Monday, January 23, 2012

Lesson Plan for January 23

HA! HA! THE WOOIN' O' IT   R8x32  2C (4C set)                                      MMM 1
 1- 8          1L+2L advance towards partners & set, retire & set
9-16          1M+2M repeat bars 1- 8
17-24        1s lead down & back
25-32        1s+2s dance Poussette

"Ha, ha, the wooin' o' it." is a line from Duncan Grey, by Robert Burns, 1792

GREEN GROW THE RASHES   S8x32 3C (4C set) Johnson RSCDS Bk 12
 1- 8         1s dance parallel RSh reels of 3 on own sides
9-16         1s set, turn 2H, 1s facing 2s on sides set & turn 2s with 2H 1½ times
17-24       1M+3s circle 3H round to L end 3s on opp sides & 1M casts to 2nd pl,
                  1L+3s circle 3H round to right & end 3s own sides & 1L casts to 2nd pl
25-32       1s set dance up to top, cast to 2nd place & turn RH

Green Grow the Rashes, by Robert Burns, 1783

BURNS NIGHT  J8x32  2C (4C set)                         R McOwen 50y Boston Branch
 1- 8        1M+2L cross RH, 1L+2M cross RH, 2s+1s Set+Link
9-16        1L+2M cross RH, 1M+2L cross RH,
                 2s+1s Set+Link back to original places
17-24      1s+2s ½ turn RH, slip step down for 2 bars & back,
               ½ turn 2H (PdB) to face up
25-32      1s+2s dance Allemande

MY JO   S8x32  2C (4C set)                                       R Goldring 15 Social Dances
 1- 8       1L+2M advance for 1 step, turn individually to right,
              cast round 2L/1M & turn RH 1¼ times
              to end in each others place
9-16      1M+2L repeat bars 1- 8 but turn to left & turn LH
17-24    2s+1s set, advance passing partner RSh
              & turn individually to right to face each other,
              continue turn & dance out to own side, 2s+1s set
25-32    2s+1s dance Diamond Poussette right round

Dance Information
In Scots, "my jo" means my dear, my darling, or my sweetheart, and is derived from "joy".  This phrase is used in several Robert Burns poems.

After these dances, we will be reviewing our demo dances for Wednesday night again.

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