Thursday, March 26, 2015

Beginner Class - Lesson 1 - March 2

We've been having some great classes, and out beginner's class series is going particularly well. Sorry for not posting for so long!

Week One: March 2, 2015

Slip step
Skip Change

step up/down
RH across & LH back
2C progression
Down the middle for 3, up for 3, cast

Scottish Dance Pro Tip:
Smiles and eye contact (no one will look at your feet)
Good arms!

THE FLYING SCOTSMAN (R8x32) 3C (3C Set) Local Variant of H Thurston 16 SCDs B
1- 8 1L followed by 2L+3L cross, cast behind 1M, in front of 2M, behind 3M, cross and dance up to places
9-16 1M followed by 2M+3M repeat around Ladies
17-24 1s slip step down the middle and up
25-32 1s slip step down for 2 bars, 2s+3s join in and slip down and back. Ending 231.

THE DHOON (J4x32) 4C set J Hamilton SCDs for Children
1- 8 All (with nearer hands joined on sides) slip step right, slip step back & turn partner RH
9-16 All (with nearer hands joined on sides) slip step left, slip step back & turn partner LH
17-24 1s cast 1 place, dance to top & cast to 4th place
25-32 All circle 8H round & back

LEAP YEAR (J8x24) 2C (4C set) Bk of Graded SCDs
1- 8 1s+2s dance RH across & LH back to places
9-16 1s lead down for 3 steps, back to top & cast to 2nd places on own sides
17-24 2s & 1s turn partner RH, turn partner LH
Next time I’d use a different dance--down and up for 3 is hard and the 24 bar thing is confusing. -Mar

THE GLEN (R8x32) 2C (4C set) S Kass Let's All Dance
1- 8 1s+2s dance RH across & LH back
9-16 1s+2s turn RH & LH
17-24 1s lead down & back to 2nd places
25-32 2s+1s circle 4H round & back

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