The Ghillie Gazette

The September/October 2014 newsletter of the Portland Oregon Branch of the R.S.C.D.S.

The Roaring Twenties

San Francisco dancers in twenties garb over Labor Day weekend

From the Chair

by Martin Mac​Kenzie

From The Chair

Hello, Everyone!

With this we’re kicking off a new dance year! With the cooling weather and beginning of fall activities, we encourage everyone to return the following Monday, September 8th and clear the dust and cobwebs out of our brains and limbs and, as I put it in an article for the Vancouver branch, “increase your joy quota” at our first class of the season.

In addition, coming up will be Fort Worden’s workshop and ball, http://www.rscds-seattle.org/ftworden/, the Bend – Redmond workshop and ball, http://hdccd.azurewebsites.net/annual-ball and our own Portland workshop and ball as well as monthly dances. Information for that can be found at http://portlandscottishdancers.org

I’m looking forward to seeing and dancing with you all, sharing our summer stories, and creating memories in the coming year!

Let’s Have a Ceilidh

by Holly Gibson

In the past, Scottish Country Dancing has had a reasonably active part in the Portland Highland Games, with demonstrations and audience participation going on throughout the day. This year, for reasons still not entirely clear to us participants, there was no time given to either the Portland or Southwest Washington branches for demonstrating to the public just how much fun they are missing by not taking up Scottish Country Dancing.

Since there was no dancing during the day, a ceilidh was organized for late in the afternoon, right after the Highland dancing competition and before the massed bands began playing. Marge Van Nus called the dances and, with Lisa Scott and John Taylor as musicians, there was very little sitting around and watching. When the dancing started, there were approximately 50-60 people in the room, many of them walking and swirling through The Gay Gordons. Other dances included Strip the Willow and the Virginia Mountain Reel. It was obvious that several of the audience participants knew this last dance well because they had to hold back and not get ahead of the instructions.

As the time went on, the crowd thinned as people headed to the stadium to watch the caber toss and the parade of massed bands. Fortunately that didn’t keep more experienced dancers from pointing, pushing, and pulling new dancers through The Flowers of Edinburgh. This particular dance was my favorite of the afternoon.

My partner was a little boy of about eight. He was definitely all boy with a black ball cap and slightly blue lips from some afternoon treat. He and I began as first couple and he dutifully allowed Marge to lead him by the hand through the first 16 bars. The poussette was a little more of a challenge but when one dancer outweighs the other by a good bit and is at least two feet taller, getting them to go the right direction isn’t too difficult.

After dancing through once, my partner and I went to the bottom of our set and the dance began. He watched the other dancers and me equally as intently, making sure he didn’t miss a cue or any signal I might give him. He clapped with glee as each couple went down the middle and up and even through the sixteen bars of chasing. Then it was our turn to be first couple. The little guy never missed a beat, but lead, followed, and skipped all the way through the dance. I think he had as much fun as I did. When the dance was over he gave several of us hugs, as did the rest of the family who had been in our set. Then the parents gathered their clan together and left to watch the bands. As they went out the door they waved and said goodbye as if we were long lost relatives. I’m not sure if we’ll see them again in the fall, but if we do it will probably be like a family reunion.

Irene Paterson's Retirement Dance, Saturday, October 18, 2014

Seattle Branch RSCDS announces its Saturday Oct. 18 2014 dance at the Congregational Church Of Mercer Island in honor of Irene Paterson for her many contributions to our Branch.

Live music by Calum Mackinnon, Lisa Scott and Marcia Thumma. Dances:

  • September Rubies
  • Davy Nick Nack - 8 x 32 R - 3 cpl - Campbell GA
  • Sugar Candie - 8 x 32 S - 3 cpls - 26/9
  • The Compleat Gardener - 8 x 32 J - 3 cpls - 3rd Graded/14
  • Gordon’s Cider Press - 5 x 32 - 5 cpls, square set - I. Paterson Lflt
  • The Gentleman - 8 x 32 S - 3 cpls - 35/5
  • Just in Time - 8 x 32 J - 3cples - Mukilteo Coll
  • Da Rain Dancin’ - 8 x 32 R - 3 cpls - From the Redwoods

Intermission

  • EH37AF - 8 x 32 J - 3 cpls - 40/6
  • A Dance Called Irene - 4 x 32 S - 4 pls - From the Redwoods
  • Let’s Have a Ceilidh - 4 x 32 R - 4 cpls - Campbell GA
  • The Spirit of the Dance - 8 x 32 S - 3 cpls - TAC 50th
  • The Starry Eyed Lassie - 8 x 32 J - 3 cpls - 23/11
  • Minister on the Loch - 3 x 32 S - 3 cpls -4 for 2008
  • Miss Mackenzie of Briar Lea - 8 x 32 R - 3 cpls - Mukilteo Collection

Irene will be retiring to Vancouver Island. Please come and celebrate with her. Time: 7:30 PM 4545 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island, WA Bring an intermission snack to share. The dance is free, provided as a thank you gift to Irene by her Mukilteo Class & Friends.

