Dance The Flying Spur 2263

Jig · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
John Drewry (1977)
Intensity
844/888/888/888 = 91% (1 turn), 69% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
John Drewry wrote in the ...

John Drewry wrote in the original description that the dance was for Jackie Johnstone of Dumfries.

The Johnstone Clan Crest bears a winged spur, thus that name.

The Flying Spur 3/4L · J32

1–
1c cross RH | cast off (2c up) ; 1c ½ Fig8 R (M up, W down) while{4} 2c+3c set, cross RH and face out (2x,1,3x)
9–
Reels3{6} on the sides (Rsh to 4cnr position) | 1c finish on midline, 1M in 3pl facing 1W in 1pl while{2} 2W+3W & 2M+3M loop to meet NHJ on the sidelines
17–
1c set and petronella into 2plx while{4} 2c+3c cross (M arch) and cast to the ends (2,1x,3) ; all C turn RH, finish 2c facing 3c with 1c in centre facing down, woman on the R,
25–
2c+3c R&L (starting RH along the sides) while{8} 1c dance down, divide and cast up round 3pl ; cross through the top and cast off (2,1,3)

The Flying Spur 3/4L · J32

1-8
1s cross RH, cast 1 place (2s up), 1s dance 1/2 Figs of 8 (1M round 2s & 1L round 3s) while 2s+3s set & cross RH
9-16
1s dance reels of 3 own sides (RSh to 4th corner pstns-3L/2M) 1s end in centre (1L above 2s & 1M below 3s) while 2s+3s cast to meet on sides
17-24
1s set & petronella turn onto opposite sides while 2s+3s cross Ladies under Men's arch & cast to 1st/3rd places, 2s+1s+3s turn RH
25-32
1s dance down below 3s & cast up on opp sides to 2nd place, 1s dance 1/2 Figs of 8 round 2s while 2s+3s dance R&L (RH on sides to start)

