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THEMES: the unexpected, half formations, formations for Winter Wed dance

January 16th 2019

0 00:00Festival Interceltique R40 · anyC
Ian Brockbank: Magazine Dances 2005-2009 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
All Circle and back
9–
All W dance cclw round P keeping NHJ raised above heads ; All M repeat clw
17–
All C advance to centre and retire ; repeat
25–
All turn P RH ; All turn cnr LH, into promhold, M on L
33–
All new couples promenade freely through the room to reform circles of any size

This »mixer« dance works for any number of couples per circle

0 00:00Flora's Fancy J32 · 3/4L
Members of Tucson Branch and Seven Pipers Scottish Society C.D. class: RSCDS XLIX 8 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1--
1c set | cast off (2c up) ; Teapots R
9--
tandem Reel3 across with 2c: 1W (with 1M close behind) Rsh to 2W (2,1,3)
17--
1c set | ¾ turn RH ; Teapots L
25--
tandem Reel3 across with 3c: 1M (with 1W close behind) Rsh to 3M (2,1,3)

Tandem Reel

0 00:00Out of Thin Air S32 · 3/3L
Sue Porter and Di Rooney: A Third Book of Graded Scottish Country Dances · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1--
1c set | cross RH ; cast (2c up) | turn LH to face 1cnrs
9--
Turn CPCP, finish in 2pl middle facing up NHJ
17--
1c dance up between 2c | cast to 2pl ; dance down between 3c | cast to 2pl (2,1,3)
25--
1c+3c Tournée

Tournee

0 00:00Jessie's Hornpipe R32 · 3/4L
RSCDS VIII 9 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c (start Rsh) parallel Figs8 on own sides round 2c+3c
9–
1c lead down the middle and up, finish 1c NHJ facing 2c NHJ
17–
2c make an arch and dance up, 1c dance down under, all swivel inwards to face back | return same way, 1c making the arch ; repeat, bottom couple making each arch
25–
1c+2c Poussette

Variant: on [1-8] mirror Figs8, 1c starting inwards (flows better on bar 9)

WINTER WEDNESDAY Poussette

0 00:00City of Belfast S32 · 3/3L
Lucy Mulholland: RSCDS XLVIII 6 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c ½ Fig8 round 2c ; 1c turn 2c EH 1¼ into line across, 1c in the middle
9–
1c+2c Reel4, finish 2c in 1pl and 1c (last pass is Lsh) facing 1cnr
17–
1c set to 1cnr | set to 2cnr, dancing R into sideline (2,1x,3) ; All set | 1c cross RH
25–
1c+3c Espagnole (2,3,1)

Espagnole: both W lead RHJ to M side, cross and cast back to exchanged places while Men cross to W side, lead RHJ back to M side crossing to exchanged places ; all turn P EH (2,1)

Espagnole

0 00:00Captain White J32 · 2/4L
Miss Milligan's Miscellany of Scottish Country Dances · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c+2c A&R ; half circle4 L
9–
Repeat, to places
17–
1M+2W turn RH ; 1W+2M turn RH
25–
Poussette

Poussette

January 23rd 2019

0 00:00Beyond the Black Stump J40 · 1RR
Sheila Gradon: Beyond The Black Stump - 16 SCD for Children · Crib: SCDDB Contributed Cribs & Diagrams · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Original Text (available online from Scottish Dance Archives)

The dancers stand in a single circle, boys with their partners on their right.

1 - 8
Circle round and back.
9 -16
Boys advance towards centre with two small skip change of step and join hands to make arches. Girls stand for two bars, dance under partner's right arch, round in front of him under the left arch and out to place. Boys turn round to face partners on bar 16.
17-24
Back to back with partners, turn right hands to finish facing anticlockwise, hands crossed ready for:
25-32
Promenade with an allemande hold. On bar 32 the boy turns his partner under his arm to face him ready for:
33-40
Grand Chain. Taking two steps to each person and counting partner as No.1, pass 4 people. The 5th person (to whom they do not give hands) is the new partner.

0 00:00EH3 7AF J32 · 3/4L
Roy Goldring: RSCDS XL 6 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c lead down the middle and up, on [8] 2c+3c step in for
9–
1c+2c+3c Promenade, at end 1c cast off (to 2,1,3)
17–
1c cross Rsh | turn 1cnr RH ; cross up/dn Rsh | turn 2cnr RH (2,1x,3) |
25–
2c+1M & 1W+3c RHA ; 1c ½Fig 8 Rsh round 4cnr (2,1,3)

WINTER WEDNESDAY 3C Promenade & cast

0 00:00The Sauchie Haugh S32 · 2/4L
George S Emmerson: The Leaflet Dances with Music · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c lead down the middle and up (2c step in)
9–
1c+2c Rondel (2,1)
17–
2c+1c NHJ A{1}&R{1} | turn BH ; open into circle4 L (to 2,1)
25–
2c+1c Poussette

Strathspey poussette, Rondel (Rondel is in WW dance The Haar on Skye)

