Thursday, March 26, 2015

Beginner Class - Lesson 2 - March 9

With the number of dancers in the week one class, we needed a bigger location and moved to the Dhu Varen location of Gretchen's House.

Week Two: March 9, 2015

Slip step and slipping circle
Skip change: forwards AND Backwards!
Strathspey travelling step

Figure of Eight
Advance and Retire
Back to Back
Strathspey circle
Strathspey turn
Track figure
Down the middle and up for 4 bars

Scottish Dancing Pro Tip: Covering! Looking at your fellow dancers for a hint of what you should be doing and where you should be located. This is especially good for Advance & Retire & Back to Back.

ALICE'S REQUEST (J8x32) 2C (4C set) R Goldring G & S 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

Fiddler's Choice (J8x32) 2C (4C set) M. Glenn
1- 8 1s & 2s advance and retire; dance Back to Back
9-16 1s & 2s dance RH Across & LHs Across
17-24 1s lead down the middle and up to 2nd place (2s step up on bars 19 & 20)
25-32 2s+1s circle 4H around to the left and back

Beginners at the Barn (S8x32) 2C (4C set)
1-4 1st man 2-hand turn 2nd woman
5-8 1st woman 2-hand turn 2nd man
9-16 1s and 2s chase around the set clockwise back to place.
17-24 1s followed by 2s, lead down the middle & 2s lead back to the top
25-32 1s and 2s turn neighbor two hands for two bars, then turn partner two hands for two bars, open to circle (4 bars)
Next time--pick a different dance or possibly edit this one--it’s actually really hard

VISIT IN ROME (J8x32) 2C (4C set) A Girards
1- 8 1M followed by partner casts 1 place, crosses below 2s, casts up & crosses back to place
9-16 1s+2s circle 4H round & back ending in centre 1s facing down & 2s up
17-24 1s dance down the set under an arch made by 2s (who dance up) & 1s dance back up to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s Promenade

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