Dance List David Wasson, Albany Class, 4/18/21 29160

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DANCE 1:
SPRING FLOWERS, Beth Birdsall

A 32-bar jig for 3 couples

1-8 1st couple cross giving right hands, cast off one place (2s stepping up), and turn by the left hand to face 3rd woman in promenade hold.

9-16 1s dance a reel of three on the first corner diagonal, giving right shoulder to 3rd woman to begin. 1s finish facing 2nd woman, ready for:

17-24 1s dance a reel of three on the second corner diagonal, giving left shoulder to 2nd woman to begin. 1s finish in the center of the set facing down.

25-32 1st couple lead down between the 3s, cross over, and cast up around 3s into second place own sides. All turn partner once round by the right hand in four bars.

Note: in a three-couple set, on bars 25-28 the 1s should cross down to 3rd place, 3s stepping up, and set, after which bars 29-32 proceed as written with the dancers in order 2, 3, 1.

This dance was written for Montreal’s beginner class at the A&P, in order to help introduce reels on the diagonal. The name was rather aspirational, it being an unusually cold and grey April at the time.

DANCE 2:

The Auld Red Cat by Sue McKinnell 8X32 Strathspey for 3C

1-8 1C set and cast one place, 2C stepping up. 1W give RH to 1st corner to form a diagonal line nearer hands joined

WHILE 1M give RH to 1st corner to form a diagonal line nearer hands joined. 1C and 1st corners set (2nd corners setting behind them as well), then 1C and 1st corners set advancing, 1C passing LS, to meet 2nd corners to form a circle.

9-12 1C and corners circle once round and a bit, opening out to form facing lines, 1W and corners on the men's side, 1M and corners on the women's side; 1C in the center with 1st corner RH and 2nd corner LH.

13-16 All set in lines, then set advancing to pass person opposite LS and dance out to sides of the set. End in the order 3, 1, 2 with 3C and 2C on opposite sides.

17-24 Six-bar right shoulder reels of three on the sides. 1C giving RS to 1st corners in diagonally opposite positions (1C turn to their right) to start. On the last two bars, 1C dance in the ends of the set (1W from top, 1M from bottom) and turn LH to face 1st corner positions.

25-32 1C dance a half diagonal reel of four with 1st corners, passing RS to face 2nd corner positions. 1C dance a half diagonal reel of four with 2nd corners, passing RS to 2nd place on own sides.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Jun 2005)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams The Auld Red Cat Keith Rose's Diagram

DANCE 4:

ALBANY ON CLOUD NINE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Charles Liu

1- 8 1s set, cast; 1s set and turn RH

9-16 1s ½ RSh reel of 3 on own side, 1s pull RSh back, 1M facing up, 1L facing down; dance ½ Double Triangle

17-24 1s ½ RSh reel of 3 across (1L with 3s at top, 1M with 2s at bottom); 1s pull RSh back facing own side, dance ½ Double Triangle, finish in 2nd place opposite side

25-32 3s 1s 2s chase half way, all turn partner RH (or with a birl)

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