Dance Programs

Here are some of our dance programs, past, present, and future. Please click on the black arrows to see more detailed information about a program or a dance.

Portland Ball

Portland on 10 March 2018

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
The March Hare [videos: 1, 2]
Michael Bentley, Red Thistle Dances
3×32R, 3C set
1-8 1s cross RH, cast down 1 place as 2C step up; all 3 couples set, 1s turn LH to face 1st corners
9-16 Hello-Goodbye setting, 1s end turning RH to 2nd place on own sides and face out
17-24 1s dance out and chase clockwise to 2nd place on opposite sides while 2M & 3L change places RH (bars 1-2 of the phrase) then 2L & 3M change places RH (bars 3-4 of the phrase); all are now on opposite sides and dance ½ Reels of 3 on sides, 1s giving LSh to 1st corner position to begin; 2s and 3s end with loops ready for…
25-32 ½ Reels of 3 across, 1s giving LSH to 3rd corner position to begin (M up/L down), 1s end in 2nd place own sides to be ready to turn RH and cast to 3rd place; ending order is 2 3 1
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
Sueno’s Stone [videos: 1, 2]
Neil Grant
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s turn RH and cast 1 place, 1s turn LH 1½ times to face 2nd corners (side by side holding LH)
9-16 1s set to 2nd corners and turning inwards set to 4th corner, 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 4th corners and end facing 1st corners (holding LH)
17-24 1s set to 1st corners and turning inwards set to 3rd corner, 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 3rd corners and end in middle facing partner (1M down, 1L up)
25-28 2s+3s set and dance on clockwise 1 place while 1s turn RH 1½ times to end 1L between 2L+3L (at top) and 1M between 2M+3M
29-32 All chase on 1 place to own sides and set. 213
Mrs Stewart’s Jig [videos: 1, 2]
Frans Ligtmans, RSCDS Book 35
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-2 1s set;
3-8 1L cast 2 places, cross and cast up to 2M’s place WHILE 1M cross, cast 2 places and dance up between 3s to 2L’s place, 1s finishing facing down;
9-16 2s1s3s grand chain;
17-24 2s1s ladies’ chain;
25-28 2s1s3s advance and retire;
29-32 1s turn by the right 1½ times.
Kent Smith Leaflet
5×32S, 5C set
1-8 1s and 5s turn RH and cast one place (1s down and 5s up), 2s and 4s step up/down on bars 3-4; 1s & 3s & 5s (middle 3 dancers) dance ½ Reels 3 on sides, 1s and 5s dance in to begin while 2s and 4s turn 1 ½ RH at the ends to end in promenade hold facing ladies’ side
9-16 2s (in promenade hold) & 5s dance Reel 3 across in first place, 2s and 5L pass LSh to begin while 4s (in promenade hold) & 1s dance Reel 3 across in 5th place, 4s and 1L pass RSh to begin; at end of reels, 2s & 4s dance toward each other up and down the dance to form a circle with 3s
17-24 2s & 3s & 4s, taking hands in the circle, set, end by releasing hands and pivot about so 2M & 3L, 4L & 4M, and 3M & 2L face each other; they pass the dancer they are facing with RH (1 bar), pass the next dancer LH (1 bar) and turn the next dancer RH in 2 bars to open up into a circle
25-32 2s & 3s & 4s circle 6H round ½ to end on own sides (order now 5, 2, 4, 3, 1); all set and then 5s with 2s while 3s with 1s, dance RH across 1/2 while 4s cross RH; all set and cross RH; order now 2, 5, 4, 1, 3
Stanford Swing [videos: 1, 2]
Bob McMurtry, Devil’s Quandary
8×40J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cross RH, cast 1 place as 2s step up, and turn LH 1 ¾ to face 1st corners
9-16 1s set and then dance La Baratte with 1st corners:
11-12 Men ½ turn facing Lady RH and retain hand but at arm’s length, facing each other
13-14 Couples advance, raise joined RHs and Lady turns right under Man’s arm, briefly taking allemande hold and facing Lady’s original place; releasing Lady’s RH she turns under Man’s left arm until almost in original places
15-16 Couples change places LH
17-24 1s, now in 1st corner positions, dance LSh round 2nd corners into middle while 1st corner dancers turn RH and dance back to places; 1s turn LH 1 ¾ to face 2nd corners
25-32 1s set and then dance La Baratte with 2nd corners
33-40 1s (now in 2nd corner positions) dance LSh round 3rd corners to 2nd place own sides while 2nd corner dancers turn RH and dance back to places; 1s & 4th corners dance Back to Back
Roy Goldring, Graded and Social Dances 3
8×32S, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1st and 2nd couples dance the all around poussette.
9-12 1st woman and 2nd man set and cast one place, woman down, man up. On bars 11-12, 1st man and 2nd woman cross to partner’s place.
13-16 1st man and 2nd woman repeat bars 9-12. On bars 15-16, 1st woman and 2nd man cross over. All are now on opposite sides, progressed.
17-24 1st man and 2nd woman turn 1½ times with right hands (4 bars). 1st woman and 2nd man turn 1½ times with left hands.
25-32 1st and 2nd couples dance the tournee. Repeat having passed a couple.
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
Intermission
Tim Wilson
3×32J, 3C set
1-8 1L dances RSh round partner to face 2L, 1s (1L leads) dance ½ Tandem reel of 3 across with 2s (LSh to 2L) ending 2s to top and 1s facing down
9-16 1s dance down (4 bars), Lady turns under Man's arm and dance up to face 3L
17-24 1s (1L leads) dance ½ Tandem reel of 3 across with 3s (RSh to 3L), 1s dance up to top and cast to 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s Set+Link for 3 twice to end 312
Mary Erskine [videos: 1, 2]
R. Goldring, 15 Social Dances
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s turn on sides 1½ times (Men RH & Ladies LH), 1s cast down behind 3s, meet & dance up to 2nd place facing own sides ready for -
9-16 1s dance Double Triangles & end by turning right about to face each other (remaining in middle)
17-24 1s slip step down centre & back
25-32 1L dances LH across on Men's side as 1M dances RH across on Ladies side & dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
Rutherford, RSCDS Book 24
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross down & dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides
17-24 1s dance down 1 place & set to each other, dance up & cast to face 1st corners
25-32 1s turn 1st corners RH & partner LH, 2nd corner RH & partners LH
Bruce Herbold
8×32J
1-8 1L and 2M dance back to back; then loop in towards each other and pull back right shoulder to cast into neighbor’s place. Partners step up/down on 7-8.
9-16 1M and 2L repeat.
17-24 1s and 2L circle to the left; 1M and 2L drop hands to allow 2M to join the circle and circle right, ending in center with partner.
25-32 Pousette.
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).
A. Silverberg and K. Rubin
4×40S, 4C set
1-8 1s and 3s petronella into centre and set (2s and 4s step up) 2s and 4s petronella into centre as 1s and 3s petronella onto opposite sides
9-16 2s+4s dance full reel of 4 up/down centre
17-24 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across once round, 2L leads top couples down Ladies' side as 4M leads bottom couples up Men's side
25-32 All Men (at top) also all Ladies circle 4H round once round to left then centre 4 dancers dance ½ R&L
33-36 1M+4L also 3M+2L (all on Ladies' side) dance between opposite couple and changing places cast back to Ladies' side (opposite their partners)
37-40 1s and 3s (in 2nd and 4th places) dance ½ Figs of 8 round couples above them to end 4123
RSCDS Book 14
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s set & dance RH across ½ way, set & dance LH across ½ way back to place
9-16 1s lead down the middle & back to top
17-24 1s+2s dance Allemande
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back
Waltz

Portland Dance

Burlingame Water Tower, Portland, Ore. on 13 May 2017

RSCDS Book 34
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1L casts 1 place and sets, casts to 3rd place and sets
9-16 1s cast up/down to 2nd place and set, 1L casts up into middle facing down while 1M casts down 1 place into middle facing up and both set
17-24 1s circle 3H round and back (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s) ending facing 2s/3s (2s facing up and 3s down)
25-32 1s+2s+3s set and 1s dance under arches made by 2s/3s to 2nd place own sides, 2s+1s+3s turn RH
Lindsey Ibbotson, RSCDS Book 50
3×32S, 3C set
1-8 1s dance in and cast 2 places (2s+3s step up bars 3-4). 1s set, lead up to face 1st corners (3s step down bars 7-8)
9-16 1s+1st corners dance Corners Pass and Turn, 1s pass RSh and repeat with 2nd corners, 1s finish passing RSh to 2nd place own sides
17-24 2s+1s+3s set, pull back RSh, dance 2 steps clockwise into circle 6H round to left to own sides. 213
25-28 1s+3s dance RH across finishing in middle nearer hands joined facing up
29-32 1s cast to 3rd place while 3s dance up, curving into 2nd place. 3s+1s set
Derek Haynes, RSCDS Book 32
8×32R, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH and cast down 1 place, 2s+1s dance ½ RH across and set
9-16 1s+2s dance R&L, ending with Men turning Ladies into centre to form a line across
17-24 1s+2s dance the Targe:-
' 17-18 1st and 2nd Ladies ¾ turn RH while Men dance ¼ way round anticlockwise
' 19-20 1st Man with 2nd Lady and 1st Lady with 2nd Man full turn LH
' 21-22 1st and 2nd Ladies ¾ turn RH while Men dance ¼ way round anticlockwise
' 23-24 1st Man with 2nd Lady and 1st Lady with 2nd Man turn LH to end on sides 1s facing up and 2s facing down
25-32 2s+1s set facing on sides, turn to face partners and set, 1s lead up crossing RH and cast to 2nd place on own sides
Terry Glasspool, Itch to Dance
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance DoSiDo, turn RH and cast to 2nd place
9-16 1s dance DoSiDo, turn RH 1½ times to end 2nd place opposite sides facing 1st corner
17-24 1s dance RSh reels of 3 on opposite sides while 2s+3s dance DoSiDo on sides (pass RSh) and dance DoSiDo on sides (pass LSh)
25-28 1s turn 1st corner RH to end BtoB facing opposite sides and all set in double triangle position
29-32 1L dances up between 2s and casts to 2nd place own side while 1M dances down between 3s and casts up to 2nd place own side
RSCDS Book 21
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s lead down to 3rd place crossing RH and cast up 1 place, 2s+1s+3s turn 2H ending on own sides
9-16 1s cast up and lead down to 2nd place and turn 2H to face 1st corners
17-24 1s turn 1st corners RH, turn partner LH, turn 2nd corners RH, turn partner LH to face 1st corners
25-32 1s set to 1st corners, set to 2nd corners, 2s+1s+3s turn 2H to own sides (1s turn 1½ times)
John Drewry, Deeside Book 2
4×32R, 4C set
Note: 3s and 4s start on opposite sides
1-8 All set and 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across once round, 1s and 4s cast in 1 place to 21(4)(3)
9-12 1s and 4s cross RH and cast to ends of set to meet partners in prom hold and dance into centre of dance
13-16 1s+4s dance round passing RSh and to end 1s in the middle on Men's side facing up and 4s in the middle on Ladies' side facing down
17-24 All (1s and 4s in prom hold) dance reels of 3 on sides
25-28 4s+1s dance RH across in centre once round to end 4s facing up and 1s facing down
29-32 4s and 1s lead out of ends crossing and cast in 1 place. 24(1)(3)
Bruce Fordyce, Morison’s Bush Coll.
4×64J, 4C set
1-8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, lead down between 3s and cast down behind 4s
9-16 1s dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides beginning by dancing up between 4s
17-24 1s cross RH and cast up 1 place, lead up between 3s and cast up behind 2s
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides beginning by dancing down between 2s
33-40 1s cross RH and cast down 1 place to give RH to partner and LH to 1st corners, Balance-in-Line and turn partner RH to give LH to 2nd corners
41-48 Balance-in-Line and 1s dance out and cast down behind 3s, lead up to top crossing to 1st place own sides
49-60 1L+2L and 1M+2M change places RH on sides and 2s+1s cross over LH, repeat with 3s and 4s until reaching the bottom of the set
61-64 All turn RH 1½ times
Robert M. Campbell, Farewell My Fancy
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place, cross up and cast to 2nd places while 2s set, cross up, cast 1 place and cross up to 1st place
9-16 1s cross down below 3s, cast up to 2nd place, lead up between 2s crossing LH and cast to face 1st corners
17-24 1s set to 1st corners, turn right to turn partners RH to face 2nd corners, set to 2nd corners and turn right to turn partners RH to face 1st corners
25-32 1s turn 1st corners 2H, pass RSh, turn 2nd corners 2H and cross to 2nd place passing RSh
Roy Goldring, 10 Social Dances
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s and meet in centre facing down, ½ turn 2s with nearer hand and ½ turn 3s with other hand 1s ending in 3rd place opposite sides
9-16 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 3s and meet in centre facing up, ½ turn 3s with nearer hand and ½ turn 2s with other hand
17-24 1s dance down centre to 2nd place, set to 3s, set to partner and set to 2s
25-32 1L dances RH across with 2L+3L on own side and 1M dances LH across on Men's side, 1s dance up and cast to 2nd place own sides
Monro, RSCDS Book 27
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s dance RH across ½ way, ½ turn RH, dance LH across ½ way and turn LH to places
9-16 1s petronella to 2nd place opposite sides
17-24 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving RSh to person on their right and cross to 2nd place own sides
Ian Barbour, Repeat Prescription
3×32S, 3C set
1-8 1s+2s dance the Tourbillon:-
' 1s and 2s turn partners 2H ½ way, 1M and 2L lead partners on 1 place clockwise to end 1s on Ladies' side and 2s on Men's side, 1s set to 2s
' 1s and 2s ½ turn partners 2H, 1L and 2M lead partners on 1 place to end 2s in 1st place and 1s in 2nd place and 2s+1s cross RH to own sides
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s give RSh to person on right) and end with 1M facing up between 3s, 1L between 2s facing down
17-24 1s set, turn RH, 1L dances up between 2s while 1M dances down between 3s and cast to 2nd place on own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance Allemande
Preston, RSCDS Book 5
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s+3s set and cross RH, set and cross back RH
9-16 1s lead down the middle for 4 bars and back to top
17-24 1s cast to 2nd place on own sides and circle 4H round to the left with 3s
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L

Portland Dance

Burlingame Water Tower, Portland, Ore. on 9 April 2017

Monro, RSCDS Book 27
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s dance RH across ½ way, ½ turn RH, dance LH across ½ way and turn LH to places
9-16 1s petronella to 2nd place opposite sides
17-24 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving RSh to person on their right and cross to 2nd place own sides
A. Silverberg and K. Rubin
4×40S, 4C set
1-8 1s and 3s petronella into centre and set (2s and 4s step up) 2s and 4s petronella into centre as 1s and 3s petronella onto opposite sides
9-16 2s+4s dance full reel of 4 up/down centre
17-24 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across once round, 2L leads top couples down Ladies' side as 4M leads bottom couples up Men's side
25-32 All Men (at top) also all Ladies circle 4H round once round to left then centre 4 dancers dance ½ R&L
33-36 1M+4L also 3M+2L (all on Ladies' side) dance between opposite couple and changing places cast back to Ladies' side (opposite their partners)
37-40 1s and 3s (in 2nd and 4th places) dance ½ Figs of 8 round couples above them to end 4123
Roy Goldring, 10 Social Dances
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s and meet in centre facing down, ½ turn 2s with nearer hand and ½ turn 3s with other hand 1s ending in 3rd place opposite sides
9-16 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 3s and meet in centre facing up, ½ turn 3s with nearer hand and ½ turn 2s with other hand
17-24 1s dance down centre to 2nd place, set to 3s, set to partner and set to 2s
25-32 1L dances RH across with 2L+3L on own side and 1M dances LH across on Men's side, 1s dance up and cast to 2nd place own sides
Terry Glasspool, Itch to Dance
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance DoSiDo, turn RH and cast to 2nd place
9-16 1s dance DoSiDo, turn RH 1½ times to end 2nd place opposite sides facing 1st corner
17-24 1s dance RSh reels of 3 on opposite sides while 2s+3s dance DoSiDo on sides (pass RSh) and dance DoSiDo on sides (pass LSh)
25-28 1s turn 1st corner RH to end BtoB facing opposite sides and all set in double triangle position
29-32 1L dances up between 2s and casts to 2nd place own side while 1M dances down between 3s and casts up to 2nd place own side
RSCDS Book 21
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s lead down to 3rd place crossing RH and cast up 1 place, 2s+1s+3s turn 2H ending on own sides
9-16 1s cast up and lead down to 2nd place and turn 2H to face 1st corners
17-24 1s turn 1st corners RH, turn partner LH, turn 2nd corners RH, turn partner LH to face 1st corners
25-32 1s set to 1st corners, set to 2nd corners, 2s+1s+3s turn 2H to own sides (1s turn 1½ times)
Derek Haynes, RSCDS Book 32
8×32R, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH and cast down 1 place, 2s+1s dance ½ RH across and set
9-16 1s+2s dance R&L, ending with Men turning Ladies into centre to form a line across
17-24 1s+2s dance the Targe:-
' 17-18 1st and 2nd Ladies ¾ turn RH while Men dance ¼ way round anticlockwise
' 19-20 1st Man with 2nd Lady and 1st Lady with 2nd Man full turn LH
' 21-22 1st and 2nd Ladies ¾ turn RH while Men dance ¼ way round anticlockwise
' 23-24 1st Man with 2nd Lady and 1st Lady with 2nd Man turn LH to end on sides 1s facing up and 2s facing down
25-32 2s+1s set facing on sides, turn to face partners and set, 1s lead up crossing RH and cast to 2nd place on own sides
Tim Wilson
3×32J, 3C set
1-8 1L dances RSh round partner to face 2L, 1s (1L leads) dance ½ Tandem reel of 3 across with 2s (LSh to 2L) ending 2s to top and 1s facing down
9-16 1s dance down (4 bars), Lady turns under Man's arm and dance up to face 3L
17-24 1s (1L leads) dance ½ Tandem reel of 3 across with 3s (RSh to 3L), 1s dance up to top and cast to 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s Set+Link for 3 twice to end 312
John Drewry, Deeside Book 2
4×32S, 4C set
1-8 1L and 3L cross down 1 place and cast up on opposite side into centre as 1M and 3M dance across and cast down into centre, 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance RH across
9-16 1s and 3s dance reel of 4 up and down centre of dance
17-24 1s and 3s ¾ turn RH to face up while 2s and 4s dance up on sides and turn in to face down and all set, all circle 4H round to left and end on sides
25-32 1s and 3s lead up between 2s/4s crossing over and cast down 1 place, 1s and 3s turn 2H and 1s dance down to 4th place as 3s cast up on own sides to 2nd place
Sueno’s Stone [videos: 1, 2]
Neil Grant
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s turn RH and cast 1 place, 1s turn LH 1½ times to face 2nd corners (side by side holding LH)
9-16 1s set to 2nd corners and turning inwards set to 4th corner, 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 4th corners and end facing 1st corners (holding LH)
17-24 1s set to 1st corners and turning inwards set to 3rd corner, 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 3rd corners and end in middle facing partner (1M down, 1L up)
25-28 2s+3s set and dance on clockwise 1 place while 1s turn RH 1½ times to end 1L between 2L+3L (at top) and 1M between 2M+3M
29-32 All chase on 1 place to own sides and set. 213
Bruce Herbold
8×32J
1-8 1L and 2M dance back to back; then loop in towards each other and pull back right shoulder to cast into neighbor’s place. Partners step up/down on 7-8.
9-16 1M and 2L repeat.
17-24 1s and 2L circle to the left; 1M and 2L drop hands to allow 2M to join the circle and circle right, ending in center with partner.
25-32 Pousette.
Ian Barbour, Repeat Prescription
3×32S, 3C set
1-8 1s+2s dance the Tourbillon:-
' 1s and 2s turn partners 2H ½ way, 1M and 2L lead partners on 1 place clockwise to end 1s on Ladies' side and 2s on Men's side, 1s set to 2s
' 1s and 2s ½ turn partners 2H, 1L and 2M lead partners on 1 place to end 2s in 1st place and 1s in 2nd place and 2s+1s cross RH to own sides
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s give RSh to person on right) and end with 1M facing up between 3s, 1L between 2s facing down
17-24 1s set, turn RH, 1L dances up between 2s while 1M dances down between 3s and cast to 2nd place on own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance Allemande
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