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NameDateOwnerLast changed
LochLeven - Set No. 2 2015-06-29 Peter Price Feb. 23, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
16 02 06 Eastbourne 2016-02-06 Chris Pratt Dec. 12, 2015, 3:26 p.m.
16 04 09 Hastings 2016-04-09 Chris Pratt Feb. 6, 2016, 1:10 p.m.
Budapest Local Club 17.04.2014 2014-04-17 Zoltán Gräff April 18, 2014, 9:20 a.m.
St Andrews dance 2016/ SEESS Nov. 11, 2016, 10:25 p.m.
ZA 2016-05-30 Fish Hoek Charity Dance Cart Horse Protection Society 2016-05-30 Heather McBurnie May 24, 2016, 10:08 a.m.
Newbury 2016-04-24 Spring Tea Dance 2016-04-24 David McQuillan March 19, 2016, 5:10 p.m.
PW2017 SS7 (Thur, Keira) Charles Liu Nov. 2, 2016, 2:12 a.m.
SEHSCDS Drewry Summer Dance 2017 2017-06-10 Dance ForFun March 3, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
Abingdon SCDC 2016 Ball Programme 2016-05-14 Dave Fielding May 2, 2016, 4:54 p.m.
Fleet 2012-04-14 Spring Apprentices' Dance 2012-04-14 David McQuillan April 20, 2012, 3:33 p.m.
16 10 29 Brighton RSCDS 2016-10-29 Chris Pratt June 21, 2016, 2:59 p.m.
Bookham 2014-07-05 Summer Dance 2014-07-05 David McQuillan June 4, 2014, 12:29 p.m.
Newbury 2012-11-10 Annual Dance 2012-11-10 David McQuillan Oct. 3, 2012, 10:40 p.m.
Harwell Ball 2014-04-26 2014-04-26 Malcolm Austen Jan. 14, 2014, 12:10 p.m.
15 03 28 Ashdown 2015-03-28 Chris Pratt Feb. 7, 2015, 4:11 p.m.
Scotia Dancers March 30 2015 Sue Ronald March 27, 2015, 4:39 p.m.
Essex Caledonian Ball 2017 2017-04-01 David Ambrose Nov. 25, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Newbury 2015-11-07 Diamond Anniversary Dance 2015-11-07 David McQuillan Oct. 8, 2015, 2:35 p.m.
Scotia Dancers April 6th, 2015 Sue Ronald April 2, 2015, 8:45 p.m.
Harwell-30 Malcolm Austen Nov. 4, 2014, 1:16 p.m.
Thistle Club Dance Sept 2014 Jan Jones Oct. 29, 2013, 9:51 p.m.
16 12 10 Brighton & Hove Christmas 2016-12-10 Chris Pratt Aug. 28, 2016, 5:36 p.m.
Curia Weekend, Welcome Ball 2016-12-02 Keith Rose April 11, 2016, 12:44 a.m.
Headington Recent Dances Sandra McLevy Oct. 28, 2016, 1:07 p.m.
15 08 01 Goring 2015-08-01 Chris Pratt April 26, 2015, 11:13 p.m.
Kilts & Ghillies Tea Dance, March 29, 2014 2014-03-29 Peter Price March 23, 2014, 1:20 a.m.
Ipswich Anglo Society Autumn Dance 11 Oct 2014 2014-10-11 David Ambrose Sept. 11, 2014, 10:18 p.m.
Harwell Ball 2016-11-19 2016-11-19 Malcolm Austen April 24, 2016, 2:08 p.m.
16 09 17 Ashdown 2016-09-17 Chris Pratt July 12, 2016, 2:53 p.m.
16 05 28 Bognor Regis 2016-05-28 Chris Pratt Feb. 7, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
17 08 05 Goring 2017-07-15 Chris Pratt May 14, 2017, 11:25 p.m.
17 09 16 Ashdown 2017-09-16 Chris Pratt June 16, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
Bookham 2013-07-06 Summer Dance 2013-07-06 David McQuillan May 22, 2013, 12:33 p.m.
17 07 15 Moulsecoomb 17 08 05 Goring 2017-07-15 Chris Pratt May 14, 2017, 11:17 p.m.
Epping Forest Scottish Association Christmas Dance 2015 - 19 December 2015 2015-12-19 Stuart Kreloff Dec. 6, 2015, 9:45 p.m.
15 09 26 Eastbourne 2015-09-26 Chris Pratt April 18, 2015, 5:07 p.m.
Maidenhead 2015-01-10 Highland Ball 2015-01-10 David McQuillan Dec. 4, 2015, 12:12 p.m.
Addlestone 2014-11-08 Annual Dance 2014-11-08 David McQuillan Oct. 18, 2014, 3:34 p.m.
15 10 03 Tunbridge Wells & Crowborough 2015-10-03 Sept. 25, 2015, 5:13 p.m.
Kilts&Ghillies 2015 2015-04-11 Peter Price Nov. 10, 2014, 8:11 p.m.
16 06 05 Angela's dance 2016-06-05 Chris Pratt April 16, 2016, 6:11 p.m.
17 09 09 Brighton & Hove 2017-09-09 Chris Pratt March 31, 2017, 10:53 p.m.
15 07 11 Brighton and Hove 2015-07-11 Chris Pratt April 26, 2015, 10:35 p.m.
Pinewoods 2017 Scottish Session 2 2017-07-10 Charles Liu Jan. 22, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Harrogate 2015 2015-03-09 Truus de Ceuster Feb. 18, 2015, 7:26 p.m.
Bedford SDG Tuesday Class Autumn 2014 Keith Rose Oct. 29, 2014, 12:44 a.m.

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Peter Price · Jan. 2, 2014, 5:05 a.m.

It is a good dance! The one recording I have is uninspired so I have been using Marian Anderson's recording of "Famous Baravan" which works very well for this dance.

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