Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Lesson from May 7th - Ball Prep

New Figures: 1/2 Turn & Twirl, Tournee

Dances on Ann Arbor Ball: Luckenbooth Brooch, Irish Rover, Argyll Strathspey, Best Set in the Hall, Asilomar Romantic, Da Rain Dancin'

J Dickson Glendarroch SD Sheets
1‐8          1s in reverse promenade hold, dance a right shoulder reel of three
               with the 2s. (2s finish in 1st place).
9‐16        1s in reverse promenade hold, dance a right shoulder reel of three
               with the 3s. 1s end facing the men’s side in second place.
17‐24      1s dance out the men’s side, cast away from partner, meet and
               dance out the ladies side, and cast away from partner to end
               1M between the 2s, 1L between the 3s
               while 2s & 3s dance rights and lefts.
25‐32      In lines of three, set twice. 1s turn right 1 3/4 to 2nd place
               (or into reverse promenade hold, ready to begin again)

THE IRISH ROVER (R8x32) 3C (4C set) J Cosh 22 SCDs+1 & 2
1- 4        1s dance down below 3s & cast up to 2nd place own sides
5- 8        1L dances RH across with 2s while 1M dances RH across with 3s
9-16       1s dance 1/2 diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners then
              1/2 reel with 2nd corners &
              1/2 turn LH in centre to face 1st corners
17-24     1s dance reels of 3 across giving LSh to 1st corners
               ending in 2nd place own sides
25-32     1s dance diagonal R&L
              (1M crossing diagonally down & 1L crossing diagonally up to start)

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 passing each other left shoulder,
              1s face Men's side & 2s face Ladies' side)
              1s+2s wheel anti-clockwise ½ way,
              Men turn Ladies into middle, ending with all facing opposite sides,
              1s at the bottom retain bottom (left) hand &
              2s at the top retain top (right) hand.
              Barn door turns 1½ times out to place, 1s LH & 2s RH

1‐8        1s set, 1L followed by partner cast off below 3s.
             1L dances across and up behind 3M
             while 1M dances up the middle to face 1st corners.
9‐16      1s set to 1st corners.
             Corners dance into the middle and turn to face their original position
             while 1s cast over their right shoulder into partner’s 1st corner’s place.
             Set to partner’s 1st corner.
             1s dance into the middle and turn about to face 2nd corners
             while 1st corners cast over their right shoulder
             into the other 1st corner’s place.
17‐24   1s repeat bars 9‐16 with second corners,
             ending in second place on opposite sides.
25‐32   All chase clockwise halfway around and turn by the right.

"Best Set in the Hall" on YouTube

ASILOMAR ROMANTIC (S8x32) 3C (4C set) 
T Cuthbertson San Fransisco Coll 2
1- 8      1s+3s dance double fig of 8 around 2s, 1s crossing down to start
9-16     1s+2s dance Diamond Poussette right round
17-24   1s dance in & down between 2s (2s step up), set to each other &
             dance out the ends, casting RSh round 4th corner to face own 1st corner
25-32   1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting, end in centre facing partner &
             petronella turn to 2nd place

DA RAIN DANCIN’   R8x32 3C (4C set)                           Whiteadder Coll
 1- 8      1s dance down below 3s, cast up 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 dance interrupted hello-good-bye setting:
              1s set right to 1st corners and move left to face partner,
              ¾ turn RH to face 2nd corners,
              set to right and move left to face partner,
              ¾ turn RH to end 2nd place own side.
25-32    2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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