See the printable flyer.

High Desert Ball Program

Monica Pollard
Two Facing Two; Around the Room Jig
1-8 All clap and dance four hands round and back.
9-16 Half rights and lefts. Start by crossing right with your opposite. Near hands joined with your opposite, dance out or into the circle, away from your partner, for two bars and back for two bars.
17-24 Half rights and lefts. Start by crossing right with your partner. Near hands joined with your opposite, dance out or into the circle, away from your partner, for two bars and back for two bars.
25-32 Take near hands with partner, set, advance , retire and pass right shoulders with that couple and on to a new couple.
J. MacGregor-Brown, Collins Pocket Ref.
4×32R, 4C set
1-4 1s and 4s cross RH while 2s+3s dance ½ RH across, 1s+3s and 2s+4s change places LH on sides
5-8 3s and 2s cross RH while 1s+4s dance ½ RH across, 3s+4s and 1s+2s change places LH on sides
9-16 Repeat bars 1-8 until back in original places
17-24 1s set to 2s and cross over to face 3s, set and cross to face 4s
25-32 1s set to 4s and cross over to 4th place on opposite sides, all Adv+Ret 2 steps and 1s change places RH (2H popular) to retire to own sides. Ends 2-3-4-1.
MMM 2
8×32S, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s dance RH across and LH back to places
9-16 1s+2s set; cross RH, set and cross back RH
17-24 1s followed by 2s lead down, 2s divide and 1s followed by 2s lead back to top
25-32 1s+2s dance Allemande
RSCDS Book 40
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cast down own sides and cast back to 2nd place
9-16 2s+1s dance RH across and LH back
17-24 1s turn RH to face 1st corners, turn 1st corner LH, turn 2nd corner RH and cross LH to 2nd places own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s Adv+Ret and turn RH
J. Drewry, Rondel Book
M-S64+R64, Square Set
1-8 (Strathspey) All dance interlocking Reels of 4
9-12 1s and 3s ¾ turn RH and prom clockwise ½ round to opposite side while 2s and 4s Petronella turn and set
13-16 1s and 3s curve round to 3s/1s places and dance ½ RH across in centre and promenade back to places as 2s and 4s Petronella turn to partners original place and change places turning partner RH
17-24 Repeat with 2s and 4s promenading while 1s and 3s dance petronella turns
25-32 All circle 8H round and back
33-40 All set to partner and turn RH and set to corners and turn LH
41-56 All dance full Schiehallion Reel
57-64 All turn partner RH, corner LH, partner RH and corner LH
65-128 Repeat in Reel time but end by turning partners only RH and LH
H. Greenwood, RSCDS Book 46
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set and 1L followed by partner casts below 3s, 1L crosses and casts up to face her 1st corner while 1M dances up the middle to face 1st corner
9-12 1s set to 1st corners and dance RSh round each other into 3rd corner (pstn) while 1st corners dance in and turn right about to face their original position
13-16 1s+1st corner person set and 1st corner persons dance RSh round each other into diag opp corners while 1s dance in and pivot to right to face 2nd corners
17-24 1s repeat bars 9-16 with 2nd corners and end passing RSh to 2nd place opposite sides. (3)(1)(2)
25-32 2s+1s+3s chase clockwise ½ way and turn partners RH
P. Kowolowski (2002)
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
Notes: Unpublished; there is a published dance by the same name.
1-8 1s lead down the middle, followed by the 2s, cast up below the 3s, meet about the 3s and lead up and cast into second place to face first corners. 2s dance up to first place.
9-16 1s dance a full right shoulder diagonal reel of four with first corners. 1s pass left shoulder to face second corners.
17-28 1s dance a full right shoulder diagonal reel of four with second corners. 1s pass left shoulders to face first corners again.
29-32 1s turn corner, partner, corners and cross by the left to second place on their own sides.
P. Edwards, Centennial Collection
4×32S, 4C set
1-8 1L followed by partner casts 1 place, crosses, casts down behind 3rd Man, crosses, casts behind 4th Lady and 1L crosses to 4th place opposite sides
9-16 1s dance up 1 place under 4s arch, turn 2H 1½ times, dance up under 2s arch to original places
