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Informal Dance 22 Feb 2019

CABBAGES & KINGS  (J8x32)  3C (4C set) Romaine Butterfield  Harbour City

 1- 8 1s+2s dance R&L

 9-16 1s lead down the middle for 3, lead back to top & cast to 2nd place own sides (2s step up 15-16)

17-24 1s turn 1st corners RH & return to 2nd place own side, turn 2nd corners LH & return to 2nd place own side

25-32 1s dance RH across (Lady with 2s & Man with 3s), & dance LH across with other couple 1s end in 2nd place own side


THE WHISTLING WIND  (R8x32)  3C (4C set) Elizabeth Goossen  RSCDS Bk 36

 1- 8 1s set, dance in & cast to 2nd place, set to each other while advancing to 1st corners

 9-16 1s dance 1/2 reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass by RSh to dance 1/2 reel with 2nd corners. 1s end in centre BtoB, 1M facing up, 1L facing down

17-24 3s+1s+2s dance Double Triangles facing up & down, 1s ending in 2nd place on own sides

25-32 1s dance Diag R&L


THE BONNIE TREE  (S8x32)  3C (4C set)  R Butterfield  RSCDS Bk 46

 1- 8 1s dance down below 3s & cast up behind 3s, dance up between 2s & cast to 2nd place

 9-16 2s+1s+3s 1/2 turn partner 2H & twirl to opposite place, all circle 6H round to left 3/4 way into lines across (Men facing down at top)

17-20 1s change places RH & cast right to 2nd place own side while (bar 19) 3M+2L change places diagonally RH

21-24 1s cross RH & cast right into middle while (bar 23) 2M+3L change places RH all end in lines across (Ladies facing down, Men up)

25-32 All 1/2 turn partner 2H & twirl to opposite place, all circle 6H round to left to own sides.  2 1 3


IT'S JUST FOR FUN  (J8x32)  3C (4C set) Roy Fidler  RSCDS Bk 33

 1- 8 1s cross RH & cast 1 place, 1M dances 1/2 Fig of 8 round 2s while 1L dances round 3s 1s end facing 1st corners

 9-16 1s dance 1/2 reel of 4 with 1st crnrs, pass LSh & dance RH across (1M with couple in 1st pl & 1L with cpl in 3rd pl) 1s end facing 2nd crnrs

17-24 1s dance 1/2 Reel of 4 with 2nd corners, pass partner LSh to dance RH across (1M with 2L+3L on Men's side & 1L with 2M+3M)

25-32 1s 1/2 turn LH while 2s+3s change places RH on sides, 1M dances up & 1L down, cast on own sides while corners set & cross RH & all set


POLHARROW BURN  (R5x32)  5C set Hugh Foss  Glendarroch SD Sheets

 1- 8 1s & 3s cross RH, cast 1 place & dance 1/2 Fig of 8 round couple above them

 9-16 1s & 3s turn RH then LH (long turns) to face 1st corners while 2s & 5s 1/2 turn RH & chase clockwise to other end of set

17-24 1s & 3s dance 1/2 Reels of 4 with 1st corners then 2nd corners

25-32 1s & 3s dance 1/2 Reel of 4 with 3rd corner, turn partner LH & cast down 1 place own sides.  2 4 1 5 3


GREENMANTLE  (S3x32)  3C set  John Wilkinson  Grenmantle Coll

 1- 8 1s set, cross RH, cast 1 place & turn LH to face 1st corners

 9-12 1s+1st corner (prom hold) dance round anticlockwise 1/2 way while 2nd corners dance in, turn LH & dance back to place

13-16 1s+1st corners set (facing diagonally) & 1s+1st corner persons cross diagonally LH, 1s dance round to face 2nd crnrs as 1st crnrs dance into places

17-20 1s+2nd corner (prom hold) dance round anticlockwise 1/2 way while 1st corners dance in, turn LH & dance back to place

21-24 1s+2nd corners set (facing diagonally) & 1s+2nd corner persons cross diagonally LH, 1s dance out 2nd place own side as 2nd crnrs dance into places

25-32 1s dance LSh reels of 3 on own sides (LSh to 4th corner), 1s dancing out 1/2 turn 3s to end 2 3 1


THE AVIATOR  (J8x32)  3C (4C set) Carola Fischer  RSCDS Bk 52

 1- 8 1s lead down, on bar 4 1M crosses partner in front & 1L followed by 1M cast up behind 4M & 3M into 2nd place (2s step up 3-4)

 9-16 1s (1L leading) dance 1/2 alternating tandem reel with 1st corners; 1M continues reel with corners passing 3L LSh while 1L+3M turn LH

17-24 1s (1M leading) dance 1/2 alternating tandem reel with 2nd corners; 1L continues reel with corners passing 2L LSh while 1M+3L turn LH. 1s end in 2nd place opp sides, 1L facing out

25-32 1s dance up, round 2s by RSh (1L behind 2M, 1M in front 2L) & 1M followed by 1L cast 1 place, across set to end in 2nd place own side (6 bars). All 3 couples set


ORPINGTON CALEDONIANS  (R8x32)  3C (4C set) John Brenchley  RSCDS Bk 49

 1- 8 1s set, 1L casts & followed by 1M, dances across to 2M’s place facing out (2s step up 5-6).  1L+3M also 1M+3L 1/2 turn LH & Men face out

