady and 1L crosses to 4th place opposite sides
9-16 1s dance up 1 place under 4s arch, turn 2H 1½ times, dance up under 2s arch to original places
17-24 1s followed by 2s+3s+4s lead down the middle (2s+3s dance up set before leading down and 4s dance up only) and back to places
25-32 All dance DoSiDo with partners, 1s change places on sides with 2s RH, with 3s LH and 4s with RH

 

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

 

THE GRASSMARKET REEL (R32) Round The Room Tim Wilson 5 Dances 2009
Round the room dance, 3 facing 3

1- 8 All circle 6H round and back
9-16 Centre persons dance RH across with dancers on the right, LH across with dancers on left
17-24 Corner dancers Adv+Ret on diagonal, centre dancers dance DoSiDo
25-32 All pass facing dancer RH and pass next dancer LH, all turn facing dancer RH once round

 

(Video below starts at 24:00)

First day of Class! September 5, 2017

The fall season has begun!!!   Unlike me, Kildonan Hall got a makeover during the summer and now has shiny new floors in addition to strategically-placed lines, as I think Diana pointed out.  We may even have straight sets this year! (okay, probably not).

We had some lovely newcomers to the first class, both Meetupers and otherwise, who did a fantastic job!

Holly started us off with a circle dance which Dagmar and I conveniently stayed out of, then we did

FESTIVAL JIG  and then

Pluto’s Head by Sue McKinnell 8×32 Reel for 2C

1-8 1M and 2W turn by RH once round, then 1C and 2C circle once round to the left.
9-16 1W and 2M turn by LH once round, then 1C and 2C circle once round to the right.
17-24 1C dance down the dance for 3 bars, turn and dance up to the top for 3 bars, then cast to second place, 2C stepping up on bars 23-24.
25-32 1C and 2C dance rights and lefts.
Repeat.

(Video of Pluto’s Head starts at 0:11)

 

Then we continued with

COME WHAT MAY (J8x32) 2C (4C set) Romaine Butterfield RSCDS Book 51

1- 8 1M+2L Adv+Ret. 1M+2L dance DoSiDo
9-16 1L+2M repeat bars 1-8
17-24 1s cross RH, cast (2s step up 19-20). 2s cross RH cast (1s step up 23-24)
25-32 1s+2s Adv+Ret. 1s+2s dance ½ R&L

 

FLOWERS OF DUNBEG (R5x32) 5C set Sue Porter and Primary 7, DUNBEG

1- 8 1s+2s also 4s+5s dance RH across and LH back
9-16 2s+3s+4s Adv+Ret and turn partners RH
17-24 1s dance in front of 2s and behind 3s, in front of 4s and behind 5s to 5th place 2s+3s+4s+5s step up as 1s pass them
25-32 All circle 10H round and back

 

Then the crazy one where you had to pull out the person “on the bottom” (I didn’t even realize that was a real dance):
THE DUNEDIN FESTIVAL DANCE (R32) Round The Room Derek Haynes Dunedin Dances Book 4
Round the room dance, 3 Couple Circles

1- 8 All circle 6H round and back
9-16 All dance DoSiDo with partner and turn partner RH
17-24 All dance RH across, Lady (whose hand is underneath) dances out under arch into prom hold with next partner followed by next Lady etc.
25-32 All Promenade with new partners anywhere round the room and meet with another 2 couples to start again

(Video starts at 7:13 for this dance)

 

And then my awesome birthday dance !

A CAT LOVER’S BIRTHDAY (no video available, sadly)

And we finished the class with

THE HAPPY MEETING (J8x32) 2C (4C set) RSCDS Book 29

1- 8 1M+2L pass RSh and dance Figs of 8 round standing partners (1L and 2M) passing own partner LSh
9-16 1L+2M pass LSh and dance Figs of 8 round standing partners (1M and 2L) passing own partner RSh
17-24 1s dance 4 slip step down middle, set to each other, slip step up to top and cast to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s Adv+Ret clapping on bar 28 and turn partners RH

(Video starts at 0:20)

 

Thank you Katie for making the yummy brownies and thanks to all for joining in my birthday celebration during the break!  It’s always fun to have a birthday during the first day of class (especially since it annoys both Holly AND Dagmar – a real plus!).