17-24 1s followed by 2s+3s+4s lead down the middle (2s+3s dance up set before leading down and 4s dance up only) and back to places
25-32 All dance DoSiDo with partners, 1s change places on sides with 2s RH, with 3s LH and 4s with RH
S. Brown, RSCDS Book 37
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cross down RH between 2s and cast down behind 3s and dance up centre to 2nd place to face out on opposite sides
9-12 2s+1s+3s set (as in Double Triangles) 1s Pas-de-basque out and turn right about to face in while 2s and 3s Pas-de-basque in and turn right about to face out
13-16 2s+1s+3s set (Inverted Double Triangle formation), 1s Pas-de-basque in while 2s and 3s Pas-de-basque out all turning R about for RH across
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance RH across on sides, 1s pass RSh and dance LH across on own side ending in lines across 1L between 2s and 1M between 3s
25-32 Lines Adv+Ret, 1s turn RH 1¼ times to end in 2nd place on own sides
J. Drewry
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1L+2L+3L Adv+Ret and set; while Men set and Adv+Ret; 1s+2s+3s cross RH to opposite sides
9-16 All set; petronella turn to centre; turn partners 2H and petronella turn to place (1L+2M end face out)
17-24 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across dance (1M+2L pass LSh to start and 1L+2M pass partners RSh; at end 1L+2M turn LH into the next figure)
25-32 1s+2s dance the Rondel
RSCDS Book 1
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1L followed by partner casts below 3s, 1L crosses and dances up behind Men as 1M dances up centre to 1st places on opposite side and 1s set
9-16 1M followed by partner repeat above Fig and set in own places
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. Ends 2-1-3; repeat having passed a couple.
John Drewry, Canadian Book
4×32J, 4C set
1-4 1s cross and cast;
5-8 1s3s right hands across;
9-12 1M3L (promenade hold) half reel of 3 on Ls’ side WHILE 1L3M half reel of 3 on M’s side (both going to the right);
13-16 repeat with own partners (going to the left);
17-24 repeat bars 9-16, finishing with 1s facing down between 3s;
25-28 1L3M turn by the right 1½ times WHILE 1M3L turn by the left 1½ times;
29-32 1L4L turn by the left 1½ times WHILE 1M4M turn by the right 1½ times, finishing 2s3s4s1s.
I. Paterson, TAC 50th Anniversary
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s dance a Tourbillon:-
' 1-4 1s and 2s ½ turn partners 2H, 1M and 2L lead partners by nearer hand 1 place clockwise to end 1s on Ladies side and 2s Men's side, 1s set to 2s
' 5-8 1s and 2s ½ turn partners 2H and lead partners on 1 place clockwise and 2s+1s cross RH to own sides
9-16 1s cast to right on own sides and pass RSh in middle of set, cast to right again and pass RSh to end in 2nd place on opposite side
17-28 2s+1s+3s dance 3 couple R&L
29-32 1s turn 1½ times to 2nd place own sides. 213
R. Butterfield, RSCDS Book 45
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cast 1 place & dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
9-16 1s set twice with 1L turning to face out, 1L followed by partner casts up & dances down the middle 1L to face 3M while 1M faces 2M
17-24 1s RSh reels of 3 across (1M with 2s & 1L with 3s)
25-32 1L followed by partner dances down cast up round 3M & crosses to end in 2nd place on own sides, 1s turn RH (4 bars)
T. Wilson, RSCDS Book 27
8×32S, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s cast & dance down behind own lines, turn outwards & dance back to top
9-16 1L+2M set & change places RH while 1M+2L change places & set & repeat
17-24 1s lead down for 2 steps, turn RH, lead up to top & cast to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s set & turn partner 2H opening out to circle 4H round to left
Roy Goldring (1983), Leaflet 7
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s ½ turn 2s on sides (1M RH - 1L LH) to face out, 2s+1s+3s set as in double triangles, 1s ½ turn 3s on sides (1M LH - 1L RH) end 3s facing out and 2s+3s+1s set as in double triangles
9-16 1s followed by 3s dance up between 2s, cast down 1 place, dance in and 1s cast up to 2nd place, 3s end in 3rd place
17-24 1s turn 1st corners RH, pass partner RSh turn 2nd corners RH and cross passing partner RSh to 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

