Dance Auchencairn 276

See also: Auchencairn (3/3L, M&D Keppie: A Haliburton Dozen)

Reel · 32 bars · 2 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 21)

Devised by
Hugh Foss (1966)
Intensity
84/66/88/85 = 56% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
Published in
Online Sources
Recommended Music

Auchencairn 2/4L · R32

Note: this dance uses a "Petronella-to-left" sequence (4 pas-de-basque, with the middle two used to progress to the diagonal L). Also in the usual 4-bar "Petronella-to-right" sequence (Pet. turn to R & set), use both the first two pas-de-basques to progress to the diagonal R.

1-8
1s dance usual Petronella-to-right sequence (Petronella turn and set, 2s step up); 1s then turn ¾ LH back to own places WHILE 2s dance usual 4-bar Petronella-to-right (order clockwise around the "diamond" from 1M place is now 1M, 2L, 1L, 2M)
9-16
1L & 2M stand (4 bars) while 2L & 1M change places by usual Petronella-to-right and Petronella-to-left respectively (1M passes inside 2L, i.e. closer to centre of the "diamond"); all RH across once round (clockwise order from 1M place now 2L, 1M, 1L, 2M)
17-24
1M & 2L, 2M & 1L change places in pairs in 4 bars, M with normal Petronella-to-right while L pass inside them with Petronella-to-left; all LH across once round (order now 1M, 2L, 2M, 1L)
25-32
(Snowball chase, led by 1L, to progress:) 1L dances just over once anti-clockwise around set to 2L place WHILE 1M (next clockwise) makes Petronella turn to R (2 bars) & follows 1L to 2M place, 2L stands 2 bars, makes Pet. turn to R & follows to 1L place, 2M stands 4 bars, makes Pet. turn to R and follows to 1M place

Auchencairn 2/4L · R32

Note: "Petronella-to-Left" = 4 PdeB steps going diagonally forward to Left & turning 3/4 round to Left on 2nd/3rd steps

1-8
1s Petronella turn & set (2s step up); 1s turn 3/4 LH back to original places & set while 2s Petronella turn & set (1M now facing 2L, 2M facing 1L)
9-16
1L & 2M stand (4 bars) while 2L dances Petronella turn & 1M, dancing in front of 2L, dances Petronella-to-Left (1M & 2L have changed places); All dance RH across once round
17-24
1M+2M Petronella turn & set while 1L & 2L, going inside them, Petronella-to-Left; all dance LH across once round
25-32
1L dances anticlockwise round others to 2nd place own side (8 bars) as 1M dances Petronella turn & follows partner 2nd place own side while
2L stands (2 bars), dances Petronella turn, dances anticlockwise round to 1st place own side as 2M stands (4 bars), dances Petronella turn & follows 1M to end in 1st place own side

AUCHINDOUN CASTLE (R64+64+32) Sq.Set John Drewry Bankhead Bk 3
12 Dancer Square Set, each man between 2 ladies

Part 1

1-8
All circle 12H round & back
9-16
Men dance RH across with RH partner & next Lady & LH across with LH partner & next Lady
17-24
All Men dance reels of 3 with partners (Men give RSh to RH partner to start)
25-32
Men dance LH across in centre, pass RH partner & loop round to end outside set behind original pstns
33-40
»Wheelie Chain« - Each trio dances 1/2 RH across, LH, partner followed by Man dances anticlockwise 1 place while RH partners dance cl'wise, 3 dancers meet & dance 1/2 LH across, LH ptnr followed by Man again dances anticlockwise 1 pl while RH ptnr dances clockwise
41-48
All repeat back to original places
49-56
Each trio dance RH across to end with Ladies in orig pls & Men outside set to circle 3H round to left, at end Ladies drop hands to open into circle
57-64
All circle 12H round & back

Part 2

1-8
»Fiddich Formation« - 1M+3M with their RH partners adv setting & dance 1/2 RH across while 1st LH & 3rd LH partners dance in front of 2s/4s clockwise round their dancing partners to join them on opp sides of square Repeat 1M+3M with their LH partners to end in original places
9-16
1s & 3s dance reels of 3 on sides (Men giving RSh to RH partner to start)
17-24
1s & 3s Adv+Ret, 1st RH partner & 3rd RH partner turn Ladies on their right with RH while 1st LH partner & 3rd LH partner turn Ladies on their left with LH while all 4 Men dance RH across to end in middle facing partners
25-32
Men join hands with partners as in Double Triangles & set, Ladies dance in with 2 steps as Men dance out, all turn right & set again in triangular form, Men set to place while Ladies dance to place
33-64
Repeat bars 1-32 with 2s & 4s leading & end Men dancing to a position in front of their original pstns

Part 3

1-16
»Wheelie Chain« as in Part 1 but with Men on inside following RH partner clockwise
17-24
Each trio dances RH across to end with Ladies in places & Men in centre, Men dance through place of Man originally on his right & behind his LH & own RH partner back to own place
25-32
All circle 12H round & back

Sorry, this browser doesn't seem to do SVG graphics :^(

NameDateOwnerLast changed
Hugh Foss Dances- 'The Reel' Issue 302 Elaine Davies Oct. 13, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
2-Couple Dances A - C Meinhard Reiser Feb. 27, 2019, 4:49 p.m.
Scottish Sleuth Mary Olszowka March 30, 2017, 12:07 a.m.

SCDDB User Ratings

. 0 votes
. 0 votes
. 0 votes
. 0 votes
. 0 votes
. 0 votes

Rate this Dance

Sign in to rate this dance!

User Reviews

Sign in to review this dance!