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Informal Dance 14 Feb 2020

HAPPY RETURNS  (R8x32)  3C (4C set) MMM 2

 1- 8 1s cross down to dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides

 9-16 1s cross down to dance reflection reel of 3 on own sides

17-24 1s lead down the middle for 3 steps & back, cast to 2nd place

25-32 1s dance RH across with 3s & LH across with 2s

MISS HADDEN'S REEL  (J8x32)  3C (4C set) RSCDS Bk 23

 1- 8 1s+2s+3s circle 6H round & back

 9-16 1s set & cast, 2s+1s+3s all turn RH

17-24 2s+1s+3s dance Allemande

25-32 3s+1s+2s Adv+Ret for 2 steps, 3s cast to 3rd place while 1s+2s lead up 1s casting to 2nd place

THE ROSE OF THE NORTH  (S8x32)  3C (4C set) Roy Goldring  Leeds Silver Jubilee

 1- 4 1s lead down below 3s, cross & cast up to 2nd place on opposite side

 5-16 2s+1s+3s dance 3 couple R&L, 1s end facing 1st corners

17-24 1s set & turn 1st corner 2H, set & turn 2nd corner 2H. 1s finish BtoB in centre, 1M facing up, 1L facing down

25-32 1s circle 3H round to left (Man with 2s & Lady with 3s), 1s pull back RSh to face each other & set, 1s Petronella turn to 2nd place own side

BLOOMS OF BON ACCORD  (R4x32)  4C set   John Drewry  Deeside Bk 2

3s & 4s on opp sides

 1- 8 All set & 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across once round, 1s & 4s cast in 1 place to 2 1 (4)(3)

 9-12 1s & 4s cross RH & cast to ends of set to meet partners in prom hold & dance into centre of dance

13-16 1s+4s dance round passing RSh & to end 1s in the middle on Men's side facing up & 4s in the middle on Ladies' side facing down

17-24 All (1s & 4s in prom hold) dance reels of 3 on sides

25-28 4s+1s dance RH across in centre once round to end 4s facing up & 1s facing down

29-32 4s & 1s lead out of ends crossing & cast in 1 place to end 2 4 (1)(3)

THE CRANBERRY TART  (J8x32)  3C (4C set) Terry Glasspool  7 Year Itch

 1- 8 1M sets & casts 1 place, sets & petronella turns between 3s facing up while 1L stands for 2 bars then sets, casts 1 place & sets

 9-16 1M sets in line with 3s & all 3 Adv+Ret then 1M advances to partner while 1L petronella turns between 2s & sets in line with 2s then all 3 Adv+Ret

17-24 1L followed by partner dances reel of 3 across with 2s (RSh to 2L) to end in 2nd place own sides

25-32 1s dance RSh reels of 3 on sides giving RSh to 3s

MEMORIES OF MARY ANN  (S3x32)  3C Set Pam Stephens  RSCDS Bk 47

 1- 8 1s set & cast 1 place, 1s dance 1/2 reels of 3 across passing 1st corners LSh to start & 1s ending 2nd place opposite sides

 9-16 All Set+Link, 1s turn LH to face 1st corners (position)

17-24 1s dance 1/2 RSh diagonal reel of 4 & end facing 2nd corners (pstn), dance 1/2 reel of 4 with 2nd corners & end 2nd place own sides

25-32 1s+3s dance the Knot

BACK TO THE FIRESIDE  (R8x32)  3C (4C set) Roy Goldring  RSCDS Bk 38

 1- 8 3s followed by 1s dance down for 2 steps & set to partners, 1s dance up & cast to 3rd place while 3s dance up to 1st place

 9-16 3s+2s+1s dance Reverse Snowball Grand Chain for 3 cpls to end 1 (2) 3: -

 `1s cross RH & change places LH on side with 2s

  `1s change places RH with 3s while 2s cross RH

  `1s cross LH while 3s & 2s change places LH.  1 (2) 3

17-24 1s+2s set advancing into circle (hands joined) & petronella turn 1 place to right, set in circle (hands joined) & petronella turn to end on sides

25-32 1L dances 1/2 Fig of 8 round 2s & 1M dances 1/2 Fig of 8 round 3s, 2s+1s+3s turn RH

TORRIDON LASSIES  (J8x40)  3C (4C set)  John Brenchley  Kangaroo Paw

 1- 8 1s cross & cast 1 place, 1s dance LH across (1L with 2s, 1M with 3s) & end facing 4th corner

 9-16 1s set to corners then to partner up/down the dance & end facing 1st corners, turn corners RH & pass partner LSh to face 2nd corners

17-24 1s dance 1/2 diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners & pass LSh to face 3rd corners, 1s set to corners then set to partner across the dance & end facing 4th corners