Portland Ball

Portland on 11 March 2017

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
The March Hare [videos: 1, 2]
Michael Bentley, Red Thistle Dances
3×32R, 3C set
1-8 1s cross RH, cast down 1 place as 2C step up; all 3 couples set, 1s turn LH to face 1st corners
9-16 Hello-Goodbye setting, 1s end turning RH to 2nd place on own sides and face out
17-24 1s dance out and chase clockwise to 2nd place on opposite sides while 2M & 3L change places RH (bars 1-2 of the phrase) then 2L & 3M change places RH (bars 3-4 of the phrase); all are now on opposite sides and dance ½ Reels of 3 on sides, 1s giving LSh to 1st corner position to begin; 2s and 3s end with loops ready for…
25-32 ½ Reels of 3 across, 1s giving LSH to 3rd corner position to begin (M up/L down), 1s end in 2nd place own sides to be ready to turn RH and cast to 3rd place; ending order is 2 3 1
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
Sueno’s Stone [videos: 1, 2]
Neil Grant
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s turn RH and cast 1 place, 1s turn LH 1½ times to face 2nd corners (side by side holding LH)
9-16 1s set to 2nd corners and turning inwards set to 4th corner, 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 4th corners and end facing 1st corners (holding LH)
17-24 1s set to 1st corners and turning inwards set to 3rd corner, 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 3rd corners and end in middle facing partner (1M down, 1L up)
25-28 2s+3s set and dance on clockwise 1 place while 1s turn RH 1½ times to end 1L between 2L+3L (at top) and 1M between 2M+3M
29-32 All chase on 1 place to own sides and set. 213
Mrs Stewart’s Jig [videos: 1, 2]
Frans Ligtmans, RSCDS Book 35
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-2 1s set;
3-8 1L cast 2 places, cross and cast up to 2M’s place WHILE 1M cross, cast 2 places and dance up between 3s to 2L’s place, 1s finishing facing down;
9-16 2s1s3s grand chain;
17-24 2s1s ladies’ chain;
25-28 2s1s3s advance and retire;
29-32 1s turn by the right 1½ times.
Kent Smith Leaflet
5×32S, 5C set
1-8 1s and 5s turn RH and cast one place (1s down and 5s up), 2s and 4s step up/down on bars 3-4; 1s & 3s & 5s (middle 3 dancers) dance ½ Reels 3 on sides, 1s and 5s dance in to begin while 2s and 4s turn 1 ½ RH at the ends to end in promenade hold facing ladies’ side
9-16 2s (in promenade hold) & 5s dance Reel 3 across in first place, 2s and 5L pass LSh to begin while 4s (in promenade hold) & 1s dance Reel 3 across in 5th place, 4s and 1L pass RSh to begin; at end of reels, 2s & 4s dance toward each other up and down the dance to form a circle with 3s
17-24 2s & 3s & 4s, taking hands in the circle, set, end by releasing hands and pivot about so 2M & 3L, 4L & 4M, and 3M & 2L face each other; they pass the dancer they are facing with RH (1 bar), pass the next dancer LH (1 bar) and turn the next dancer RH in 2 bars to open up into a circle
25-32 2s & 3s & 4s circle 6H round ½ to end on own sides (order now 5, 2, 4, 3, 1); all set and then 5s with 2s while 3s with 1s, dance RH across 1/2 while 4s cross RH; all set and cross RH; order now 2, 5, 4, 1, 3
Stanford Swing [videos: 1, 2]
Bob McMurtry, Devil’s Quandary
8×40J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cross RH, cast 1 place as 2s step up, and turn LH 1 ¾ to face 1st corners
9-16 1s set and then dance La Baratte with 1st corners:
11-12 Men ½ turn facing Lady RH and retain hand but at arm’s length, facing each other
13-14 Couples advance, raise joined RHs and Lady turns right under Man’s arm, briefly taking allemande hold and facing Lady’s original place; releasing Lady’s RH she turns under Man’s left arm until almost in original places
15-16 Couples change places LH
17-24 1s, now in 1st corner positions, dance LSh round 2nd corners into middle while 1st corner dancers turn RH and dance back to places; 1s turn LH 1 ¾ to face 2nd corners
25-32 1s set and then dance La Baratte with 2nd corners
33-40 1s (now in 2nd corner positions) dance LSh round 3rd corners to 2nd place own sides while 2nd corner dancers turn RH and dance back to places; 1s & 4th corners dance Back to Back
Roy Goldring, Graded and Social Dances 3
8×32S, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1st and 2nd couples dance the all around poussette.
9-12 1st woman and 2nd man set and cast one place, woman down, man up. On bars 11-12, 1st man and 2nd woman cross to partner’s place.
13-16 1st man and 2nd woman repeat bars 9-12. On bars 15-16, 1st woman and 2nd man cross over. All are now on opposite sides, progressed.
17-24 1st man and 2nd woman turn 1½ times with right hands (4 bars). 1st woman and 2nd man turn 1½ times with left hands.
25-32 1st and 2nd couples dance the tournee. Repeat having passed a couple.
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
Intermission
Tim Wilson
3×32J, 3C set
1-8 1L dances RSh round partner to face 2L, 1s (1L leads) dance ½ Tandem reel of 3 across with 2s (LSh to 2L) ending 2s to top and 1s facing down
9-16 1s dance down (4 bars), Lady turns under Man's arm and dance up to face 3L
17-24 1s (1L leads) dance ½ Tandem reel of 3 across with 3s (RSh to 3L), 1s dance up to top and cast to 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s Set+Link for 3 twice to end 312
Mary Erskine [videos: 1, 2]
R. Goldring, 15 Social Dances
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s turn on sides 1½ times (Men RH & Ladies LH), 1s cast down behind 3s, meet & dance up to 2nd place facing own sides ready for -
9-16 1s dance Double Triangles & end by turning right about to face each other (remaining in middle)
17-24 1s slip step down centre & back
25-32 1L dances LH across on Men's side as 1M dances RH across on Ladies side & dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
Rutherford, RSCDS Book 24
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross down & dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides
17-24 1s dance down 1 place & set to each other, dance up & cast to face 1st corners
25-32 1s turn 1st corners RH & partner LH, 2nd corner RH & partners LH
Bruce Herbold
8×32J
1-8 1L and 2M dance back to back; then loop in towards each other and pull back right shoulder to cast into neighbor’s place. Partners step up/down on 7-8.
9-16 1M and 2L repeat.
17-24 1s and 2L circle to the left; 1M and 2L drop hands to allow 2M to join the circle and circle right, ending in center with partner.
25-32 Pousette.
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).
A. Silverberg and K. Rubin
4×40S, 4C set
1-8 1s and 3s petronella into centre and set (2s and 4s step up) 2s and 4s petronella into centre as 1s and 3s petronella onto opposite sides
9-16 2s+4s dance full reel of 4 up/down centre
17-24 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across once round, 2L leads top couples down Ladies' side as 4M leads bottom couples up Men's side
25-32 All Men (at top) also all Ladies circle 4H round once round to left then centre 4 dancers dance ½ R&L
33-36 1M+4L also 3M+2L (all on Ladies' side) dance between opposite couple and changing places cast back to Ladies' side (opposite their partners)
37-40 1s and 3s (in 2nd and 4th places) dance ½ Figs of 8 round couples above them to end 4123
RSCDS Book 14
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s set & dance RH across ½ way, set & dance LH across ½ way back to place
9-16 1s lead down the middle & back to top
17-24 1s+2s dance Allemande
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back
Waltz

Portland Dance

Burlingame Water Tower, Portland, Ore. on 11 February 2017

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
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
The March Hare [videos: 1, 2]
Michael Bentley, Red Thistle Dances
3×32R, 3C set
1-8 1s cross RH, cast down 1 place as 2C step up; all 3 couples set, 1s turn LH to face 1st corners
9-16 Hello-Goodbye setting, 1s end turning RH to 2nd place on own sides and face out
17-24 1s dance out and chase clockwise to 2nd place on opposite sides while 2M & 3L change places RH (bars 1-2 of the phrase) then 2L & 3M change places RH (bars 3-4 of the phrase); all are now on opposite sides and dance ½ Reels of 3 on sides, 1s giving LSh to 1st corner position to begin; 2s and 3s end with loops ready for…
25-32 ½ Reels of 3 across, 1s giving LSH to 3rd corner position to begin (M up/L down), 1s end in 2nd place own sides to be ready to turn RH and cast to 3rd place; ending order is 2 3 1
M. Corson, RSCDS Leaflet 14
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s+3s all clap, 1L+2L+3L dance RSh round partners & 3s followed by 2s+1s lead down
9-16 All ½ turn (Lady under Man's R arm) & 1s followed by 2s+3s lead back to top, 1s+2s+3s set & ½ turn partner RH ending in centre of dance
17-24 1s+2s+3s dance Promenade
25-32 1s+2L dance RH across (1M ending in 2nd place), 1s+2M dance LH across with 1s both ending in 2nd place
Tony Moretti, Hamish Dances
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s & 2s dance RH across for 2 bars then cross over RH; 1s & 3s dance LH across for 2 bars then cross over LH
9-16 3s & 1s (bottom 2 couples) set and link; 2s & 1s (top 2 couples) set and link
17-24 1s & 2s dance the Knot, 1s end facing 1st corners
25-32 Hello-Goodbye setting, on bar 7 of the phrase, all clap as 1s petronella set to end 2nd place own sides
Pinewoods Reel [videos: 1, 2]
John Bowie Dickson, Yankee Sampler
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s and 3s dance Figs of 8 round 2s (1s cast to start), 2s step up to top place and 1s end in 2nd place BtoB ready for Double Triangles
9-16 1s dance Double Triangles while corners set and petronella on 1 place to right, set and petronella on 1 more place as 1s end facing 3rd corner (pstn)
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 3rd corners, pass RSh and repeat with 4th corners (pstn)
25-32 1L dances a reel of 3 across with 2s as 1M dances reel of 3 across with 3s both passing 1st corner LSh and 1s end turn RH to 2nd place on own side (facing out ready to cast)
Mrs Stewart’s Jig [videos: 1, 2]
Frans Ligtmans, RSCDS Book 35
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-2 1s set;
3-8 1L cast 2 places, cross and cast up to 2M’s place WHILE 1M cross, cast 2 places and dance up between 3s to 2L’s place, 1s finishing facing down;
9-16 2s1s3s grand chain;
17-24 2s1s ladies’ chain;
25-28 2s1s3s advance and retire;
29-32 1s turn by the right 1½ times.
Kent Smith Leaflet
5×32S, 5C set
1-8 1s and 5s turn RH and cast one place (1s down and 5s up), 2s and 4s step up/down on bars 3-4; 1s & 3s & 5s (middle 3 dancers) dance ½ Reels 3 on sides, 1s and 5s dance in to begin while 2s and 4s turn 1 ½ RH at the ends to end in promenade hold facing ladies’ side
9-16 2s (in promenade hold) & 5s dance Reel 3 across in first place, 2s and 5L pass LSh to begin while 4s (in promenade hold) & 1s dance Reel 3 across in 5th place, 4s and 1L pass RSh to begin; at end of reels, 2s & 4s dance toward each other up and down the dance to form a circle with 3s
17-24 2s & 3s & 4s, taking hands in the circle, set, end by releasing hands and pivot about so 2M & 3L, 4L & 4M, and 3M & 2L face each other; they pass the dancer they are facing with RH (1 bar), pass the next dancer LH (1 bar) and turn the next dancer RH in 2 bars to open up into a circle
25-32 2s & 3s & 4s circle 6H round ½ to end on own sides (order now 5, 2, 4, 3, 1); all set and then 5s with 2s while 3s with 1s, dance RH across 1/2 while 4s cross RH; all set and cross RH; order now 2, 5, 4, 1, 3
Mary Erskine [videos: 1, 2]
R. Goldring, 15 Social Dances
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s turn on sides 1½ times (Men RH & Ladies LH), 1s cast down behind 3s, meet & dance up to 2nd place facing own sides ready for -
9-16 1s dance Double Triangles & end by turning right about to face each other (remaining in middle)
17-24 1s slip step down centre & back
25-32 1L dances LH across on Men's side as 1M dances RH across on Ladies side & dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
Stanford Swing [videos: 1, 2]
Bob McMurtry, Devil’s Quandary
8×40J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cross RH, cast 1 place as 2s step up, and turn LH 1 ¾ to face 1st corners
9-16 1s set and then dance La Baratte with 1st corners:
11-12 Men ½ turn facing Lady RH and retain hand but at arm’s length, facing each other
13-14 Couples advance, raise joined RHs and Lady turns right under Man’s arm, briefly taking allemande hold and facing Lady’s original place; releasing Lady’s RH she turns under Man’s left arm until almost in original places
15-16 Couples change places LH
17-24 1s, now in 1st corner positions, dance LSh round 2nd corners into middle while 1st corner dancers turn RH and dance back to places; 1s turn LH 1 ¾ to face 2nd corners
25-32 1s set and then dance La Baratte with 2nd corners
33-40 1s (now in 2nd corner positions) dance LSh round 3rd corners to 2nd place own sides while 2nd corner dancers turn RH and dance back to places; 1s & 4th corners dance Back to Back
Rutherford, RSCDS Book 24
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross down & dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides
17-24 1s dance down 1 place & set to each other, dance up & cast to face 1st corners
25-32 1s turn 1st corners RH & partner LH, 2nd corner RH & partners LH
R. Clowes, Ormskirk Scottish Dances
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-2 1s cross down to face out between corners;
3-4 2s1s3s set on the sides;
5-8 1s cast up, meet, lead down;
9-12 1L2M3M right hands across WHILE 1M2L3L left hands across;
13-16 1s, followed by 2s 3s, lead down;
17-20 3s, followed by 2s 1s, lead up and cast, 3s finishing in 3rd place;
21-24 2M1L3M left hands across WHILE 2L1M3L right hands across;
25-28 1s lead to the top and cast;
29-32 1s half figures of 8 round 2s, finishing 2s1s3s.

Portland Dance

Burlingame Water Tower, Portland, Ore. on 14 January 2017

M. Corson, RSCDS Leaflet 14
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s+3s all clap, 1L+2L+3L dance RSh round partners & 3s followed by 2s+1s lead down
9-16 All ½ turn (Lady under Man's R arm) & 1s followed by 2s+3s lead back to top, 1s+2s+3s set & ½ turn partner RH ending in centre of dance
17-24 1s+2s+3s dance Promenade
25-32 1s+2L dance RH across (1M ending in 2nd place), 1s+2M dance LH across with 1s both ending in 2nd place
Tony Moretti, Hamish Dances
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s & 2s dance RH across for 2 bars then cross over RH; 1s & 3s dance LH across for 2 bars then cross over LH
9-16 3s & 1s (bottom 2 couples) set and link; 2s & 1s (top 2 couples) set and link
17-24 1s & 2s dance the Knot, 1s end facing 1st corners
25-32 Hello-Goodbye setting, on bar 7 of the phrase, all clap as 1s petronella set to end 2nd place own sides
H. Foss, Angus Fitchet Album
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1M+2L set advancing & turn RH, 1L+2M set advancing & turn RH
9-16 1s set to each other & turn 2H, cast to 2nd place & Petronella turn to Lady between 2s & Man between 3s
17-24 1s set & ¾ turn RH while 2s+3s change places RH on sides & set, 1s repeat but 2s & 3s cross RH & set
25-32 1s set & change places RH while 2s+3s change places RH on sides & set, 1s cast round corner to 2nd pl own sides as 2s+3s cross RH & all set
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
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
Pinewoods Reel [videos: 1, 2]
John Bowie Dickson, Yankee Sampler
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s and 3s dance Figs of 8 round 2s (1s cast to start), 2s step up to top place and 1s end in 2nd place BtoB ready for Double Triangles
9-16 1s dance Double Triangles while corners set and petronella on 1 place to right, set and petronella on 1 more place as 1s end facing 3rd corner (pstn)
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 3rd corners, pass RSh and repeat with 4th corners (pstn)
25-32 1L dances a reel of 3 across with 2s as 1M dances reel of 3 across with 3s both passing 1st corner LSh and 1s end turn RH to 2nd place on own side (facing out ready to cast)
Marjorie Adams, SCD Archives
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set and cast 1 place (2s step up), dance 1/2 Figure of 8 round 2s, end in 2nd place opposite sides, facing down
9-16 1s turn 3s (with nearer hand – 1s dancing in) into 1/2 Figure of 8 round 3s and end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s dance Hello-Goodbye setting and end back to back (Man facing up and Lady down)
25-32 1s dance Reels of 3 across (Man with 2s and Lady with 3s) giving RSh to 2nd corner, 1s end own side
D. Winchester, RSCDS Book 39
80S, Square Set
1-8 All circle 8H round & back
9-16 All Ladies dance RH across ½ way & turn opposite Man LH, all Ladies dance ½ RH across & turn partner LH
17-24 1s+3s dance reel of 4 (Ladies start by passing LSh as Men set)
25-32 All set (HS) to corners, turn 2H twice
33-40 2s+4s dance reel of 4 with Ladies starting by passing LSh
41-48 All set (HS) to corners, turn 2H twice
49-56 All Ladies circle left to face partners (Ladies BtoB), set to & turn partners 2H
57-64 All Men circle right to face partners (Men BtoB), set to & turn partners 2H
65-72 All dance Grand Chain
73-80 All Allemande anticlockwise
Martin Mulligan, Chicago Tenth Anniversary
8×40R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cast 1 place (2s step up) and dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s) and end BtoB with Lady
facing up and Man down
9-16 1s slip step to left and circle 6H (with 2s+3s) round 1¼ way into lines across (2M+1L+3M at top and
2L+1M+3L at bottom) and all set
17-28 2s+1s+3s dance 3 couple R&L (cross RH up/down to start)
29-32 1s cross RH and all set
33-40 2s+1s+3s Advance for 1 step, turn right about and chase ¾ way to own sides and 1s turn RH
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
Duncan Brown, RSCDS Book 46
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross down between 2s & 3s (2s step up bars 1-2) and cast to right to end 1L facing 2L and 1M facing 3M, dance 1/2 LSh Reel of 3 across (1L with 2s, 1M with 3s) and end facing 1st corner (position)
9-16 1s dance 1/2 diagonal Reel of 4 and pass RSh to face 2nd corner (position), 1s dance 1/2 diagonal Reel of 4 and end in double triangle positions (facing opposite sides)
17-24 1s dance Double Triangles and end in middle facing opposite sides, RSh to RSh
25-32 1s dance LH across (M with 3s at top and L with 2s); 1M followed by 3M & 3L dance down women’s side of set and cross the bottom and up to end on own sides while 1L followed by 2L & 2M dance up the men’s side and across the top and down to end on own sides, order now 2 1 3
R. Clowes, Ormskirk Scottish Dances
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-2 1s cross down to face out between corners;
3-4 2s1s3s set on the sides;
5-8 1s cast up, meet, lead down;
9-12 1L2M3M right hands across WHILE 1M2L3L left hands across;
13-16 1s, followed by 2s 3s, lead down;
17-20 3s, followed by 2s 1s, lead up and cast, 3s finishing in 3rd place;
21-24 2M1L3M left hands across WHILE 2L1M3L right hands across;
25-28 1s lead to the top and cast;
29-32 1s half figures of 8 round 2s, finishing 2s1s3s.

Betwixt and Between Dance

Vancouver, Wash. on 27 December 2016

D. Young, 2nd Book of Graded SCDs
3×32J, 3C set
1-8 All Adv+Ret, all dance DoSiDo
9-16 All turn RH, all turn LH
17-24 1s slip down for 4 and back to top, 1s cast to bottom and 2s+3s step up
25-32 All circle 6H round and back
R. Goldring, Graded and Social Dances 2
8×32S, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s, 1L+2M turn 1½ times RH while 1M+2L turn 1½ times LH 1s end 2nd place facing out
9-16 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s (1s casting to start), 2L+1L turn 1½ times LH while 2M+1M turn 1½ times RH back to original places
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back to top for Allemande
25-32 1s+2s dance Allemande
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
Elma See, 2nd Book Graded SCDs
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s+3s set and cross RH, all chase clockwise ½ way
9-16 3s+2s+1s repeat back to places
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back
25-32 1s set and cross RH, 1s cast 1 place and cross RH
Derek Haynes, Carnforth Collection 6
3×32S, 3C set
Note: 2s start on opposite sides
1-8 1s cross down RH and cast down behind 3s, cross up and cast up round 2s
9-16 1s+2s+3s dance Grand Chain
17-24 1s+2s dance Ladies' Chain
25-32 1s+2s dance ½ R&L, 1s+3s dance ½ R&L
R. Goldring, 24 Graded and Social Dances
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s+3s dance RSh reels of 3 on own side
9-16 1M+2L turn RH, 1L+2M turn LH
17-24 1s cross RH, cast down 2 places, cross LH and cast up 1 place
25-32 1s+3s dance RH across and 2s+1s dance LH across
Swirles - Let’s All Dance, No. 11
3×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s slip down the middle and up.
9-16 2s slip down the middle and up.
17-18 1M and 2L change places giving right hands.
19-20 1L and 2M repeat.
21-24 1s and 2s set; 2s cross right while 1s turn left to face 1st corners.
25-32 1s turn corners and partners.
Derek Haynes, Carnforth Collection 4
5×32R, 5 person square set
Note: 5 person Square Set with 5th person in centre facing top looking out between 1 and 4.
1-8 5+1+2 dance RH across, 5+3+4 dance LH across
9-16 5+1+3 dance RSh reel of 3 on diagonal (5 and 1 pass RSh to start)
17-24 5+4+2 dance LSh reel of 3 on other diagonal (5 and 4 pass LSh to start)
25-32 5 changes place with 1 (pass RSh), 1 change place with 4, 4 change place with 3, 3 change place with 2 and 2 becomes new 5 (similar to Fisherman's Reel)
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
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.

