Monthly Dance

The next party will be: SWWS Fall Dance (10/27 at 7:30pm, Vancouver, Wash.) !


The Ferry Louper [videos: 1, 2]
Roy Goldring, 24 Graded and Social Dances
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s+3s chase clockwise to places
9-16 1s+2s dance RH across & LH back
17-24 1s cast below 3s, dance up to top & cast to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s+3s Adv+Ret & turn partner RH
Mae I Have This Dance, Linda Mae Dennis
8×32S, 3C set
1-8 1st and 2nd couples set, cross over giving right hands, set, and turn halfway with right hands to face up in promenade hold.
9-16 1st and 2nd couples Allemande.
17-24 1st couple dance mirror figures of eight on own sides. They dance in and up round 2nd couple to begin, and take hands briefly when they meet.
25-32 All three couples circle six hands round and back. Repeat having passed a couple.
Bob McMurtry, Devils Quandary
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1L+2L turn LH 1½ times as 1M+2M turn RH 1½ times, 1L+3L turn RH 1½ times as 1M+3M turn LH 1½ times
9-16 1s dance up to top and cast to 2nd place, all dance DoSiDo
17-24 1L+2s also 1M+3s dance RH across and 1s pass RSh to dance LH across with other couple
25-32 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 3s, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
RSCDS 2nd Graded Book
8×32J, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s circle 4H round & back
9-16 1s dance Fig of 8 round 2s
17-24 1s dance down for 2 bars, turn RH, dance up * cast to 2nd places
25-32 1s+2s dance R&L
Wisp of Thistle [videos: 1, 2]
P. Kent, RSCDS Book 37
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s and 3s Petronella turn into centre and set to partners, dance ½ Reel of 4 in up and down centre of dance
9-16 3s and 1s Petronella turn onto own sides and 3s+2s+1s set, 3s+2s+1s turn partners RH to end ready for Allemande
17-24 3s+2s+1s dance Allemande
25-32 1s cross RH and cast down 1 place, dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s to end in 2nd place
S. Gratiot and P. Douglas, San Francisco Coll. 2
5×32R, 5C set
1-8 1s and 3s lead down and up to 2nd/4th places BtoB facing own sides
9-16 All dance Double Triangles with 1s and 3s ending in middle facing up
17-24 1s and 3s dance up between 2s/4s and cast down 1 place, dance down between lower couple and cast up to 2nd/4th places
25-32 1s+4s also 3s+5s dance Poussette. 24153
D. Haynes, Carnforth Coll 2
8×32J, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s Allemande Right (adv for 2, give RH to partner and Lady turns under M’s arm, Lady dances back to place as Man retires), 1s+2s dance RH across
9-16 1s+2s dance Allemande Left (repeat giving LH) and dance LH across
17-24 1M followed by partner casts 1 place, crosses up and casts round 2L to end on own sides in 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L
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
RSCDS Book 1
8×32R, 2C (4C set)
1-16 1s dance full petronella back to places
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back again
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette
M. Jay, RSCDS Bk 39
4×32J, 4C set
1-8 1s+2s turn RH 1½ times, 1s+2s dance RH across to end opp sides while 3s+4s now turn 1½ times (3s+4s start 4 bars behind 1s+2s)
9-16 1s+2s dance ½ R&L while 3s+4s dance RH across, 1s+3s (centre couples) dance ½ R&L
17-24 3s+1s dance full Ladies Chain
25-32 1s+4s lead up for 3 bars and ½ turn partner (Lady under Mans arm), 4s lead down to bottom and cast to 3rd place as 1s dance down to bottom
Robert Bremner, RSCDS Book 13
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-2 1s2s3s set;
3-4 1s2s3s 6 hands round to the left halfway;
5-8 repeat bars 1-4 to original places;
9-16 1s cross down below 2s, cast round 3s, lead to the top and cast to finish facing first corners;
17-24 1s turn corner, partner, corner, partner, finishing in 2nd place on opposite sides;
25-28 2s1s3s advance and retire;
29-32 1s turn both hands 1½ times.
B. McMurtry, Devil’s Quandary
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH & cast 1 place (2s step up), 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 up through the 2s.
9-16 1s turn 1st corner RH, pass RSh in the middle, turn 2nd corner RH, pass RSh in the middle to 2nd place own side facing out.
17-24 1s going to their R, dance figure of 8 on own side.
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back.

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On the second Saturday of most months, the Portland branch has a dance party for everyone to enjoy the dances that have been taught in class. Some months have prizes, some have giveaways, and others have live music, but every month has dancing!

The Portland parties are held at the Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall, 8936 SW 17th Ave., Portland, Ore.

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The Vancouver parties tend to be held at the Columbia Dance Center, 1700 Broadway St., Vancouver, Wash.

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