25-32 1s turn 4th corner (pstn) RH & pass partner LSh to face 1st corners, 1s dance 1/2 diag reel of 4 with 1st corners & pass RSh to BtoB (1M facing up)

33-40 1s dance RSh round 2nd corners & 1/2 Fig 8 (1L up, 1M down) while 2s+3s set & cross RH, set (facing up/down) & change pl RH on sides.  2 1 3


ASILOMAR ROMANTIC  (S8x32)  3C (4C set) T Cuthbertson  San Fransisco Coll 2

 1- 8 1s+3s dance double Fig of 8 around 2s, 1s crossing down to start

 9-16 1s+2s dance Diamond Poussette

17-24 1s dance in & down between 2s (2s step up), set to each other & dance RSh round 4th corner to face own 1st corner

25-32 1s dance ‘Hello-Goodbye' setting ending with petronella turn to 2nd places

REEL OF THE 51ST DIVISION  (R8x32)  3C (4C set) Atkinson  RSCDS Bk 13

 1- 8 1s set & cast below 3s, lead up to face 1st corners

 9-16 1s set & turn 1st corners RH to balance in diagonal line, set & 1s turn LH to face 2nd corners

17-24 1s set & turn 2nd corners RH to Bal-in-Line, set & 1s turn LH to 2nd place own sides

25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

THE BEES OF MAGGIEKNOCKATER  (J4x32)  4C set John 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)

ST COLUMBA'S STRATHSPEY  (S5x32)  5C set Vicky Sproule & Sadie Gillan

 1- 8 2s+4s dance RH across, 2s dance up while 4s dance down, 2s & 4s casting round ends on own sides to face 1st corners

 9-16 2s+4s Pass+Turn with 1st corners, pass partner LSh & Pass+Turn with 2nd corners & into centre facing partner (L facing down M up)

17-24 2s+4s dance reel of 4 ending in original places on sides

25-32 2s & 4s set & cast down 1 place while 3s & 5s set & dance up 1 place, 1s & 2s turn RH & cast down 1 place.  3 1 5 2 4

SWISS LASSIE  (R8x32)  3C (4C set) Rosi 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 (bottom 2 couples) 1/2 turn partners RH, dance RH across 1/2 way, 1s+2s (top 2 couples) 1/2 turn partners RH & dance RH across 1/2 way

THE WHITE HEATHER JIG  (J4x40)  4C set James Cosh  22 SCDs

 1- 8 1s turn RH & cast to 2nd place, turn 1.1/2 LH to end between 2s facing opposite sides

 9-16 1s+2s dance Reel of 4 across, 1s pass RSh to face 1st corners

17-24 1s turn corner, partner, corner, partner, to end between 3s facing opposite sides

25-32 1s+3s dance Reel of 4 across, 1s end in middle between 3s & 4s

33-40 1s turn LH, cast to 4th place on own side & turn RH

CHERRYBANK GARDENS  (S3x32)  3C set John Drewry  Bankhead Bk 1

 1- 8 1s+2s set & Petronella-in-tandem twice to end with 2s+1s on opposite sides having changed places

 9-16 2s+1s set & 2s cross RH & 1s LH, 1L dances RH across with 2s & 1M with 3s

17-24 1s+3s Set+Link & circle 4H round to left

25-32 2s+3s+1s dance Grand Chain (2s crossing to commence)

SCOTT MEIKLE  (R4x32)  4C set Alice McLean  Laurieston Coll 1 & RSCDS Bk 46

 1- 8 1s cross RH & cast to 2nd place, 1s dance 1/2 Fig of 8 round 2s

 9-16 1s+3s dance RH across, LH back

17-24 1L followed by 3L dance Tandem reel of 3 across with 2s (LSh to 2M) & 1s end 3rd pl while 3M followed by 1M dance reel of 3 with 4s (LSh to 4L) & 3s end in 2nd pl  2 3 1 4

25-32 1s+4s dance 1/2 R&L, turn partners RH 1.1/2 times  2 3 4 1

WELCOME TO DUFFTOWN  (J8x32)  3C (4C set) Jessie Stewart

 1- 8 1s 3/4 turn RH moving down (2s step up) & dance 6 bars Crown Triangles ending with Man between 2s & Lady between 3s all facing down

 9-16 1M+2s also 1L+3s dance down the middle & back 1M+2s turning to face 1L+3s

17-24 1s change places RH, cast to right to 2nd place & turn RH while 2s+3s set facing on sides, change places RH, set to partner & cross RH

25-32 1s dance diag R&L

Spring Ball Recap

Informal Dance Programme 14 Feb 2020

Gosforth Parish Hall

Please bring a sweet contribution for supper.

Please contact Julie to confirm Catering numbers.

Dancing to recorded music.

Please contact Julie Crystal (Tel: 0191 2663117  

Mob: 07759 679670  


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