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Beginners/Experienced Beginners

0 00:00Programme Item: Warm up

0 00:00Granville Market J32 · 3/4L
Elinor M Vandegrift: A Second Book of Graded Scottish Country Dances · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+2c RHA, LHA
9–
1c cross RH | cast (2c up) ; ½ Fig8 up to face 1cnr
17–
1c turn 1cnr RH | pass Rsh ; turn 2cnr RH | pass Rsh to (2,1,3)
25–
Circle6 and back

Get going / Corners to identify...

0 00:00Step Practice: Strathspey Traveling / TCPC

Practice long turns in 4 bars/short turns in 2 bars, maybe the infamous exercise on the circle btb with partner

0 00:00German Frolic S32 · 3/4L
Isabel Neves: Iberian Commemorative Book · Crib: MiniCribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1-8
1s turn RH, cast (2s step up), turn LH to face 1st corners
9-16
1s turn corner RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH & cross LH to 2nd place own side
17-20
2s+3s turn partners 2H to end in middle NHJ, 2s facing down, 3s facing up
21-24
2s+3s set, 2s dance under arch made by 3s who dance up, 2s+3s remain in centre Bar 24: 2s face up, 1s Adv to centre facing up, ready for …
25-32
3s+1s+2s dance allemande. 2 1 3

0 00:00Sunshine and Sweetie's Jig J32 · 3/4L
Mervyn C Short: RSCDS XLVIII 7 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+2c set | ½ RHA ; set | cross RH (2,1,3)
9–
1c turn 1cnr RH and face 1cnr ; ½ Reel4 on 1diag, 1c finish on sides in 2pl
17–
1c turn 2cnr LH and face 2cnr ; ½ Lsh Reel4 on 2diag, finish on sides (3x,1,2x)
25–
All chase ½ cclw ; 1c set | cross RH (2,1,3)

Another Variation of identifying Corners / pretty Long turns with the corners and melt into half reels of 4

General class

0 00:00Programme Item: Warm up

0 00:00The Comeback Jig J32 · 3/4L
Elaine Brunken: Moments in Time · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1--
1c ½ Fig8 round 2c ; ½ Fig8 round 3c (2c up on [7-8]) (2,1,3)
9--
All dance Rsh round P, to own side ; All chase clw ½ (3x,1x,2x)
17--
3c+1M & 1W+2c RHA ; 3C+1W & 1M+2c LHA (3x,1x,2x)
25--
All chase cclw ½ ; All dance Lsh round P, to own side (2,1,3)

Instead of Gypsie Turn with hands?

0 00:00Step Practice: Skip Change long/short steps & TCPC

0 00:00The Path Of Life J32 · 3/4L
Frans Ligtmans: Grand Chain and Allepouss · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: SCDDB Contributed Cribs & Diagrams

1–
1c turn RH | cast off (2c up) ; turn LH to 1cnr
9–
Turn CPCP, finish facing 1cnrs
17–
“Corners Pass and Turn” (1c+1cnrs pass Rsh, and 1cnrs turn RH | pass back and 1c pass Rsh to face 2cnr ; repeat with 2cnrs) (2,1,3)
25–
2c+1c+3c circle6 and back

0 00:00Miss Gibson's Strathspey S32 · 3/4L
Derek Haynes: The Leaflet Dances with Music · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+2c set | turn BH ; circle4 L
9–
1c+2c Knot, 1c finish facing 1cnrs
17–
Turn CPCP, with final wide ¾ LH turn into
25–
Teapots R and L (1M+3c & 1W+2c RHA, 1c pass Rsh, cnrs not to sidelines ; 1M+2c & 1W+3c LHA) (2,1,3)

0 00:00Step Practice: Set & Travel (speed on)

Really speed on into traveling/ use of jeté

0 00:00Davy Nick Nack R32 · 3/4L
Robert M Campbell: Glasgow Assembly And Other Scottish Dances · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+2c+3c cross over RH, set ; repeat
9–
1c 1½ RH turn ; cast off one place, turn LH to finish facing 1cnrs
17–
1c change places RH with 1cnrs, set to cnrs ; change place RH, turn LH to face 2cnrs
25–
1c change places RH with 2cnrs, set to cnrs ; change places RH, cross over LH.

