Dance Nimbus 2017 17781

Medley · 160 bars (S80+R80) · 4 couples · Square   (Progression: Nonprogressive)

Devised by
Vicky Goodloe & John Aitken (2017)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step, Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Extra info
Waltham Scottish Country Dance Group ...

Waltham Scottish Country Dance Group at the ASCDS Festival, Nottingham 06 May 2017. Music: Neil Barron and his Band.

Nimbus 2017 depicts a game of Quidditch from Harry Potter. The game is fast, so the team decide to practise slowly (Strathspey), shake hands and then play for real. The Schiehallion reels show one team (the men) racing quickly ahead, followed closely by the other team (women). Then the teams reorganise and try to set up their next plays (hands across and casting off); suddenly the women are in the lead on the reels, and the men are chasing behind. The interlocking half reels of four and turning are further evidence of skilful players trying to outsmart each other on the pitch, before the first man then holds the Golden Snitch aloft in victory at the end!

Nimbus 2017 is a Medley version of Nimbus 2002 by Vicky Goodloe, Kentucky, USA. The adaptation of dance was suggested by John Aitken of The Waltham Scottish Country Dance Group and Vicky has now dedicated the new Dance to this Group who performed it for the first time at the 37th Association of Scottish Country Dance Societies (ASCDS) Festival in 2017.

Nimbus 2017 4S · M160

Strathspey

1--
Circle8 L ½ round ; All W ½ RHA | Turn opposite M LH
9--
All W ½ RHA | All turn P LH to square set ; Circle8 R ½ (1,2,3,4)
17--
All M ½ LHA | All turn opposite W RH ; All M ½ LHA | All turn P RH ¾, M face in and W out (1,2,3,4)
25--
Half Schiehallion Reel, finish in big star, all M LHJ in centre and NHJ with P, all facing cclw (3,4,1,2)
33--
In big star 3/8 LHA | all M 3/8 LHA as all W cast back 1/8 clw and form new big star ; repeat figure, finish in square set, all in P's place, W facing in, M facing out, (1x,2x,3x,4x),
41--
Half Schiehallion Reel, finish in big star, all W LHJ in centre and NHJ with P, all facing cclw (3,4,1,2)
49--
Repeat [33-40] , with W in the middle and M casting, finish all W in centre facing P outside (1,2,3,4)
57--
1c+3c ½ Reel4 ; turn P RH while{8} 2c+4c turnP R ; ½ Reel4 (3,4,1,2)
65--
Repeat [57-64] (1,2,3,4)
73--
Grand chain, start RH to P (1,2,3,4)

Reel

1--72
Repeat strathspey [1-72] in reel time
73--
All circle8 & back

Nimbus 2017 4S · M160

Strathspey

1-8
All circle 8H 1/2 round to left; Ladies dance 1/2 RH across & turn opp Man LH
9-16
Ladies dance 1/2 RH across & turn partner LH (finish on Man's right); all circle 8H 1/2 round to right to original places
17-24
Men dance 1/2 LH across & turn opp Lady RH; Men dance 1/2 LH across & turn partner 3/4 RH, Men face in, Ladies face out
25-32
All dance 1/2 Schiehallion reel to opp place. End with Men joining LH in centre, RH with partner all facing anticlockwise
33-40
Men dance LH across 1.1/2 times round while
Ladies dance 2 steps then pull back RSh & cast back, passing 1 Man to join LH with opp Man (e.g. 1L+3M), Ladies dance 2 steps & cast back, pass partner RSh & all end in partner's original place, Ladies facing in, Men facing out
41-48
All dance 1/2 Schiehallion reel to opp place. End with Ladies joining LH in centre, RH with partner all facing anticlockwise
49-56
Repeat 33-40 with Ladies dancing LH across & Men casting. End with Ladies BtoB in centre facing partner
57-64
1s+3s dance 1/2 reel of 4 & turn partner RH to opp side while 2s+4s turn partner RH then dance 1/2 reel of 4 to opp side
65-72
Repeat 57-64 to end in original places
73-80
All dance Grand Chain (RH to partner to start)

Reel

1-72
Repeat Strathspey 1-72 in Reel time
73-80
All circle 8H round & back

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NameDateOwnerLast changed
Diagrams #11 2020-06-09 John Aitken June 4, 2020, 6:29 p.m.
Hallowe'en 2020 2020-10-31 John Aitken Oct. 30, 2020, 11:25 a.m.
Oxford & Cambridge Highland Ball 2018 2017-10-03 Nameless Dancer Oct. 13, 2017, 7:54 p.m.
Oxford and Cambridge Highland Ball 2018 2018-03-03 Joan Blake March 6, 2018, 11:51 a.m.

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