October 11, 2014 Portland Dance Program

B. Skelton, RSCDS Book 41
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, dance RH across with 3s and 1s end with Man facing his 1st corner with his partner behind him
9-16 1s dance Alternating Tandem ½ reel of 3 with 1st corners, 1s dance Alternating Tandem ½ reel with 2nd corners
17-24 1s dance Alternating Tandem ½ reels of 3 with Ladies 1st corner (pstn), 1s dance Alternating Tandem ½ reel with Ladies 2nd corner (pstn)
25-32 1M followed by partner dance into LH across with 2s, 1s retain LH and ½ turn to own sides and 2s+1s+3s set
D. Haynes, Carnforth Collection 4
8×32S, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s set, cross RH, set and cross back RH
9-16 1s dance Fig of 8 round 2s (cross down to start)
17-24 1s dance down for 2 bars, set, dance up and cast to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L
M. Brandon, Memories of Fyfe
5×32R, 5C set
1-8 1M and 3M set turning on the spot (hands on hips), 1L and 3L dance toward partner and back to places
9-16 1L and 3L followed by partners cast 1 pl, dance up between couple above, cast down 1 place (Mens side) and dance in give RH to 1st corner and LH to partner
17-24 1s and 3s Balance-in-Line with corners, dance on to 2nd corners, Balance-in-Line, 1s and 3s ½ turn LH into
25-32 All dance RH across (1L with 2s, 1M and 3L with 4s, 3M with 5s), 1s and 3s ½ turn LH and cast down 1 place
Book of Graded SCDs
8×32J, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s cast, dance down behind own lines, turn outwards and dance back to place
9-16 1s+2s turn partners RH back to place and then turn LH
17-24 1s followed by 2s, lead down the middle and 2s lead back to the top
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L
RSCDS Book 21
8×32S 2C (4C set)
1-16 1s+2s (2s step up and join in on bar 3 by setting then follow 1s) dance full Petronella back to places with 2s turning to place on bars 15-16
17-24 1s lead down centre of set and back to top
25-32 1s+2s dance RH across once round and ½ Diamond Poussette to change places
R. Arrowsmith, RSCDS Book 40
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross down (no hands) below 3s, cast up 1 place opposite sides & dance in to face 2L, 1s+2L dance RH across
9-16 1s+2M dance LH across & end 1L (with partner behind her) in centre facing up, 1s dance up & cast 1 place on own sides & face 3M
17-24 1s+3M dance RH across, 1s+3L dance LH across & end 1L (with partner behind her) in centre facing down
25-32 1s dance down below 3s & cast up on own sides to 2nd place, 2s+1s+3s turn RH
Craigmyle, RSCDS Book 22
8×32J 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cross RH, cast 1 place and turn LH to face 1st corners
9-24 1s dance Corner Chain with 1st and 2nd corners:-
' 1s change places RH with 1st corners, 1st corners turn LH in centre and return to places giving RH to 1s who turn LH in centre to face 2nd corners
' 1s change places RH with 2nd corners, 2nd corners turn LH in centre and return to places giving RH to 1s and 1s end with a ½ turn LH to 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
P. Edwards, Centennial Collection
4×32S, 4C set
1-8 1L followed by partner casts 1 place, crosses, casts down behind 3rd Man, crosses, casts behind 4th Lady and 1L crosses to 4th place opposite sides
9-16 1s dance up 1 place under 4s arch, turn 2H 1½ times, dance up under 2s arch to original places
17-24 1s followed by 2s+3s+4s lead down the middle (2s+3s dance up set before leading down and 4s dance up only) and back to places
25-32 All dance DoSiDo with partners, 1s change places on sides with 2s RH, with 3s LH and 4s with RH
Castle Menzies Mss, RSCDS Book 10
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-4 1s cross by the right and cast;
5-8 1s cross by the left and cast (1L up, 1M down);
9-16 1L2s 1M3s reels of 3 across, 1s finish facing 2L;
17-18 1s set to 2L and turn about to face 3M;
19-20 1s set to 3M and turn ¼ anticlockwise (1M dancing backwards) to face 3L;
21-22 1s set to 3L and turn about to face 2M;
23-24 1s set to 2M, finishing 1M facing up, 1L down;
25-30 1L2M3M, 1M2L3L reels of 3 on opposite sides (right shoulder to second corners to start);
31-32 1s cross to 2nd place (by the left is preferable).
R. Goldring, 24 Graded and Social Dances
8×32J, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s Adv+Ret, turn RH
9-16 1s+2s dance Allemande
17-24 1s dance Fig of 8 round 2s
25-32 2s+1s dance RH across and LH back
J. Drewry, Bankhead Book 1
3×32S, 3C set
1-8 1s+2s set and Petronella-in-tandem twice to end with 2s+1s on opposite sides having changed places
9-16 2s+1s set and 2s cross RH and 1s LH, 1L dances RH across with 2s and 1M with 3s
17-24 1s+3s Set+Link and circle 4H round to left
25-32 2s+3s+1s dance Grand Chain (2s crossing to commence)
Rutherford, RSCDS Book 18
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s slip step down for 4 steps and back, cast to 2nd places and meet in centre 2H
9-16 1s repeat ending in 3rd places
17-24 2s+3s+1s circle 6H round and back
25-32 1s lead up to top, set and cast to 2nd places

