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

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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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