Thursday, September 20, 2012

Lesson Plan for Sept. 24

Steps Taught: Pas de Basque
Figures Taught: Grand Chain, Setting, Corners

THE FINDLAY'S JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) R Goldring 14 Social Dances
1- 8        1s lead down the middle & back
9-16       1s+2s+3s dance Allemande
17-24     1s dance in between 2nd place & cast up behind 1st place to top,
               2s dance in between 2nd place & cast up behind 1st place to top
25-32      2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

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

Dance Information:

Buckshaw Hall,  Image via 28 Days Later

Buckshaw Hall is a timber frame manor house that was erected in 1654 by the Robinson Family in Lancashire, England. In 1937, the hall and the accompanying farmland were purchased by the Royal Ordinance Factory to build a munitions factory.  The hall itself was to be restored in 2005 and sold, but appears to remain unoccupied.  The surrounding R.O.F. land has become a new residential and industrial area called Buckshaw Village, which aims to transform this brownfield site using sustainable development practices.

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

Lady Lucy Ramsay on You Tube, danced by the Highland Mist Scottish Country Dancers

A TRIP TO GLASGOW (J8x32) 2C (4C set) Leaflet 21
1- 8        1L+2L advance to partners & set, 1L+2L retire & set
9-16       1M+2M repeat bars 1- 8
17-24     1s followed by 2s lead down the middle,
              2s followed by 1s lead back up 2s casting to original places
25-32     1s+2s dance Allemande

REEL OF THE ROYAL SCOTS (R8x32) 3C (4C set) R Goldring SCD Leaflets
1- 8        1s 1/2 turn 2s on sides (1M RH & 1L LH) to face out, 2s+1s+3s set,
              1s 1/2 turn 3s on sides (1M LH & 1L RH) end 3s facing out, 2s+3s+1s set
9-16       1s followed by 3s dance up between 2s, cast down 1 place,
               dance in & 1s cast up to 2nd place 3s end in 3rd place
17-24     1s turn 1st corners RH, pass partner RSh turn 2nd corners RH
               & cross passing partner RSh to 2nd place own sides
25-32      2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

Dance Information:

Regimental Cap Badge

The Royal Regiment of Foot was raised in 1633 when Sir John Hepburn, under a Royal Warrant from King Charles I, recruited 1200 men in Scotland. After the war of 1812, it gained the moniker "The Royal Scots". It was the oldest Regiment in the British Army and, as such, was the senior Infantry Regiment of the Line. They fought in the Battle of Alexandria, the Battle of Waterloo, the Battle of the Somme, and almost every campaign of the British Army, up through the Gulf War and the war in Iraq.

The Royal Scots were also known as "First of foot, right of the line and the pride of the British army". For much of its history, the Royal Scots was composed of two battalions that were often sent to separate theaters of war. It grew to four battalions for the Napoleonic War, and it raised some thirty-five battalions over the course of WWI. After WWII, it became a largely Territorial force, with only one regular battalion. The 9th (Territorial) Battalion was known as "The Dandy Ninth", being the only kilted battalion of this lowland regiment which was originally formed from highlanders who emigrated to the Edinburgh area. On 23 March 2006, The Royal Scots were amalgamated with the King's Own Scottish Borderers, to form The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion the new Royal Regiment of Scotland.

"The Reel of the Royal Scots" on YouTube

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