0 00:00The Clansman R32 · 2/4L
Derek Haynes: RSCDS XXXII 8 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c cross RH | cast off (2c up) ; 2c+1c ½ RHA | set to P (1,2x)
9–
1c+2c R&L, finish with ¾ LH turn into line across, the W in the centre:
17–
The Targe (1W+2W turn ¾ RH while{2} 1M+2M chase ¼ round cclw | 1M+2W & 1W+2M Turn LH ; repeat) finishing on sides (2,1x)
25–
2c facing 1c set | all set to P ; 1c lead up, cross and cast to 2pl (2,1)

Targe

0 00:00The Happy Meeting J32 · 2/4L
RSCDS XXIX 9 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1M+2W cross and dance ¾ Lsh round P, pass down/up Rsh, cast R round standing M/W to places
9–
1W+2M repeat (other shoulders)
17–
1c slip down the middle | set (1M starts L foot) ; slip to top | cast off (2c up)
25–
2c+1c A&R (all clap) ; turn P RH

Unusual Fig 8

0 00:00Burns Night J32 · 2/4L
Robert McOwen: Celebrate Fifty Years of Dancing with the Boston Branch · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1M+2W cross RH | 1W+2M cross RH ; 2c+1c S&Link (to 1x,2x)
9–
1W+2M cross RH | 1M+2W cross RH ; 2c+1c S&Link (to 1,2)
17–
1c+2c half RH turn and take hands crossed (LH below) | slip down ; up | half turn in PdB and face up, passing hands into Allemande hold
25–
1c+2c Allemande (2,1)

January 30th 2019

0 00:00The Newby Circle R32 · 2RR
Derek Haynes: Carnforth Collection of SC Dances 2 · Crib: E-cribs

C face C RR, 1c faces clw, 2c cclw

1–
1c dance Fig8 round 2c (cross to start, use EH)
9–
2c repeat round 1c
17–
1c+2c R&L, 2c finish facing out
25–
Reel3 across, 1c in promhold start Rsh to 2m, at end meet next C

0 00:00The Chequered Court J32 · 3/4L
Duncan Brown: RSCDS XLII 3 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c cross RH | cast off (2c up) ; ½ Fig8 across to the R (1M up, 1W down) to face 1cnr
9–
1c+1cnrs pass and turn, at end 1c swivels R to be BtoB facing 4cnr ; 1c+4cnrs pass and turn, 1c swivels R to finish BtoB facing own side for
17–
DTr, 1c finish between end couple facing own side
25–
Reels3{6} across (Rsh to 4cnr) | 1c cross RH (2,1,3)

Corners pass & turn, Double triangles

0 00:00Holyrood Strathspey S32 · 3/4L
Mervyn C Short: RSCDS LI 7 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1--
1c set | turn RH and face out ; cast one (2c up) | turn RH and face out (2,1,3)
9--
Reels3 on sidelines, 1c Rsh to 3cnr to start, 1c face 1cnr at end
17--
1c+1cnrs pass and turn , pass Rsh ; 1c+2cnrs pass and turn (2,1,3)
25--
Circle6 and back

WINTER WEDNESDAY Corners Pass & turn

0 00:00Trip to Timber Ridge R32 · 3/4L
Linda Henderson: RSCDS LII 12 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1--
1c turn RH | cast (2c up) ; 1W+2c & 1M+3c RHA, 1c facing 1cnrs at end
9--
Corners Pass and Turn, on [16] 1c pull Rsh back to finish BtoB in centre facing opposite side
17--
DTr, on [23-24] 1c Petronella turn to 2pl (2,1,3)
25--
Circle6 and back

Corners pass & turn, Double triangles

0 00:00Meg Merrilees R24 · 2/4L
RSCDS I 5 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1M+2W turn RH ; 2M+1W turn RH 1½ and finish between the first pair in line across, 2c on W side
9–
NHJ in line dance down (turn R about) ; and up, finish in the middle BHJ with P (1,2)
17–
1c+2c Poussette (2,1)

Poussette

February 6th 2019

0 00:00A Quaker Meeting J32 · 2RR
Ian Brockbank: The Badger's Sett · Crib: E-cribs

Couple face couple, at random throughout the room.

1–
NHJ with P advance to opposite couple | change to NHJ with opposite and retire sideways ; Turn opposite RH.
9–
NHJ with opposite advance towards P | change to NHJ with P and retire to place ; Turn P LH.
17–
L-Chain
25–
With P promenade at will, to face a new couple.

