Friday, March 27, 2015

Beginner Class - Lesson 4 - March 23

Week Four: March 23, 2015

Strathspey Travelling and setting
Skip change
Pas De Basque (quick time setting)

Set Advancing
Reel of four!!!
Half figure of 8

Scottish Dancing Pro Tip: Phrasing! Time the reels just right. Use the long cast to take the right amount of time, etc

MR WATSON'S FAVOURITE (R8x32) 2C (4C set) Bk of Graded SCDs Molly
1- 8 1s+2s Promenade
9-16 1s lead down the middle & up to top
17-24 1s+2s dance Allemande
25-32 2s+1s circle 4H round & back

REELING IN THE ANNEX (S8x32) 2C (4C set) S Tang Leaflet
1- 8 1s dance in & cast off behind own lines for 4 bars, 1s cast back up to place
9-12 1s+2s circle 4H round to left,
13-16 1s turn 2H as 2s step up & all set in line of 4 with 1s advancing to pass each other LSh
17-24 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across
25-28 All set, turn RH on Ladies side & LH on Mens side (1s in and up) to end with 1s in 2nd place, 1s dance ½ fig of 8 up around 2s to progressed place

Note: Reeling in the Annex turned out to be a harder dance than we expected. During bars 9-16, there is nothing for new dancers to hold onto and no chance for recovery. Would work well with adjustment of this portion.

200 KING STREET NORTH (J8x32) 2C (4C Set) Molly Lee Fuell and Patty Lindsay Flying Ghillies 4 
1- 8 1s dance 1/2 fig 8 round 2s, 1M dances down to face 2L as 1L dances down to face 2M (almost a ¾ figure 8) & all set
9- 16 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across
17-24 1s+2s set & 1s cast up round 2s to 1st place opposite sides (that “cast up” goes the long way below the 2s to end up at the top), 1s 1/2 turn RH & 2s step in ready for…
25-32 1s+2s dance Allemande

SWISS LASSIE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) R Betsche RSCDS Bk 39
1- 8 1s dance in & cast to 3rd place, 2s+1s turn partners RH 1.1/4 times to form a line up & down middle of set (Men facing down Ladies up)
9-16 2s+1s dance reel of 4 up & down middle of set ending with 2M facing Ladies side & 1L facing Men’s side
17-24 2s+1s chase round clockwise 1/2 way, 1s+3s+2s Adv+Ret
25-32 3s+2s 1/2 turn partners RH, dance RH across 1/2 way, 1s+2s 1/2 turn partners RH & dance RH across 1/2 way

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