Welcome back, everyone, and see you all on Tuesdays!!!

 

Dances and Photos from May 16, 2017

The last class of the term! The day for group pictures, teacher cards, and most of all, food!  It was particularly fun for me since this is the first time I’ve been gifted wine in class!

Margaret started us off with

GLORIA’S “BUT YOU REALLY DON’T REMEMBER….” WEE JIG (J8x32) 2C (4C set) Bob McMurtry Devil’s Quandary

and

DAVY NICK NACK (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Robert M Campbell Glasgow Assembly

Holly did the outrageously-named

EVERYTHING STOPS FOR TEA (“Except for Scottish country dance”) (London 1930-4PM) (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Ronald MacKay

Video starts at 7:02

and

CÉLÉBRATIONS 48-Bar Reel for 4C by Holly Boyd

and then Dag-Mar did

CUTTY SARK (J8x32) 3C (4C set) RSCDS Book 40

MACDONALD OF THE ISLES (S3x32) 3C set Derek Haynes Carnforth Collection 2

CORNER AFTER CORNER AFTER CORNER (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Stoneywood Collection 1

Then it was time for the important part : FOOD!

After everyone wrote words of love and sarcasm on our teachers’ cards, it was time for our group photo (this time with Holly not in the bathroom!).

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And then food and fun!

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Margaret slaved over her famous home-made biscotti all day
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Sunny isn’t going to let the fact that dancing is over take away her manhood. Dagmar and Naoko wear matching shirts.
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“Hey Margaret, did you know there’s a plural for the word ‘beef’?  Let me tell you all about it! “

 

 

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Lesley’s face as Alistair explains to her how he and Katie had a busy week trying to squeeze me into my new dress.
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“I’m sorry, you seem to have mistaken me for someone who would be interested.”
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Our wonderful hall
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Margaret tests me on my multiplication table. You can see I’m trying to count with my fingers.  Kathleen ponders on what kind of crazy group she’s stumbled onto.  Dagmar dares to peek out of the kitchen but is unimpressed.

 

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The “piano leaning club” has a meeting
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The classic “taking a photo of someone taking a photo”, by artist Don.
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Alison volunteered to lick everything before we ate it.  What a team player!
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“I got all the good stuff while those suckers are still waiting in line”
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This photo took a couple of tries…I was having a bit of a symmetry problem.

Have a wonderful summer!

Dances for May 9, 2017

Our-second-to-last class of the term!  The return of Holly and Don (in body, anyway – Holly’s brain might have still been on the plane back) !

Margaret started us off with

BETHANKIT (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Moira Stacey RSCDS Graded 3

and then Dagmar taught us

THE DANCING BEES (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring 24 G and S Dances

What is it with Scottish dance and bees?

 

Then we had a discussion about male/female shepherds (possible career path for those undecided?) while Margaret taught us

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

Now with creepy game pieces!

 

Then it was Strathspey time with Dagmar’s

SEA OF BARLEY 32S3 Unpublished D. Koeppler

and then Margaret did

DAVY NICK NACK (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Robert M Campbell Glasgow Assembly

Video starts at 0:25

Then another Strathspey taught by Dagmar (I had already left at that point – so sad)

MISS MILLIGAN’S STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Golden Jubilee Dances

and Margaret topped off the evening with

REEL OF THE 51ST DIVISION (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Atkinson RSCDS Book 13

Look at all these men on the grass!! (there’s something you don’t hear every day)

Dances for May 2, 2017

A Margaret solo performance!!  A dance about cats!!  Only one Strathspey!!  Katie wearing my green Banana Republic dress shirt! And….Alistair’s birthday celebration….what a class!!

