Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dances for Dec. 17 - Holiday Party

Remember, our Holiday Party Potluck is next Monday, Dec. 17!

Come early at 6:30. Bring a dish to pass and a place setting for yourself.

EH3 7AF (J8x32) 3C (4C set) R Goldring RSCDS 40
1- 8       1s lead down the middle & back to top
9-16      1s+2s+3s Promenade ending with 1s casting to 2nd place
17-24    1s pass by the right & turn 1st corners RH
              to end L between 2s & M between 3s,
              1s pass by the right & turn 2nd corners RH to end between crnrs
25-32     1M dances RH across with 2s & 1L with 3s,
              1L dances up between 2s & casts to 2nd place own side
              as 1M dances between 3s & casts up

Dance Information:
EH3 7AF is the postal code for RSCDS headquarters in Edinburgh.

Border Book IX
1- 8       1s set twice, cross RH & cast down to 3rd place
9-16      3s+1s circle 4H round to left,
              lead up to top & cast to 2nd place to face 1st corners
17-24    1s set & turn 1st corners, set & turn 2nd corners
25-32    1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving LSh to 1st corner

THE DUCHESS TREE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) J. Drewry
1-8         Mirror reels of 3 on the sides (1s cast off, 2s cross up LH, 3s cast up),
              to end 1s facing 3s nearer hands joined and 2s in 2nd pl. opposite sides
9-16       All set, all circle 6H round to the left;
              all M turn L on their right 2H, continue circle 6 (to 1,2x,3)
17-24     1s+2s dance RH across ;
              1c cast off one place and lead up to 1st place
              while 2s lead up, cross and cast off, ready for
25-32     1s+2s Allemande.

PUGWASH AND TATAMAGOUCHE (H8x32) 3C (4C set) R. Wallace
1-8         1s + 2s couples set and link
              1st and 2nd couples circle 4H round to the left
9-16       1st couple turn by the right hand to face 1 st corners,
              turn 1st corners by the left hand,
              1st couple turn by the right hand to face 2nd comers,
              turn 2nd corners by the left hand
              to finish 1M between the 2s facing down and 1L between 3s facing up
17-24     all 3 couples advance and retire
              1st couple cross up and down the dance with right hands and
              cast right to second place on own sides
25-32     all 3 couples advance and retire
              all 3 couples turn by the right hand once round

Dance Information:
Pugwash and Tatamagouche are towns in Nova Scotia and share a highway exit. As I recall the story Ron Wallace told about devising this dance, some dancers on the way to an event ended up in an accident, spinning around on the road at this location, but emerged miraculously unharmed.

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

YouTube video of Reel of the Royal Scots.

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