Portland Dance

Burlingame Water Tower, Portland, Ore. on 10 December 2016

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
S. Gallamore
3×32S, 3C set
1-8 1s set, dance down below 3s (2s step up), cast up to 2nd place, pass LSh to face 1st corners
9-16 1s dance RSh reels of 3 on opposite sides, 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s set to 1st corners, dance 3/4 round partner by RSh, 1s set to 2nd corners, dance round partner to own side, face out,
25-32 Promenade Chain progression:
`25-26 2s & 3s 3/4 turn partner RH into middle while 1s dance clockwise 1/4 round the set picking up 2L/3M …
`27-30 who promenade 1/2 way clockwise while middle people (2M + 3L) turn LH 1.1/2 .
`31-32 2s & 3s turn partner RH 3/4 to own sides while 1s dance clockwise 1/4 round to end in 2nd place. 3 1 2
R. Millar
4×32R, Square Set
Notes: 2 chords - Honour partner & corner
1-8 All dance DoSiDo with corners, 1s+3s dance 1/2 R&L
9-16 Repeat but with 2s+4s dancing R&L
17-24 All Men dance advancing to face Lady on R & set, 1/2 turn Lady RH into centre to face her partner & all set
25-32 All dance DoSiDo with partner & turn RH 1.1/4 times to new pstns in Sq.Set
Duncan Brown, RSCDS Book 46
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross down between 2s & 3s (2s step up bars 1-2) and cast to right to end 1L facing 2L and 1M facing 3M, dance 1/2 LSh Reel of 3 across (1L with 2s, 1M with 3s) and end facing 1st corner (position)
9-16 1s dance 1/2 diagonal Reel of 4 and pass RSh to face 2nd corner (position), 1s dance 1/2 diagonal Reel of 4 and end in double triangle positions (facing opposite sides)
17-24 1s dance Double Triangles and end in middle facing opposite sides, RSh to RSh
25-32 1s dance LH across (M with 3s at top and L with 2s); 1M followed by 3M & 3L dance down women’s side of set and cross the bottom and up to end on own sides while 1L followed by 2L & 2M dance up the men’s side and across the top and down to end on own sides, order now 2 1 3
Roy Goldring, Graded and Social Dances 3
8×32S, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1st and 2nd couples dance the all around poussette.
9-12 1st woman and 2nd man set and cast one place, woman down, man up. On bars 11-12, 1st man and 2nd woman cross to partner’s place.
13-16 1st man and 2nd woman repeat bars 9-12. On bars 15-16, 1st woman and 2nd man cross over. All are now on opposite sides, progressed.
17-24 1st man and 2nd woman turn 1½ times with right hands (4 bars). 1st woman and 2nd man turn 1½ times with left hands.
25-32 1st and 2nd couples dance the tournee. Repeat having passed a couple.
H. Foss, Angus Fitchet Album
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1M+2L set advancing & turn RH, 1L+2M set advancing & turn RH
9-16 1s set to each other & turn 2H, cast to 2nd place & Petronella turn to Lady between 2s & Man between 3s
17-24 1s set & ¾ turn RH while 2s+3s change places RH on sides & set, 1s repeat but 2s & 3s cross RH & set
25-32 1s set & change places RH while 2s+3s change places RH on sides & set, 1s cast round corner to 2nd pl own sides as 2s+3s cross RH & all set
Marjorie Adams, SCD Archives
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set and cast 1 place (2s step up), dance 1/2 Figure of 8 round 2s, end in 2nd place opposite sides, facing down
9-16 1s turn 3s (with nearer hand – 1s dancing in) into 1/2 Figure of 8 round 3s and end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s dance Hello-Goodbye setting and end back to back (Man facing up and Lady down)
25-32 1s dance Reels of 3 across (Man with 2s and Lady with 3s) giving RSh to 2nd corner, 1s end own side
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
Martin Mulligan, Chicago Tenth Anniversary
8×40R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cast 1 place (2s step up) and dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s) and end BtoB with Lady
facing up and Man down
9-16 1s slip step to left and circle 6H (with 2s+3s) round 1¼ way into lines across (2M+1L+3M at top and
2L+1M+3L at bottom) and all set
17-28 2s+1s+3s dance 3 couple R&L (cross RH up/down to start)
29-32 1s cross RH and all set
33-40 2s+1s+3s Advance for 1 step, turn right about and chase ¾ way to own sides and 1s turn RH
RSCDS Seattle
4×32J, 4C set
1-4 1st lady, followed by 1st man casts off one place and crosses the set, finishing in second place, 1st lady facing out, 2nd couple step up on 3 and 4, while 4th man followed by 4th lady casts up one place and crosses the set, finishing in third place, 4th man facing out, 3rd couple step down on 3 and 4
5-8 1st and 4th couples left hands across, to finish with 1st and 4th couples in the centre, facing corners, 1st lady and 2nd man, 1st man and 2nd lady, 4th lady and 3rd man, 4th man and 3rd lady
9-12 1st and 4th couples dance out round the corner place passing corner by the right shoulder and return to the centre, pull back right shoulder to face next corner on the right, while the 2nd and 3rd couples advance and retire on the diagonal, touching hands in the centre
13-16 Repeat bars 9 - 12 with this corner to finish in the order 2, 4, 1, 3, the 4th and 1st ladies facing up just inside the sidelines on their own side and the 4th and 1st men facing down just inside the sidelines on their own sides
17-24 4th and 1st couples tandem reels of three on their own sides, 1st man and 4th lady leading to begin, ladies passing 2nd lady right shoulder to begin, and 1st man passing 3rd man right shoulder to begin, dancing couples changing the lead on bars 3 and 6 (at the top and bottom of the set).
25-32 4th and 1st couples slip knot.
25-26 Turn partners half way, ladies turning under partner’s arm all facing down
27-28 Both couples dance out and up the ladies’ side, releasing right hands at end of bar 4
19-30 Men continuing to dance up the sidelines cross partner in front of them, ladies crossing the set (both couples are now on opposite sides)
31-32 Left hands across half way round set. Finishing order 2,4,1,3
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
John Drewry, Bon Accord Book
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-4 1s turn by the right and cast;
5-8 1s half figures of 8 (L up, M down);
9-12 1s half reel of 3 on opposite sides;
13-16 1M3s half reel of 3 across (at top) WHILE 1L2s half reel of 3 across;
17-18 1s turn by the left;
19-20 1s turn first corners (in partners’ first corners’ positions) by the right;
21-24 1s pass partner by the right, turn second corners (in partners’ second corners’ positions) by the right and take promenade hold;
25-28 1M2L 1L3M promenade across the set (giving right shoulder) finishing 3L1L3M on M’s side, 2L1M2M on L’s side;
29-32 Half diagonal rights and lefts, 1L diagonally down to start, 1M up.

Portland Dance

Burlingame Water Tower, Portland, Ore. on 12 November 2016

R. Goldring, Graded and Social Dances II
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance in & cast 1 place, 2s+1s+3s turn partners RH ending in centre facing up
9-16 2s+1s+3s Promenade
17-24 1s dance Fig of 8 on own sides passing dancer on right RSh
25-32 1L+2s also 1M+3s dance RH across & 1s pass RSh to dance LH across with other couple
V. Van Scoy, 50yr Boston Br.
8×32S, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s Set+Link & circle 4H round to left
9-16 2s & 1s dance DoSiDo & turn partner 2H into prom hold
17-24 2s+1s dance Allemande ending in centre with RH joined
25-32 1s+2s dance the Knot
R. Millar
4×32R, Square Set
Notes: 2 chords - Honour partner & corner
1-8 All dance DoSiDo with corners, 1s+3s dance 1/2 R&L
9-16 Repeat but with 2s+4s dancing R&L
17-24 All Men dance advancing to face Lady on R & set, 1/2 turn Lady RH into centre to face her partner & all set
25-32 All dance DoSiDo with partner & turn RH 1.1/4 times to new pstns in Sq.Set
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
B. Anglin, TAC Blackie Dances
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set & cast 1 place & dance 1/2 Fig of 8 round 2s
9-16 2s+1s dance Ladies Chain
17-20 1s dance 1/2 Fig of 8 round 3s
21-24 2s+1s+3s turn partner RH into promenade hold
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance Promenade
S. Muir, RSCDS Book 36
4×32R, 4C set
1-8 1s cross RH & cast 1 place, 1s dance 1/2 Fig of 8 round 2s
9-16 1L dances full reel of 3 with 2s while 1M dances 1/2 reel with 3s & 1/2 reel with 4s
17-24 1s dance LH across with 3s, 1s dance RH across (1L with 2s & 1M with 4s)
25-32 1s pass LSh to dance 1/2 reel of 4 with 3s, turn RH to opposite sides while 4s set advancing & 1s+4s dance RH across 1/2 way round to new places
RSCDS Seattle
4×32J, 4C set
1-4 1st lady, followed by 1st man casts off one place and crosses the set, finishing in second place, 1st lady facing out, 2nd couple step up on 3 and 4, while 4th man followed by 4th lady casts up one place and crosses the set, finishing in third place, 4th man facing out, 3rd couple step down on 3 and 4
5-8 1st and 4th couples left hands across, to finish with 1st and 4th couples in the centre, facing corners, 1st lady and 2nd man, 1st man and 2nd lady, 4th lady and 3rd man, 4th man and 3rd lady
9-12 1st and 4th couples dance out round the corner place passing corner by the right shoulder and return to the centre, pull back right shoulder to face next corner on the right, while the 2nd and 3rd couples advance and retire on the diagonal, touching hands in the centre
13-16 Repeat bars 9 - 12 with this corner to finish in the order 2, 4, 1, 3, the 4th and 1st ladies facing up just inside the sidelines on their own side and the 4th and 1st men facing down just inside the sidelines on their own sides
17-24 4th and 1st couples tandem reels of three on their own sides, 1st man and 4th lady leading to begin, ladies passing 2nd lady right shoulder to begin, and 1st man passing 3rd man right shoulder to begin, dancing couples changing the lead on bars 3 and 6 (at the top and bottom of the set).
25-32 4th and 1st couples slip knot.
25-26 Turn partners half way, ladies turning under partner’s arm all facing down
27-28 Both couples dance out and up the ladies’ side, releasing right hands at end of bar 4
19-30 Men continuing to dance up the sidelines cross partner in front of them, ladies crossing the set (both couples are now on opposite sides)
31-32 Left hands across half way round set. Finishing order 2,4,1,3
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
John Drewry, Bon Accord Book
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-4 1s turn by the right and cast;
5-8 1s half figures of 8 (L up, M down);
9-12 1s half reel of 3 on opposite sides;
13-16 1M3s half reel of 3 across (at top) WHILE 1L2s half reel of 3 across;
17-18 1s turn by the left;
19-20 1s turn first corners (in partners’ first corners’ positions) by the right;
21-24 1s pass partner by the right, turn second corners (in partners’ second corners’ positions) by the right and take promenade hold;
25-28 1M2L 1L3M promenade across the set (giving right shoulder) finishing 3L1L3M on M’s side, 2L1M2M on L’s side;
29-32 Half diagonal rights and lefts, 1L diagonally down to start, 1M up.
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
S. Gallamore
3×32S, 3C set
1-8 1s set, dance down below 3s (2s step up), cast up to 2nd place, pass LSh to face 1st corners
9-16 1s dance RSh reels of 3 on opposite sides, 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s set to 1st corners, dance 3/4 round partner by RSh, 1s set to 2nd corners, dance round partner to own side, face out,
25-32 Promenade Chain progression:
`25-26 2s & 3s 3/4 turn partner RH into middle while 1s dance clockwise 1/4 round the set picking up 2L/3M …
`27-30 who promenade 1/2 way clockwise while middle people (2M + 3L) turn LH 1.1/2 .
`31-32 2s & 3s turn partner RH 3/4 to own sides while 1s dance clockwise 1/4 round to end in 2nd place. 3 1 2
J. Hamilton, Let’s All Dance
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s lead down for 3 steps, back to top & cast to 2nd places
9-16 1s dance RH across (Lady with 2s & Man with 3s) & LH across with other couple
17-24 2s+1s+3s Adv+Ret & dance DoSiDo
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

Youth Weekend Ball

Seattle, Wash. on 21 May 2016

S. Tang
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s dance RH across and LH back
9-16 1L followed by 2L+3L dances across, 1L followed by 3L only dances down behind 1M, in front of 2M and behind 3M while 2L dances down behind Men's line and up Ladies' side followed by 1L+3L to end 2L 1L 3L
17-24 1M followed by 2M+3M repeat
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
?
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-4: 1st lady casts off below 2nd lady and dances across to 2nd man's place * while 1st man dances across to 1st lady's place and casts off to 2nd lady's place. 2nd couple step up on bars 3 & 4.
5-8: 1st couple turn 1 3/4 times by the left hand.
9-10: 1st lady and 2nd couple dance right hands across half way while 1st man casts up on the ladies' side.
11-12: 1st couple passing left shoulder, 1st man and 2nd couple dance left hands across half way while 1st lady casts off on the ladies' side.
13-14: 1st lady and 3rd couple dance left hands across half way while 1st man casts off on the ladies' side.
15-16: 1st couple passing right shoulder, 1st man and 3rd couple dance right hands across half way while 1st lady casts up on the ladies' side.
17-20: 1st couple pass left shoulders in the middle to start half a diagonal reel of four with their first corners. At the end of the reel, 1st couple pass right shoulder in the middle of the dance and 1st man curves round to follow behind 1st lady, into...
21-24: 1st lady followed by 1st man give right shoulder to 3rd man to start half a diagonal reel of 3 with second corners. 1st couple dance this reel of three as a unit.
25-28: 1st couple give right shoulder to 2nd man (in 3rd lady's place) to start half a diagonal reel of three with first corners.
29-32: 1st lady casts round 1st man (passing right shoulder) and gives right shoulder to second lady (in 3rd man's position) while 1st man gives right shoulder to 3rd man (in 2nd lady's position) to start half a diagonal reel of four. At the end of the reel, 1st couple pass right shoulders to finish in 2nd place on their own sides of the dance. 1st lady remains facing out, ready to cast again.
Playford, RSCDS Book 7
8×40R, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s set & cast 1 place, set & cast back to original places
9-16 1M (followed by partner) casts 1 place, dances up between 2s & casts down behind 2L, crosses over & both end in 2nd place own side
17-24 1L (followed by partner) casts up to top, dances down between 2s & casts up behind 2M & crosses over & both end in original places
25-32 1s reel with 2M on Men’s side (1M & 2M pass LSh & 1L dances to 2nd pl on Men’s side to pass ptnr RSh (1L ends in own pl & 1M in 2nd pl)
33-40 1s reel with 2L on Ladies side (1L & 2L pass RSh & 1M dances to 2nd pl on Ladies side to pass ptnr LSh (1s end in 2nd place own side)
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)
M. Johnstone
3×32S, 3C set
1-8 1s turn RH, cast 1 place, 1s+2s+3s circle left ¾ way into line across (Ladies facing down, Men up)
9-16 All set, change places RH with partner, 1s+2s+3s circle left ¾ way & end in middle facing up
17-24 3s+1s+2s dance Allemande
25-32 1s & 3s dance the Bourrel:- 1M+3L set advancing, ¾ turn 2H & twirl to end BtoB (Lady facing up & Man down) while partners chase anticlockwise ½ way, set to partners & turn 2H to original places
Terry Glasspool, 7 Year Itch
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-2 1M set;
3-4 1M cast one place WHILE 1L set;
5-6 1M set WHILE 1L cast one place;
7-8 1M petronella turn to finish facing up between 3s WHILE 1L set;
9-10 1L petronella turn to finish facing down between 2s WHILE 3M1M3L set facing up;
11-12 2M1L2L set facing down WHILE 3M1M3L advance;
13-14 2M1L2L advance WHILE 3M1M3L retire;
15-16 2M1L2L retire, 1L pulling right shoulder back to finish facing up WHILE 1M advance to follow partner;
17-24 giving right shoulder to 2L to start, 1s dance tandem reel of 3 with 2s, finishing in 2nd place on own sides;
25-32 giving right shoulder to 3s to start, 1s dance parallel reels of 3 on own sides, finishing 2s1s3s.
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
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.
Intermission
RSCDS Leaflet 19
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1M casts to 2nd place, sets to 3L, turns RH and dances back to 2nd place on own side
9-16 1L casts to 2nd place, sets to 3M, turns LH and dances back to 2nd place
17-24 1L with 2s and 1M with 3s dance RH across, 1s end in centre LH joined, 1s set in centre and dance out to 2nd place on opposite sides
25-32 1M with 2s and 1L with 3s dance RH across, 1s end in centre LH joined, 1s set in centre and dance out to 2nd place on own sides
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
The Hamilton Rant [videos: 1, 2, 3]
R. M. Campbell, RSCDS Book 22
8×48R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1M+2L change places RH, 1L+2M change places, 1M+3M change places and 1L+3L change places
9-16 3s+1s dance ½ R&L, 2s+1s dance ½ R&L
17-24 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, 1s turn 1¾ LH to face 1st corners
25-32 1s set and turn corners 2H and twirl to face partners, set to partners and turn 2H and twirl to face 2nd corners
33-40 1s set and turn 2nd corners and twirl to face partners, set to partners and turn 2H and twirl to face 2nd corners again
41-48 1s dance reel of 3 on opposite sides passing 2nd corner RSh and cross to own sides 2nd place
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
J. Duthie, 8 SCDs
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s lead down for 3 steps, lead back to top of set & cast into 2nd place on own sides
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across, (1M with 2s & 1L with 3s)
17-24 1s turn 1st corner, partner, 2nd corner, partner
25-32 All circle 6H round & back
R. M. Campbell, Glasgow Assembly
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross, cast down to 3rd place & 3s+1s dance RH across.
9-16 1s lead up to top, cross, cast to 2nd place & 2s+1s dance LH across.
17-24 2s & 3s set & cross RH as 1s cross RH & cast to right, 2s+3s set on sides & change pls RH as 1s cross RH up/down centre & cast to right
25-32 3s & 2s set & cross RH as 1s cross RH & cast to right, 3s+2s set on sides & change pls RH as 1s cross RH up/down centre & cast to 2nd pls.
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

Youth Weekend Ceilidh

Seattle, Wash. on 20 May 2016

Anon, RSCDS Book 24
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-2 1s 3s set advancing;
3-4 1M1L3M3L balance in line in the centre of the set;
5-8 1s turn by the right halfway and cast to 3rd place WHILE 3s turn by the right ¾ and lead up to the top;
9-16 3s 1s repeat from new places, finishing in original places;
17-20 1s lead down;
21-24 2s step up WHILE 1s lead up to finish in 2nd place;
25-32 2s1s rights and lefts.
J. Dickson, Dunedin 1
3×32S, 3C Triangular Set
1-8 1s cross over (Man between 3s, Lady between 2s) and dance Fig of 8 and end turning RH ½ way to face partner in original places
9-16 All dance interlocking RSh reels of 4 and end by turning RH to bring Men into centre
17-24 Men dance LH across in centre 2 places while Ladies dance clockwise 1 place, turn partner RH and repeat ending in triangular set order 231
25-32 All set and circle 6H round for 2 steps, turn partner 2H and continue to circle 6H round to pstns. 231
Ron Wallace and Gary Thomas, San Andreas Collection
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 All set and dance reflection reels of 3 on sides (1s in and down to start)
9-16 1s dance DoSiDo, 1s cast 1 place and cross RH
17-20 1s dance RSh round 1st corners and turn right about (end 1L facing up to 2s, 1M facing down) while 1st corners dance DoSiDo
21-24 1s dance ½ Double Triangles
25-28 1s dance RSh round 2nd corners and turn right about to end 1L facing M's side, 1M facing L's side while 2nd corners dance DoSiDo
29-32 1s dance ½ Double Triangles ending 2nd place own sides
Break for Ceilidh Acts
RSCDS Seattle
4×32J, 4C set
1-4 1st lady, followed by 1st man casts off one place and crosses the set, finishing in second place, 1st lady facing out, 2nd couple step up on 3 and 4, while 4th man followed by 4th lady casts up one place and crosses the set, finishing in third place, 4th man facing out, 3rd couple step down on 3 and 4
5-8 1st and 4th couples left hands across, to finish with 1st and 4th couples in the centre, facing corners, 1st lady and 2nd man, 1st man and 2nd lady, 4th lady and 3rd man, 4th man and 3rd lady
9-12 1st and 4th couples dance out round the corner place passing corner by the right shoulder and return to the centre, pull back right shoulder to face next corner on the right, while the 2nd and 3rd couples advance and retire on the diagonal, touching hands in the centre
13-16 Repeat bars 9 - 12 with this corner to finish in the order 2, 4, 1, 3, the 4th and 1st ladies facing up just inside the sidelines on their own side and the 4th and 1st men facing down just inside the sidelines on their own sides
17-24 4th and 1st couples tandem reels of three on their own sides, 1st man and 4th lady leading to begin, ladies passing 2nd lady right shoulder to begin, and 1st man passing 3rd man right shoulder to begin, dancing couples changing the lead on bars 3 and 6 (at the top and bottom of the set).
25-32 4th and 1st couples slip knot.
25-26 Turn partners half way, ladies turning under partner’s arm all facing down
27-28 Both couples dance out and up the ladies’ side, releasing right hands at end of bar 4
19-30 Men continuing to dance up the sidelines cross partner in front of them, ladies crossing the set (both couples are now on opposite sides)
31-32 Left hands across half way round set. Finishing order 2,4,1,3
R. Clowes, Ormskirk Scottish Dances
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-2 1s cross down to face out between corners;
3-4 2s1s3s set on the sides;
5-8 1s cast up, meet, lead down;
9-12 1L2M3M right hands across WHILE 1M2L3L left hands across;
13-16 1s, followed by 2s 3s, lead down;
17-20 3s, followed by 2s 1s, lead up and cast, 3s finishing in 3rd place;
21-24 2M1L3M left hands across WHILE 2L1M3L right hands across;
25-28 1s lead to the top and cast;
29-32 1s half figures of 8 round 2s, finishing 2s1s3s.
Jean Attwood Alexander, Leaflet 24
4×32S, 4C set
1-8 1s set and ½ turn RH into prom hold, 1s dance ½ RSh reel of 3 with 2s (2s end on opposite sides)
9-16 1s dance ½ LSh Reel of 3 with 3s and ½ RSh reel of 3 with 4s
17-24 1s followed by 4s+3s+2s cast up on opposite sides to top, cross over to own sides each Lady passing in front of partner and down own side. 2341
25-32 All set to partners and turn 2H into 4H round (2s with 3s and 4s with 1s)
J. Drewry, Bon Accord Book
8×40R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cast 1 place and dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s and turn ¾ LH to face 1st corners
9-16 1s turn 1st corner RH, pass partner RSh and turn 2nd corner LH pass partner LSh to face 1st corners
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners and ½ diagonal reel with 2nd corners to end in centre BtoB facing 3rd corners (1st corner persons)
25-32 1s set to 3rd corners and dance round one another clockwise to 4th corners, set and dance clockwise to face out on opposite sides
33-40 1s dance out and cast round 1st corner into centre while 2s and 3s dance ½ R&L, 2s+1s+3s turn RH. 213
Break for Ceilidh Acts
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. Winchester, RSCDS Book 39
80S, Square Set
1-8 All circle 8H round & back
9-16 All Ladies dance RH across ½ way & turn opposite Man LH, all Ladies dance ½ RH across & turn partner LH
17-24 1s+3s dance reel of 4 (Ladies start by passing LSh as Men set)
25-32 All set (HS) to corners, turn 2H twice
33-40 2s+4s dance reel of 4 with Ladies starting by passing LSh
41-48 All set (HS) to corners, turn 2H twice
49-56 All Ladies circle left to face partners (Ladies BtoB), set to & turn partners 2H
57-64 All Men circle right to face partners (Men BtoB), set to & turn partners 2H
65-72 All dance Grand Chain
73-80 All Allemande anticlockwise
RSCDS Book 14
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s set & dance RH across ½ way, set & dance LH across ½ way back to place
9-16 1s lead down the middle & back to top
17-24 1s+2s dance Allemande
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

