Monday, October 7, 2013

Dances from Sept. 30th

EH3 7AF (J8x32) 3C (4C set) R Goldring RSCDS Bk 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 of Royal Scottish Country Dance Society headquarters at 12 Coates Crescent in Edinburgh

THE IRISH ROVER (R8x32) 3C (4C set) J Cosh 22 SCDs
1- 8       1s dance down below 3s & cast up to 2nd place own sides,
              1L dances RH across with 2s while 1M dances RH across with 3s
9-16      1s dance 1/2 diag. reel of 4 with 1st corners, 1/2 reel with 2nd corners &
17-24     1/2 turn LH in centre to face 1st corners
              1s dance reels of 3 across giving LSh to 1st corners
              ending in 2nd place own sides
25-32     1s dance Diag R&L (1M crossing down & 1L crossing up to start)

Dance Information:

The Irish Rover is a folk song about an eponymous  sailing ship that reads as a tall tale.  The version of the lyrics performed in a chart-topping version by The Pogues and The Dubliners can be found here on the Pogues website.

THE DUNDEE WHALER (S4x32) 4C set R Clowes Ormskirk 1
1- 8        2s & 4s dance Petronella to opposite sides
9-16       1s+2s & 3s+4s dance Ladies Chain
17-24     1s & 3s dance Petronella to opposite sides
25-32     1L+2M change places LH, 1M+2L also 1L+3L change places RH,
               1M+3M also 1L+4M change places LH & 1M+4L change RH

Dance Information:

Another folk song about sailing, the title tune used for the dance refers by name to some of the steam-powered whaling ships built at the end of the 19th century as part of the Dundee whaling fleet. Dundee had a presence in the whaling industry from 1753 starting with the ship ‘Dundee'.

MRS STEWART'S JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) F Ligtmans RSCDS Bk
1- 8        1s set, 1L followed by partner casts 2 places, 1L crosses (below 3s) &
               casts up on Men’s side to 2nd place facing down while
              1M dances round 3L & up the middle to
               2nd place Ladies side facing down
9-16       2s+1s+3s dance Grand Chain, end with 2M & 1M facing out
17-24     2s+1s dance Ladies Chain
25-32     2s+1s+3s Adv+Ret for 2 steps & 1s turn 1.1/2 RH to own sides

Dance Information:

Mrs. Ysobel Stewart of Fasnacloich was one of the two original founders of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society in 1923. Together with Miss Jean Milligan, she researched, collected, and published traditional dances, standardized dance notation, and taught dancers and dance teachers. More information on the history of the Society can be found here.

REST & BE THANKFUL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Grampian Coll
1- 8       1s cross RH & cast 1 place, cross LH & cast left (Lady up & Man down)
              to meet 1st corners in prom hold (1s on the inside)
9-16      1s+1st corner dance 1/2 way round behind 2nd corner to 3rd corner
              while 2nd corners Adv+Ret, 1s turn LH
              to meet 2nd corners in prom hold (1s on the inside)
17-24    1s dance with 2nd corner person 1/2 way round to 4th corner
              while 1st corners Adv+Ret, 1s turn LH to face 1st corner (pstn)
25-32    1s dance 1/2 diagonal Reel of 4 with 1st corners &
              1/2 Reel with 2nd corners to end on own sides 2nd place

Dance Information:

Rest and Be Thankful - image via Visit Scotland

The Rest and Be Thankful is at the highest point on the A83 and divides Glen Kinglas from Glen Croe. This route has long been a path, made by generations of travelers and by herds of cattle being driven from Argyll to the Trysts and Lowland markets. The first official road through the area was a military road from Dumbarton to Inverary, initiated in 1743. Read more about its history here.

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