Monday, November 28, 2011

Lesson Plan for Nov 28, 2011

 THE LUCKENBOOTH BROOCH  J8x32  3C (4C set)    
                                                            J Dickson Glendarroch SD Sheets
  1- 8        1s in promenade hold (Lady on Man's left) dance RSh reel of 3
                 with 2s (RSh to 2M to start) & end facing 3M

 9-16        1s dance reel with 3s (RSh to 3M) ending with 1s
                 dancing across to Men's side

17-24       2s+3s rights and lefts while 1s lead out of M's side,
                1M cast up, 1L cast down, meet, lead out of Ladies’ side,
                1M cast up and 1L cast down to end 1M between 2s facing down
                and 1L between 3s facing up

25-32      2s+1s+3s set twice, 1s turn RH 1¾ times to 2nd places

Dance Information

Luckenbooths were shops in Edinburgh, situated on the Royal Mile from the High Kirk (AKA St Giles' Cathedral) down towards the Canongate. They were the city's first permanent shops that housed jewellery workers and other trades, dating from the 16th century.

The luckenbooth brooch is a Scottish wedding gift to the bride by the groom on their wedding day. It was subsequently pinned to the shawl of the first baby to protect it from "evil spirits".

The luckenbooth brooch has figures very similar to the Claddagh ring, and a like purpose as a love token. Both incorporate the themes of heart and crown. The earliest records of heart-shaped brooches in Scotland date back to 1503. In the 18th century, these brooches became known as 'Luckenbooth' brooches because they were sold from locked booths in the jewellery quarter.

THE CORIAN STRATHSPEY   S3x32  3C set                       M Whitby RSCDS 43
 1- 8        1M+2L turn RH 1½ times
                while partners dance round anticlockwise ½ way,
               1s dance ½ fig of 8 round 3s. (2) 1 3

9-16        1L+3M turn LH 1½ times while partners dance round clockwise ½ way,
               3s dance ½ fig of 8 round 2s (2) 3 (1)

17-24      2s+3s+1s set, 3s petronella turn to 3L between 2s facing down
               & 3M between 1s facing up, all Set & Link for 3 couples. 2 3 1

25-32      3s dance RH across (Lady with 2s & Man with 1s),
               3s pass RSh & dance LH across with other couples to end. 2 3 1

The "Corian Strathspey", demonstration from the 2011 RSCDS summer school, week 2, St Andrews (to 3.17") on YouTube

DAVY NICK NACK   R8x32  3C (4C set)     R M Campbell Glasgow Assembly
 1- 8        1s+2s+3s cross RH, set, cross back RH and set

9-16       1s turn RH 1½ times, cast 1 place and turn LH once to face 1st corners

17-24      1s change places RH with corners and set,
                change places with corner person RH
                and turn partner LH to face 2nd corners

25-32     1s change places RH with corners and set,
               change places with corner person RH
               and cross LH with partner to places

ARGYLL STRATHSPEY   S8x32   3C (4C set)                     R Goldring RSCDS 35
 1- 8      1s+2s+3s ½ turn RH, twirl & dance out to opposite sides
             & repeat back to place

 9-16     1s+2s+3s circle 6H round & back
             (1s end in centre facing down & 3s in centre facing up)

17-24    1s+3s dance R&L (up & down) & end back on own sides

25-32    1s+2s dance the Tournee:
              - 1s+2s dance into prom hold
                (Men with partner on R, 1s face Men's side & 2s face Ladies' side)
                1s+2s wheel anti-clockwise ½ way, Men turn Ladies into middle (BtoB);
                1s turn 1½ times LH & 2s RH & dance out to places

The Tournée ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1         1s and 2s dance in towards their own partners,
             1M turns left at the end of the step to finish on his partner's left,
              taking promenade hold.
             At the same time 2L turns to the right to finish on her partner's right,
             also taking promenade hold.
             1s finish facing the Men’s side and the 2s facing the the Ladies' side,
             with the Men standing left shoulder-to-shoulder.

  2-4     1s and 2s wheel round halfway anti-clockwise;
            finish with the men turning the Ladies in front of them to end all
            in a straight line up and down the dance, with the Ladies back-to-back
            and their partners facing them.

  5-8    1s turn 1½ times LH ("drop the top hand")
            and dance out to sides in 2nd place own side of the dance.
           2s do likewise RH ("drop the bottom hand").

Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe

Dance Information: Argyll and the Islands

Argyll and the Islands has a land area of approximately 2853 square miles, a population of approximately 83,000 and an average population density of 34 persons per square mile. 99% of the land area is classified as rural. 17% of the population does not live in a settlement (a cluster of 6 or more households) and 17% live on one of the 31 inhabited islands, only one of which is connected to the mainland by a bridge.

The area has an outstanding natural environment, containing mountains, forests, sea lochs, freshwater lochs, rivers, beaches, islands, glens and moors all with abundant wildlife. With some of Scotland’s most breathtaking landscape, Argyll has inspired many. A high percentage of these areas have UK or EU protected site status, all of the highest environmental quality, giving the area the highest level of biodiversity of any UK region.

At one time it was the centre of the Gaelic Kingdom of Dalriada, and later the seat of the Lords of the Isles in Islay. It is believed that the Book of Kells was begun on Iona, whose monastery was founded by Saint Columba in the sixth century. The first document ever printed in Scots Gaelic, the translation of Knox’s Liturgy, was made at Carnassarie Castle near Kilmartin.

On film, Argyll locations have featured significantly. The Powell and Pressburger classic “I Know Where I’m Going” is set on the Isle of Mull and includes some gripping cinematography of the Corryvreckan whirlpool between the islands of Jura and Scarba.

THE NURSERYMAN   J8x32   3C (4C set)             S Brown RSCDS 37
 1- 8       1s set, cross down RH between 2s & cast down behind 3s
              & dance up centre to 2nd place to face out on opposite sides

 9-12      2s+1s+3s set (as in Double Triangles),
              1s dance out & turn R about to face in
              while 2s & 3s dance in & turn R about to face out

13-16     2s+1s+3s set (Inverted Triangle formation),
              1s dance in while 2s & 3s dance out
              all turning R about for RH across

17-24     2s+1s+3s dance RH across on sides,
              1s pass RSh & dance LH across on other side
              ending in lines across 1L between 2s & 1M between 3s

25-32    Lines Advance+Retire, 1s turn RH 1¼ times
             to end in 2nd place on own sides

MANHATTAN (R8x32) 3C (4C Set) D Blim
1‐8          1s dance down below 3s, cast up one place, dance up to the top, and
               cast off to face 1st corners.

9‐16        Turn corner, partner, corner, partner,
                ending in the middle on opposite sides.

17‐24      1s set right for one bar, then slip individually left for one bar,
                ending 1M between the 3s, 1L between the 2s.
                Dance six bar right shoulder reels of three across the dance,
                ending with 1s in 2nd place on opposite sides.

25‐32       Dance six bar right shoulder reels of three on the sides.
                1s cross RH to place.

1 comment:

  1. I think we also did The Nursaryman, Argyll Strathspey and Manhattan.