Dance The Mentor 14346

Strathspey · 96 bars · 4 couples · Square

Devised by
Brian Charlton (2007)
Intensity
4444 8888 6666 8888 4444 8888 6666 8888 8888 8080 0808 8888 = 79% (1 turn), 79% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
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Recommended Music
Extra info
Devised by Brian Charlton (briangcharlton ...

Devised by Brian Charlton (briangcharlton [at] gmail.com), October, 2007. This dance was written to honour Margaret Sim on the occasion of her being presented with a well-deserved RSCDS Branch Award at the Branch Closing Social on 8th December 2007. Margaret has been a mentor for dancers, teachers, clubs and the Branch over many years.

The formations (many!) still need to be added.

Music: suitable recorded music is "Singing Sands" on Reflections of Dalriada.

The Mentor 4S · S96

First Figure

1–
All M RHA 1¼ , cast R behind W of opposite C, and curve R to face her (
9–
All dance intersecting Reels 4 (no hands in the middle)
17–
All M Circle4 R and pivot L to face same W ; All set | turn RH ½ to change places
25–
Double targe (W ¾ LHA while{2} M 1 pl clw | M turn W RH ; repeat, at end finish in square set with W on L (with swapped partner)

Second figure
Repeat 1-32 with M and W switched, finish with own P (3,4,1,2)
Third figure

1–
All set to P | turn RH ¾ to promhold ; promenade ½ round to (1,2,3,4)
9–
1c+3c set | cast R in front of side c and face across ; Circle4 L ½ | M leading dance to places
17–
2c+4c repeat
25–
Circle8 and back

The Mentor 4S · S96

Part 1

1-8
All Men dance RH across 1.1/4 times, cast right round opposite Lady & curve in to face her
9-16
All dance interlocking Reels of 4 (no hands in middle) ending with all Men facing in
17-24
All Men circle 4H round to right & pivot left to face same Lady, all set & 1/2 turn RH to change places & all Ladies face anticlockwise
25-28
All Ladies dance 3/4 LH across as Men dance 1 pl clockwise & all Men turn new partners RH once round
29-32
Repeat bars 25-28 but end all facing in (Ladies on left of Men) facing original partners across the set

Part 2

1-32
Ladies repeat bars 1-32 with Ladies leading & end with own partner (3 4 1 2)

Part 3

1-8
All set to partner & turn 3/4 turn RH into prom hold, all promenade clockwise 1/2 round to original places
9-16
1s & 3s set & rotate then dance clockwise to face across the dance, 1s+3s circle 4H round to left 1/2 way & 1s & 3s dance out to original places
17-24
2s+4s repeat bars 9-16 to original places
25-32
All dance 8H round & back

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Added on: July 26, 2013, 3:57 p.m.
Quality: Demonstration quality

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Murrough Landon
Added on: Oct. 8, 2018, 8:02 p.m.
Quality: Demonstration quality

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