Ladies' chain

0 00:00Follow Me Home J32 · 3/4L
Ellie Briscoe: RSCDS XXXVIII 3 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c set | cross RH ; cast off (2c up) | turn ¾ LH
9–
BiL with 1cnrs | ½ turn 1cnrs RH ; 1c followed by 1cnrs chase clw round 4cnrs to leave 1cnrs in exchanged places, and join LH to 2cnr, RH to P
17–
BiL with 2cnrs | ½ turn 2cnrs LH ; 1c followed by 2cnrs chase cclw, 1c crossing Lsh to 2plx facing out (3x,1x,2x)
25–
½ Lsh Reels3 on the sidelines ; All set and cross (2,1,3)

WINTER WEDNESDAY Balance in line, 1/2 Reel of 3

0 00:00Jean Martin of Aberdeen S32 · 3/3L
Muriel A Johnstone: Magazine Dances 2005-2009 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c Turn RH, cast (2c up) ; All circle6 L ¾ into lines across (W facing down, M up)
9–
All set | change places RH with P ; All circle6 L left ¾ and end in middle facing up (3,1,2) for
17–
Allemande (2,1,3)
25–
1c+3c Bourrel : 1M+3W set adv. | Turn BH ¾ & twirl to end BtoB in middle, 3W facing up & 1M down while{4} 1W+3M chase cclw to face P ; set to P | Turn BH ¾ to (2,3,1)

WINTER WEDNESDAY Bourrel

0 00:00Miss Eleanor S32 · 3/3L
Ann Dix: RSCDS XLIX 5 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1--
Mirror Reels3 on the sides, 2c start out and up
9--
1c set | cast off (2c up) ; turn RH and cast R (2M steps down, 3W up), (to 1,2,3 on M side, 2,3,1 on W side)
17--
3 couple Bourrel (3,1,2)
25--
Circle6 and back (3,1,2)

3C Bourrel

0 00:00The Montgomeries' Rant R32 · 3/4L
Castle Menzies (18C): RSCDS X 1 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c cross RH | cast off (2c up) ; cross LH | cast L (W up, M down)
9–
2c+1W &1M+3c Rsh Reels3 across
17–
1c NHJ set to 2W (swivel ½ inwards), set to 3M (veer L together), set to 3W (swivel ½ inwards), set to 2M (and face own 2cnr)
25–
Reels3{6} on the sides, Rsh to 2cnr | 1c cross RH to 2pl

WINTER WEDNESDAY 6 bar Reel of 3

February 13th 2019

0 00:00Come Under My Plaidie J32 · 2RR
Scottish Country Dances for Children · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
All turn person opposite RH ; all turn P LH ¾ into promhold, next to other couple (M inside), facing cclw
9–
Both C promenade once cclw to original places
17–
L-Chain (along line of dance)
25–
All A&R ; All advance [3] passing opposite person Rsh, retire [1] to face new couple

Ladies' Chain

0 00:00The Nurseryman J32 · 3/4L
Stephen Brown: RSCDS XXXVII 7 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1–
1c set | cross down RH (2c up) ; cast behind 3c, dance up NHJ to 2pl BtoB facing opp. side
9–
2c+1c+3c set as in DTr | All set advancing and swivel R to form »inverted« DTr (2c+3c are BtoB in centre) ; All set | All set advancing (1c into the middle) into
17–
2W+1M+3W & 2M+1W+3M RHA, 1c pass Rsh ; 1W+2W+3W & 1M+2M+3M LHA, finish in lines 1W between 2c facing 1M between 3c
25–
Lines A&R ; 1c turn RH 1¼ to (2,1,3)

Inverted double triangles

0 00:00Triple Happiness S32 · 3/3L
Yoshiki Oyama: RSCDS LII 10 · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

1--
1c A&R{1+1} taking (or shaking) RH briefly | turn LH ½ facing down ; cross LH between 2c and cast up to 1pl
9--
1c+2c The Knot, 1c finish facing 1cnrs (2,1,3)
17--
Corners Pass and Turn BH (2,1,3)
25--
All chase clw ½ ; turn BH ½, face each other | cast R to exchanged places (3,1,2)

Corners pass & turn, the Knot

0 00:00Domino Five R32 · 5pS
Derek Haynes: A Second Book of Graded Scottish Country Dances · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Four dancers, numbered 1,2,3,4 clw, stand in a square facing a fifth dancer in the middle, who faces the gap between numbers 1 and 4

1–
1+2+5 RHA ; 3+4+5 LHA
9–
5+1+3 Rsh diagonal Reel3
17–
5+2+4 Lsh diagonal Reel3
25–
dancers 5 & 1 change places passing RSH | 1 & 4 repeat ; 4 & 3 repeat | 3 & 2 repeat, 2 finish in centre and face up. the tracks from one corner to the next should be a smooth curve.

Five person square set (similar to Fisherman's Reel)

0 00:00Fisherman's Reel R32 · 5S
Petyt, Sue / Gamon, Jane: Dunblane Holiday · Crib: E-cribs · Diagram: Keith Rose's Diagrams

Square set plus 5M / 5W in middle face P with backs to 4c / 2c

1–
1c+2c+3c+4c circle8 and back while{8} 5c turn RH ; turn LH 1½
9–
5M+2c & 5W+4c RHA ; 5M+1c & 5W+3c LHA
17–
1c+5M+2c & 3c+5W+4c (couples in promhold) Reels3 Rsh to side couple, 5c meets (5M swivels L) and takes promhold facing 1c
25–
(all C promhold) 5c+1c change places Rsh | 1c+4c repeat ; 4c+3c repeat | 3c+2c repeat, 2c is the new centre couple.

WINTER WEDNESDAY