Friday, January 28, 2011

Lesson Plan for Jan 31, 2011

-Class begins with warm-ups and some skip-change-of-step practice
-Lianne’s reel exercise (practice reels of 3 in lines of 3) (Quick time music)
-Reels in sets.  Practice “closing reels” in quick time and in strathspey time (Bars 25-32 of Monymusk).

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MONYMUSK  (S8x32)  3C (4C set)                                 Preston  RSCDS Bk 11
 1- 8     1s turn RH & cast to 2nd place (2s step up), turn 1¼ times LH to end 1L between 2s to face 1M between 3s
 9-16    2s+1s+3s set twice in lines across, 1s turning onto opposite sides & all set twice on sidelines
17-24   2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back
25-32   1s dance reels of 3 on sides giving RSh to person on their Right & 1s cross RH to places

Strathspey Footwork
-Practice travelling step in promenade hold.
-Emphasis on rhythm.
-Setting. Make it smooth and clean.
-Transition between setting and travelling. 

Practice bars 9-16—and getting into and out of those bars.
-Strathspey circles.
-Emphasis on hands—practice circles of different sizes.  
-Look after the hand in front of you.
-Footwork in circles.
-Transitions between one direction and another.
-Getting into and out of circles.

Practice bars 17-24
-Work on turns.
-Graceful arms—strong turns.
-Everyone work on the turns in bars 1-8.


MRS MACLEOD  (R8x32)  3C (4C set)                                             RSCDS Bk 6
 1- 8     1s+2s dance RH across & LH back
 9-16    1s lead down the middle & up to face 1st corners
17-24   1s set to 1st corners & turn 2H, set & turn 2nd corners
25-32   1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving LSh to 1st corners & cross to 2nd place own sides

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