Monday, October 14, 2013

Lesson Plan for Oct. 14

ALICE'S REQUEST (J8x32) 2C (4C set) R Goldring Graded & Social Dances 2
1- 8           1s+2s circle 4H round & back
9-16          1s fig of 8 round 2s
17-24        1L+2M turn RH, 1M+2L turn RH
25-32        1s lead down the middle & up to 2nd place

1- 8            1s dance parallel reels of 3 on opposite sides
                   (1M crosses to give RSh to 2L and 1L crosses down giving LSh to 3M)
9-16           1s dance reels of 3 on own sides
                   (1L crosses to give RSh to 2L and 1M crosses down giving LSh to 3M)
17-24         1s set to 2L, set facing down, set to 2M and back to places
25-32         1s+2s set and dance RH across ½ way, set and dance LH back to places
33-40         1s cross RH, cast 1 place and turn LH 1½ times to own sides
41-48         2s+1s dance R&L

Dance Information:

A cadger was a word for a hired carrier of goods, probably not unlike a porter or perhaps a courier, which later came to mean beggar or bum. The Cannongate is an important street in Edinburgh that runs from the walled town around the castle down to Holyrood.

The Cannongate toll booth, via the Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

1- 8           1s (with nearer hands joined) set to 2L & circle 3H round to the left,
                  set to 2M & circle 3H round to the left
9-16          1s lead down the middle (2s step up) & back to end between 2s (BtoB) facing opposite partners
17-24        1s+2s dance reel of 4 across, 1s end in middle facing 1st corner
25-32        1s turn 1st corner RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH & cross LH to own sides

THE LOCH KATRINE JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C Set) J Cosh 22 SCDs
1-4             1st C cross and cast one place
5-8             1st C turn with LH 1 ¾ times to face 1st corners
9-16           Reels of three on the sides. Pass 1st corner with left shoulder.
17-22         Reels of three across the dance. 1st L with 2nd C, 1st M with 3rd C
                   (each person of the 2nd and 3rd C dances a complete circle on bars 15-18,
                   i.e., the last 2 steps of the first reel and the first 2 steps of the second reel)
23-24         1st C cross to own side
25-28         2nd, 1st and 3rd Cs dance six hands round to the left with 8 slip steps
29-32         2nd, 1st, and 3rd Cs left hands across to place.

Dance Information:

Loch Katrine is a freshwater lake in the Scottish Stirling district. It is roughly 13 kilometres long by 1 kilometre wide and runs the length of Strath Gartney.

Loch Katrine, image via Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

THE BLACK MOUNTAIN REEL (R5x32) 5C set D Haynes Carnforth Coll 3
1- 8           1s & 3s cross RH & cast down 1 place,
                  dance 1/2 Fig of 8 round the couples above them & cross to face 1st corners
9-16          1s & 3s turn 1st corners RH & partner LH, turn 2nd corner RH & partner LH
                  to face 1st corners again
17-24        1s & 3s dance diagonal reels of 4 with 1st corners
25-32        All dance RH across once round (1L with 2s, 1M+3L with 4s & 3M with 5s),
                  1s & 3s turn ptnrs LH & cast one place


WHITEADDER JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) M Johnstone Whiteadder Coll
1- 8            1s+2s Set+Link and dance RH across once round
9-16           1s set and dance ½ LSh reel of 3 across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s)
                   into ½ reels on the sides (1s end 2nd place opposite sides)
17-24         2s+1s+3s Set+Link for 3 once, turn opposite dancer RH (up/down set) once round
25-32         2s+1s+3s Set+Link for 3 once and turn partners RH

No comments:

Post a Comment