Dinner Dance

Vancouver, Wash. on 23 April 2016

Book of Graded SCDs
8×32J, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s lead down the middle & back to top
9-16 1s+2s dance Allemande
17-24 1s dance full Fig of 8 round 2s
25-32 2s+1s circle 4H round & back
H. P. C. Mitchell Mitchell, 4 SCDs, 1978
4×32S, 4C set
1-8 1L and 3L set diagonally to 2M and 4M and change places RH, all set to partners on sides and change places RH
9-16 All dance full reels of 4 on sides
17-24 All set and cross over RH, 1s+2s also 3s+4s circle 4H round to left ending in 2 diagonal lines for ½ Poussette. 2143
25-32 2s+1s also 4s+3s dance ½ Diamond Poussette and 1s lead down to bottom
Romaine Butterfield, RSCDS Book 47
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cast and dance behind lines to bottom and turn outwards to dance back to top
9-16 1s cross down to dance reels of 3 on opposite sides to end in partner's place
17-24 1s lead down middle and cross to own sides (Lady under Man's arm), 1s lead up to top and end facing partner with 2H joined
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. 213
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
Dorothy Arton, RSCDS Book 25
8×32S, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s lead down for 3 steps, ½ turn RH, lead up to top and cast to 2nd place opposite sides
9-16 2s+1s dance R&L, 1s turning to own sides
17-24 2s+1s Promenade
25-32 2s+1s Adv+Ret 1 step twice, turn partners RH
Playford, RSCDS Book 7
8×40R, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s set & cast 1 place, set & cast back to original places
9-16 1M (followed by partner) casts 1 place, dances up between 2s & casts down behind 2L, crosses over & both end in 2nd place own side
17-24 1L (followed by partner) casts up to top, dances down between 2s & casts up behind 2M & crosses over & both end in original places
25-32 1s reel with 2M on Men’s side (1M & 2M pass LSh & 1L dances to 2nd pl on Men’s side to pass ptnr RSh (1L ends in own pl & 1M in 2nd pl)
33-40 1s reel with 2L on Ladies side (1L & 2L pass RSh & 1M dances to 2nd pl on Ladies side to pass ptnr LSh (1s end in 2nd place own side)
D. Haynes, Carnforth Coll. 1
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cross down RH and face partner, set and turn LH to face 1st corners
9-16 1s set to 1st corners, full turn corner RH to dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners and pass LSh to face 2nd corners
17-24 1s set to 2nd corners, full turn corner RH to dance a ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners and into centre
25-32 1M dances RH across with 3s (in 1st place) and 1L dances with 2s, 1s end in 2nd place opposite sides and 2s+1s+3s chase clockwise ½ way
Thomas Skillern, RSCDS Book 21
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s turn RH cast 1 place, turn LH and 1L casts up as 1M casts down to form lines of 3 across facing each other
9-16 1L+2s and 1M+3s set twice then 1s cast back to 2nd places and turn RH ending on own sides
17-24 2s+1s+3s set twice and turn partners 2H
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L
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
Intermission
Terry Glasspool, 7 Year Itch
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-2 1M set;
3-4 1M cast one place WHILE 1L set;
5-6 1M set WHILE 1L cast one place;
7-8 1M petronella turn to finish facing up between 3s WHILE 1L set;
9-10 1L petronella turn to finish facing down between 2s WHILE 3M1M3L set facing up;
11-12 2M1L2L set facing down WHILE 3M1M3L advance;
13-14 2M1L2L advance WHILE 3M1M3L retire;
15-16 2M1L2L retire, 1L pulling right shoulder back to finish facing up WHILE 1M advance to follow partner;
17-24 giving right shoulder to 2L to start, 1s dance tandem reel of 3 with 2s, finishing in 2nd place on own sides;
25-32 giving right shoulder to 3s to start, 1s dance parallel reels of 3 on own sides, finishing 2s1s3s.
Thomas Wilson, RSCDS Book 27
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s cross RH and set, 1s lead down and dance out between 2s and 3s on opposite side, cast down and lead up to 2nd place in centre of dance
9-16 2s+1s dance “inverse” Allemande (1s dancing down to start)
17-24 1s+2s cross RH, set and dance ½ Poussette, 1s end facing 1st corners
25-32 1s turn 1st corner RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH and partner LH
Iain Boyd, Harbour City
8×32R, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s set and cross over RH, set and ¾ turn RH
9-16 1s dance RH across with 2M and LH across with 2L
17-24 1L followed by 1M dance down for 2 and 1M followed by 1L dance up for 2, both cast on Ladies' side and 1M crosses to 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s R&L
Derek Haynes, Carnforth Collection 5
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s dance double Fig of 8 (1s cross down and 2s out and up to start)
9-16 1s cross down to dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides and end facing down (Lady on Man's right)
17-24 1s (Lady leading) dance an Alternating Tandem RSh reel of 3 across with 2s (RSh to 2M) and end in centre facing down
25-32 1s dance down between 3s, cast up 1 place (opposite sides), lead up between 2s, cross and cast to 2nd place own sides
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)
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

Portland Dance

Burlingame Water Tower, Portland, Ore. on 9 April 2016

P. Knapman, Collins Pocket Ref
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s turn RH and cast to 2nd place, turn partner LH 1¼ times to end Man facing down and Lady facing up
9-16 1s dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s), 1s pass RSh and dance LH across with other couple
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back to 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
Terry Glasspool, Itch To Dance
4×32S, 4C set
Notes: 3s and 4s start on opposite sides
1-8 All dance reels of 4 on sides
9-16 1s+2s also 3s+4s circle 4H round to left, 1s and 4s cast in 1 place and lead up/down to places while 2s and 3s cross up/down and cast in 1 place
17-24 All dance interlocking Allemandes:-
' 1s+3s dance Allemande up to end in 3rd/1st places while 2s+4s Allemande down to end 4th/2nd places. 3(4)1(2)
25-32 4s+1s dance the Bourrel:-
' 4L+1L set advancing, ¾ turn 2H and twirl to end BtoB (1L facing up and 4L down) while partners chase anticlockwise ½ way to face partners
' 1s+4s set to partners and ¾ turn 2H to sides having changed places. 3(1)4(2)
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
Ron Wallace, From the Redwood Forest
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cast 1 place, set and ½ turn RH to face 1st corners
9-16 1s turn 1st corner LH, turn partner RH, turn 2nd corner LH and turn partner RH to end 2nd place own sides
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 on sides (RSh to 3rd corner to start) ending BtoB facing own sides
25-32 1s dance Double Triangles ending 2nd places
E. Miller, Wheels and Reels
3×32S, 3C set
1– 8 1s set | cast (2s up) & ½ Fig8 up round 2s
9–16 2s+1s L-Chain, 1s finish facing 1st corners
17–24 1s+1st corners Pass & Turn (corners make BH turn) 1s pass Rsh into 1s+2nd corner s Pass & Turn, to (2,1,3)
25–32 1s+3s Set & Link & dance RH across to (2,3,1)
Francis Walduck, RSCDS Book 49
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s set, pull back RSh, dance 2 places clockwise, cross RH to own sides. 1s face out
9-12 2s+1s+3s dance ½ reels of 3 on sides (1M+2M also 1L+3L pass RSh) Bars 11-12: 1L (from 3L place) and 1M (from 1M place) dance across to 2nd place opposite sides and face out
13-16 3M+1L also 1M+2L turn RH
17-20 3s+1s+2s dance ½ reels of 3 on sides (1L+2M also 1M+3L pass LSh) Bars 19-20: 1L (from 3M place) and 1M (from 1L place) dance across to 2nd place own sides and face out
21-24 2L+1L also 1M+3M turn LH, 1s passing LSh to BtoB facing opposite sides (2L+3M dance 4 bars)
25-32 2s+1s+3s set as Double Triangles. All set again as 1s turn Right about to face and turn RH 1½ to 2nd place own sides
Wouter Joubert, RSCDS Book 49
3×32J, 3C set
1-8 1s dance down, cast up round 3s, meet, dance up to 1st place facing out. 1s+2s ½ turn (Men LH, Ladies RH)
9-16 2s+1s dance double Figs 8 (1s cross up, 2s cast to start)
17-20 1s+3s ¾ turn RH into line up/down in middle facing partner and set
21-28 1s+3s dance ½ Celtic Reel:-
' 21-22 1s+3s pass partner RSh
' 23-24 1M+3L dance clockwise while 1L+3M dance ¾ round each other LSh to face partners in line across
' 25-26 1s+3s pass partner RSh
' 27-28 1L+3M dance clockwise while 1M+3L dance ¾ round each other LSh to face partners in line up/down set
29-32 3s+1s ¾ turn partners RH to sidelines and 2s+3s+1s set
D. Haynes, RSCDS Leaflet 10
8×32S 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s set, turn partners 2H opening out into 4H round
9-16 2s+1s dance the Knot, 1s turn LH to end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s turn corners RH, partners LH, 2nd corners RH and partners LH
25-32 1s dance RH across, (1M with 3s and 1L with 2s), pass partner RSh and dance LH across with other couple, 1s end in 2nd place. 213
Playford, RSCDS Book 7
8×40R, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s set & cast 1 place, set & cast back to original places
9-16 1M (followed by partner) casts 1 place, dances up between 2s & casts down behind 2L, crosses over & both end in 2nd place own side
17-24 1L (followed by partner) casts up to top, dances down between 2s & casts up behind 2M & crosses over & both end in original places
25-32 1s reel with 2M on Men’s side (1M & 2M pass LSh & 1L dances to 2nd pl on Men’s side to pass ptnr RSh (1L ends in own pl & 1M in 2nd pl)
33-40 1s reel with 2L on Ladies side (1L & 2L pass RSh & 1M dances to 2nd pl on Ladies side to pass ptnr LSh (1s end in 2nd place own side)
RSCDS Tucson and 7 Pipers Scottish Soc., RSCDS Book 49
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cast (2s step up). 1L+2s also 1M+3s dance RH across. 1s finish in middle facing up, 1M following 1L
9-16 1s (in tandem) +2s dance reel of 3 across (1s pass 2L RSh). 1s end in 2nd place own sides
17-24 1s set, turn ¾ RH to face own sides. 1L+2s also 1M+3s dance LH across. 1s finish in middle facing down, 1L following 1M
25-32 1s (in tandem) +3s dance reel of 3 across (1s pass 3M RSh). 1s end in 2nd place own sides
D. Winchester, RSCDS Book 39
80S, Square Set
1-8 All circle 8H round & back
9-16 All Ladies dance RH across ½ way & turn opposite Man LH, all Ladies dance ½ RH across & turn partner LH
17-24 1s+3s dance reel of 4 (Ladies start by passing LSh as Men set)
25-32 All set (HS) to corners, turn 2H twice
33-40 2s+4s dance reel of 4 with Ladies starting by passing LSh
41-48 All set (HS) to corners, turn 2H twice
49-56 All Ladies circle left to face partners (Ladies BtoB), set to & turn partners 2H
57-64 All Men circle right to face partners (Men BtoB), set to & turn partners 2H
65-72 All dance Grand Chain
73-80 All Allemande anticlockwise
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.

Portland Ball

Portland on 12 March 2016

Foss: Glendarroch
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place, cross RH & cast (Man up & Lady down) into centre
9-16 1s+2s+3s circle 6H round & back (1s end in centre)
17-24 1s change places RH & dance to right into Figs of 8 (Lady round 2s as 1M dances round 3s)
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving RSh to 2nd corners & cross RH to places
Robert M. Campbell, RSCDS Leaflet Dances 8
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s turn RH, cast 1 place, ¾ turn RH, 1L dances up and casts round 2L as 1M dances down to 3rd place and casts up round 3M to 2nd place
9-16 1s turn 1st corners RH pass partner RSh, turn 2nd corners RH and pass partner RSh to 2nd place own sides
17-24 1s dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides (1s dancing out and up to start), 1s and 2s continue reel with extra loop to end 123
25-32 1s+2s dance Tournée:-
' 1s+2s dance into prom hold (Men with partner on right, 1s face M's side and 2s L's side), couples ½ wheel anticlockwise and Men turn Ladies into middle, both couples turn 1½ times (2s RH, 1s LH) and dance out to places
Iain Boyd, Harbour City
8×32R, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s set and cross over RH, set and ¾ turn RH
9-16 1s dance RH across with 2M and LH across with 2L
17-24 1L followed by 1M dance down for 2 and 1M followed by 1L dance up for 2, both cast on Ladies' side and 1M crosses to 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s R&L
Ron Wallace, From the Redwood Forest
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cast 1 place, set and ½ turn RH to face 1st corners
9-16 1s turn 1st corner LH, turn partner RH, turn 2nd corner LH and turn partner RH to end 2nd place own sides
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 on sides (RSh to 3rd corner to start) ending BtoB facing own sides
25-32 1s dance Double Triangles ending 2nd places
R. Goldring, Graded and Social Dances 2
3×32S, 3C set
1-8 1s+2s dance RH across back to places but 1L faces out and casts 2 places followed by partner, 1L crossing to 3rd place opposite side
9-16 All dance Grand Chain
17-24 1s set, turn 2H ½ way and dance up to top and cast to 3rd place own sides
25-32 All circle 6H round and back
Border Book
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s turn RH, cast to 2nd place, cross RH, 1s cast round 1st corner to form lines of 3 across with 2s/3s
9-16 1s set and turn RH to opposite sides between 2s+3s, set and turn RH to face 1st corners
17-24 1s set and turn 1st corners 2H, set and turn 2nd corners 2H
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving LSh to 1st corners and cross to own sides
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.
D. Haynes, RSCDS Leaflet 10
8×32S 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s set, turn partners 2H opening out into 4H round
9-16 2s+1s dance the Knot, 1s turn LH to end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s turn corners RH, partners LH, 2nd corners RH and partners LH
25-32 1s dance RH across, (1M with 3s and 1L with 2s), pass partner RSh and dance LH across with other couple, 1s end in 2nd place. 213
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.
Intermission
P. Knapman, Collins Pocket Ref
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s turn RH and cast to 2nd place, turn partner LH 1¼ times to end Man facing down and Lady facing up
9-16 1s dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s), 1s pass RSh and dance LH across with other couple
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back to 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
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)
John Drewry, RSCDS Book 42
8×32S, 2C (4C set)
1-4 1s2s right hands across, 2s finishing facing out;
5-6 1s cross down to 2nd place on opposite sides, finishing facing out WHILE 2s cast up;
7-8 2M1L turn ¾ by the right WHILE 2L1M turn ¾ by the left, 2M 2L making a polite turn to finish 2M1L1M2L in line across, all facing down, nearer hands joined;
9-11 all lead down and release hands;
12-12 1s turn about WHILE 2s cast to meet below them, finishing all facing up, nearer hands joined;
13-14 1s followed by 2s lead up;
15-16 1s cast to 2nd place on opposite sides WHILE 2s lead up to 1st place;
17-18 2M1L 2L1M take hands on the sides and set facing across the set;
19-20 all petronella turn in tandem, finishing 2L1M just above 1st position facing down, 2M1L just below 2nd position facing up;
21-22 2L1M 2M1L set facing up and down;
23-24 all petronella turn in tandem, finishing in original places, 2s on opposite sides;
25-26 1s2s set;
27-28 1s2s 4 hands round halfway;
29-32 1s turn both hands 1½ times, finishing 2s1s.
R. Goldring, 29 Social Dances
5×32R, 5C set
1-8 1s set & cast 1 place, 1s followed by 3s dance up & cast - 1s to 3rd place & 3s to 2nd place
9-16 1s cross down & dance reflection reels of 3 with 4s+5s on opposite sides - 1s end in 3rd place opposite sides
17-24 1s cross up & dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides with 2s+3s - 1s ending in 3rd place own sides
25-32 1s set & cast down 1 place, 1s followed by 5s dance up between 4s & cast - 1s to 5th place & 5s to 4th place. Ends 2-3-4-5-1.
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
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
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.
Waltz

Portland Dance

Burlingame Water Tower, Portland, Ore. on 13 February 2016

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
Robert M. Campbell, RSCDS Leaflet Dances 8
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s turn RH, cast 1 place, ¾ turn RH, 1L dances up and casts round 2L as 1M dances down to 3rd place and casts up round 3M to 2nd place
9-16 1s turn 1st corners RH pass partner RSh, turn 2nd corners RH and pass partner RSh to 2nd place own sides
17-24 1s dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides (1s dancing out and up to start), 1s and 2s continue reel with extra loop to end 123
25-32 1s+2s dance Tournée:-
' 1s+2s dance into prom hold (Men with partner on right, 1s face M's side and 2s L's side), couples ½ wheel anticlockwise and Men turn Ladies into middle, both couples turn 1½ times (2s RH, 1s LH) and dance out to places
Deidre MacCuish, RSCDS Book 49
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, dance down below 3s, cast up to 2nd place and set advancing to face 1st corners (2s step up 3-4)
9-16 1s turn 1st corners RH, pass RSh, turn 2nd corners RH, pass RSh to 2nd place own side facing out (corners dance 4 bars)
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance Chain Progression:-
' 17-18 1M casts up, 1L casts down as 2s+3s turn ¾ RH into line up/down set
' 19-22 1M+2L and 1L+3M, in prom hold dance clockwise to opposite end of line as 2M+3M (in middle) turn 1½ LH
' 23-24 1s dance clockwise to 2nd place own side as 3s+2s turn partners ¾ RH to own sides. All face clockwise. 312
' 25-32 3s+1s+2s dance clockwise ½ way round set. All set, cross RH to own sides. 213
Button and Whitaker, RSCDS Book 15
8×48J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1L followed by 2L +3L cross and dance down behind 1+2+3M cross and dance back to places
9-16 1M+2M+3M repeat dancing round behind Ladies back to place
17-24 1M+2M also 1L+2L, set to each other and change places RH, set and change back LH
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette, 1s end BtoB in centre facing own sides for Double Triangles
33-40 1s dance Double Triangles and end side by side facing out on Ladies' side between 2L+3L
41-48 1s lead out between 2L+3L, cast L up and M down, meet in middle and lead out between 2M+3M, 1s cast as before and end in 2nd place own sides
H. P. C. Mitchell Mitchell, 4 SCDs, 1978
4×32S, 4C set
1-8 1L and 3L set diagonally to 2M and 4M and change places RH, all set to partners on sides and change places RH
9-16 All dance full reels of 4 on sides
17-24 All set and cross over RH, 1s+2s also 3s+4s circle 4H round to left ending in 2 diagonal lines for ½ Poussette. 2143
25-32 2s+1s also 4s+3s dance ½ Diamond Poussette and 1s lead down to bottom
Border Book
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s turn RH, cast to 2nd place, cross RH, 1s cast round 1st corner to form lines of 3 across with 2s/3s
9-16 1s set and turn RH to opposite sides between 2s+3s, set and turn RH to face 1st corners
17-24 1s set and turn 1st corners 2H, set and turn 2nd corners 2H
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving LSh to 1st corners and cross to own sides
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.
John Drewry, RSCDS Book 42
8×32S, 2C (4C set)
1-4 1s2s right hands across, 2s finishing facing out;
5-6 1s cross down to 2nd place on opposite sides, finishing facing out WHILE 2s cast up;
7-8 2M1L turn ¾ by the right WHILE 2L1M turn ¾ by the left, 2M 2L making a polite turn to finish 2M1L1M2L in line across, all facing down, nearer hands joined;
9-11 all lead down and release hands;
12-12 1s turn about WHILE 2s cast to meet below them, finishing all facing up, nearer hands joined;
13-14 1s followed by 2s lead up;
15-16 1s cast to 2nd place on opposite sides WHILE 2s lead up to 1st place;
17-18 2M1L 2L1M take hands on the sides and set facing across the set;
19-20 all petronella turn in tandem, finishing 2L1M just above 1st position facing down, 2M1L just below 2nd position facing up;
21-22 2L1M 2M1L set facing up and down;
23-24 all petronella turn in tandem, finishing in original places, 2s on opposite sides;
25-26 1s2s set;
27-28 1s2s 4 hands round halfway;
29-32 1s turn both hands 1½ times, finishing 2s1s.
R. Goldring, 29 Social Dances
5×32R, 5C set
1-8 1s set & cast 1 place, 1s followed by 3s dance up & cast - 1s to 3rd place & 3s to 2nd place
9-16 1s cross down & dance reflection reels of 3 with 4s+5s on opposite sides - 1s end in 3rd place opposite sides
17-24 1s cross up & dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides with 2s+3s - 1s ending in 3rd place own sides
25-32 1s set & cast down 1 place, 1s followed by 5s dance up between 4s & cast - 1s to 5th place & 5s to 4th place. Ends 2-3-4-5-1.
Blue Bonnets [videos: 1, 2]
RSCDS Book 3
8×32J, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1L+2M Adv+Ret and dance DoSiDo
9-16 1M+2L Adv+Ret and dance DoSiDo
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. 2 1
Linda Gaul, Five Dances (2009)
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set and turn 2H to face down, 1s dance down below 3s and cast up to 2nd place
9-16 2s+1s dance double Fig of 8 (1s cross up to start) and 1s end facing 1st corners
17-20 1s set to 1st corners as 2nd corners set diagonally and dance RSh round each other to face 1st corner (pstn) again as 2s+3s dance clockwise 1 place
21-24 1s set to corners as 2s set diagonally and dance RSh round each other to 2nd place opposites as 2s+3s dance clockwise 1 place. (3)(1)(2)
25-32 3s+1s+2s ½ turn RH and face partners. All set to finish facing up nearer hands joined, 3s followed by 1s+2s dance up and cast to new positions. 213
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

