Monday, May 14, 2012

Lesson Plan for May 14th

Time to put some of the things we have learned to good use!  Tonight's program is just for fun.

GAELFORCE WIND (J8x32) 3C (4C set) D Haynes Carnforth Coll 3
1- 8       1s set, cross RH, 1s+2s Set+Link (Ladies stay facing out)
9-16      2s+1s Mens Chain
17-24    1s 1/2 figs of 8 (L round 2s & M round 3s), 2s+1s+3s turn RH & open into
25-32    2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

SWISS LASSIE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) R Betsche RSCDS 39
1- 8        1s dance in & cast to 3rd place, 2s+1s turn partners RH 1.1/4 times
               to form a line up & down middle of set (Men facing down Ladies up)
9-16       2s+1s dance reel of 4 up & down middle of set
              ending with 2M facing Ladies side & 1L facing Mens side
17-24     2s+1s chase round clockwise 1/2 way, 1s+3s+2s Advance+Retire
25-32     3s+2s 1/2 turn partners RH, dance RH across 1/2 way,
              1s+2s 1/2 turn partners RH & dance RH across 1/2 way

ADIEU MON AMI (S8x32) 3C (4C set) RSCDS Bk 24
1- 8       1s+2s set on sides, turn 2H,
              set to partners & turn 2H into Allemande hold
9-16      1s+2s Allemande 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24    1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting, into centre facing partner,
             clap & petronella turn to 2nd place
25-32    2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

FRAE NEAR & FAR (R8x32) 3C (4C Set) E Ramwell Kirkbrae Coll 2
1- 8       1s cross RH & cast 1 place, dance 1/2 fig of 8 round couple to right
              (1M round 2s & 1L round 3s) & end facing 1st corners
9-16      1s dance 1/2 reel of 4 with 1st corners & 1/2 reel with 2nd corners
              ending 2nd place opposite sides
17-24    3s+1s+2s Set+Link for 3 & turn opposite person (up/down) RH
25-32    3s+1s+2s Set+Link for 3 & turn partner RH

WHITEADDER JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) M Johnstone Whiteadder Coll
1- 8       1s+2s Set+Link & dance RH across once round
9-16      1s set & dance 1/2 LSh reel of 3 across (Lady with 2s & Man with 3s) into
             1/2 reels on the sides (1s end 2nd place opposite sides)
17-24    2s+1s+3s Set+Link for 3 & turn opposite person (up/down) RH
25-32    2s+1s+3s Set+Link for 3 & turn partners RH

Dance Information:

Image of the Whiteadder Water from the Whiteadder Angling Association

Whiteadder Jig was written by internationally beloved SCD pianist, Muriel Johnstone.  Muriel is a native of Ardrossan, North Aryshire, Scotland, and now lives on Vancouver Island, Canada. The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society recognized her service to Scottish Country dancing and music by awarding her the Society’s Scroll of Honour in 2002. (source)

The dance takes its name from a river named the Whiteadder Water, which joins the Tweed in Berwickshire, ending there just short of Berwick-upon-Tweed and the North Sea.  Other dances in the collection are named for various aspects of the environs where the Blackadder Water joins the Whiteadder, near Allentown, which was once part of the Blackadder Estate and was famous for tailoring at the beginning of the 20th century. (source)

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