SW Washington Fall Dance Program

Anon, 99 More Scottish Country Dances
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-4 All clap, 1s cross (giving right shoulder, no hands) and cast;
5-8 1s3s right hands across;
9-12 all clap, 1s cross (giving right shoulder, no hands) and cast up;
13-16 1s2s left hands across;
17-18 1M3L cross diagonally by the right;
19-20 1L3M cross diagonally by the right;
21-22 1M3L cross diagonally by the right;
23-24 1M cast WHILE 2s step up WHILE 1L3M cross diagonally by the left, 1L finishing in 2nd place;
25-32 2s1s rights and lefts.
W. Campbell, RSCDS Book 2
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s set & cross passing RSh, set & cross back passing RSh
9-16 1s lead down the middle & back for Allemande
17-24 1s+2s dance Allemande 1s end facing 1st corners
25-32 1s turn 1st corner 2H, pass partner RSh, turn 2nd corner 2H & cross passing RSh to 2nd place on own sides
RSCDS Book 27
88R, Square Set
1-16 All Ladies cast & dance clockwise round outside of set back to place, Men repeat Fig but cast & dance anticlockwise round set
17-32 All dance Grand Chain ½ way & set to partner, continue chain back to place & set to partner
33-40 1s+3s change places 1s dance between 3s, repeat Fig back to places 3s dance between 1s & 1s+3s turn RH into Allemande hold
41-48 1s+3s dance round inside of set anticlockwise in Allemande hold
49-64 2s+4s repeat Fig bars 33-48
65-88 1s+3s dance ½ R&L, 2s+4s dance ½ R&L, repeat back to places, all circle 8H round & back
Ladies’ Fancy [videos: 1, 2]
RSCDS Book 13
8×32J, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1M turns 2L RH then turns partner LH 1½ times to end facing down with partner on RH and 2L on LH
9-16 1M with 1L+2L dance down and back to end in original pstns
17-24 1s+2s dance RH across and LH back
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. 2 1
J. Drewry, Bon Accord Book
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s+3s cross RH & set, cross back RH & set
9-16 1s & 3s dance double Fig of 8 round 2s (3s casting)
17-24 1s followed by 2s+3s dance down, 1s followed by 2s+3s (who part to let 1s thru) dance back to top
25-32 1s+2s dance the Rondel
Maxwell’s Rant [videos: 1, 2]
Rutherford RSCDS, Book 18
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross down to dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides
9-16 1s cross down to dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides
17-24 1s cross RH, cast to 2nd place and dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
25-32 1s lead down between the 3s, cast up to 2nd place and 2s+1s+3s turn partners RH. 213
Intermission
Postie’s Jig [videos: 1, 2]
Roy Clowes (1960s); Omskirk SCD Book 5
8×32J, 4C set (twice round)
1-8 1s and 4s set and cast in 1 place, 1s and 4s dance ½ Figs of 8 round new end couples
9-12 1M+4M and 1L+4L cross (men making an arch) and turn corners with free hand to face up/down
13-16 1s+4s dance down/up (couple dancing up make the arch) and turn corners
17-24 Repeat bars 9-16 from new pstns
25-32 1s+4s dance ½ RandL, turn partner RH.
Rakes of Glasgow [videos: 1, 2]
Preston, RSCDS Book 11
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPAVWoh4jEE, http://ssa.nls.uk/film/0313
1-8 1s+2s dance R&L
9-16 1s lead down the middle and back to top
17-24 1s+2s dance Allemande
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
Longman and Broderip, RSCDS Book 7
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s lead down the middle and back again to places
9-16 2s lead down the middle and back again
17-24 1s+2s RH across for 3 steps, LH back to places and 1s cast to face 1st corners as 2s dance up to 1st place
25-32 1s turn 1st corner RH, turn partner LH, turn 2nd corner RH and partner LH to 2nd place own sides
Rutherford, RSCDS Book 12
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cast & dance RH across with 3s
9-16 1s set, cast up & dance LH across with 2s
17-24 1s followed by 2s dance down, cast up behind 3s, in & dance up to top & 1s cast back to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L
D. Haynes, Carnforth Collection 2
3×32S, 3C set
1-8 2s dance full diagonal Reels of 4 with 1st corners, passing by the LSh to face 2nd corners
9-16 2s dance full diagonal Reel of 4 with 2nd corners to end in original places
17-24 All dance Snowball Grand Chain for 3 couples:-
' 1s cross RH and change places LH on side with 2s
' 1s change places RH with 3s while 2s cross over RH
' 1s cross LH while 2s and 3s change places LH. 3(2)1
25-32 3s+2s dance ½ R&L, 3s dance ½ Fig of 8 round end couples (3M up and 3L down) to end in 2nd places. 231
A. Bowman, RSCDS Book 11
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s circle 4H round to left, 1s set and cast 1 place
9-16 1s+3s dance RH across and LH back (1s end facing 1st corners)
17-24 1s set and turn 1st corners, set and turn 2nd corners
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving LSh to 1st corners and cross to places
Waltz