Portland Dance

Burlingame Water Tower, Portland, Ore. on 9 January 2016

Foss: Glendarroch
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place, cross RH & cast (Man up & Lady down) into centre
9-16 1s+2s+3s circle 6H round & back (1s end in centre)
17-24 1s change places RH & dance to right into Figs of 8 (Lady round 2s as 1M dances round 3s)
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving RSh to 2nd corners & cross RH to places
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
William Campbell, RSCDS Book 20
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1M sets to 2L and turns LH while 1L sets to 2M and turns RH, 1M sets to 3L and turns RH while 1L sets to 3M and turns LH
9-16 1s lead up to top, cross, set and cast to 2nd place on own sides
17-24 1s+3s circle 4H round and back
25-32 2s+1s R&L
The Diamond Jubilee [videos: 1, 2]
Robert M. Campbell, RSCDS Book 31
4×32J, 4C set
1-8 1s and 4s turn 1½ times RH and cast 1 place, 1M and 4M also 1L and 4L turn LH on sides to end 1s facing up and 4s down. 2(1)(4)3
9-16 All dance reels of 4 on sides (1s and 4s do not fully complete reel but turn right about into centre BtoB facing corner just passed). 2(4)(1)3
17-24 4s and 1s set to corners and change places RH, set and change back LH
25-32 1s+4s dance RH across while 2s and 3s set and cross RH, all set and cross RH back to places. 2413
Joan Baker, Los Angeles Branch; Let’s All Dance, Too, No. 10
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1st, 2nd, and 3rd couples dance mirror reels of three on own sides. To begin, 1st couple dance in and down, 2nd couple dance out and up, 3rd couple dance in and up.
9-12 1st couple turn with right hands and cast off one place. 2nd couple step up on bars 3-4 of the phrase.
13-16 1st couple dance back to back and finish facing down.
17-24 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples dance a Grand Chain.
25-32 All circle six hands round and back. Repeat having passed a couple.
J. Attwood, Alexander Book 1
8×32R 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, 1s cross RH and cast 1 place (Man up Lady down)
9-16 1s dance 1⁄2 reels of 3 across (1M with 2s and 1L with 3s), setlines across and change places RH with opposite person
17-24 2s+1s+3s chase clockwise 1⁄2 way, 1s dance in and turn RH to face 1st corner pstns as 2s and 3s continue to chase on to places (as bar 16)
25-32 1s dance 1⁄2 reel of 4 with 1st corners, passing RSh dance 1⁄2 reel with 2nd corners and cross passing RSh to 2nd place own sides in
Button and Whitaker, RSCDS Book 15
8×48J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1L followed by 2L +3L cross and dance down behind 1+2+3M cross and dance back to places
9-16 1M+2M+3M repeat dancing round behind Ladies back to place
17-24 1M+2M also 1L+2L, set to each other and change places RH, set and change back LH
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette, 1s end BtoB in centre facing own sides for Double Triangles
33-40 1s dance Double Triangles and end side by side facing out on Ladies' side between 2L+3L
41-48 1s lead out between 2L+3L, cast L up and M down, meet in middle and lead out between 2M+3M, 1s cast as before and end in 2nd place own sides
H. P. C. Mitchell Mitchell, 4 SCDs, 1978
4×32S, 4C set
1-8 1L and 3L set diagonally to 2M and 4M and change places RH, all set to partners on sides and change places RH
9-16 All dance full reels of 4 on sides
17-24 All set and cross over RH, 1s+2s also 3s+4s circle 4H round to left ending in 2 diagonal lines for ½ Poussette. 2143
25-32 2s+1s also 4s+3s dance ½ Diamond Poussette and 1s lead down to bottom
Deidre MacCuish, RSCDS Book 49
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, dance down below 3s, cast up to 2nd place and set advancing to face 1st corners (2s step up 3-4)
9-16 1s turn 1st corners RH, pass RSh, turn 2nd corners RH, pass RSh to 2nd place own side facing out (corners dance 4 bars)
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance Chain Progression:-
' 17-18 1M casts up, 1L casts down as 2s+3s turn ¾ RH into line up/down set
' 19-22 1M+2L and 1L+3M, in prom hold dance clockwise to opposite end of line as 2M+3M (in middle) turn 1½ LH
' 23-24 1s dance clockwise to 2nd place own side as 3s+2s turn partners ¾ RH to own sides. All face clockwise. 312
' 25-32 3s+1s+2s dance clockwise ½ way round set. All set, cross RH to own sides. 213
Els van der Kamp, Eight by Thirty Two
4×32J 3C (4C set)
1–8 1W followed by 1M cast off (2c up on 3-4) and cross ; 2c+1c RHA (1W face out)
9–16 1W followed by 1M cast off (3c up on 11-12) and cross ; 1c+3c LHA (2,3,1)
17–24 1c cross RH | cast up (3c down) ; 1c petronella turn | all set in lines across
25–32 1c cross RH up/down | cast R while{4} 2M+3M & 2W+3W dance BtoB ; all turn P RH (2,1,3)
Ann Dix, RSCDS Book 49
3×32S, 3C Set
1-8 1s+2s+3s dance Mirror (Reflection) reels of 3 on sides (1s in/down to start)
9-16 1s set, cast (2s step up) and turn RH. 1L casts to 3rd place, 1M casts up to 1st place (2M steps down and 3L steps up)
17-24 All dance 3 couple Bourrel:-
' 17-20 1M+3L also 2M+1L set advancing and ¾ turn 2H to line up/down middle then pull back RSh turning to face own partners as 3M and 2L chase anticlockwise to face them
' 21-24 All set and turn 2H to own sides. 312
25-32 3s+1s+2s circle 6H round and back
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

Portland Dance

Burlingame Water Tower, Portland, Ore. on 14 November 2015

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
The Gentleman [videos: 1, 2]
Roz Scott Huxley, RSCDS Book 35
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s turn 2H and remain in middle facing each other as 2s step up, 1s+2s set (1s advancing and pass LSh to face opposite partner) and dance ½ reel of 4 across with 2s with 1s ending reel giving LH to face down on own side between 2s
9-16 1s dance down to end between 3s and face each other, 1s+3s set (1s advancing and pass LSh to face opposite partner) and ½ reel of 4 across with 3s 1s end giving LH to face up on own side between 3s
17-24 1s lead up to top, cross over and cast to 2nd place and ½ reels of 3 across (L with 2s and M with 3s)
25-32 2s+1s dance Diamond Poussette. 213
R. Goldring, Leeds Silver Jubilee
8×40R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance in and cast to 2nd place, dance RH across with 3s
9-16 2s+1s dance LH across, 1L followed by partner cast up round 2L and dance down middle to 1L between 3s and 1M between 2s
17-24 1s+2s+3s dance down the middle and back
25-32 1M followed by partner cast down round 2L to 2nd places on own side and turn RH
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
J. Drewry, RSCDS Book 35
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s ½ turn partners RH and dance RH across ½ way, 2s+1s full turn partner RH ending with 2s at top and 1s in 2nd place
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on own sides (1L dances in and up as 1M dances in and down to start) and 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s set to 1st corners then to each other across the dance, set to 2nd corners and Petronella turn to 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round to the left for 6 steps, pivot and chase back to places. 213
D. St. Amand, Let’s All Dance Too
8×32S, 4C set
1-8 1s dance mirror figure 8 on own side
9-16 1s+2s set & cross RH the set & turn RH ½ to face up in middle
17-24 1s+2s dance allemande
25-32 1s dance figure 8 around 2s
John Bowie Dickson, Lothian Collection
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s turn RH, cast 1 place, turn LH 1½ times 2nd place opposite sides
9-16 1M casts up, crosses and casts to 2nd place own side as 1L cast down 1 place, crosses and casts up to 2nd place while 2s+3s dance RH across once round. 1s turn LH 1½ times to face 1st corners positions while 2s+3s chase clockwise to opposite corners
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners and ½ reel of 4 with 2nd corners
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance 6H round and back
Mrs Stewart’s Jig [videos: 1, 2]
Frans Ligtmans, RSCDS Book 35
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-2 1s set;
3-8 1L cast 2 places, cross and cast up to 2M’s place WHILE 1M cross, cast 2 places and dance up between 3s to 2L’s place, 1s finishing facing down;
9-16 2s1s3s grand chain;
17-24 2s1s ladies’ chain;
25-28 2s1s3s advance and retire;
29-32 1s turn by the right 1½ times.
R. Goldring, RSCDS Book 42
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH, 1s+3s dance 3/4 Fig of 8 round 2s (3s cross up to start). 3 2 1
9-16 2s+1s cross RH, 2s+1s dance RH across 1/2 way, 3s & 1s cross RH & dance RH across 1/2 way. 1 3 2
17-24 1s+3s circle 4H round to left, 1s dance down, cast up round 2s (3rd pl) to 2nd place
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance the Knot
J. Cosh, 22 SCDs
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance down below 3s & cast up to 2nd place own sides, 1L dances RH across with 2s while 1M dances RH across with 3s
9-16 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, ½ reel with 2nd corners & ½ turn LH in centre to face 1st corners
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 across giving LSh to 1st corners ending in 2nd place own sides
25-32 1s dance Diag R&L (1M crossing down & 1L crossing up to start)
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
MMM 2
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s+3s circle 6H round and back
9-16 1s+2s+3s dance Grand Chain
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back to places
25-32 1s+2s dance ½ R&L and turn 2H 1½ times to places
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.

Portland Dance

Burlingame Water Tower, Portland, Ore. on 10 October 2015

D. Young, 2nd Book of Graded SCDs
3×32J, 3C set
1-8 All Adv+Ret, all dance DoSiDo
9-16 All turn RH, all turn LH
17-24 1s slip down for 4 and back to top, 1s cast to bottom and 2s+3s step up
25-32 All circle 6H round and back
The Gentleman [videos: 1, 2]
Roz Scott Huxley, RSCDS Book 35
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s turn 2H and remain in middle facing each other as 2s step up, 1s+2s set (1s advancing and pass LSh to face opposite partner) and dance ½ reel of 4 across with 2s with 1s ending reel giving LH to face down on own side between 2s
9-16 1s dance down to end between 3s and face each other, 1s+3s set (1s advancing and pass LSh to face opposite partner) and ½ reel of 4 across with 3s 1s end giving LH to face up on own side between 3s
17-24 1s lead up to top, cross over and cast to 2nd place and ½ reels of 3 across (L with 2s and M with 3s)
25-32 2s+1s dance Diamond Poussette. 213
Book of Graded SCDs
8×32R, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s cast down on own sides, turn out and back to places
9-16 1s+2s circle 4H round and back
17-24 1s turn RH, cast 1 place and turn LH
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L
R. Goldring, RSCDS Book 40
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s lead down the middle and back to top
9-16 1s+2s+3s Promenade ending with 1s casting to 2nd place
17-24 1s pass by the right and turn 1st corners RH to end L between 2s and M between 3s, 1s pass by the right and turn 2nd corners RH to end between corners
25-32 1M dances RH across with 2s and 1L with 3s, 1L dances up between 2s and casts to 2nd place own side as 1M dances between 3s and casts up
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
Jean Attwood, Alexander Dances, Book 2
4×32R, Sq. Set
1-8 Ladies Adv+Ret, Adv+Ret while Men dance Fig of 8 round partners and corners (dance behind partners to start and end in centre facing partners)
9-12 All change places with partners RH, Ladies dance LH across ½ way while Men chase 1 place clockwise
14-16 All change places with new person RH, Men dance LH across ½ way while Ladies chase 1 place clockwise to face own partner
17-20 All change places with partners RH. Ladies dance LH across ½ way while Men chase 1 place clockwise to face 'new' partner
21-24 All turn new partner RH 1½ times into fin in prom hold facing anticlockwise
25-32 All Promenade once round; repeat with new partner
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
Deanna St. Amand, LA Branch
3×32S, 3C set
Note: The author’s ancestors lived in the small parish of Winstanley, Lancaster, England for more than 200 years. On a recent trip to England, the author came upon a private road with the name Winstanley House on the gate.
1-8 1st couple dance a figure of eight on own sides. 1st couple dance in and down to begin. 1st couple touch nearer hands whenever they meet.
9-16 1st and 2nd couples set and cross with right hands to partners. 1st and 2nd couples set and turn partners with right hands half way around to end facing up the set, ready for...
17-24 1st and 2nd couple dance an allemande
25-32 1st couple dance a figure of eight around 2nd couple, crossing up to begin. Repeat from new places.
John Bowie Dickson, Lothian Collection
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s turn RH, cast 1 place, turn LH 1½ times 2nd place opposite sides
9-16 1M casts up, crosses and casts to 2nd place own side as 1L cast down 1 place, crosses and casts up to 2nd place while 2s+3s dance RH across once round. 1s turn LH 1½ times to face 1st corners positions while 2s+3s chase clockwise to opposite corners
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners and ½ reel of 4 with 2nd corners
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance 6H round and back
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
B. Anglin, RSCDS Book 45
4×32S, 4C Set
1-8 1M+2L also 3L+4M turn 2H 1½ times to change places, all Men dance LH across and end facing anticlockwise giving RH to partners
9-16 All Set+Link with partners and Set+Link again to end on sides (1s+4s Ladies side and 2s+3s Mens side with Ladies on line ends)
17-24 All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
25-32 1L+2M also 3M+4L turn 2H 1½ times to (2)(1)(4)(3), end couples (2s and 3s) cross RH while centre couples dance LH across ½ way and all set. 2413
R. Goldring, Leeds Silver Jubilee
8×40R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance in and cast to 2nd place, dance RH across with 3s
9-16 2s+1s dance LH across, 1L followed by partner cast up round 2L and dance down middle to 1L between 3s and 1M between 2s
17-24 1s+2s+3s dance down the middle and back
25-32 1M followed by partner cast down round 2L to 2nd places on own side and turn RH
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

Portland Dance

Ren. School of Arts, Portland, Ore. on 9 May 2015

Tom Winter, Dunsmuir Dances
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set and cast 1 place, dance down between 3s and cast back to 2nd place
9-16 2s+1s+3s set and cross RH, all chase clockwise ½ way. 312
17-24 1s dance RH across (1L with 3s at top, 1M with 2s), LH across with other couple
25-32 All chase anticlockwise ½ way, all cross LH and set. 213
Anna Holden, Birmingham Diamond Jubilee Book
3×32S, 3C set
1-8 1s set, cast and dance down between 3s, cast up behind 3s
9-16 All dance Allemande
17-24 All Advance+ Retire for 1 step, cross RH and circle 6H round to left ½ way. 213
25-32 1s+3s ¾ turn partners RH, dance ½ RSh reel of 4 up/down middle and ¾ turn partner to end on own sides. 231
Pinewoods Reel [videos: 1, 2]
John Bowie Dickson, Yankee Sampler
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s and 3s dance Figs of 8 round 2s (1s cast to start), 2s step up to top place and 1s end in 2nd place BtoB ready for Double Triangles
9-16 1s dance Double Triangles while corners set and petronella on 1 place to right, set and petronella on 1 more place as 1s end facing 3rd corner (pstn)
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 3rd corners, pass RSh and repeat with 4th corners (pstn)
25-32 1L dances a reel of 3 across with 2s as 1M dances reel of 3 across with 3s both passing 1st corner LSh and 1s end turn RH to 2nd place on own side (facing out ready to cast)
Sandra Turton, RSCDS Book 44
8×32J, 3C (4C Set)
1-8 1s cross down RH to 2nd place and dance out round 3s and up to 2nd place opposite sides, 2s+1s+3s dance ½ reel of 3 on sides (1s out and up to start)
9-16 3s+1s+2s dance Grand Chain
17-24 3s+1s+2s Set+Link for 3 (once), 1s turn RH 1¾ times to face 1st corner (pstn) while 2s+3s chase clockwise ½ way
25-32 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass RSh to dance ½ reel with 2nd corners and pass RSh to 2nd places
Walter F. Gillies, RSCDS Book 2
8×32S, 2C (4C set)
Note: On 2nd Chord, 1M stand as 1L crosses to 2M place who crosses to partners pl, 2L steps up
1-8 1s+2s dance R&L ending with 2M between 1L+2L facing down 1M directly behind 2M
9-16 All dance down middle, turn right about and 1M dances Ladies back to top (2M follows) to form a line 4 across with Men BtoB facing partners
17-24 All set to partners with suitable step
25-32 All dance reel of 4 across ending in new pstns with each couple having moved 1 place anticlockwise round set. Similarly on bars 31-32 (2nd time through) 4M crosses to partners places as 4L steps up

Note: On bars 31/32 3M crosses to partners place as 3L steps up to start next 32 bars

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
Lily Davison, Glenfeshie Book
8×32J, 3C (4C Set)
1-8 1s dance Fig of 8 on own side round 2s+3s (dance between 2s to start) and end facing 1st corners
9-16 1s turn 1st corners RH, pass partner RSh and turn 2nd corners RH, pass partner LSh to face own sides for Double Triangles
17-24 1s dance Double Triangles
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance Grand Chain (2s cross RH to start)
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
Derek Haynes, RSCDS Book 32
8×32R, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH and cast down 1 place, 2s+1s dance ½ RH across and set
9-16 1s+2s dance R&L, ending with Men turning Ladies into centre to form a line across
17-24 1s+2s dance the Targe:-
' 17-18 1st and 2nd Ladies ¾ turn RH while Men dance ¼ way round anticlockwise
' 19-20 1st Man with 2nd Lady and 1st Lady with 2nd Man full turn LH
' 21-22 1st and 2nd Ladies ¾ turn RH while Men dance ¼ way round anticlockwise
' 23-24 1st Man with 2nd Lady and 1st Lady with 2nd Man turn LH to end on sides 1s facing up and 2s facing down
25-32 2s+1s set facing on sides, turn to face partners and set, 1s lead up crossing RH and cast to 2nd place on own sides
P. Stephens, Between the Rivers
8×32J, 3C (4C Set)
1-8 1s cross RH & cast down 1 place, 1s+3s dance RH across to end 1s face 1st corners
9-12 1s dance “1/2 set to corners & partner to face 2nd corners
13-16 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners, pass LS to face own 2nd corner (4th corner position)
17-20 1s dance “1/2 set to corners & partner to face 1st corners
13-16 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, 1s curl to R to finish 2nd place opposite, all facing CW
25-32 3s+1s+2s chase CW ½ way and turn partner RH
Thompson, RSCDS Book 14
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s dance RH across, LH back to end with 1s casting to 2nd place
9-16 1s dance 3H round and back (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s) 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s set and turn 1st corners, set and turn 2nd corners
25-32 1s lead down below 3s, cross to own sides, cast up, lead up between 2s and cast to 2nd places
Roy Goldring, Graded and Social Dances 2
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s lead down the middle and back to 2nd place in prom hold facing 2L
9-16 1s set to 2L, set to 3L, set to 3M and set to 2M
17-24 1s lead up and cast to 2nd place, 2s+1s+3s turn RH and face up for Promenade
25-32 2s+1s+3s Promenade

