Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Dances of June 6, 2011

REST AND BE THANKFUL  R8x32 3C (4C set)                   Grampian Coll
 1-4      1s cross by the right and cast (2s step up);
5-8      1s cross by the left and cast (L up, M down);
            1s pick up 1st corners in promenade hold.

 9-12    1M+3L, 1L+2M promenade anticlockwise halfway
             while 2nd corners advance and retire; 

13-16  1s turn by the left 1¾ times;

17-24  1s repeat bars 9-16, promenading with 2nd corners
            while 1st corners advance and retire;
            (1s finish facing first corner positions, M to M, L to L)

25-28  1s half-diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corner positions; 

29-32  1s half-diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corner positions,
           1s finishing in 2nd place on own sides.

The A83 from Arrochar climbs through Glen Croe up to Rest-and-be-Thankful,
and continues on to Inveraray.

THE HAPPY MEETING   J8x32 2C (4C set)                               RSCDS 29
  1- 8     1M & 2L passing RSh & dance figs of 8 round standing partners
             passing own partner LSh

 9-16     1L & 2M passing LSh & dance figs of 8 round standing partners
             passing own partner RSh

17-24    1s dance 4 slip step down middle, set to each other,
             slip step up to top & cast to 2nd place

25-32    2s+1s Advance+Retire clapping on bar 28, & turn partners RH

BONNIE STRONSHIRAY  S8x32 3C (4C set)         R Campbell Glasgow Assembly
  1- 8      1s+2s turn ¾ 2H to form line up/down centre & dance ½ reel of 4,
              turn partners ¾ 2H to own sides (having changed places)

9-16     1s set adv & turn 1st corner 2H ending 1L between 2s & 1M between 3s,
             set adv to 2nd crnr & turn 2H end 2nd place opposite sides

17-24    2s+1s+3s cross RH
            1s cast to right round partners 1st corner positions
            while corners Advance+Retire (1M between 2s & 1L between 3s),
            2s+1s+3s cross RH (up/down set),
            1s cast to right round partners 2nd corner positions
            & in to face them while 2s+3s Advance+Retire

25-32    1s dance ½ RSh reel of 4 with partners 2nd corner position,
              pass LSh & dance ½ reel with partners 1st corner position
             & turn RH back to place

Stronshiray is the former name of a part of south-west Argyllshire (near Inveraray) from whence the devisor's family originated.

WEE COOPER O' FIFE  J8x40 in 10-bar phrases 2C (4C set)  
                                                                   H Foss Dances to Song tunes
  1-10    1s set & cross RH, set & cross down LH & cast up round 2s
              to original place

11-20    1s+2s dance R&L 1¼ times (ie 5 moves)

21-30    1s+2s set & dance ½ RH across, set & dance ½ LH across,
             1L+2M continue turning LH to face partner,
             while 1M casts off and 2L casts up

31-40    1s+2s dance full reel of 4 across dance passing partners RSh
             & dance back to own side (1s in 2nd place)

DA RAIN DANCIN'   R8x32 3C (4C set)                      Whiteadder Coll
 1- 8      1s dance down below 3s, cast up round 3s to 2nd place own side,
             2s+1s+3s set and cross RH

 9-16    1s dance up round 2s and cast off to 2nd place opposite sides,
            2s+1s+3s set, 1s turn LH to face 1st corners while 2s and 3s cross LH

17-24   1s set right to 1st corners and left to partner,
             ¾ turn RH to face 2nd corners,
             set to right and left to partner,
             ¾ turn RH to end 2nd place own side.

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

This dance features the "interrupted hello-goodbye setting" figure.

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