We started off with figure practice, then the furball dance which I have renamed “Fluffy” (all cute things are fluffy, regardless of whether they have fur)

Ecclefechan Feline 32J3 Petit Chat Celtique B. McMurtry

followed by

Figure It Out (some of us did not) 32R3 Graded and Social 3 R. Goldring

(video starts at 1:39)

 

St Martin’s Strathspey 32S4 24 G&S R. Goldring

Gloria’s “I think they got your number” Wee Jig 32J2 Devil’s Quandary B. McMurtry

Music Makars (which wordpress desperately wants to autocorrect)  32R3 RSCDS Book 33

Montgomeries’ Rant 32R3 RSCDS Book 10

 

Did I mention it was Alistair’s birthday?!  Katie made a yummy cake as we helped Alistair push 40!   Happy birthday, Alistair, the prodigal son of SCD! (also, don’t ask me what the prodigal son story is, because I don’t actually know).

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Alistair wonders if the knife should really be used on the cake
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Scrabble cake!!  Thank goodness it wasn’t Tetris cake.
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Socializing and ignoring Margaret’s plea to take partners.

Hard to believe there are only two classes left until the end of the term!!

Dances for April 25, 2017

Holly and Don are on vacation from dancing and are lounging on a beach somewhere in Bora Bora, said no one ever.  Obviously there is no vacationing from dance where the Dolly is concerned!   However, they are dancing elsewhere in a secret undisclosed location at the moment (probably learning lots of annoying Strathspeys to bring back to Montreal), so Dagmargaret took over class this week.

Dagmar started us off with
As the Worm Turns 32J3 Montreal Moments P. Burrage, which sounds like the name of a soap opera but with insects.

Then Margaret did

Rachel in Maryland 32J4 G&S 3 R. Goldring, which should really be “Annie in Maryland” since I used to live there.

Then we did

Invercaulds Reel 32S3 RSCDS Book 11

and

Back to Back 32J3 Itch to Dance T. Glasspool

 

Then we had the wedding dances, with Dagmar teaching us

Dancers’ Wedding 32R3 RSCDs Book 41

Video starts at 1:07

And Margaret finishing off the evening with

Mairi’s Wedding 40 R3 22 SCDs J. Cosh

 

Anyone notice that I completely forgot to put up the dances for April 18, taught by Dagmar and Holly?  *crickets*

In case some of you lost sleep over it, I will list the dances here (all of them were in preparation for the A+P social) but won’t bother to look for the videos because you are all already super familiar with them at this point (unless you’ve already forgotten – the social was ages ago).

Hunting Horn 

Gramachie

Capital Jig

De’il Amang the Tailors 

Out of Thin Air 

Andrew’s Dance

Postie’s Jig (or, as Valerie now calls it, Postie’s Jog)

April 22, 2017 A+P Social

A lively social this past Saturday night, with two-of-towners: Dale, our regular Vermont visitor, and Dana, who used to dance in Montreal and now lives someplace where it never snows and rhymes with Borgia.

It was a fun night with wonderful live music by Laurence and Suzanne! IMG_0368.jpg

 

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Thank you to our briefers Dagmar, Holly and Margaret (or, as we like to call them, Dagomersolly).

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Don was a little anxious about his trip to Cyprus the next day
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Margaret catches Dana up on all the nonsense we’ve been up to
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The confidence that comes from knowing you’ve studied all the dances. Not that I would know.

 

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Joanne makes sure to intimidate her partner before the first dance

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Guillaume and I excel at just standing there.

The dancing was of course, superb, but Postie’s Jig really stood out as the portrait of excellence.  I propose we use this photo on all of our advertisements from now on:

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Peter was decapitated during this dance, but if he still had a head he would tell you it was worth it. JP high-fives Lesley while airborne, and Alison becomes acquainted with Lesley’s elbow.
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Naoko’s first social! Well done! Unfortunately Joanne is charging right toward her
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This photo looks innocuous, but JP is clearly getting angry if you look closely. Let’s look more closely, shall we?
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SCD-induced delirium is rare but real. Stay safe, folks.

 

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Luckily he made a full recovery.