Youth Weekend Ball

White Eagle Polish Hall, Victoria, B.C. on 2 May 2015

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
R. Goldring, 29 Social Dances
5×32R, 5C set
1-8 1s set & cast 1 place, 1s followed by 3s dance up & cast - 1s to 3rd place & 3s to 2nd place
9-16 1s cross down & dance reflection reels of 3 with 4s+5s on opposite sides - 1s end in 3rd place opposite sides
17-24 1s cross up & dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides with 2s+3s - 1s ending in 3rd place own sides
25-32 1s set & cast down 1 place, 1s followed by 5s dance up between 4s & cast - 1s to 5th place & 5s to 4th place. Ends 2-3-4-5-1.
Derek Haynes, Carnforth Collection 2
4×32S, 4C set (2s and 4s on opp. sides)
1-8 1s and 4s set and cross RH, all set to partners and ½ turn RH ending ready for Allemande (1s and 2s facing up and 3s and 4s down, Ladies on partner's right)
9-16 All dance Interlocking Allemandes:-
' 1s+2s dance normal Allemande but end in 3rd/1st place while 3s+4s Allemande down and end in 4th/2nd places (4s and 3s on opposite side), 2s and 3s fall back to sides while 4s and 1s turn partners LH and remain in centre
17-24 1s+4s dance LH across once round, 2s+4s also 1s+3s dance RH across once round and open out for...
25-32 All circle 8H round and back end 2(4)1(3)
RSCDS 3rd Graded Book
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s Dance Set & Rotate: Set, rotate singly & dance on 1 place clockwise, change places RH on sides & dance on 1 place to own sides (1s in 2nd pl)
9-16 1s cross RH & cast right, cross LH up/down & cast left to en d facing 1st corners
17-24 1s dance Pass+Turn with 1st corners & pass RSh to face 2nd corners, dance Pass+Turn with 2nd corners & pass RSh to 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back
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
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
Terry Glasspool, 7 Year Itch
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-2 1M set;
3-4 1M cast one place WHILE 1L set;
5-6 1M set WHILE 1L cast one place;
7-8 1M petronella turn to finish facing up between 3s WHILE 1L set;
9-10 1L petronella turn to finish facing down between 2s WHILE 3M1M3L set facing up;
11-12 2M1L2L set facing down WHILE 3M1M3L advance;
13-14 2M1L2L advance WHILE 3M1M3L retire;
15-16 2M1L2L retire, 1L pulling right shoulder back to finish facing up WHILE 1M advance to follow partner;
17-24 giving right shoulder to 2L to start, 1s dance tandem reel of 3 with 2s, finishing in 2nd place on own sides;
25-32 giving right shoulder to 3s to start, 1s dance parallel reels of 3 on own sides, finishing 2s1s3s.
Sue Petyt, Dunblane Holiday
5×32R, 5C Square Set, 5M back to 4s and 5L back to 2s
1-8 1s+2s+3s+4s circle 8H round and back while 5s turn RH once and LH 1½ times to end 5M facing 2s and 5L facing 4s
9-16 5M+2s also 5L+4s dance RH across, 5s pass LSh and dance LH across with next couple anticlockwise (M with 1s and L with 3s)
17-24 5M dances reel of 3 with 1s+2s (in prom hold) giving RSh to 2s while 5L reels with 3s+4s giving RSh to 4s
25-32 All take partners in prom hold, 5s change place with 1s RSh, 1s pass 4s RSh, 4s pass 3s RSh, 3s pass 2s RSh and 2s end in centre facing each other
M. Johnstone
3×32S, 3C set
1-8 1s turn RH, cast 1 place, 1s+2s+3s circle left ¾ way into line across (Ladies facing down, Men up)
9-16 All set, change places RH with partner, 1s+2s+3s circle left ¾ way & end in middle facing up
17-24 3s+1s+2s dance Allemande
25-32 1s & 3s dance the Bourrel:- 1M+3L set advancing, ¾ turn 2H & twirl to end BtoB (Lady facing up & Man down) while partners chase anticlockwise ½ way, set to partners & turn 2H to original places
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).
Break
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)
John de Chastelain, 25 Dances
4×32J, 4C set
1-8 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across, 1L also 4M followed by partner chase round clockwise to other end of dance
9-16 4s+2s also 3s+1s dance RH across, 1L also 4M followed by partner chase round clockwise back to places
17-24 1s+2s also 3s+4s set facing on sides and change places RH, middle couples set facing on sides and change places LH
25-32 Middle couples lead up/down between end couples, cast back to place and all turn RH. 2413
Darrick Wong (2013 edition)
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
Note: The video is of the 2007 edition of this dance.
1-8 Mirror reels of three on opposite sides. Second and third couples end the reel slightly closer to the centerline.
9-10 First couple take near hands and dance below third couple while second and third couples make arches.
11-14 First couple turn with both hands to the right two times to face up the dance, still in the center, and on opposite sides. Second and third couples drop arches on bar 11, make arches again on bar 14.
15-16 First couple dance up to first place and face outward.
17-18 First man and second woman exchange places giving right hand while first woman and second man exchange places giving left hand.
19-20 [La Baratte] 1s cross halfway giving right hands.
21 [La Baratte] First woman dances under her right arm to face up the set while first man dances back to the middle (behind 1st woman) and faces up the set.
22 [La Baratte] First man puts his left hand up and first woman wraps her left hand fingers around the top of his palm. First woman then dances under her left arm while first man slides back to opposite place.
23-24 [La Baratte] First couple turn ⅞ by the left to end facing first corners.
25-26 [Hello-Goodbye Set] First couple set to the right one step then pull right shoulder back to dance into opposite places. First corners set with first couple.
27-28 [H-G Set] First couple set to each other and pull right shoulder back to face second corners.
29-30 [H-G Set] First couple set to the right one step then pull right shoulder back to face man down and woman up in the center. Second corners set with first couple.
31-32 [H-G Set] First couple petronella into second place.
Follow Me Home [videos: 1, 2]
Ellie Briscoe, RSCDS Book 38
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set and cross RH, cast 1 place and turn LH (ending in a diagonal line LH to partner and RH with 1st corner)
9-16 1s Balance-in-Line with 1st corners, ½ turn corners and 1s followed by corners chase clockwise to 3rd corner (pstn) and 1s dance in to give LH to 2nd corners
17-24 1s Balance-in-Line with 2nd corners, ½ turn corners and 1s followed by corners chase anticlockwise to 4th corner (pstn) and 1s end in 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance ½ reels of 3 on the sides 1s giving LSh to 2nd corner (pstn), set and cross RH. 213
H. Foss, Glendarroch SD Sheets
5×32R, 5C set
1-8 1s & 3s cross RH, cast 1 place & dance ½ Fig of 8 round couple above them
9-16 1s & 3s turn RH then LH (long turns) to face 1st corners while 2s & 5s ½ turn RH & chase clockwise to other end of set
17-24 1s & 3s dance ½ Reels of 4 with 1st corners then 2nd corners
25-32 1s & 3s dance ½ Reel of 4 with 3rd corner, turn partner LH & cast down 1 place own sides. 2 4 1 5 3
R. Goldring, 24 Graded & Social Dances
3×32S, 3C set
1-8 1s+2s dance Diamond Poussette
9-16 1s dance down for 2 steps, turn 2H, dance up to top & turn 2H
17-24 1s+3s dance double Fig of 8 round 2s with 1s casting to start
25-32 1M+2M turn LH 1.½ times while 1L+2L turn RH 1.½ times, 1M+3M turn RH 1.½ times while 1L+3L turn LH 1.½ times
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
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

Youth Weekend Ceilidh

James Bay Athletic Assn., Victoria, B.C. on 1 May 2015

Anon
4×16b
1-8 All in Allemande hold walk forward 4 steps, all turn about and walk backwards (same direction) 4 steps
9-16 All Men set as Ladies dance under Mans right arm, all polka round the room
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.
C. Dewar, SCD Archives
4×32S, 4C set
1-8 1M+2L also 3M+4L set and change places RH, 1L+2M also 3L+4M repeat
9-16 2s+1s also 4s+3s dance ½ R&L, 1s face 2s also 3s face 4s on sides and set twice
17-24 All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
25-32 1s lead down to the bottom, 1s turn inwards to face 4s and 4s+1s circle 4H round to left
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.
Eileen Orr, RSCDS Book 45
96S, Square Set
1-8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 1s+3s dance the Swirl:-
' Turn partner RH into Allemande hold and dance LSh round other couple ½ way, dance LH across and swirl to face side couples (BtoB with partner and Lady facing Man)
17-24 All dance reels of 4 across
25-32 All set and dancing couples dance out between side couples, cross and cast to change places RH with partner back into places
33-40 All set and advance with partners, retire diagonally with corners and set
41-48 1L+4M dance R&L with 3L+2M (on diagonal)
49-56 1M+2L dance R&L with 3M+4L (other diagonal)
57-64 All set with corners, Adv+Ret with partners and set
65-88 2s and 4s repeat bars 9-32
89-96 All circle 8H round and back. 1234
RSCDS Book 14
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s set & dance RH across ½ way, set & dance LH across ½ way back to place
9-16 1s lead down the middle & back to top
17-24 1s+2s dance Allemande
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back
Bruce Fordyce, Morison’s Bush Coll.
4×64J, 4C set
1-8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, lead down between 3s and cast down behind 4s
9-16 1s dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides beginning by dancing up between 4s
17-24 1s cross RH and cast up 1 place, lead up between 3s and cast up behind 2s
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides beginning by dancing down between 2s
33-40 1s cross RH and cast down 1 place to give RH to partner and LH to 1st corners, Balance-in-Line and turn partner RH to give LH to 2nd corners
41-48 Balance-in-Line and 1s dance out and cast down behind 3s, lead up to top crossing to 1st place own sides
49-60 1L+2L and 1M+2M change places RH on sides and 2s+1s cross over LH, repeat with 3s and 4s until reaching the bottom of the set
61-64 All turn RH 1½ times
C. Doble, TAC Silver Anniversary Dances
3×32S, 3C set
1-4 1s+2s dance the Bourrel -1M+2L set advancing and turn 2H to end BtoB Lady facing up and Man down while their partners chase anticlockwise to face partner
5-8 1s+2s set and ¾ turn 2H to own sides 2 1
9-16 1s+3s repeat bars 1-8 and 2s+3s+1s end in middle for...
17-24 2s+3s+1s dance Allemande
25-32 1s+2s dance ½ R&L while 3s set and cross RH, 2s+3s+1s set and cross RH
Roy Goldring (2002)
88R, Square Set
1-8 Ladies dance RSh round their corners, dance RH across ending in centre
9-16 Ladies dance LSh round their partners, dance LH across and back to places
17-24 Men dance RSh round their partners, dance RH across ending in centre
25-32 Men dance LSh round corners, dance LH across and back to places
33-40 1s and 3s turn partners RH 1¼ times, 1M and 3M followed by partners dance out between side couples and back to places (1M thru 4s and 3M thru 2s)
41-48 1s+3s dance RandL
49-64 2s+4s repeat bars 33-48
65-72 Ladies dance in turning right about to dance out, cast clockwise to opposite Lady’s place
73-80 Men dance in turning left about to dance out, cast anticlockwise to opposite places
81-88 All turn partners RH 1¼ times into prom hold, Promenade anticlockwise ½ way round to original places
Irene Van Maarseveen, RSCDS Book 39
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cast 1 place, 1s dance down between 3s and cast back to 2nd place on own sides
9-16 2s+1s+3s turn RH and chase ½ way round clockwise
17-24 3s+1s+2s dance DoSiDo, set and ½ turn partners RH for Allemande
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance Allemande. 213
Derek Haynes, RSCDS Book 22
3×32S, 3C set
1-2 All set on the sides;
3-6 all turn both hands twice;
7-8 all set on the sides;
9-16 grand chain;
17-20 1s lead down between 2s and cast down round 3s;
21-24 1s lead up between 3s and cast up round 2s;
25-28 1s2s half poussette;
29-32 1s3s half poussette, finishing 2s3s1s.
R. Clowes, Ormskirk Scottish Dances
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-2 1s cross down to face out between corners;
3-4 2s1s3s set on the sides;
5-8 1s cast up, meet, lead down;
9-12 1L2M3M right hands across WHILE 1M2L3L left hands across;
13-16 1s, followed by 2s 3s, lead down;
17-20 3s, followed by 2s 1s, lead up and cast, 3s finishing in 3rd place;
21-24 2M1L3M left hands across WHILE 2L1M3L right hands across;
25-28 1s lead to the top and cast;
29-32 1s half figures of 8 round 2s, finishing 2s1s3s.

Dinner Dance

Clark County Sq. Dance Center, Vancouver, Wash. on 25 April 2015

W. Campbell, RSCDS Book 4
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set & cast to 3rd place, set & cast back to top
9-16 1s lead down the middle & back
17-24 1s+2s dance Allemande (1s end facing 1st corners)
25-32 1s turn 1st corners RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH, partner LH to end in 2nd place own sides
Preston, RSCDS Book 11
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-4 1s turn by the right and cast;
5-8 1s turn by the left 1¼ times, finishing 2M1L2L facing 3M1M3L in lines across;
9-10 all set;
11-12 all set again (1s pulling right shoulder back on the second step), finishing 2s1s3s on the sides;
13-16 all set twice on the sides;
17-24 2s1s3s 6 hands round and back;
25-30 reels of 3 on the sides, 1s giving right shoulder to second corners;
31-32 1s cross to own sides in 2nd place.
Preston, RSCDS Book 5
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s+3s set and cross RH, set and cross back RH
9-16 1s lead down the middle for 4 bars and back to top
17-24 1s cast to 2nd place on own sides and circle 4H round to the left with 3s
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L
RSCDS Book 6
8×48J, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s lead down the middle and back to top
9-16 1s set, ½ turn 2H to face 2s on sides, turn 2s RH 1½ times ending 2nd place opposite sides and 2s in 1st places
17-24 2s+1s dance R&L
25-32 2s+1s dance ½ Ladies Chain, 1s and 2s turn partners RH back to original laces
33-40 1s+2s circle 4H round and back
41-48 1s+2s dance Poussette. 2 1
William Campbell, RSCDS Book 8
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross down (1 step) to dance parallel reels of 3 on opposite sides (RSh to 2s) and cross back to own sides on bar 8
9-16 1s dance parallel reels of 3 on own sides (RSh to 2s)
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back to top
25-32 1s+2s dance Allemande
Johnson, RSCDS Book 12
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1M bows to 2L and dances reel of 3 with 3s giving LSh to 3L (1M ending in 2nd place)
9-16 1L bows to 2M and dances reel of 3 with 3s giving RSh to 3M (1L ending in 2nd place)
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 across, 1L with 2s and 1M with 3s (1s end in 2nd places)
25-32 1s dance Fig of 8 round 2s (casting up to start)
Rutherford, RSCDS Book 15
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s set, dance RH across, 1s cast to 2nd place
9-16 1s+3s set, dance LH across, 1s cast to 3rd place
17-24 1s set, lead up to top and cast to 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
Walter F. Gillies, RSCDS Book 2
8×32S, 2C (4C set)
Note: On 2nd Chord, 1M stand as 1L crosses to 2M place who crosses to partners pl, 2L steps up
1-8 1s+2s dance R&L ending with 2M between 1L+2L facing down 1M directly behind 2M
9-16 All dance down middle, turn right about and 1M dances Ladies back to top (2M follows) to form a line 4 across with Men BtoB facing partners
17-24 All set to partners with suitable step
25-32 All dance reel of 4 across ending in new pstns with each couple having moved 1 place anticlockwise round set. Similarly on bars 31-32 (2nd time through) 4M crosses to partners places as 4L steps up

Note: On bars 31/32 3M crosses to partners place as 3L steps up to start next 32 bars

Anon, RSCDS Book 1
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-4 1s turn by the right and cast;
5-8 1s turn by the left, finishing facing first corners;
9-16 1s turn corner, partner, corner, partner;
17-20 1s set to first corners and turn both hands;
21-24 1s set to second corners and turn both hands;
25-30 2s1s3s reels of 3 on sides (left shoulder to first corners to start);
31-32 1s cross to own sides, finishing 2s1s3s.
Intermission
RSCDS Book 3
8×32J, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s ½ turn RH into centre to Balance-in-Line across with 2s, ½ turn 2s into centre LH and Balance-in-Line
9-16 1s ½ turn 2s LH and again Balance-in-Line across, 1s turn RH and to places
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. 2 1
Castle Menzies, RSCDS Book 7
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s set twice, 1M+2L also 1L+2M turn 2H (1M dances across the top to turn 2L on Ladies side and crosses up diagonally to own place to face out while 1L dances down diagonally to turn on Men's side crossing back to own place to face in)
9-16 1M casts down own side as 1L dances down the middle, dance round the 3s and 1M dances up the middle as 1L casts up own side, cross RH at top and cast to face 1st corners
17-24 1s turn 1st corners RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH, partner LH to face 1st corners
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving LSh to 1st corners and cross RH to 2nd place own sides
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).
Thompson, RSCDS Book 14
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s set twice, turn to face 2s on sides and set twice
9-16 1s cross below 2s, cast down behind 3s, lead up to top, cross and cast to 2nd place own sides
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 across passing 1st corner LSh
25-32 1s+3s dance RH across, 2s+1s dance LH across
RSCDS Book 9
(M-8×(S16+R16)), 3C (4C set)
Strathspey
1-8 1s+2s RH across and LH across back to place
9-16 1s set, cast 1 place and R&L with 2s (one step to each hand)
Reel
17-24 1L dances a Fig of 8 round 2M+3M while 1M dances round 3L+2L, start by giving RSh to 1st corner and ending facing 1st corners
25-32 1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting ending with a clap and petronella turn to 2nd place
Atkinson, RSCDS Book 13
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set & cast below 3s, lead up to face 1 corners
9-16 1s set & turn 1st corners RH to balance in diagonal line, set & 1s turn LH to face 2nd corners
17-24 1s set & turn 2nd corners RH to Bal-in-Line, set & 1s turn LH to 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

Portland Dance

Ren. School of Arts, Portland, Ore. on 11 April 2015

RSCDS 3rd Graded Book
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s Dance Set & Rotate: Set, rotate singly & dance on 1 place clockwise, change places RH on sides & dance on 1 place to own sides (1s in 2nd pl)
9-16 1s cross RH & cast right, cross LH up/down & cast left to en d facing 1st corners
17-24 1s dance Pass+Turn with 1st corners & pass RSh to face 2nd corners, dance Pass+Turn with 2nd corners & pass RSh to 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back
Thompson, RSCDS Book 14
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s dance RH across, LH back to end with 1s casting to 2nd place
9-16 1s dance 3H round and back (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s) 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s set and turn 1st corners, set and turn 2nd corners
25-32 1s lead down below 3s, cross to own sides, cast up, lead up between 2s and cast to 2nd places
Derek Haynes, RSCDS Book 32
8×32R, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH and cast down 1 place, 2s+1s dance ½ RH across and set
9-16 1s+2s dance R&L, ending with Men turning Ladies into centre to form a line across
17-24 1s+2s dance the Targe:-
' 17-18 1st and 2nd Ladies ¾ turn RH while Men dance ¼ way round anticlockwise
' 19-20 1st Man with 2nd Lady and 1st Lady with 2nd Man full turn LH
' 21-22 1st and 2nd Ladies ¾ turn RH while Men dance ¼ way round anticlockwise
' 23-24 1st Man with 2nd Lady and 1st Lady with 2nd Man turn LH to end on sides 1s facing up and 2s facing down
25-32 2s+1s set facing on sides, turn to face partners and set, 1s lead up crossing RH and cast to 2nd place on own sides
Tom Winter, Dunsmuir Dances
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set and cast 1 place, dance down between 3s and cast back to 2nd place
9-16 2s+1s+3s set and cross RH, all chase clockwise ½ way. 312
17-24 1s dance RH across (1L with 3s at top, 1M with 2s), LH across with other couple
25-32 All chase anticlockwise ½ way, all cross LH and set. 213
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
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
P. Stephens, Between the Rivers
8×32J, 3C (4C Set)
1-8 1s cross RH & cast down 1 place, 1s+3s dance RH across to end 1s face 1st corners
9-12 1s dance “1/2 set to corners & partner to face 2nd corners
13-16 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners, pass LS to face own 2nd corner (4th corner position)
17-20 1s dance “1/2 set to corners & partner to face 1st corners
13-16 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, 1s curl to R to finish 2nd place opposite, all facing CW
25-32 3s+1s+2s chase CW ½ way and turn partner RH
RSCDS Book 9
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s (with nearer hands joined) set to 2L & circle 3H round to the left, set to 2M & circle 3H round to the left
9-16 1s lead down the middle (2s step up) & back to end between 2s (BtoB) facing opposite partners
17-24 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across, 1s end in middle facing 1st corner
25-32 1s turn 1st corner RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH & cross LH to own sides
Whiteadder Coll.
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance down below 3s, cast up round 3s to 2nd place own side, 2s+1s+3s set and cross RH
9-16 1s dance up round 2s and cast down to 2nd place opposite sides, 2s+1s+3s set, 1s turn LH to face 1st corners while 2s and 3s cross LH
17-24 1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting with 1st corners and ¾ turn RH to face 2nd corners, 1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting to 2nd corners and ¾ turn RH to end 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
RSCDS Book 29
8×32J, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1M+2L passing RSh and dance Figs of 8 round standing partners passing own partner LSh
9-16 1L+2M passing LSh and dance Figs of 8 round standing partners passing own partner RSh
17-24 1s dance 4 slip step down middle, set to each other, slip step up to top and cast to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s Adv+Ret clapping on bar 28 and turn partners RH
RSCDS Book 48
3×32S, 3C Set
1-8 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s, 1L+2M turn RH 1¼ times while 1M+2L turn LH 1¼ times & 1s end BtoB facing opp sides
9-16 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across & 2s end in 1st places while 1s pass LSh to face 1st corners
17-24 1s set to 1st corner & 2nd corner ending (turning to right) between corners, all set & 1s cross RH
25-32 1s+3s dance Espagnole:-
`25-26 1s+3s cross (Ladies lead across RH passing between Men) with Ladies changing places RH
`27-28 1s+3s cross back (Men lead across RH between Ladies) with Men changing places RH
`29-32 3s turn RH as 1s turn LH to end 2 3 1
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