 9-16 3s+1s dance Ladies' Chain, 1M finishes facing out

17-24 1M followed by 1L casts up, dances across to 2M place (3s step down 19-20).  2s+1s dance RH across.  1M & 2L face out

25-32 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s+3s pass LSh to start)


Interval


BRATACH BANA  (R8x32)  3C (4C set) John Drewry  Bon Accord Bk

 1- 8 1s turn RH & cast 1 place, 1s dance LSh round 1st corners to 2nd place opposite side facing 2nd corners

 9-16 1s dance 1/2 Reel of 3 on the sides & dance 1/2 Reel of 3 across (1M with 3s at top, 1L with the 2s)

17-24 1s turn LH, turn 3rd crnrs RH (1st crnr person) & pass RSh to turn 4th crnr RH ending in 2nd pl own side in prom hold with 4th crnr

25-32 1s+4th crnrs Prom diag across (pass RSh) to diag opp crnr & 1/2 turn to end 1s in 2nd pl opp side, 1s dance 1/2 Diag R&L (M up, L dn) to end in 2nd pl


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


MACLEOD'S FANCY  (J4x32)  4C set John Drewry  RSCDS Bk 33

 1- 8 1s+4s set diagonally, 1M+4L 3/4 turn RH & cast up/down own side back to place while 1L+4M cast down/up own side & 3/4 turn RH back to place

 9-16 All dance reels of 4 on sides, ending as at start of reel

17-24 2s & 3s turn 1s & 4s RH into a St Andrew's Cross, all set & turn crnrs to end 1s in 3rd pl & 4s in 2nd pl on own sides having passed other crnr RSh

25-32 1s & 4s set & cross over (Ladies dancing between Men) & dance 1/2 Fig of 8 round end couples to 3rd/2nd places (giving RH at top, LH at bottom)


FIFE NESS  (R8x32)  3C (4C set) Mary Shoolbraid Brandon  4 SCDs 1978

 1- 8 1s 1/2 turn RH into prom hold & dance down, cross LH & cast up behind 3s on own sides to 2nd place

 9-16 1L & 2M+3M set advancing to form triangle, 1L & 2M+3M retire as 1M & 2L+3L set advancing to form triangle, repeat this Fig (bars 9-12)

17-24 1s in prom hold dance 1/2 LSh reel of 3 with 2L+3L (in centre of set), 2L & 3L pick up each others partner & complete reel

25-32 1s (prom hold) continue with 1/2 reel of 3 with 2M+3M (Men leave Ladies on Men's side in 1st & 3rd place) all end opp side 2 1 3, all set & cross RH


THE DUCHESS TREE  (S8x32)  3C (4C set) John Drewry  Brodie Bk

 1- 8 Reels of 3 on sides

 Start:  1s dance in & cast, 2s cross up LH & 3s dance in, join NH facing down and cast up. All take hands where possible.

 End:  2s in 2nd places opp side, 1s & 3s end in middle, 1s NHJ facing down & 3s NHJ facing up

 9-16 All set, circle left for 2 bars, Men turn Lady on right 2H once round & continue circle to places

17-24 1s+2s dance RH across & end facing up, 1s cast 1 place & lead up while 2s lead up crossing & cast 1 place

25-32 1s+2s dance Allemande


THE CLANSMAN  (R8x32)  2C (4C set) Derek Haynes  RSCDS Bk 32

 1- 8 1s cross RH & cast down 1 place, 2s+1s dance 1/2 RH across & set

 9-16 1s+2s dance R&L, ending with Men turning Ladies into centre to form a line across

17-24 1s+2s dance the Targe : -

 `17-18 1st & 2nd Ladies  3/4 turn RH while Men dance 1/4 way round anticlockwise

 `19-20 1st Man with 2nd Lady & 1st Lady with 2nd Man full turn LH

 `21-22 1st & 2nd Ladies  3/4 turn RH while Men dance 1/4 way round anticlockwise

 `23-24 1st Man with 2nd Lady & 1st Lady with 2nd Man turn LH to end on sides 1s facing up & 2s facing down

25-32 2s+1s set facing on sides, turn to face partners & set, 1s lead up crossing RH & cast to 2nd place on own sides


IAN POWRIE'S FAREWELL TO AUCHTERARDER  (J128)  Sq.Set Bill Hamilton

 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 cpl as Ladies dance in between cpl & both turn R to face cpl, 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)


Extras


CASTLE OF MEY  (R8x32) 3C (4C set) RSCDS Diamond Jubilee

 1– 8 1s dance Inveran reels with 2s+3s

 9–16 1s+2s dance double Figs of 8 (1s start by crossing down)

17-24 1s lead down the middle & up, 1s end in middle of the set

25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette


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)


THE SAILOR  (R8x32)  3C (4C set) RSCDS Bk 24

 1- 8 1s cross down RH to face out between 2s & 3s giving hands to each corner & set, 1s cast round 1st corner to form lines of 3 across with 2s/3s & 2s+1s+3s set

 9-16 1s (turning to right) dance RSh reels of 3 across & 1s end passing LSh to 2nd place on opposite sides

17-24 1s lead down for 2 bars & lead up, cross at the top & cast to 2nd place on own sides

25-32 2s+1s dance R&L


Spring Ball Recap

Informal Dance Programme Feb 22nd 2019

Gosforth Parish Hall - Ticket Price £4


Please bring a small sweet contribution for the supper - the society will provide the savoury selection.


Dancing to recorded music.