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Guillaume defying gravity

 

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After all the dancing (I did all the Strathspeys!!) we had some wonderful food.  Thank you to everyone who helped in the kitchen, but especially Dagmar and Margaret.

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And now the videos!

Michael thought he was taking a photo but instead he captured this moment in video!

 

 

And of course, the decapitation dance, where nothing went wrong in any of the sets.

 

Thank you all for coming!

Study Guide for A+P Social on April 22, 2017

* Easiest dances on programme suitable for all dancers who have practiced in class, newer dancers with an experienced partner

** Next step up.  Suitable for most dancers if practiced in class and with an experienced partner.

***  Most difficult dances for dancers who are confident in knowing the dance

 

 

*THE HIGHLAND FAIR (J8x32) 2C (4C set) Book of Graded SCDs

1- 8 1s cast, dance down behind own lines, turn outwards and dance back to place
9-16 1s+2s turn partners RH back to place and then turn LH
17-24 1s followed by 2s, lead down the middle and 2s lead back to the top
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L

 

*CATCH THE WIND (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Romaine Butterfield RSCDS Book 45

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place and dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
9-16 1s set twice with 1L turning to face out, 1L followed by partner casts up and dances down the middle 1L to face 3M while 1M faces 2M
17-24 1s RSh reels of 3 across (1M with 2s and 1L with 3s)
25-32 1L followed by partner dances down cast up round 3M and crosses to end in 2nd place on own sides, 1s turn RH (4 bars)

 

*GRAMACHIE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) MMM 1

1- 8 1s+2s set, cross RH, set and cross back RH
9-16 1s lead down the middle for 3 steps, back to top, cast to 2nd place and face 1st corners
17-24 1s set and turn 1st corners, set and turn 2nd corners ending between 2s and 3s on opposite sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s Adv+Ret, 1s turn 2H 1½ times

 

***A CAPITAL JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Tine E Mackay 5 dances 2009

1- 8 1s+2s Set and Rotate and end 1s facing up, 2s down:-
‘ Set, rotate singly and dance on 1 place clockwise, change places RH on sides and dance on 1 place to own sides (1s in 2nd place facing up)
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides (RSh to 2s)
17-24 1s set and turn ¾ RH to face own sides, 1s dance LH across (1L with 2s, 1M with 3s) to end 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 1s set and turn ¾ RH to face opposite sides, 1s dance LH across (1M with 2s, 1L with 3s) ending 2nd place own sides

 

**ANDREW’S DANCE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Andrew Mills Harbour City

1- 8 1M followed by 1L casts 1 place, 1M crosses to 2nd place opposite side and dances RSh round 3L as 1L dances RSh round 3M both to 2nd place opposite sides
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s giving LSh to 2s)
17-24 2s+1s dance Ladies’ Chain
25-32 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s and turn RH

***OUT OF THIN AIR (S3x32) 3C set Sue Porter And Diane Rooney RSCDS Graded 3

1- 8 1s set, cross RH, cast, turn LH to face 1st corners (2s step up bars 5-6)
9-16 1s turn corner RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH, partner LH to finish in middle, own side, facing up
17-24 1s dance up between 2s, cast, dance down between 3s and cast up into 2nd place own sides
25-32 1s+3s dance the Tournée:-
‘ 1s+3s dance into prom hold (Men with partner on right, 1s face M’s side and 3s L’s side), couples ½ wheel anticlockwise and Men turn Ladies into middle, both couples turn 1½ times (3s RH, 1s LH) and dance out to places

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

1- 8 1s and 4s set and 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 pstns
25-32 1s+4s dance ½ R&L, turn partner RH. 2413

**Don’t duck as seen in this video or Dagmar will come after you**

 

***SUENO’S STONE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Neil Grant

1- 8 1s turn RH and cast 1 place, 1s turn LH 1½ times to face 2nd corners (side by side holding LH)
9-16 1s set to 2nd corners and turning inwards set to 4th corner, 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 4th corners and end facing 1st corners (holding LH)
17-24 1s set to 1st corners and turning inwards set to 3rd corner, 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 3rd corners and end in middle facing partner (1M down, 1L up)
25-28 2s+3s set and dance on clockwise 1 place while 1s turn RH 1½ times to end 1L between 2L+3L (at top) and 1M between 2M+3M
29-32 All chase on 1 place to own sides and set. 213