Portland Pi Ball

Christ Episcopal Church, Lake Oswego on 14 March 2015

RSCDS Book 29
8×32J, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1M+2L passing RSh and dance Figs of 8 round standing partners passing own partner LSh
9-16 1L+2M passing LSh and dance Figs of 8 round standing partners passing own partner RSh
17-24 1s dance 4 slip step down middle, set to each other, slip step up to top and cast to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s Adv+Ret clapping on bar 28 and turn partners RH
RSCDS Book 48
3×32S, 3C Set
1-8 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s, 1L+2M turn RH 1¼ times while 1M+2L turn LH 1¼ times & 1s end BtoB facing opp sides
9-16 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across & 2s end in 1st places while 1s pass LSh to face 1st corners
17-24 1s set to 1st corner & 2nd corner ending (turning to right) between corners, all set & 1s cross RH
25-32 1s+3s dance Espagnole:-
`25-26 1s+3s cross (Ladies lead across RH passing between Men) with Ladies changing places RH
`27-28 1s+3s cross back (Men lead across RH between Ladies) with Men changing places RH
`29-32 3s turn RH as 1s turn LH to end 2 3 1
RSCDS 3rd Graded Book
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides (in & down to start)
9-16 1s+2s turn on sides 1½ times (Men RH & Ladies LH, 1s dance between 3s & cast up to 2nd place on own sides)
17-24 1s+1st corners Adv+Ret, 1s+1st corners turn RH
25-32 1s+2nd corners Adv+Ret, 1s+2nd corners turn LH
RSCDS 3rd Graded Book
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s Dance Set & Rotate: Set, rotate singly & dance on 1 place clockwise, change places RH on sides & dance on 1 place to own sides (1s in 2nd pl)
9-16 1s cross RH & cast right, cross LH up/down & cast left to en d facing 1st corners
17-24 1s dance Pass+Turn with 1st corners & pass RSh to face 2nd corners, dance Pass+Turn with 2nd corners & pass RSh to 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back
RSCDS Book 9
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s (with nearer hands joined) set to 2L & circle 3H round to the left, set to 2M & circle 3H round to the left
9-16 1s lead down the middle (2s step up) & back to end between 2s (BtoB) facing opposite partners
17-24 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across, 1s end in middle facing 1st corner
25-32 1s turn 1st corner RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH & cross LH to own sides
J. Drewry, Brodie Book
96R, Square Set
Fig 1
1-8 1s+3s set and dance La Baratte:-
' Men ½ turn Lady RH and retains hand but at arm's length from each other
' Men retrace steps with Lady turning right under Man's arm briefly into Allemande hold (Man behind Lady facing Ladies original place) and releasing Ladies RH she turns under Mans left arm until almost in original places
' Couples change places LH to change places facing out
9-16 2s+4s (prom hold) Adv+Ret while 3s and 1s Promenade clockwise ¾ way round to face out to side couples (1s face 4s and 3s face 2s), all (in prom hold) pass facing couples RSh, 1s and 3s dance back to original places while side couples dance in and round opposite couple LSh and return to pl
17-32 Repeat bars 1-16 with 2s and 4s dancing La Baratte and Promenading round
Fig 2
1-8 1L+2M and 3L+4M ½ turn RH and dance RH across ½ way, 1L and 3L turn their own corners RH 1½ times to place
9-16 2L and 4L repeat bars 1- 8
17-24 All set to partners, petronella turn (Ladies BtoB) and set twice On second setting the Ladies turn right about to form a circle while partners dances in behind them and place hands on their hips
25-32 Ladies circle 4H round to left (small steps) with partners behind them then and all turn partners RH back to places
Fig 3
1-8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 Ladies dance RH across and turn partners LH 1½ times to bring Men into middle
17-24 Men dance RH across and turn partners LH into prom hold facing anticlockwise
25-32 All Promenade round
J. Wilkinson, RSCDS Book 47
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set & dance down between 3s & cast up to end LH with partner facing 1st crnrs
9-16 1s set & turn inwards to face 3rd crnrs, 1s set to 3rd crnrs & turn crnrs LH to end RH with partner facing 2nd crnrs
17-24 1s set & turn inwards to face 4th crnrs,1s set to 4th crnrs & turn crnrs RH to end 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back
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
R. Clowes, Ormskirk Scottish Dances
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-2 1s cross down to face out between corners;
3-4 2s1s3s set on the sides;
5-8 1s cast up, meet, lead down;
9-12 1L2M3M right hands across WHILE 1M2L3L left hands across;
13-16 1s, followed by 2s 3s, lead down;
17-20 3s, followed by 2s 1s, lead up and cast, 3s finishing in 3rd place;
21-24 2M1L3M left hands across WHILE 2L1M3L right hands across;
25-28 1s lead to the top and cast;
29-32 1s half figures of 8 round 2s, finishing 2s1s3s.
Intermission
J. Drewry, RSCDS Book 35
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s ½ turn partners RH and dance RH across ½ way, 2s+1s full turn partner RH ending with 2s at top and 1s in 2nd place
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on own sides (1L dances in and up as 1M dances in and down to start) and 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s set to 1st corners then to each other across the dance, set to 2nd corners and Petronella turn to 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round to the left for 6 steps, pivot and chase back to places. 213
Anon, RSCDS Book 26
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-2 1s set;
3-8 1s cast, cross, cast round first corners and finish back to back, 1L facing 2s, 1M facing 3s;
9-12 2s1L 3s1M 3 hands round to the left, 1s turning on the spot to finish facing each other;
13-16 1s set and turn ¾ both hands to finish facing first corners;
17-24 1s turn corner, partner, corner, partner;
25-30 reels of 3 on opposite sides (1s give left shoulder to first corner);
31-32 1s cross by the right to own sides.
Whiteadder Coll.
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance down below 3s, cast up round 3s to 2nd place own side, 2s+1s+3s set and cross RH
9-16 1s dance up round 2s and cast down to 2nd place opposite sides, 2s+1s+3s set, 1s turn LH to face 1st corners while 2s and 3s cross LH
17-24 1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting with 1st corners and ¾ turn RH to face 2nd corners, 1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting to 2nd corners and ¾ turn RH to end 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
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
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
T. Glasspool
8×32S, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH and ½ turn 2s LH on sides, 2s+1s chase anticlockwise 1 pl and ¾ turn partners LH into centre to a line of 4 across (Ladies BtoB facing partners)
9-16 All dance Gypsy Poussette:-
Box setting:
' 9 All set to the right turning ¼ turn to right
' 10 All set to the left (facing away from partner) and ¼ turn to right
' 11 All set to the right (facing partner, Men pass BtoB) and ¼ turn to right
' 12 All set to the left (facing away from partner and passing BtoB) and no turn, partners now facing away from each other (but not lined up back to back)
Gypsy turn:
' 13-14 All cast to right and dance back ½ way to the opposite place
' 15-16 All ¾ turn partners 2H into a line across (as start of Gypsy Poussette but having changed places with partner).
17-24 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across ending in prom hold, 2s facing down and 1s facing up (Men with partner on their right)
25-32 1s+2s wheel round anticlockwise ¼ way to dance the Tournee: 1s+2s dance into prom hold (Men with partner on right, 1s face M's side and 2s L's side), couples ½ wheel anticlockwise and Men turn Ladies into middle, both couples turn 1½ times (2s RH, 1s LH) and dance out to places
J. Duthie, 8 SCDs
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s lead down for 3 steps, lead back to top of set & cast into 2nd place on own sides
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across, (1M with 2s & 1L with 3s)
17-24 1s turn 1st corner, partner, 2nd corner, partner
25-32 All circle 6H round & back
Waltz

Portland Dance

Ren. School of Arts, Portland, Ore. on 14 February 2015

T. Wilson
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cross (no hands) below 2s, behind 3s and between 3s to face up with 1M behind 1L
9-16 1s dance Tandem LS reel of 3 with 1st corners to end 1L behind 1M facing down
17-24 1s dance Tandem RS reel of 3 with 2nd corners and end facing 1st corners
25-32 1s dance Pass+Turn with 1st corners, then with 2nd corners
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.
Robert Senior, The Sunday Class 1
8×40R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set & cast 1 place, 1s cross between 3s & cast up to 2nd place opposite sides
9-16 1s+2s dance Ladies Chain & end 1s facing down
17-24 Reel of 3 on sides, 1s giving RSh to 3s & 1s+3s ½ turn RH 2 3(1)
25-32 3s+1s dance Mens Chain & end 1L facing out with partner ready to follow her
33-40 1L followed by partner casts up & crosses to own side to end 1s in 2nd place own sides, 1s+3s circle 4H round to left
Book of Graded SCDs
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance RSh reels of 3 on own sides
9-16 1s cast behind 2s dance down between 3s, cast round 3s to face 1st corners
17-24 1s set to 1st corners, set to 2nd corners & end between corners, 1s turn RH 1.1/2 times to end 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L
T. Glasspool
8×32S, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH and ½ turn 2s LH on sides, 2s+1s chase anticlockwise 1 pl and ¾ turn partners LH into centre to a line of 4 across (Ladies BtoB facing partners)
9-16 All dance Gypsy Poussette:-
Box setting:
' 9 All set to the right turning ¼ turn to right
' 10 All set to the left (facing away from partner) and ¼ turn to right
' 11 All set to the right (facing partner, Men pass BtoB) and ¼ turn to right
' 12 All set to the left (facing away from partner and passing BtoB) and no turn, partners now facing away from each other (but not lined up back to back)
Gypsy turn:
' 13-14 All cast to right and dance back ½ way to the opposite place
' 15-16 All ¾ turn partners 2H into a line across (as start of Gypsy Poussette but having changed places with partner).
17-24 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across ending in prom hold, 2s facing down and 1s facing up (Men with partner on their right)
25-32 1s+2s wheel round anticlockwise ¼ way to dance the Tournee: 1s+2s dance into prom hold (Men with partner on right, 1s face M's side and 2s L's side), couples ½ wheel anticlockwise and Men turn Ladies into middle, both couples turn 1½ times (2s RH, 1s LH) and dance out to places
J. Duthie, 8 SCDs
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s lead down for 3 steps, lead back to top of set & cast into 2nd place on own sides
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across, (1M with 2s & 1L with 3s)
17-24 1s turn 1st corner, partner, 2nd corner, partner
25-32 All circle 6H round & back
J. Drewry, RSCDS Book 35
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s ½ turn partners RH and dance RH across ½ way, 2s+1s full turn partner RH ending with 2s at top and 1s in 2nd place
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on own sides (1L dances in and up as 1M dances in and down to start) and 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s set to 1st corners then to each other across the dance, set to 2nd corners and Petronella turn to 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round to the left for 6 steps, pivot and chase back to places. 213
Anon, RSCDS Book 26
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-2 1s set;
3-8 1s cast, cross, cast round first corners and finish back to back, 1L facing 2s, 1M facing 3s;
9-12 2s1L 3s1M 3 hands round to the left, 1s turning on the spot to finish facing each other;
13-16 1s set and turn ¾ both hands to finish facing first corners;
17-24 1s turn corner, partner, corner, partner;
25-30 reels of 3 on opposite sides (1s give left shoulder to first corner);
31-32 1s cross by the right to own sides.
J. Drewry, Brodie Book
96R, Square Set
Fig 1
1-8 1s+3s set and dance La Baratte:-
' Men ½ turn Lady RH and retains hand but at arm's length from each other
' Men retrace steps with Lady turning right under Man's arm briefly into Allemande hold (Man behind Lady facing Ladies original place) and releasing Ladies RH she turns under Mans left arm until almost in original places
' Couples change places LH to change places facing out
9-16 2s+4s (prom hold) Adv+Ret while 3s and 1s Promenade clockwise ¾ way round to face out to side couples (1s face 4s and 3s face 2s), all (in prom hold) pass facing couples RSh, 1s and 3s dance back to original places while side couples dance in and round opposite couple LSh and return to pl
17-32 Repeat bars 1-16 with 2s and 4s dancing La Baratte and Promenading round
Fig 2
1-8 1L+2M and 3L+4M ½ turn RH and dance RH across ½ way, 1L and 3L turn their own corners RH 1½ times to place
9-16 2L and 4L repeat bars 1- 8
17-24 All set to partners, petronella turn (Ladies BtoB) and set twice On second setting the Ladies turn right about to form a circle while partners dances in behind them and place hands on their hips
25-32 Ladies circle 4H round to left (small steps) with partners behind them then and all turn partners RH back to places
Fig 3
1-8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 Ladies dance RH across and turn partners LH 1½ times to bring Men into middle
17-24 Men dance RH across and turn partners LH into prom hold facing anticlockwise
25-32 All Promenade round
J. Wilkinson, RSCDS Book 47
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set & dance down between 3s & cast up to end LH with partner facing 1st crnrs
9-16 1s set & turn inwards to face 3rd crnrs, 1s set to 3rd crnrs & turn crnrs LH to end RH with partner facing 2nd crnrs
17-24 1s set & turn inwards to face 4th crnrs,1s set to 4th crnrs & turn crnrs RH to end 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back
A. Macpherson, RSCDS Leaflet Dances 20
4×32S Square Set
1-8 1s & 3s join hands with partner & adv for 2 steps, turn opposite partner RH once round, retaining opp ptnr hand dance RH across with 2s/4s
9-16 Dancing couples (1M+3L & 1L+3M) facing side couples dance parallel reels of 4 across the dance
17-18 Dancing couples (1M+3L & 1L+3M) set to side couples
19-22 Dancing couples (1M+3L & 1L+3M) dance out between side couples & cast to original places while side couples separate & dance into centre to meet partners then holding nearer hands dance out to original places
23-24 All turn partners 2H
25-32 All circle 8H ½ way round to left, ¾ turn partners RH into prom hold (Ladies on inside) & all Promenade 1 place clockwise
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.

Portland Dance

Ren. School of Arts, Portland, Ore. on 10 January 2015

P. Knapman, Collins Pocket Ref
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s turn RH and cast to 2nd place, turn partner LH 1¼ times to end Man facing down and Lady facing up
9-16 1s dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s), 1s pass RSh and dance LH across with other couple
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back to 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
Robert Senior, The Sunday Class 1
8×40R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set & cast 1 place, 1s cross between 3s & cast up to 2nd place opposite sides
9-16 1s+2s dance Ladies Chain & end 1s facing down
17-24 Reel of 3 on sides, 1s giving RSh to 3s & 1s+3s ½ turn RH 2 3(1)
25-32 3s+1s dance Mens Chain & end 1L facing out with partner ready to follow her
33-40 1L followed by partner casts up & crosses to own side to end 1s in 2nd place own sides, 1s+3s circle 4H round to left
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.
T. Wilson
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cross (no hands) below 2s, behind 3s and between 3s to face up with 1M behind 1L
9-16 1s dance Tandem LS reel of 3 with 1st corners to end 1L behind 1M facing down
17-24 1s dance Tandem RS reel of 3 with 2nd corners and end facing 1st corners
25-32 1s dance Pass+Turn with 1st corners, then with 2nd corners
A. Macpherson, RSCDS Leaflet Dances 20
4×32S Square Set
1-8 1s & 3s join hands with partner & adv for 2 steps, turn opposite partner RH once round, retaining opp ptnr hand dance RH across with 2s/4s
9-16 Dancing couples (1M+3L & 1L+3M) facing side couples dance parallel reels of 4 across the dance
17-18 Dancing couples (1M+3L & 1L+3M) set to side couples
19-22 Dancing couples (1M+3L & 1L+3M) dance out between side couples & cast to original places while side couples separate & dance into centre to meet partners then holding nearer hands dance out to original places
23-24 All turn partners 2H
25-32 All circle 8H ½ way round to left, ¾ turn partners RH into prom hold (Ladies on inside) & all Promenade 1 place clockwise
RSCDS Book 31
4×48R, Sq. Set
1-8 1L+3M turn RH, dance round partner RSh to turn each other again RH ending in middle holding RH and partners LH
9-16 1s+3s Balance-in-Line, 1L+3M turn partners LH into the middle and Balance-in-Line again, turn partner LH to original pstns
17-24 1s+3s dance R&L
25-32 1s+3s dance Ladies Chain
33-40 All turn corners RH retaining hold and hold partners LH to form a circle (men facing out), all set and turn partner LH (4 bars) into prom hold
41-48 All dance round anticlockwise in prom hold to original pstns
Endnote: Repeat with 2L+4M, 3L+1M, 4L+2M
Brunken, E., Moments in Time (2007)
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-4 First couple dance ½ figure of 8 around the 2s.
5-8 First couple dance ½ figure of 8 around the 3s.
9-16 First couple turn partners and corners:
'9-10 First couple turn partner ¾ by the R.
'11-12 First couple turn 1st corners ¾ by the L.
'13-14 First couple turn partner ¾ by the R.
'15-16 First couple turn 2nd corners ¾ by the L. 1L finish between the 3s, 1M finish between the 2s.
17-20 Advance and retire up and down the set.
21-24 First couple cross up and down by the R and cast R to end in 2nd place on own sides.
25-28 All three couples advance and retire.
29-32 All three couples turn partners R.
B. McMurtry, Dragonfly
3×32S, 3C set
1-4 All couples set, C1 cast off two places while C3 dance to the top
5-8 C1 and C3 set and turn with both hands, C1 finish middle of set facing up and C3 finish middle of set facing down, nearer hands joined
9-16 Circle, 6 hands round and back
17-24 Mirror reel of three on own side. C1 and C3 cast into reel, C2 dance in and down. C2 and C1 finish in middle, facing up and down, nearer hands joined
25-32 C2 and C1 dance rondel. C1, at the bottom begin by making arch, C2 dance up under arch.
J. Bradley, Nottingham Lace
3×32R, 3C set, 2s on opposite sides
1-8 Ladies set twice and dance LH across while Men cast and chase clockwise all back to places
9-16 Men set twice and dance RH across while Ladies cast and chase anticlockwise to places
17-24 All dance reels of 3 on sides 2s giving RSh to 3s
25-32 1s+2s set, dance RH across ½ way, 1s+3s set and dance LH across ½ way. 2(3)1
Book of Graded SCDs
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance RSh reels of 3 on own sides
9-16 1s cast behind 2s dance down between 3s, cast round 3s to face 1st corners
17-24 1s set to 1st corners, set to 2nd corners & end between corners, 1s turn RH 1.1/2 times to end 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L
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
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.

Betwixt and Between Ceilidh

Vancouver, Wash. on 28 December 2014

Book of Graded SCDs
8×32J, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s lead down the middle & back to top
9-16 1s+2s dance Allemande
17-24 1s dance full Fig of 8 round 2s
25-32 2s+1s circle 4H round & back
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
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
B. McMurtry, Devil’s Quandary
4×32J, 2C set
1-8 1s+2s dance BtoB (finish in the middle facing down); 2s+1s dance down for 2 steps and set, turning to face up.
9-16 1s+2s dance up; 1s cast into 2nd place and 2s finish in 1st place; 2s+1s dance BtoB.
17-24 1s followed by 2s lead down for 3 steps and up for 3 steps, 2s cast into second place (1s+2s finish in the middle facing partner BH joined).
25-32 1s+2s Poussette.
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
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.
Terry Glasspool, 7 Year Itch
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-2 1M set;
3-4 1M cast one place WHILE 1L set;
5-6 1M set WHILE 1L cast one place;
7-8 1M petronella turn to finish facing up between 3s WHILE 1L set;
9-10 1L petronella turn to finish facing down between 2s WHILE 3M1M3L set facing up;
11-12 2M1L2L set facing down WHILE 3M1M3L advance;
13-14 2M1L2L advance WHILE 3M1M3L retire;
15-16 2M1L2L retire, 1L pulling right shoulder back to finish facing up WHILE 1M advance to follow partner;
17-24 giving right shoulder to 2L to start, 1s dance tandem reel of 3 with 2s, finishing in 2nd place on own sides;
25-32 giving right shoulder to 3s to start, 1s dance parallel reels of 3 on own sides, finishing 2s1s3s.
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
I. Paterson
5×32R, 5 Couple Sq. Set
1-8 5s+1s dance RH Across; 5s+3s dance LH Across (5s finish facing 1s)
9-16 5s+1s+3s dance RSh Reels of 3 up and down the dance (5s finish facing 4s)
17-24 5s+4s+2s dance LSh Reels of 3 across the dance (5s finish facing 4s)
25-32 5s change places with 4s in two steps (passing RSh); 4s with 3s; 3s with 2s; 2s with 1s
M. Levy, Tin Woodman
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance down, 1L dances under 1M arm as he dances round below her and dance up to 2nd place BtoB in the middle facing opposite sides
9-16 1s set (as in Double Triangles), turn 1st corner RH, set again in Double Triangles and turn 2nd corners LH
17-24 1s reel of 3 on the sides giving RSh to 1st corners and cross to 2nd place own sides
25-32 All set 1 (Pas-de-basque on R foot) and circle 6H round to left, all set (Pas-de-basque on L foot) and circle 6H round to right
S. McKinnell, RSCDS Book 46
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set and cast 1 place, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 (1M round 2s, 1L round 3s)
9-16 2s+1s+3s set and 1s cross passing RSh, 2M+1M also 1L+3L turn RH 1½ times on sides
17-20 1s+2s+3s dance 3 couple Bourrel:-
' 1M+3L also 2M+1L set advancing and ¾ turn 2H to line up/down middle then ½ turn single to face own partners as 3M and 2L chase anticlockwise to face them
21-24 All set and turn 2H to own sides. 312
25-32 All chase clockwise ½ way, all ½ turn partners RH and twirl to places. 213
Whiteadder Coll.
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance down below 3s, cast up round 3s to 2nd place own side, 2s+1s+3s set and cross RH
9-16 1s dance up round 2s and cast down to 2nd place opposite sides, 2s+1s+3s set, 1s turn LH to face 1st corners while 2s and 3s cross LH
17-24 1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting with 1st corners and ¾ turn RH to face 2nd corners, 1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting to 2nd corners and ¾ turn RH to end 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

Portland Dance

Ren. School of Arts, 0234 SW Bancroft St., Portland, Ore. on 13 December 2014

P. Knapman, Collins Pocket Ref
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s turn RH and cast to 2nd place, turn partner LH 1¼ times to end Man facing down and Lady facing up
9-16 1s dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s), 1s pass RSh and dance LH across with other couple
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back to 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
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
RSCDS Book 31
4×48R, Sq. Set
1-8 1L+3M turn RH, dance round partner RSh to turn each other again RH ending in middle holding RH and partners LH
9-16 1s+3s Balance-in-Line, 1L+3M turn partners LH into the middle and Balance-in-Line again, turn partner LH to original pstns
17-24 1s+3s dance R&L
25-32 1s+3s dance Ladies Chain
33-40 All turn corners RH retaining hold and hold partners LH to form a circle (men facing out), all set and turn partner LH (4 bars) into prom hold
41-48 All dance round anticlockwise in prom hold to original pstns
Endnote: Repeat with 2L+4M, 3L+1M, 4L+2M
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
B. McMurtry, Dragonfly
3×32S, 3C set
1-4 All couples set, C1 cast off two places while C3 dance to the top
5-8 C1 and C3 set and turn with both hands, C1 finish middle of set facing up and C3 finish middle of set facing down, nearer hands joined
9-16 Circle, 6 hands round and back
17-24 Mirror reel of three on own side. C1 and C3 cast into reel, C2 dance in and down. C2 and C1 finish in middle, facing up and down, nearer hands joined
25-32 C2 and C1 dance rondel. C1, at the bottom begin by making arch, C2 dance up under arch.
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.
Brunken, E., Moments in Time (2007)
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-4 First couple dance ½ figure of 8 around the 2s.
5-8 First couple dance ½ figure of 8 around the 3s.
9-16 First couple turn partners and corners:
'9-10 First couple turn partner ¾ by the R.
'11-12 First couple turn 1st corners ¾ by the L.
'13-14 First couple turn partner ¾ by the R.
'15-16 First couple turn 2nd corners ¾ by the L. 1L finish between the 3s, 1M finish between the 2s.
17-20 Advance and retire up and down the set.
21-24 First couple cross up and down by the R and cast R to end in 2nd place on own sides.
25-28 All three couples advance and retire.
29-32 All three couples turn partners R.
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
J. Bradley, Nottingham Lace
3×32R, 3C set, 2s on opposite sides
1-8 Ladies set twice and dance LH across while Men cast and chase clockwise all back to places
9-16 Men set twice and dance RH across while Ladies cast and chase anticlockwise to places
17-24 All dance reels of 3 on sides 2s giving RSh to 3s
25-32 1s+2s set, dance RH across ½ way, 1s+3s set and dance LH across ½ way. 2(3)1
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
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
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

