Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Dances from May 6

SHIFTIN' BOBBINS (R8x32) 3C (4C set) R Clowes Ormskirk Bk
1- 8          1s cross RH to double triangle pstn with 2s+3s & set,
                1s cast up to top & dance down until they are between 2s & 3s
9-16         1L dances RH across with 2M+3M
                while 1M dances LH across with 2L+3L,
                1s followed by 2s+3s dance down centre
17-24       3s followed by 2s+1s dance up (3s+2s cast off to places),
                1L dances LH across with 2M+3M
                while 1M dances RH across with 2L+3L
25-32       1s dance up to top, cast down to 2nd place opposite side &
                dance 1/2 fig of 8 around 2s to end in 2nd place on own sides

THE DUCHESS TREE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) J Drewry Brodie Bk
1- 8          2s cross up & dance reels of 3 on opposite sides,
                as 1s and 3s touch hands and cast into the reels,
                taking hands at each opportunity.
                2s end in 2nd places opposite side as
                1s & 3s come together and turn towards partner
                to end in middle 1s facing down & 3s up
9-16         All set, circle left for 2 bars,
                Men turn Lady on right 2H once round & continue circle to places
17-24       1s+2s dance RH across & end facing up,
                1s cast 1 place & lead up while 2s lead up crossing & cast 1 place
25-32       1s+2s dance Allemande

The Saltire Society Reel (R8x32) 3C (4C Set) Roy Goldring RSCDS Leaflet 9
1-8           1s cross down to second place (no hands);
                1L & 3M turn LH while 1M & 3L turn RH
                1s lead up, 1L & 2M turn LH while 1M & 2L turn RH,
                1s finishing on opposite sides facing down;
9-16         1s cross down between 3s to start reels of 3 on own sides,
                1s finishing by taking left hands to face first corners;
17-24       1s set to first corners and turn inwards to change hands;
                1s set to partners' first corners, as corners set advancing;
                1s with first corners right hands across,
                1s finishing facing second corners;
25-32       1s set to second corners and change hands;
                1s set to partners' second corners, as corners set advancing;
                1s with second corners left hands across, 1s finishing in 2nd place.

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1314 (THIRTEEN-FOURTEEN) (S64+R64) Sq.Set J Drewry - Rondel Bk
Strathspey: -
1- 8           Beginning facing partner, all dance interlocking Reels of 4
                 (each person dances as though starting at the end of the reel)
9-12          All face partners,
                 1s & 3s turn RH 3/4, & prom clockwise round to opp pl
                 while 2s & 4s petronella turn into a line of four across
                 (ladies in the centre) & set
                 (1s & 3s dance between 2s and 4s, respectively, as they set)
13-16        1s & 3s dance in and 1/2 RH across in centre back to pl
                 while 2s & 4s petronella turn to partners original place
                 & change places RH
17-24        Repeat with 2s & 4s promenading while 1s & 3s dance petronella turns
25-32        All circle 8H round & back
33-40        All set to partner & turn RH & set to corners & turn LH
                 Ladies stay facing out, ready for
41-56        All dance full Schiehallion Reel
                 Ladies stay facing out, ready for
57-64        All turn partner RH, corner LH, partner RH & corner LH
Reel: -
1-64          Repeat in Reel time but end by turning partners only RH & LH

PELORUS JACK (J8x32) 3C (4C set) B Skelton - RSCDS Bk 41
1- 8         1s cross RH, cast 1 place & dance RH across with 3s,
               1s end with Man facing his 1st corner with his partner behind him
9-16        1s dance (as 1 person) 1/2 reel of 3 with 1st corners
                (1s switch lead as they turn corner
                so that 1L leads out to face 1M 2nd crnr),
                1/2 reel with 2nd corner
17-24      1s similarly dance 1/2 reel of 3 with Lady's 1st corner pstn
                & 1/2 reel with Ladies 2nd corner pstn
25-32      1M followed by partner dance into LH across with 2s,
                1s retain LH & 1/2 turn to own sides, 2s+1s+3s set

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