November 8, 2014 Portland Dance Program

R. Goldring, 24 Graded and Social Dances
8×32J, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s Adv+Ret, turn RH
9-16 1s+2s dance Allemande
17-24 1s dance Fig of 8 round 2s
25-32 2s+1s dance RH across and LH back
M. Levy, RSCDS Book 36
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH and cast down to 3rd place, cross RH and cast up to 2nd place on own sides
9-16 1s set adv to partner and turn 1st corner 2H to face 2nd corner, 1s dance ½ reel of 4 ending M between top couple facing down and L between bottom couple facing up
17-24 1s set adv to partner and turn 4th corner (pstn) 2H to face own 1st corner (pstn), 1s dance ½ diagonal reel with 1st corners ending in 2nd place opp sides
25-32 3s+1s+2s Set+Link for 3 twice. 213
R. Arrowsmith, RSCDS Book 40
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross down (no hands) below 3s, cast up 1 place opposite sides & dance in to face 2L, 1s+2L dance RH across
9-16 1s+2M dance LH across & end 1L (with partner behind her) in centre facing up, 1s dance up & cast 1 place on own sides & face 3M
17-24 1s+3M dance RH across, 1s+3L dance LH across & end 1L (with partner behind her) in centre facing down
25-32 1s dance down below 3s & cast up on own sides to 2nd place, 2s+1s+3s turn RH
J. Cosh, 22 Scottish Country Dances
8×40J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross down below 2s, 1L casts up and 1M casts down, meet and turn LH to face 1st corners
9-32 2s+1s+3s dance full Marigold Figure:-
' 9-10 1s change places with 1st corners passing RSh, 1st corners pass RSh to face next corner (2nd corner) (2nd corners stand for 2 bars)
' 11-12 1st corners change places with 2nd corners passing RSh, 2nd corners pass RSh to face next corner (1s in 3rd corner)
' 13-14 2nd corners change places with 1s passing RSh
' 15-32 Repeat this Fig until 2s and 3s are back in original places and 1s end facing 2nd corners
33-40 1s turn 2nd corners RH, turn 1st corners LH and dance ½ Figs of 8 (Lady round 2s and Man round 3s) to own sides
J. B. Dickson, Lothian Coll.
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-4 1L+2M turn RH 1 ½ to face partner on sides
5-8 1s+2s set to partner and turn RH
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on the sides (2s+1s pass RSh to start)
17-20 1M+2L turn LH 1 ½
21-24 2s+1s set, cross RH
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back
Castle Menzies Mss, RSCDS Book 10
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-4 1s cross by the right and cast;
5-8 1s cross by the left and cast (1L up, 1M down);
9-16 1L2s 1M3s reels of 3 across, 1s finish facing 2L;
17-18 1s set to 2L and turn about to face 3M;
19-20 1s set to 3M and turn ¼ anticlockwise (1M dancing backwards) to face 3L;
21-22 1s set to 3L and turn about to face 2M;
23-24 1s set to 2M, finishing 1M facing up, 1L down;
25-30 1L2M3M, 1M2L3L reels of 3 on opposite sides (right shoulder to second corners to start);
31-32 1s cross to 2nd place (by the left is preferable).
I. Boyd, Happy to Meet
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance down below 3s, cast up to 2nd place, dance up between 2s and cast to 2nd place own side
9-16 1s Adv+Ret with 1st corners and dance DoSiDo with 1st corners
17-24 1s repeat with 2nd corners
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
J. Drewry, Bankhead Book 1
3×32S, 3C set
1-8 1s+2s set and Petronella-in-tandem twice to end with 2s+1s on opposite sides having changed places
9-16 2s+1s set and 2s cross RH and 1s LH, 1L dances RH across with 2s and 1M with 3s
17-24 1s+3s Set+Link and circle 4H round to left
25-32 2s+3s+1s dance Grand Chain (2s crossing to commence)
Longman and Broderip, RSCDS Book 7
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s lead down the middle and back again to places
9-16 2s lead down the middle and back again
17-24 1s+2s RH across for 3 steps, LH back to places and 1s cast to face 1st corners as 2s dance up to 1st place
25-32 1s turn 1st corner RH, turn partner LH, turn 2nd corner RH and partner LH to 2nd place own sides
B. Skelton, RSCDS Book 41
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, dance RH across with 3s and 1s end with Man facing his 1st corner with his partner behind him
9-16 1s dance Alternating Tandem ½ reel of 3 with 1st corners, 1s dance Alternating Tandem ½ reel with 2nd corners
17-24 1s dance Alternating Tandem ½ reels of 3 with Ladies 1st corner (pstn), 1s dance Alternating Tandem ½ reel with Ladies 2nd corner (pstn)
25-32 1M followed by partner dance into LH across with 2s, 1s retain LH and ½ turn to own sides and 2s+1s+3s set
D. Haynes, Carnforth Collection 4
8×32S, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s set, cross RH, set and cross back RH
9-16 1s dance Fig of 8 round 2s (cross down to start)
17-24 1s dance down for 2 bars, set, dance up and cast to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L
R. Goldring, RSCDS Book 33
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-16 1s dance four successive half reels of 3 (1M leading throughout):
' 1-4 1s2L half reel of 3 (1M1L start by giving right shoulder);
' 5-8 1s2M half reel of 3 (1M2M give right shoulder);
' 9-12 1s3L half reel of 3 (1M3L give left shoulder);
' 13-16 1s3M half reel of 3 (1M3M give right shoulder);
17-20 1s turn by the right and cast up on own sides;
21-24 1s half figures of 8 round 2s;
25-26 2s1s3s turn by the right ¾ and retain hold to finish in line (Mn facing down, Ls facing up);
27-28 2s1s3s set;
29-30 2s1s3s turn by the right ¾ to finish on the sides;
31-32 2s1s3s set on the sides.