 

***THE CHEQUERED COURT (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Duncan Brown RSCDS Book 42

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place, 1s dance ½ Figs of 8 (Man round 2s and Lady round 3s) and end facing 1st corners
9-16 1s dance Pass+Turn with 1st corners and 1s twirl round in centre to face 4th corners, 1s dance Pass+Turn with 4th corners and twirl round to face own sides
17-24 1s dance 6 bars of Double Triangles and end with 1L between 2s facing 2L and 1M between 3s facing 3M
25-32 1s dance reel of 3 across giving RSh to 4th corners and 1s cross RH to own sides

 

*SHIFTIN’ BOBBINS (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Clowes Ormskirk 6

1- 8 1s cross RH to double triangle position with 2s+3s and set, 1s cast up to top and dance down until they are between 2s and 3s
9-16 1L dances RH across with 2M+3M while 1M dances LH across with 2L+3L, 1s followed by 2s+3s dance down centre
17-24 3s followed by 2s+1s dance up and 3s+2s cast down to places, 1L dances LH across with 2M+3M while 1M dances RH across with 2L+3L
25-32 1s dance up to top and cast down to 2nd place opposite side, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 around 2s to end in 2nd place on own sides. 213

 

***CULLA BAY (S4x32) Sq.Set Ann Dix RSCDS Book 41

1- 4 1s and 3s advance and ½ turn opposite partner RH and cast out to opposite side
5- 8 1s and 3s chase ¼ round set clockwise and dance in passing 2s/4s RSh curving in to face 2s/4s as 2s and 4s repeat bars 1-4 and turn right about to face 1s/3s
9-16 All dance parallel reels of 4 across set
17-24 2s+1s also 4s+3s circle 4H once round to left, set and dance RH across ½ way
25-32 2s+4s dance LH across once round, 2s and 4s dance out through sides passing opposite partner RSh and chase round set clockwise to next place. 2341

 

*THE HUNTING HORN (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Peter McBryde SCD Archives

1- 8 1s cast 1 place, cross RH, cast below 3s and dance up middle to 2nd place BtoB in centre for Double Triangles
9-16 1s dance Double Triangles and end facing 2nd corners
17-24 1s dance diagonal reels of 4 with 2nd corners, pass partner LSh to face 1st corners
25-32 1s dance reels of 4 with 1st corners, pass partner LSh to end in 2nd place facing out to start next sequence

 

**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 DEIL AMANG THE TAILORS (R8x32) 3C (4C set) RSCDS Book 14

1- 8 1s+2s set and dance RH across ½ way, set and dance LH across ½ way back to place
9-16 1s lead down the middle and back to top
17-24 1s+2s dance Allemande
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back. 213

 

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

1- 8 1M followed by 2M+3M (who dance up) cross and 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 and cast down Men 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

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*THE DUNDEE WHALER (S4x32) 4C set Roy Clowes Ormskirk 1

1- 8 2s and 4s dance Petronella to opposite sides
9-16 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance Ladies’ Chain
17-24 1s and 3s dance Petronella to opposite sides
25-32 1L+2M change places LH, 1M+2L also 1L+3L change places RH, 1M+3M also 1L+4M change places LH and 1M+4L change RH. 2341

 

**MAIRI’S WEDDING (R8x40) 3C (4C set) James B. Cosh 22 SCDs

1- 8 1s turn RH and cast to 2nd place, 1s turn LH to face 1st corners
9-16 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, 1s dance ½ diagonal reel with 2nd corners
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel with 3rd corner (pstns), ½ diagonal reel with 4th corner (pstns)
25-32 1s dance reel of 3 across (Lady with 2s, Man with 3s – LSh to 1st corner)
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back. 213