Monday, July 16, 2012

Dances from July 2 and July 9

On the 2nd, it was so hot that we only practiced the dances we would be doing the Saline Celtic Festival:

KNIT THE POCKY (R8x32) 2C (4C set) RSCDS Bk 11
1- 8       1L+2M Advance+Retire, turn 2H (Skip Change of step)
9-16      1M+2L Advance+Retire, turn 2H
17-24    1s followed by 2s (who first dance up) lead down middle &
              2s lead back to 1st place followed by 1s who end in 2nd place
25-32     2s+1s dance R&L

IT'S NAE BOTHER (J8x32) 2C (4C set) D Haynes Carnforth Coll 4
1- 8       1s+2s set, Ladies dace across the set, passing partners RSh
              chase clockwise to own side to progressed place
9-16      1s+2s dance RH across & LH back
17-24    1s+2s set, Men dance across the set, passing opposite lady RSh
              chase clockwise to own sides to progressed place
25-32     2s+1s dance R&L

1- 8       1s cast & dance down behind own lines,
              turn outwards & dance back to top
9-16      1M+2L change places & set
              while 1L+2M set & change places RH
17-24    1s lead down for 2 steps, turn RH, lead up to top & cast to 2nd place
25-32    2s+1s set & turn partner 2H opening out to circle 4H round to left

On the 9th, we also danced:

THE MICHIGAN REEL (R4x32) 4C set J Trew Martello Tower & Other Dances
1- 8       All Advance+Retire & dance BtoB with partner
9-16      1s+2s also 3s+4s dance R&L
17-24    All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
25-32    1s dance down to 4th place,
              others step up on bars 27-28 & all turn partner RH

LADY LUCY RAMSAY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) MMM 2
1- 8       1s+2s+3s circle 6H round & back
9-16      1s+2s+3s dance Grand Chain
17-24    1s lead down the middle & back to places
25-32    1s+2s dance 1/2 R&L & turn 2H 1.1/2 times to places

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