Asilomar Ball Program

E. Vandegrift, 2nd Graded Book of SCDs
8×32J 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s dance RH across and LH back
9-16 1s cross RH and cast 1 place. 1s dance 1⁄2 Figs of 8 round 2s and end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s turn corners RH and pass RSh to face 2nd corners, 1s turn 2nd corners RH and pass RSh to end 2nd place own sides
25-32 2S+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
Wilson’s Companion to the Ballroom RSCDS Bk 19
8×40R 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s turn RH, cast to 2nd place and turn LH (L ending between 2s across the dance and M between 3s)
9-16 2s+3s set twice while 1s set once and petronella turn to 2nd place opposite sides and all set twice on sides
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance RSh reels of 3 on sides 1s giving RSh to 2nd corners and end BtoB between 2s for reel of 4 across
25-32 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across (ending in centre for Allemande 1s at top)
33-40 1s+2s dance Allemande
Bowman, MSS RSCDS Book 11
8×32S 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cast 1 place and dance 1⁄2 Figs of 8 round 3s
9-16 2s+1s dance R&L, 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s set and turn 1st corners, set and turn 2nd corners
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on sides giving LSh to 1st corners and cross to places
Alexander Dances #8
8×32J 3C set
1-4 1M followed by 2M+3M chase across the top of the set and down to finish on the ladies side, while the ladies set and cross to face up
5-8 Repeat bars 1-4 with ladies chasing while men set and cross
9-12 1s turn 11⁄2 RH
13-16 1s cast up one place (2s step down) and turn 3⁄4 LH
17-24 1L with 3s (at top) and 1M with 2s, dance RH across; then 1M with 3s and 1L with 2s, dance LH across
25-28 1M leading 3M and 3L, and 1L leading 2L+2M, dance past each other RSh in a Snake Pass, finishing 213 own sides
29-32 All turn RH
Golden Jubilee Dances
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s circle 4H round to left, 1s turn to face 2s & set, 1s cast while 2s dance up
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides 1s dancing in between 3s to start
17-24 2s+1s+3s set, 2s+1s ½ turn LH, 1s followed by 2s lead down between 3s, cross & cast up on own sides
25-32 1s+2s dance the Knot
L. Henderson, Heart of San Francisco
8×32R 3C (4C set)
1-4 1s turn RH and cast off one place; 2s step up on 3-4
5-8 IL with the 2s and 1M with the 3s dance RH across once round, finishing facing 1st corners
9-16 1s dance corner-pass-and-turn with 1st corners, pass RSh in the middle and dance corner-pass-and-turn with 2nd corners; 1s end by dancing toward each other and pulling back RSh to finish back to back facing opposite sides
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance double triangles, and 1s petronella turn to 2nd place on 23-24
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
Interval
Boyd Leaflet
8×32J 3C set
1-8 1s with nearer hands joined dance up for 2 bars, turn inward, dance down for 4 bars, cast up round the 3s to 2nd place own sides; 2s stepping up on 7-8
9-16 2s repeat, 1s stepping up on 15,16
17-24 1s+2s dance a Chain Progression:-
'17-18 1s+2s turn RH 3⁄4;
'19-22 1M+2L turn LH 11⁄2 while their partners chase clockwise half way to meet them;
'23-24 1s+2s turn RH 3⁄4 to own sides
25-32 All circle 6H round and back
A. Dix, RSCDS Book 41
4×32S, Sq. Set
1-4 1s and 3s advance and ½ turn opposite partner RH and cast out to opposite side
5-8 1s and 3s chase ¼ round set clockwise and dance in passing 2s/4s RSh curving in to face 2s/4s as 2s and 4s repeat bars 1-4 and turn right about to face 1s/3s
9-16 All dance parallel reels of 4 across set
17-24 2s+1s also 4s+3s circle 4H once round to left, set and dance RH across ½ way
25-32 2s+4s dance LH across once round, 2s and 4s dance out through sides passing opp partner RSh and chase round set clockwise to next place. 2341
RSCDS Book 1
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1L followed by partner casts below 3s, 1L crosses and dances up behind Men as 1M dances up centre to 1st places on opposite side and 1s set
9-16 1M followed by partner repeat above Fig and set in own places
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. Ends 2-1-3; repeat having passed a couple.
R. Campbell, Glasgow Assembly
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s ¾ turn 2H to form line up/down centre and dance ½ reel of 4, ¾ turn partners 2H to own sides (having changed places)
