Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Dances from July 16

Last night, we danced  until we dropped. Nine dances in all!

DOMINO FIVE (R5x32) 5 person Sq.Set with 5th person in centre 
D Haynes Carnforth IV
1- 8         5+1+2 dance RH across, 5+3+4 dance LH across
9-16        5+1+3 dance RSh reel of 3 (5 & 1 pass RSh to start)
17-24      5+4+2 dance LSh reel of 3 (5 & 4pass LSh to start)
25-32      5 changes place with 1 (pass RSh), 1 change pl with 4,
               4 change pl with 3, 3s change pl with 2 & 2 becomes new 5

RORY O'MORE (J8x32) 2C (4C set) RSCDS Bk 1
1- 8        1s+2s Advance+Retire;
              1s+2s cross over Ladies dancing under arch made by Men,
              1s turn under 2s arms to 2nd place
9-16       2s+1s Advance+Retire;
              1s+2s cross Men dancing under Ladies arch,
              1s turn under 2s arms to original places
17-24     1s lead down the middle & back
25-32     1s+2s dance Poussette

MACDONALD OF THE ISLES (S3x32) 3C Set D Haynes Carnforth Coll 2
1- 8        2s dance full diagonal Reels of 4 with 1st corners,
              passing by the LSh to face 2nd corners
9-16       2s dance full diagonal Reel of 4 with 2nd corners
              to end in original places
17-24     Dance Progressive Chain (2 bars per hand): - 1s cross RH &
              1s change places LH on side with 2s
              1s change places RH with 3s while 2s cross over RH
              1s cross LH while 2s & 3s change places LH
25-32     3s+2s dance 1/2 R&L,
               3s dance 1/2 fig of 8 round end couples (3M up & 3L down)
               to end in 2nd place

1- 8        1s cross RH, cast 1 place, cross LH & lead up to top
9-16       1s+2s circle 4H round & back
17-24     1s lead down the middle & back
25-32     1s+2s dance Poussette

FOLLOW ME HOME (J8x32) 3C (4C set) E Briscoe RSCDS Bk 38
1- 8         1s set & cross RH, cast 1 place & turn LH,
                ending taking hands in a diagonal line with 1st corners
9-16        1s Balance-in-Line with 1st crnrs, 3/4 turn corners &
               1s followed by corners chase clockwise to opposite corners
               (behind ptnrs 2nd corners) & dance in to 2nd corners
17-24      1s Balance-in-Line LH with 2nd corners, 3/4 turn corners &
               1s followed by corners chase anticlockwise (behind ptnrs 1st corners) &
                end in 2nd place on opposite sides
25-32       3s+1s+2s dance 1/2 reels of 3 on the sides
                1s giving LSh to 2nd corner position,
                2s, 1s & 3s set & cross RH

NEIDPATH CASTLE (S3x32) 3C set D Haynes RSCDS 22
1- 8         All set & turn partners 2H twice round & set again
9-16        All dance Grand Chain
17-24      1s lead down between 2s, cast behind 3s,
               dance up between 3s, cast up behind 2s
               1s+2s end ready for a 1/2 Diamond Poussette
25-32      1s+2s dance 1/2 Diamond Poussette,
                1s+3s dance 1/2 Diamond Poussette
                1s ending in 3rd place

FRIARS REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) J Rhodes Snowdon Bk
1- 8          1s cross RH & cast 1 place, cross LH & cast Lady up Man down
9-16         1s dance reels of 3 across Lady with 2s & Man with 3s
                1s end facing 1st corners
17-24       1s turn 1st corner RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH &
                 partner LH to end 2nd place own sides
25-32        2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

THE MINISTER ON THE LOCH (S3x32) 3C set R Goldring RSCDS 2008 
(Also published in 24 Graded & Social Dances)
1- 8         1s+2s dance Diamond Poussette right round
9-16        1s dance down for 2 steps, turn 2H, dance up to top & turn 2H
17-2        1s+3s dance double fig of 8 round 2s with 1s casting to start
25-32      1M+2M turn LH 1 1/2 times while 1L+2L turn RH 1 1/2 times,
               1M+3M turn RH 1 1/2 times while 1L+3L turn LH 1 1/2 times

FIDGET (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Button & Whittaker RSCDS 16
1- 8        1s facing 2s set & change places RH & repeat back to places LH
9-16       1s+2s+3s Promenade (1s+2s remain in centre of dance)
17-24     1s+2s dance Poussette (1s end in double triangle position)
25-32     2s+1s+3s dance Double Triangles

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