Another variation of corners / fun

0 00:00Balquidder Strathspey S32 · 3/4L
David Rutherford: RSCDS XXIV 2 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+2c+3c mirror Reels3 on the sides, 1c crossing down to begin
9–
Repeat, 1c crossing back to own sides
17–
1c dance NHJ between 2c, face each other and set ; dance to top and cast off to face 1cnr (2c up)
25–
Turn CPCP (2,1,3)

0 00:00Moorlands at Hay Tor R32 · 3/4L
Mervyn C Short: 12 Scottish Country Dances by Mervyn Short [2009] · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1--
1M set to 2M as 1W set to 2W | turn RH ½, 1M facing out ; 1M closely followed by P cast R round 2M, dance down facing 3W
9--
½ tandem Reel3 in 1diag, 1M Rsh to 3W (1M & 1W loop R singly for lead change, so 1W now leads) ; ½ tandem Reel3 in 2diag, 1W Rsh to 2W (lead change)
17--
Continue pattern twice, 1c to 2plx (2,1x,3)
25--
1M followed by P cast R round 3W, dance up into lines across, 1M+2c & 1W+3c facing dn/up ; 1c set | Petronella turn to 2pl (2,1,3)

Deviser's note: Bars 9-24 are similar to Bars 9-24 of "Pelorus Jack" Book 41.

0 00:00The First Rain of Spring J32 · 3/3L
Wouter Joubert: RSCDS XLIX 4 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1--
1c dance down below 3c | cast up 1 place ; dance up to 1pl facing out | 1c+2c ½ turn EH, 2c face out
9--
2c+1c DblFig8, 1c crossing up
17-20
1c+3c turn P RH ¾ and face P up/dn | set ;
21-28
(½ Celtic Reel) 1c+3c pass Rsh | “outers” chase ¼ way clw while{2} “inners” turn (no hands) ¾ Lsh to face same person ; repeat
29-32
1c+3c Turn P RH ¾ | all set

More advanced? just because of the spring...

0 00:00Programme Item: Extra

0 00:00The Bees of Maggieknockater J32 · 4/4L
John Drewry: The Canadian Book of Scottish Country Dances · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c cross RH | cast off (2c up) ; 1c+3c RHA, finish as pairs 1M+3W & 3M+1W facing out on W/M side in promhold
9–
Pairs+ 2c+4c Rsh ½Reels3 on sides ; pairs meet & take P in promhold for Lsh ½Reels3 on sides
17–
Meet and repeat (as pairs Rsh ½Reels3 ; with P Lsh ½Reels3)
25–
1c (passing inside) turn 3c 1½ Easy Hand ; 1c cross and passing inside turn 4c EH 1½ (to 2,3,4,1)

Fun for all

0 00:00Summer Wooing R32 · 3/4L
Alan Macpherson: RSCDS XXXVIII 6 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+2c circle4 to the left ; 1c+2c chase clw ½-round to finish on opposite sides, 2c facing 1c (2x,1x,3)
9–
Rsh Reels3 on sides
17–
1c, followed by 2c lead down the middle {3}, (2c split for) 1c+2c lead up {3} | and cross to own side RHJ, the W passing below the M and under the joined arms, into
25–
1c+2c Poussette (2,1,3)

Advanced / Poussette

0 00:00Flowers of Edinburgh R32 · 3/4L
RSCDS I 6 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1W followed by 1M casts off 2, 1W crosses below 3c and casts up M side while{} 1M dances up the middle, both to P's place {6} | 1c set
9–
1c repeat with 1M casting, finishing in original places
17–
1c lead down the middle and up
25–
1c+2c Poussette

Fun for all / Repeat quicktime Poussette

0 00:00The Black Mountain Reel R32 · 5/5L
Derek Haynes: Carnforth Collection of SC Dances 3 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c & 3c cross RH | cast off (2c+4c up) ; ½ Fig8 up and face 1cnr
9–
Turn CPCP (1c & 3c turn 1cnr RH, P LH, 2cnr RH, P LH), finish facing 1cnr
17–
1c & 3c Reels4 with 1cnrs, at the end pass P Lsh.
25–
1W+2c (top), 1M+4c+3W (middle) and 3M+5c (bottom) RHA ; 1c & 3c turn LH and cast off (4c+5c up). (to: 2,4,1,5,3)

TCPC extreme ;)