9-16 1s set adv to partner and turn 1st corner 2H ending 1L between 2s and 1M between 3s, 1s set adv to partner and turn 2nd corner 2H ending 2nd place opp sides
17-24 2s+1s+3s cross RH and 1s cast to right round 3rd corner (pstns) while corners turn right about and Adv+Ret (on diagonal), 2s+1s+3s cross RH (up/down set), 1s cast to right round 4th corner (pstns) and in to face them as 2s+3s turn right about and Adv+Ret
25-32 1s dance ½ RSh reel of 4 with 4th corner (pstns), pass LSh and dance ½ reel with 3rd corner (pstns) and turn RH back to place
M. Brown, RSCDS Book 46
8×32J 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s Set+Link ending 2s facing 1s nearer hands joined, 2s and 1s Set+Link with partners (2)(1)3
9-16 1s followed by 2s dance down for 3 bars and change places with Lady dancing under Mans arm, 2s+1s dance up to 1st and 2nd places
17-24 2M+1M turn LH as 2L+1L turn RH, 1M+3M turn RH as 1L+3L turn LH and 1s end facing 1st corners
25-32 1s dance ‘Hello-Goodbye’ setting and petronella turn to 2nd place own sides
John McAlpin [videos: 1, 2]
H. Foss, Galloway Album
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s Adv+Ret 1 step (touch RH) and cross LH, lead down RH 1 place and ¾ turn LH to face 1st corners
9-16 1s turn RH 1st corner and turn partner LH, turn RH 2nd corner then cross LH to 2nd place own sides
17-24 2L+1L+3L set, Adv+Ret and set while 2M+1M+3M stand for 2 bars, set, Adv+Ret
25-32 2s+1s+3s cross RH, circle 6H round to left ½ way, cross LH and circle 6H round to right ½ way
L. Ramshaw Leaflet
8×32R 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s set and 1s cross down (no hands) to Double Triangle positions as 2s cast up, 2s+1s+3s set and 1s turn 1st corners 3⁄4 RH
9-16 1s dance 1⁄2 LSh reels of 3 across (1L with 2s, 1M with 3s) into RSh half reels of 3 on own sides and 1s pass LSh to face 1st corner positions
17-24 1s dance 1⁄2 reel of 4 with corners and pass RSh to face 2nd corner positions, 1s dance 1⁄2 reel of 4 with corners and end 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
Interval
Skillern, RSCDS Book 16
8×32J 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s set, dance 1⁄2 RH across, set and dance 1⁄2 LH across back to places
9-16 1M+2L set advancing and turn RH back to places, 1L+2M set advancing and turn RH back to places
17-24 1s cross RH, cast to 2nd place and dance 1⁄2 Fig of 8 round 2s to2nd place on own sides
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L
R. Taylor, RSCDS Book 46
3×32S 3C set
1-8 1L followed by partner casts 2 places, 1L crosses and casts up on Men’s side to 2nd place while 1M dances up the middle to 2nd place Ladies side and all set advancing into prom hold (2s and 3s face up, 1s down) 2(1)3
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance Circulating Allemandes:- 2s and 3s dance normal Allemande but end in 3rd/1st place as 1s Allemande (down) and up to 2nd place opposite sides. 3(1)2
17-24 1s dance 1⁄2 Figs of 8 (1L up round 3s, 1M down round 2s), all turn partners 2H 312
25-32 1s+2s dance Diamond Poussette
R. Goldring, RSCDS Book 33
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-16 1s dance four successive half reels of 3 (1M leading throughout):
' 1-4 1s2L half reel of 3 (1M1L start by giving right shoulder);
' 5-8 1s2M half reel of 3 (1M2M give right shoulder);
' 9-12 1s3L half reel of 3 (1M3L give left shoulder);
' 13-16 1s3M half reel of 3 (1M3M give right shoulder);
17-20 1s turn by the right and cast up on own sides;
21-24 1s half figures of 8 round 2s;
25-26 2s1s3s turn by the right ¾ and retain hold to finish in line (Mn facing down, Ls facing up);
27-28 2s1s3s set;
29-30 2s1s3s turn by the right ¾ to finish on the sides;
31-32 2s1s3s set on the sides.
J. Drewry, Bon Accord Book
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s+3s cross RH & set, cross back RH & set
9-16 1s & 3s dance double Fig of 8 round 2s (3s casting)
17-24 1s followed by 2s+3s dance down, 1s followed by 2s+3s (who part to let 1s thru) dance back to top
25-32 1s+2s dance the Rondel
J. Drewry, Bon Accord Book
8×32R 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance Inveran Reels with 2s+3s
9-12 1s turn 11⁄2 RH, finishing in 2nd place on opposite sides facing out; 2s step up on 11-12
13-16 1s cast up on opposite sides and cross down, finishing in 2nd place on own sides facing down
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance Grand Chain
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

Darrick’s Pithy Thought

by Darrick J. Wong

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