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0 00:00The Falls of Rogie R32 · 3/4L
Jean Attwood: Alexander Dances Book 1 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1c cross RH | cast (2c up) ; cross RH | cast R (M up, W down)
½ Reels3 across (Lsh to 2cnr) ; set in lines across | all cross up/down RH
Corners chase once clw while{8} 1c chase half way clw and turn RH 1¼ to face 1cnr positions
½ diag. Reel4 with 1cnrs, 1c pass Rsh ; ½ diag. Reel4 with 2cnrs, 1c passing Rsh to 2pl.

Danced 1-4 times after 1 walkthrough as a refresher; it was on last week's social so it should be familiar to many.

0 00:00Fools of Rogie

4/4L (3s and 4s crossed over, 1s and 4s active) [to the tune Sleepy Maggie]

1-8 Actives cross RH, cast in 1 place, cross RH, cast to the right in tandem. 2c and 3c step out on 3-4.

9-12 Actives LSh 1/2 tandem reel of 3 across the dance (Men lead), finish in lines of 4.

13-16 All set in lines, change places RH up and down

17-20 All chase CW half-way

21-24 Actives RHA in the middle just under once round while corners chase another half-way round. (Actives finish W in front of M facing M's 1st corner)

25-32 Actives in tandem (woman in lead) dance 2 diagonal half reels of four, pass RS between and pass RS at end.

0 00:00Formation Practice: Tournée

  • W in center, face opposite sides
  • Top keep top hand, bottom keep bottom hand
  • Other mnemonics?

0 00:00The Munro Rant S32 · 2/4L
Miss Milligan's Miscellany of Scottish Country Dances · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

(This was formerly a 3c dance; 1c crossing below 3c on [5].

1c long cast ; cross RH and cast up to P's place (1x,2)
1c+2c R&L, do not retain holds
1M+2W, followed by 2M+1W lead down the middle on own side (1M starts with a long step. 2M with a small step) [3], both Pairs turn inwards ; lead up [1], 2M casts off, 1M speeds up | 1c+2c lead up to own places.

To make 17 - 24 look seamlessly smooth, some components may take fractions of a bar longer or shorter than indicated

TAC Notes On bar 17, 2nd man dances up & in to meet 1st woman. Both cpls turn inward to face up on bar 20, then 2nd man casts off to meet partner while 1st man dances up to join his partner, ready to lead up.

0 00:00The Royal Scotch Quadrilles: Figure 1

4 couples in a square set, 32x4

1-4 1s cross into a half figure 8, passing between sides and finishing in front of 3s

5-8 Heads RHA

9-12 1s cross into half figure 8 home

13-16 1s turn 2H to place

17-20 Heads turn RH 1 1/4 into a line of 4, Men BtB in center

21-24 Set twice

25-32 Reel of 4 back to places

Repeat for each couple in turn.

Teaching Note: Reel is a slightly long trip for the men.

Marc, remember SCD squares are numbered clockwise from the top

Social Hour

0 00:00Oasis R32 · 3/3L
John Roby: Houston & District 30th Anniversary Collection · Crib: MiniCribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1s cross & cast 1 place, 1s dance 1/2 Fig of 8 round 2s
1s dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides dancing in & down to start
1s lead down middle & back to 2nd place
1s+3s dance an Allemande

0 00:00Trip to Fanwood J32 · 3/4L
Chris Ronald: 12 Scottish Country Dances [Ronald, 2009] · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1c cross RH | cast off 2 ; cross LH and cast up to face 1cnr (2c up)
½ Diag Reel4 with 1cnrs ; 1c Turn LH to face 2cnr
½ Diag Reel4 with 2cnrs ; 1c Turn LH 1½ to midline, M below W
Teapots R (3c+1W & 1M+2c RHA), at end 1c pass Lsh to opposite side ; All Chase clw ½ to (2,1,3)

0 00:00Balmoral Strathspey S32 · 4/4L
John A Charles: RSCDS XXII 3 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1c+2c & 3c+4c R&L
1c+2c & 3c+4c set | ½ RHA ; all set | cross RH (to 2,1,4,3)
Reels4 on the sides, 2c finish in 1pl, the others dance in on [24] for
1c+4c+3c Allemande (to 2,3,4,1)

0 00:00The Laird of Milton's Daughter J32 · 3/4L
Craigmyle: RSCDS XXII 10 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1c set, cross RH ; cast off (2c up), turn LH to 1cnrs
Corners' chain: 1c+1cnrs turn ½ RH | 1cnrs turn LH ; 1c+1cnrs turn back RH ½ | 1c turn LH 1¼ to 2cnrs
Repeat with 2cnrs, 1c crossing LH to 2pl
2c+1c+3c circle6 and back

I&A, no walkthrough

0 00:00The Minister on the Loch S32 · 3/3L
Roy Goldring: Magazine Dances 2005-2009 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1c+2c Poussette
1c dance down 2 places, turn BH ; dance up 2 places, turn BH, open upwards and face out
1c+3c DblFig8 round 2c, 1c casting, 3c crossing up to begin, 1c finish facing out for
1W+2W & 1M+2M turn EH 1½ ; 1c+3c repeat (2,3,1)

0 00:00Mairi's Wedding R40 · 3/4L
James B Cosh: Twenty Two SCD · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1c turn RH | cast (2c up) ; turn LH to face 1cnrs
1c ½Reel4 with 1cnrs (pass P Lsh) ; Repeat with 2cnrs
Repeat with 3cnrs (1cnr person) ; Repeat with 4cnrs (2cnr person)
1W+2c & 1M+3c Reels3 across, Lsh to 1cnr
2c+1c+3c circle6 and back

Note: Cosh explicitly tells 1c to pass Lsh in [9-24]; however the Rsh pass is quite common, and nicknamed »Mairi's Divorce«.