-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
-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.
-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.
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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