Saturday, April 2, 2011

Lesson Plan for April 4, 2011

Review Crossover Reels

ANDERSON'S RANT   R8x32  3C (4C set)                                      MMM 1
 1- 8     1s dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides

 9-16    1s dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides

17-24   1s lead down the middle & back to 2nd place own sides

25-32   1s dance ½ Figs of 8 round 2s & ½ Fig of 8 round 3s back to 2nd place

MACLEOD'S TABLES J8x32  3C (4C set)  Derek Haynes, Carnforth Collection 3
1-8      1s cross down to dance mirror reels with 2s and 3s on opposite sides. 
           1s and 3s end facing up and down.

9-16    1s and 3s couples dance a mens’ chain up and down the middle.
            (M turn each other by LH; then turn W by RH).

17-24  1s set, cast off, and turn RH 1½ times to own side. 
            2s step up bars 19–20.

25-32  2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back.

Duirinish is a peninsula on the island of Skye in Scotland. It is situated in the north west between Loch Dunvegan and Loch Bracadale.
The main peaks on Duirinish are Healabhal Mhòr and Healabhal Bheag, which reach 469 metres (1,539 ft) 488 metres (1,601 ft) respectively and are better known as MacLeod's Tables.
They lie in the centre of the Duirinish peninsula and their distinctive shapes are visible throughout much of northwest Skye. 

Review Diamond Poussette.

THE MINISTER ON THE LOCH   S3x32   3C set     R Goldring  24 G & S Dances
 1- 8     1s+2s dance Diamond Poussette right round

 9-16    1s dance down for 2 steps, turn 2H, dance up to top & 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 Minister on the Loch" on YouTube (St Andrew's RSCDS demo team)

The Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch, better known by its shorter title The Skating Minister, is an oil painting by Sir Henry Raeburn in the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh. Painted in the 1790s, it was practically unknown until about 1949; today, however, it is one of Scotland's best-known paintings. It is considered an icon of Scottish culture, produced during one of the most remarkable periods in the country's history, the Scottish Enlightenment.

WHITE HEATHER JIG  J40  4C (set)       James Cosh, 22 SCD
1- 8     1s turn-RH, cast off one place, 2s step up bars 3–4 
            1s turn-LH 1½ times to finish between 2s facing opposite sides.

9-16    1s and 2s dance a RSh reel of 4 across. 
           1s end passing right shoulders to face 1st corners.

17-24 1s turn corner, partner, corner, partner, finishing between 3s, 
           back-to-back facing opposite sides.

25-32 1s and 3s dance a RSh reel for 4 across. 3s end in 2nd place.

33-40 1s turn-LH, cast off one place on own sides, 4s step up bars 35-36
           1s turn-RH   (2,3,4,1)

"The White Heather Jig" on YouTube: relaxed tempo!

Heather (Calluna vulgaris) is native to Scotland. It is an evergreen shrub that flowers in late summer. Usually the flowers are in the pink or purple family, but there are also the less common white heather plants, a good luck symbol. They do fine in poor, sandy, acidic soil.

MISS OGILVIE'S FANCY  S8x32  3C (4C)           W Campbell  RSCDS Bk 20
 1- 8     1s+2s dance Diamond Poussette right round

 9-16    1s lead down the middle for 3 steps,
             back to top & cast to 2nd place

17-24   1s+3s circle 4H round & back

25-32   2s+1s dance Rights-and-Lefts

REEL OF THE ROYAL SCOTS   R8x32    3C (4C set)  R Goldring  SCD Leaflet 7
 1- 8         1s ½-turn 2s on sides (1M RH - 1L LH) to face out
                (double-triangle position),
                2s+1s+3s set, 1s ½-turn 3s on sides (1M LH - 1L RH),
                end 3s facing out & 2s+3s+1s set

 9-16       1s followed by 3s dance up between 2s, cast down 1 place, dance in
                & 1s cast up to 2nd place 3s end in 3rd place

17-24      1s turn 1st corners RH, pass partner RSh, turn 2nd corners RH,
                & cross passing partner RSh to 2nd place own sides

25-32      2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

"The Reel of the Royal Scots" on YouTube (with proper signature tune)

The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) was the oldest Regiment in the British Army and, as such, was the senior Infantry Regiment of the Line. It was raised in 1633 when Sir John Hepburn, under a Royal Warrant from King Charles I, recruited 1200 men in Scotland. They were active in almost every campaign the British Army has fought; the last Battle Honour awarded being Gulf 1991. On 28 March 2006, 373 years to the day since its formation, The Royal Scots merged with the other surviving Scottish Infantry Regiments to form The Royal Regiment of Scotland.

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