Sunday, May 8, 2011

Lesson Plan for May 9, 2011

"Scottish Country Dance is social dancing, so it is not as structured as other forms of dance. Even so, there are a few [gentle] rules..." (RSCDS chapter, Windsor, Ontario)

Click for a complete list of dance "cribs" for the Tartan and Thistle Ball on Saturday 14th May.

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.

SUGAR CANDIE  S8x32  3C (4C set)                                            RSCDS Bk 26
 1- 8     1s set & cast 1 place (2s step up), cross passing LSh
             & cast RSh round 1st corner into centre ending back-to-back
             (1W facing up, 1M down)

 9-16    1W circle left with 2s, 1M circle left with 3s, 1s turn to face partner & set,
             ¾ turn partner 2H to end facing 1st corners

17-24    1s turn 1st corner RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH, partner LH
              & end facing 1st corners

25-32    1s dance reel of 3 on opposite sides passing 1st corner LSh
             1s cross RH to 2nd place own sides

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 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 FALLS OF ROGIE  R8x32  3C (4C set) J Attwood  Alexander Bk 1
  1- 8      1s cross RH & cast 1 place (2s step up bars 3-4),
              1s cross RH & cast 1 place (1M up, 1W down)
               to end 1M between 2s, 1W between 3s.

  9-16    1s dance ½ left-shoulder reel of 3 across (1M with 2s & 1L with 3s);
              all set in lines across & change places RH with opposite person

17-24    2s and 3s chase clockwise all the way while 1s chase clockwise ½ way,
              dance in & turn RH 1¼ to face 1st corners

25-32    1s dance ½ right-shoulder reel of 4 with 1st corners, passing RSh;
             dance ½ right-shoulder reel with 2nd corners & cross passing RSh
             to 2nd place own sides

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