Monthly Dance

The next party will be: Portland Dance (1/12/2019 at 7:30pm, Burlingame Water Tower, Portland, Ore.) !


Barry Skelton, Dolphin Book
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
Note: 1s cover, remaining parallel to line of set throughout reels (bars 9-24)
1-8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place (2s step up). 1s turn LH 1¼ times to end facing Ladies' side, 1L on 1M's right (*see note)
9-16 1s dance Alternating Tandem reel of 3 on Ladies' side (1L leads starting RSh to 3L)
17-24 1s dance Alternating Tandem reel on Men's side (1L leads starting LSh to 3M) & end in prom hold facing Ladies' side
25-32 1s dance out between 2L+3L, cast round 3L & dance up to top of set, drop hands & cast to 2nd place own side
John A. Charles, RSCDS Book 22
4×32S, 4C set
1-8 1s+2s 3s+4s dance rights and lefts;
9-10 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s set;
11-12 1s+2s 3s+4s right hands across halfway;
13-14 2s, 1s, 4s, 3s set;
15-16 2s, 1s, 4s, 3s cross by the right to own sides;
17-24 2s, 1s, 4s, 3s reels of four on own sides;
25-32 2s stand WHILE 1s4s3s allemande, finishing 2s3s4s1s.
Ed Abdill, RSCDS Book 44
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place, pas-de-basque in, turn right about to face opposite sides and set as double triangles
9-16 1s dance out, cast round 1st corners into centre while 2s+3s Adv&Ret diagonally, 1s pas-de-basque towards each other and turn right about to face up/down and set as double triangles
17-24 1s dance up/down, cast to right to 2nd place own sides while 2s+3s Adv&Ret, 1s dance RH across (1L with 2s and 1M +3s) end facing 1st corners
25-32 1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting ending with petronella turn to 2nd places
Elaine Brunken, Moments in Time
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance ½ Fig 8 round 2s, then ½ Fig 8 round 3s. 1s finish in 2nd place own sides (2s step up bars 7-8)
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance RSh round partner, dance out to own sides & all chase clockwise ½ way round to (3) (1) (2)
17-24 1s dance RH across (1L+2s in 3rd place, 1M+3s in 1st place). 1s swap ends to dance LH across with other couple
25-32 2s+1s+3s chase anticlockwise ½ way round, all dance round partner LSh & dance out to own sides 2 1 3
Minnie Bänninger, RSCDS Book 44
8×32S, 2C (4C Set)
1-4 1L+2M ¾ turn RH, turn partners LH once round, pull back LSh to face clockwise, join RH & nearer hand to partner - all in diagonal line
5-8 Line rotates clockwise 1 place, 1M+2L dance on 1 more place while 1L+2M continue turn to place opposite partner in order (2) (1)
9-16 2s+1s ½ turn partners RH, pull back RSh & all dance out to own sides. 2s+1s circle 4H round to left
17-24 1s set, turn 2H opening out to face up, dance up & cast to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s dance Diamond Poussette
RSCDS Book 24
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross down RH to face out between 2s & 3s giving hands to each corner & set, 1s cast round 1st corner to form lines of 3 across with 2s/3s & 2s+1s+3s set
9-16 1s (turning to right) dance RSh reels of 3 across & 1s end passing LSh to 2nd place on opposite sides
17-24 1s lead down for 2 bars & lead up, cross at the top & cast to 2nd place on own sides
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L
Tom Izbicki, Jean Patrick Collection
4×32J, 4C set
1-8 1s lead down [3 bars], lead back to top and cast to 2nd place
9-16 1s+3s turn partners RH 1½ times, 1s face up/3s face down, 1s+3s set to end couple and turn them ¾ (nearer hands) to finish on sides. 2(1)(3)4
17-24 1s+3s dance ½ R&L, 1s+3s turn partner RH, 1s ending in centre, 3s on sides and 4s coming in ready for...
25-32 1s+4s Poussette. 2341
R. Downey, They Stole My Wife
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cast (2’s up), set, turn BH end backs to 1st corners
9-16 1s cast into Pass+Twirl with 1st corners, face ptnr then cast into Pass+Twirl with 2nd corners & end facing 1st corner person (who is in own third corner position)
17-24 1s set to and turn corners (on opposite sides) end on opposite sides L face diag up M down
25-32 1s dance Diag R&L (1M crossing down & 1L crossing up to start)
J. Lattaille, Fun for All Seasons
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1–8 1s cross RH, cast off (2s up), dance down btwn 3s cast up to 2nd place
9–16 1s set to and turn 2s RH 1/2, then 1s set to and turn 2s LH 1/2. Men face out
17-24 1s+2s dance Ladies' Chain.
25-32 2s+1s+3s adv & ret, 1s dance 1/2 Fig 8 round 3s
Bill Zobel and Muriel A Johnstone, Merse Collection
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 3s as 2s step up
9-16 1s dance up to 2s (who face down), join hands and set, 1s ¾ turn 2s with nearer hand and 2s+1s set to partners
17-24 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
25-32 1s+3s dance non-progressive Knot (usual Knot but end dancing ½ LH across)
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
Mairi’s Wedding [videos: 1, 2]
James Cosh, 22 Scottish Country Dances (and 2 more)
8×40R, 3C (4C set)
1-4 1s turn by the right and cast;
5-8 1s turn by the left to face 1st corners;
9-12 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with first corners;
13-16 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with second corners;
17-20 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with first corners (in partner's corner's position);
21-24 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with second corners (in partner's corner's position);
25-32 2s1L 1M3s reels of 3 across, 1s giving left shoulder to first corners to start;
33-40 2s1s3s 6 hands round and 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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