Steps taught: skip change of step, slip step, strathspey traveling step.
Figures taught: circle, figure of eight, hands across, rights & lefts, allemande.
Next week, we'll be adding new steps and figures.
THE MERRY REAPERS (J8x24) 3C (4C set) Bk of Graded SCDs
1- 8 1s cast below 3s, lead up & cast to 2nd places
9-16 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back
17-24 2s+1s+3s turn RH & LH
BUCKSHAW REEL (R8x32) 2C (4C set) J Thompson Rose & Thistle Bk
1- 8 1s crossing down dance full figs of 8 round 2s
9-16 2s crossing up dance full figs of 8 round 1s
17-24 1s lead down the middle & back to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L
LADY AUCKLAND'S REEL (S8x32) 2C (4C set) W Campbell RSCDS Bk 18
1- 8 1L+2L dance between partners & cast into centre,
turn 2H & 1s+2s turn partners 2H
9-16 1M+2M repeat above Fig
17-24 1s lead down & back to top
25-32 1s+2s dance Allemande
THE HONEYMOON (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Bk of Graded SCDs
1- 8 1s cast to bottom, turning outwards dance back to places
9-16 1s+2s dance RH across & LH back
17-24 1s cross RH, cast 1 place, cross LH & cast down round 3s &
lead up to 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back
WILD GEESE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) RSCDS 24
1- 8 1s+3s dance in & balance in line, turn partners RH &
1s cast to 3rd place while 3s lead up to 1st place
9-16 3s+1s dance in & balance in line, turn partners RH &
3s cast to 3rd place while 1s lead up to 1st place
17-24 1s lead down & back to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L
"Wild Geese" was a nickname for Jacobites, who supported and fought for the reestablishment of the Catholic Stewart dynasty. When 14,000 Jacobite soldiers who had fought for deposed king James the II & VII in the Williamite War and an additional 10,000 civilians left Ireland for the continent following the Treaty of Limerick on October 3, 1691, the exodus was known as the "Flight of the Wild Geese".
GAY GORDONS (16 bar March) Round the Room dance
1 - 4 All in Allemande hold march forward 4 steps,
swivel about to face opposite direction &
march backwards (same direction around room) 4 steps
9 - 12 Men set advancing as Ladies turn under Man's right arm,
13-16 All take ballroom hold and polka round the room,
finishing facing ready to begin again.