Thursday, April 17, 2014

Selected Dances from winter 2013-2014

Here are some selected dances from the time this winter when I neglected blog updates:

1- 8           All circle 8H round to the left & back (popular variation - 8 hands all the way round to left)
9-24          Ladies dance in front of ptnr & behind next Man, into RH across,
                  in front of Man opp own ptnr & behind next Man, into RH across & back to place
25-32        All Promenade clockwise
33-40        1s & 3s dance cl'wise behind next couple &
                  Men dance past cple as Ladies dance in between cple
                  & both turn R to face cple, all set & turn RH
41-48        All dance parallel reels of 4
49-56        1s & 3s dance a full Fig of 8 round the standing 2s/4s
57-64        1s & 3s dance LH across, 1s & 3s dance back to places
                  (Men round & Ladies through the standing 2s & 4s)
65-96        2s & 4s repeat 33-64
97-104      All Promenade anticlockwise
105-120    Men dance in front of ptnr & behind next Lady, into LH across,
                  dance in front of Lady opp own partner & behind next L into LH across & back to pl
121-128    All circle 8H round to the right & back (popular variation - 8 hands all the way round to right)

GENERAL STUART'S REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) C Menzies RSCDS Bk 10
1- 8           1M sets to 2L & casts 1 place, 1L sets to 2M & casts 1 place
9-16          1s turn 1st corner RH & pass partner RSh,
                  turn 2nd corner LH pass partner RSh to face 1st corners
17-24        1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting & end BtoB (1M facing up & 1L facing down)
25-32        1s give RSh to 2nd corner & dance reels of 3 on sides with 2s+3s &
                  cross RH to 2nd place on own sides

THE HIGHLAND FAIR (J8x32) 2C (4C set) Bk of Graded SCDs
1- 8           1s cast, dance down behind own lines, turn outwards & dance back to place
9-16          1s+2s turn partners RH back to place & then turn LH
17-24        1s followed by 2s, lead down the middle & 2s lead back to the top
25-32        2s+1s dance R&L

TRIP TO GATLINBURG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) S Tang
1- 8           1s+2s dance RH across & LH back
9-16          1L followed by 2L+3L dances across,
                  1L followed by 3L only dances down behind 1M, in front of 2M & behind 3M
                  while 2L dances down behind Men’s line & up Ladies side followed by 1L+3L to end 2L 1L 3L
17-24         1M followed by 2M+3M repeat
25-32         2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

MISS MILLIGAN'S STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Golden Jubilee Dances
1- 8           1s+2s circle 4H round to left, 1s turn to face 2s & set, 1s cast while 2s dance up
9-16          2s+1s+3s dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides 1s dancing in between 3s to start
17-24        2s+1s+3s set, 2s+1s 1/2 turn LH,
                 1s followed by 2s lead down between 3s, cross & cast up on own sides
25-32        1s+2s dance the Knot

MAXWELL'S RANT (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Rutherford RSCDS Bk 18
1- 8           1s cross down to dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides
9-16          1s cross down to dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides
17-24        1s cross RH, cast to 2nd place & dance 1/2 Fig of 8 round 2s
25-32        1s lead down between the 3s, cast up to 2nd place & 2s+1s+3s turn partners RH

POSTIE'S JIG (J4x32) 4C set R Clowes Ormskirk 5
1- 8           1s & 4s set & cast in 1 place, 1s & 4s dance 1/2 Figs of 8 round new end couples
9-12          1M+4M & 1L+4L cross (men making an arch) & turn corners with free hand to face up/down
13-16        1s+4s dance down/up (couple dancing up make the arch) & turn corners
17-24        Repeat bars 9-16 from new pstns
25-32        1s+4s dance 1/2 R&L, turn partner RH

THE BEES OF MAGGIEKNOCKATER (J4x32) 4C set J Drewry Canadian Bk
1- 8          1s cross RH & cast 1 place, dance RH across with 3s &
                 end 1M+3L also 1L+3M in prom hold facing out to pass corner person RSh
9-24         All dance 4x1/2 Reels of 3 on sides (to right to start, then left, right & left)
                 with 1s+3s changing partners in centre at end of each 1/2 Reel
                 to progress Men clockwise & Ladies anticlockwise. End in centre 1s facing down & 3s facing up
25-32       1s dance between 3s turning 3s with nearer hand 1.1/2 times, crossing over to own sides &
                 turn 4th person 1.1/2 times (Men RH & Ladies LH)

TWA SPARKLING EEN (J8x32) 3C (4C set) I Boyd
1- 8           1s dance reels of 3 on own sides (between 2s to start)
9-16          1s lead down between 2s & cast back to places,
                  lead down between 2s & 3s & cast up to 2nd place
17-24        1s dance RH across (1L with 2s & 1M with 3s) & pass RSh to
                  dance LH across with other couple
25-32        2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

THE ROBERTSON RANT (S80) Sq.Set D Winchester RSCDS Bk 39
1- 8           All circle 8H round and back
9-16          All Ladies dance RH across ½ way and turn opposite Man LH,
                  all Ladies dance ½ RH across and turn partner LH
17-24        1s+3s dance reel of 4 (Ladies start by passing LSh as Men set)
25-32        All set Highland Schottische to corners, turn 2H twice
33-40        2s+4s dance reel of 4 with Ladies starting by passing LSh
41-48        All set Highland Schottische to corners, turn 2H twice
49-56        All Ladies circle left to face partners (Ladies BtoB), set to and turn partners 2H
57-64        All Men circle right to face partners (Men BtoB), set to and turn partners 2H
65-72        All dance Grand Chain
73-80        All Allemande anticlockwise

FIRE IN THE RYE 2 (R3x32) 3C set E Ozorak
1- 8            1s+2s+3s circle 6H round and back
9-16           All dance Grand Chain (1s cross to start)
17-24         1s+2s set and dance RH across ½ way, 1s+3s set and dance LH across ½ way
25-32         1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 3s, all set and cross RH

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