Asilomar Ball

Pacific Grove, Calif. on 8 November 2014

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

Portland Dance

Ren. School of Arts, 0234 SW Bancroft St., Portland, Ore. on 8 November 2014

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 Ceilidh

Pacific Grove, Calif. on 7 November 2014

RSCDS Leaflet 19
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1M casts to 2nd place, sets to 3L, turns RH and dances back to 2nd place on own side
9-16 1L casts to 2nd place, sets to 3M, turns LH and dances back to 2nd place
17-24 1L with 2s and 1M with 3s dance RH across, 1s end in centre LH joined, 1s set in centre and dance out to 2nd place on opposite sides
25-32 1M with 2s and 1L with 3s dance RH across, 1s end in centre LH joined, 1s set in centre and dance out to 2nd place on own sides
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 21
8×32R 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s lead down, 1⁄2 turn RH, lead up to 2nd places opposite sides
9-16 1s+2s dance Ladies Chain
17-24 2M+1L followed by 1M+2L Promenade and end with 1M dancing to own partner as 2M casts to 2nd place to meet his partner
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette
D. Haynes, RSCDS Leaflet 10
8×32S 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s set, turn partners 2H opening out into 4H round
9-16 2s+1s dance the Knot, 1s turn LH to end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s turn corners RH, partners LH, 2nd corners RH and partners LH
25-32 1s dance RH across, (1M with 3s and 1L with 2s), pass partner RSh and dance LH across with other couple, 1s end in 2nd place. 213
C. Menzies, RSCDS Book 10
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1M sets to 2L and casts 1 place, 1L sets to 2M and casts 1 place
9-16 1s turn 1st corner RH and pass partner RSh, turn 2nd corner LH pass partner RSh to face 1st corners
17-24 1s dance “Hello-Goodbye” setting and end BtoB (1M facing up and 1L facing down)
25-32 1s giving RSh to 2nd corner and dance reels of 3 on sides with 2s+3s and cross RH to 2nd place on own sides
Interval
R. Goldring, 5 SCDs
8×32J 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH, cast 2 places, cross LH below 3s and cast up to 2nd place own sides
9-16 2s+1s+3s 1⁄2 turn RH. retain hands, and all set (M face down and L up); 2L leads Ladies across and down own side while 3M leads Men across and up
17-24 3s+1s+2s circle 6H round and back
25-32 3s+1s+2s 1⁄2 turn LH, retain hands, and all set (M face up and L down); 2L leads Ladies across and up own side while 3M leads Men across and down. 213
Anon, RSCDS Book 26
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-2 1s set;
3-8 1s cast, cross, cast round first corners and finish back to back, 1L facing 2s, 1M facing 3s;
9-12 2s1L 3s1M 3 hands round to the left, 1s turning on the spot to finish facing each other;
13-16 1s set and turn ¾ both hands to finish facing first corners;
17-24 1s turn corner, partner, corner, partner;
25-30 reels of 3 on opposite sides (1s give left shoulder to first corner);
31-32 1s cross by the right to own sides.
Terry Glasspool, 7 Year Itch
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-2 1M set;
3-4 1M cast one place WHILE 1L set;
5-6 1M set WHILE 1L cast one place;
7-8 1M petronella turn to finish facing up between 3s WHILE 1L set;
9-10 1L petronella turn to finish facing down between 2s WHILE 3M1M3L set facing up;
11-12 2M1L2L set facing down WHILE 3M1M3L advance;
13-14 2M1L2L advance WHILE 3M1M3L retire;
15-16 2M1L2L retire, 1L pulling right shoulder back to finish facing up WHILE 1M advance to follow partner;
17-24 giving right shoulder to 2L to start, 1s dance tandem reel of 3 with 2s, finishing in 2nd place on own sides;
25-32 giving right shoulder to 3s to start, 1s dance parallel reels of 3 on own sides, finishing 2s1s3s.
T. Cuthbertson, San Francisco Collection 2
8×32S 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+3s dance double Fig of 8 around 2s, 1s crossing down to start
9-16 1s+2s dance Diamond Poussette
17-24 1s dance in and down between 2s (2s step up), set to each other and dance RSh round 4th corner to face own 1st corner
25-32 1s dance ‘Hello-Goodbye’ setting ending with petronella turn2nd places to
J. Attwood, Alexander Book 1
8×32R 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, 1s cross RH and cast 1 place (Man up Lady down)
9-16 1s dance 1⁄2 reels of 3 across (1M with 2s and 1L with 3s), setlines across and change places RH with opposite person
17-24 2s+1s+3s chase clockwise 1⁄2 way, 1s dance in and turn RH to face 1st corner pstns as 2s and 3s continue to chase on to places (as bar 16)
25-32 1s dance 1⁄2 reel of 4 with 1st corners, passing RSh dance 1⁄2 reel with 2nd corners and cross passing RSh to 2nd place own sides in

SW WA Fall Dance

Columbia Dance Center, Vancouver, Wash. on 25 October 2014

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

Portland Dance

Academy of Dance Arts, 311 B Ave., Suite Z, Lake Oswego, Ore. on 11 October 2014

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

High Desert Ball

Redmond, Ore. on 4 October 2014

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

Portland Dance

Waluga Lodge, Lake Oswego, Ore. on 10 May 2014

M. Corson, RSCDS Leaflet 14
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s+3s all clap, 1L+2L+3L dance RSh round partners & 3s followed by 2s+1s lead down
9-16 All ½ turn (Lady under Man's R arm) & 1s followed by 2s+3s lead back to top, 1s+2s+3s set & ½ turn partner RH ending in centre of dance
17-24 1s+2s+3s dance Promenade
25-32 1s+2L dance RH across (1M ending in 2nd place), 1s+2M dance LH across with 1s both ending in 2nd place
Mary Erskine [videos: 1, 2]
R. Goldring, 15 Social Dances
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s turn on sides 1½ times (Men RH & Ladies LH), 1s cast down behind 3s, meet & dance up to 2nd place facing own sides ready for -
9-16 1s dance Double Triangles & end by turning right about to face each other (remaining in middle)
17-24 1s slip step down centre & back
25-32 1L dances LH across on Men's side as 1M dances RH across on Ladies side & dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
Linda Mae Dennis, Princess Bride Collection
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
Tune: Fiona Miller’s Strathspey by David Knight
Suitable recording: Track 9 on the CD “First Stop!” by Waverley Station (David Knight, Liz Donaldson, Ralph Gordon)
1-4 1st couple cross over giving right hands, and cast off one place. 2nd couple step up on bars 3-4.
5-8 1st couple turn with both hands to finish in second place on opposite sides.
9-12 All three couples turn halfway with right hands to face partner in the middle, and cast to opposite sides (half turn and twirl).
13-16 All three couples set, and turn halfway with right hands to finish with 1st couple, on opposite sides, in second place in the middle in promenade hold facing down, 2nd couple in the middle in first place and 3rd couple in third place in the middle in promenade hold facing up.
17-24 All dance a circulating allemande. On the last two bars, 3rd couple, at the top turn ¾ with left hands, and 2nd couple at the bottom turn 1¼ also with left hands to form a line up and down the middle of the set. 2nd and 3rd couples are left shoulder to left shoulder with partners, with 3rd woman and 2nd man facing the women's side and 3rd man and 2nd woman facing the men's side. 1st couple retire as usual to second place on opposite sides.
25-32 All dance the Targe as follows:
25-26 3rd and 2nd women turn ¾ in the middle with right hands as their partners and 1st couple dance anti-clockwise ¼ the way round the outside.
27-28 3rd and 2nd couples turn partners once round with right hands while 1st couple, facing up and down toward each other set.
29-30 3rd and 2nd women turn ¾ in the middle with right hands as their partners and 1st couple continue ¼ the way round the outside anti-clockwise.
31-32 2nd couple turn ¼ with left hands to finish in first place on own sides, 1st couple set to partner, and 3rd couple turn ¾ with left hands to third place own sides. Repeat having passed a couple.
T. Glasspool, Ithaca NY, USA
4×48J, Sq. Set
1-8 All Ladies RH across and return to places dancing LSh round own partners end facing corners
9-16 Corner couples turn RH 1¾ times into prom hold and dance anticlockwise a little more than ½ way to form square and face in (Men now diametrically opposite original place with 'new' partner on right and all Ladies 1 place on clockwise)
17-24 All couples (prom hold) advance to centre, release hands and retire with corner, advance again and retire with current partner
25-32 All Men LH across and return to place dancing RSh round current partner and end giving LH to corner facing in on diagonal
33-40 Corner couples Set+Link, Set+Link on sides
41-48 All circle 8H round and back. Ladies are in original place but Men are 1 place anticlockwise.
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
T. Glasspool
8×32S, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH and ½ turn 2s LH on sides, 2s+1s chase anticlockwise 1 pl and ¾ turn partners LH into centre to a line of 4 across (Ladies BtoB facing partners)
9-16 All dance Gypsy Poussette:-
Box setting:
' 9 All set to the right turning ¼ turn to right
' 10 All set to the left (facing away from partner) and ¼ turn to right
' 11 All set to the right (facing partner, Men pass BtoB) and ¼ turn to right
' 12 All set to the left (facing away from partner and passing BtoB) and no turn, partners now facing away from each other (but not lined up back to back)
Gypsy turn:
' 13-14 All cast to right and dance back ½ way to the opposite place
' 15-16 All ¾ turn partners 2H into a line across (as start of Gypsy Poussette but having changed places with partner).
17-24 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across ending in prom hold, 2s facing down and 1s facing up (Men with partner on their right)
25-32 1s+2s wheel round anticlockwise ¼ way to dance the Tournee: 1s+2s dance into prom hold (Men with partner on right, 1s face M's side and 2s L's side), couples ½ wheel anticlockwise and Men turn Ladies into middle, both couples turn 1½ times (2s RH, 1s LH) and dance out to places
D. Haynes, Carnforth Collection 2
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place, 1L dances a ½ Fig of 8 round 2s while 1M dances ½ Fig of 8 round 3s
9-24 1s dance Corner Chain with 1st and 2nd corners:-
9-16 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
17-24 1s change places RH with 2nd corners, 2nd corners turn LH in centre and return to places giving RH to 1s and 1s end turning LH ¾ to face 1st corner
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving LSh to 1st corners and cross to 2nd place own sides
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
Holly Gibson, Princess Bride Collection
8×32H, 3C (4C set)
Music: Fox in the Woods on the CD “The Devil’s Quandary” by Andy Imbrie and Deby Benton Grosjean
1-8 1st couple lead down below 3rd couple, turn once round with right hands, and cast up round 3rd couple to face first corners. 2nd couple step up on bars 3-4.
9-16 1st couple set to corners and partner. On the last two bars, they turn with left hands halfway round to face first corners again.
17-20 1st couple with first corners dance a half diagonal reel of four. 1st couple pass right shoulders at the end and finish facing second corners.
21-24 1st couple with second corners dance a half diagonal reel of four with and finish in second place own sides.
25-28 All three couples chase clockwise halfway round the set.
29-32 1st couple turn 1½ times giving right hands to second place on own sides. Repeat having passed a couple.
Quarries’ Jig [videos: 1, 2]
K. W. Smith, RSCDS Book 36
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cast 1 place and dance round 1st corners passing corners LSh
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across (1st Man with 2s and 1st Lady with 3s), 1s turn LH to face 1st corners
17-18 Centre dancers change with 1st corners RH while 2nd corners set
19-20 1st corners (in centre) change places LH while new 1st and 2nd corners dance clockwise round to next corner place
21-24 Repeat the Fig in bars 17-20 from new places
25-32 Repeat 17-20 from new places, 1s end by turning LH to 2nd place on opposite sides, 2s+1s+3s set on sides and 1s cross back RH
J. Cosh, 22 Sottish Country Dances
4×32S, 4C set
1-8 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance ½ R&L, 1s+4s (in centre) dance ½ R&L
9-16 2s+4s and 1s+3s circle 4H left ½ way, 2s+3s circle 4H right ½ way, 1s dance up to top and all face as for Reel of 4 on sides
17-24 All set Highland Schottische and dance ½ Grand Chain
25-32 All dance reel of 4 on sides. 2341
M. S. Brandon, 4 Scottish Country Dances, 1978
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s ½ turn RH into prom hold and dance down, cross LH and cast up behind 3s on own sides to 2nd place
9-16 1L and 2M+3M set advancing to form triangle, 1L and 2M+3M retire as 1M and 2L+3L set advancing to form triangle, repeat this Fig (bars 9-12)
17-24 1s in prom hold dance ½ LSh reel of 3 with 2L+3L (in centre of set), 2L and 3L pick up each others partner and complete reel
25-32 1s (prom hold) continue with ½ reel of 3 with 2M+3M (Men leave Ladies on Men's side in 1st and 3rd place) all end opposite side 213, all set and cross RH. 213

Youth Weekend Ball

Bellingham, Wash. on 3 May 2014

RSCDS Book 29
8×32J, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1M+2L passing RSh and dance Figs of 8 round standing partners passing own partner LSh
9-16 1L+2M passing LSh and dance Figs of 8 round standing partners passing own partner RSh
17-24 1s dance 4 slip step down middle, set to each other, slip step up to top and cast to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s Adv+Ret clapping on bar 28 and turn partners RH
J. Drewry, Bon Accord Book
8×40R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cast 1 place and dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s and turn ¾ LH to face 1st corners
9-16 1s turn 1st corner RH, pass partner RSh and turn 2nd corner LH pass partner LSh to face 1st corners
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners and ½ diagonal reel with 2nd corners to end in centre BtoB facing 3rd corners (1st corner persons)
25-32 1s set to 3rd corners and dance round one another clockwise to 4th corners, set and dance clockwise to face out on opposite sides
33-40 1s dance out and cast round 1st corner into centre while 2s and 3s dance ½ R&L, 2s+1s+3s turn RH. 213
Derek Haynes, RSCDS Book 22
3×32S, 3C set
1-2 All set on the sides;
3-6 all turn both hands twice;
7-8 all set on the sides;
9-16 grand chain;
17-20 1s lead down between 2s and cast down round 3s;
21-24 1s lead up between 3s and cast up round 2s;
25-28 1s2s half poussette;
29-32 1s3s half poussette, finishing 2s3s1s.
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.
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
The Hamilton Rant [videos: 1, 2, 3]
R. M. Campbell, RSCDS Book 22
8×48R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1M+2L change places RH, 1L+2M change places, 1M+3M change places and 1L+3L change places
9-16 3s+1s dance ½ R&L, 2s+1s dance ½ R&L
17-24 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, 1s turn 1¾ LH to face 1st corners
25-32 1s set and turn corners 2H and twirl to face partners, set to partners and turn 2H and twirl to face 2nd corners
33-40 1s set and turn 2nd corners and twirl to face partners, set to partners and turn 2H and twirl to face 2nd corners again
41-48 1s dance reel of 3 on opposite sides passing 2nd corner RSh and cross to own sides 2nd place
R. Goldring, 24 Graded & Social Dances
3×32S, 3C set
1-8 1s+2s dance Diamond Poussette
9-16 1s dance down for 2 steps, turn 2H, dance up to top & turn 2H
17-24 1s+3s dance double Fig of 8 round 2s with 1s casting to start
25-32 1M+2M turn LH 1.½ times while 1L+2L turn RH 1.½ times, 1M+3M turn RH 1.½ times while 1L+3L turn LH 1.½ times
Atkinson, RSCDS Book 13
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set & cast below 3s, lead up to face 1 corners
9-16 1s set & turn 1st corners RH to balance in diagonal line, set & 1s turn LH to face 2nd corners
17-24 1s set & turn 2nd corners RH to Bal-in-Line, set & 1s turn LH to 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back
Intermission
R. Goldring, RSCDS Leaflet 11
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, turn RH 1½ times to end in prom hold facing 2M
9-16 1s dance ½ RSh reel of 3 on Mans side, cross to face 3L and dance ½ RSh reel on Ladies side 1s end facing 3L (in top place)
17-24 1s set to 3L, turn and set to 2L, turn and set to 2M, turn and set to 3M ending with 3s+1s+2s in centre ready for Allemande
25-32 3s+1s+2s Allemande
Preston, RSCDS Book 5
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s+3s set and cross RH, set and cross back RH
9-16 1s lead down the middle for 4 bars and back to top
17-24 1s cast to 2nd place on own sides and circle 4H round to the left with 3s
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L
Anon, RSCDS Book 26
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-2 1s set;
3-8 1s cast, cross, cast round first corners and finish back to back, 1L facing 2s, 1M facing 3s;
9-12 2s1L 3s1M 3 hands round to the left, 1s turning on the spot to finish facing each other;
13-16 1s set and turn ¾ both hands to finish facing first corners;
17-24 1s turn corner, partner, corner, partner;
25-30 reels of 3 on opposite sides (1s give left shoulder to first corner);
31-32 1s cross by the right to own sides.
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
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
R. Clowes, Ormskirk 1
4×32S, 4C set
1-8 2s and 4s dance Petronella to opposite sides
9-16 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance Ladies Chain
17-24 1s and 3s dance Petronella to opposite sides
25-32 1L+2M change places LH, 1M+2L also 1L+3L change places RH, 1M+3M also 1L+4M change places LH and 1M+4L change RH. 2341
Mrs Stewart’s Jig [videos: 1, 2]
Frans Ligtmans, RSCDS Book 35
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-2 1s set;
3-8 1L cast 2 places, cross and cast up to 2M’s place WHILE 1M cross, cast 2 places and dance up between 3s to 2L’s place, 1s finishing facing down;
9-16 2s1s3s grand chain;
17-24 2s1s ladies’ chain;
25-28 2s1s3s advance and retire;
29-32 1s turn by the right 1½ times.
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

Youth Weekend Ceilidh

Bellingham, Wash. on 2 May 2014

Anon
4×16b
1-8 All in Allemande hold walk forward 4 steps, all turn about and walk backwards (same direction) 4 steps
9-16 All Men set as Ladies dance under Mans right arm, all polka round the room
C. Hunt, San Francisco Collection 2
8×32J, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1M dances reel of 3 on opposite side with 1L+2L (RSh to 2L)
9-16 1M followed by partner dances Tandem reel of 3 across with 2s (RSh to 2M)
17-24 1M followed by partner dances down the middle and leads her up to top
25-32 1s+2s dance Allemande
R. Goldring, 24 Graded and Social Dances
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s lead down the middle and back to face 2L in prom hold
9-16 1s dance reel of 3 across with 2s (giving RSh to 2L)
17-24 1s dance reel of 3 across with 3s (LSh to 3L) ending in the middle (Man facing down and Lady facing up to partner)
25-32 1s set in middle, petronella to 2nd place own sides and 2s+1s+3s turn RH (4 bars)
Unknown
6×32J around the room
P. Burrage, Pinewoods Collection 2
4×32R, 4C set
1-8 1L followed by 1M dances Fig of 8 round 2M and 3M passing out between them to start and end in centre at top of set
9-16 1s quickly slip step to bottom and set while 2s+3s+4s set and cross RH, 1s slip step back to top and set while 2s+3s+4s set and cross RH
17-24 1M+2L DoSiDo while 1L+2M set and cast (1s in 2nd place), 1s repeat with 3s ending in 3rd place
25-32 1s repeat above with 4s to end in 4th place and turn RH
RSCDS Leaflet 19
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1M casts to 2nd place, sets to 3L, turns RH and dances back to 2nd place on own side
9-16 1L casts to 2nd place, sets to 3M, turns LH and dances back to 2nd place
17-24 1L with 2s and 1M with 3s dance RH across, 1s end in centre LH joined, 1s set in centre and dance out to 2nd place on opposite sides
25-32 1M with 2s and 1L with 3s dance RH across, 1s end in centre LH joined, 1s set in centre and dance out to 2nd place on own sides
RSCDS Book 14
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s set & dance RH across ½ way, set & dance LH across ½ way back to place
9-16 1s lead down the middle & back to top
17-24 1s+2s dance Allemande
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back
RSCDS Book 3
32R, 3 facing 3, round the room
1-8 All circle 6H round & back
9-16 Centre dancer sets & turns 2H person on right, sets & turns 2H person on left (popular variation – turn person on right RH, turn person on left LH)
17-24 All dance reels of 3 with centre dancer passing LSh with person on right (popular variation – RSh to person on right)
25-32 All Adv+Ret, advance to meet next group of 3 dancers (1 group of 3 passing under arches made by opposite group)
Unknown
5×40R

Dinner Dance

St. Luke’s, Vancouver, Wash. on 26 April 2014

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
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
John Drewry, Bon Accord Book
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-4 1s turn by the right and cast;
5-8 1s half figures of 8 (L up, M down);
9-12 1s half reel of 3 on opposite sides;
13-16 1M3s half reel of 3 across (at top) WHILE 1L2s half reel of 3 across;
17-18 1s turn by the left;
19-20 1s turn first corners (in partners’ first corners’ positions) by the right;
21-24 1s pass partner by the right, turn second corners (in partners’ second corners’ positions) by the right and take promenade hold;
25-28 1M2L 1L3M promenade across the set (giving right shoulder) finishing 3L1L3M on M’s side, 2L1M2M on L’s side;
29-32 Half diagonal rights and lefts, 1L diagonally down to start, 1M up.
B. McMurtry, The Devil’s Quandary, No. 29, 2000
3×32J(RS), 3C (4C set)
1-4 1st couple set and cast off one place. 2nd couple step up on bars 3-4.
5-8 1st couple dance between 3rd couple and cast up into 2nd place.
9-12 1st couple dance a half figure of eight between the 2nd couple.
13-16 All three couples advance and retire.
17-24 2nd and 1st couples dance a Ladies’ Chain.
25-28 1st couple dance a half figure of eight between 3rd couple.
29-32 All three couples dance back to back. Repeat having passed a couple.

Note: This may be danced as a jig, reel or strathspey. Completing the polite turn in a timely manner at the end of the ladies’ chain will help the 1st couple with the next figure.

Derek Haynes, RSCDS Book 22
3×32S, 3C set
1-2 All set on the sides;
3-6 all turn both hands twice;
7-8 all set on the sides;
9-16 grand chain;
17-20 1s lead down between 2s and cast down round 3s;
21-24 1s lead up between 3s and cast up round 2s;
25-28 1s2s half poussette;
29-32 1s3s half poussette, finishing 2s3s1s.
H. Foss, Angus Fitchet Album
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1M+2L set advancing & turn RH, 1L+2M set advancing & turn RH
9-16 1s set to each other & turn 2H, cast to 2nd place & Petronella turn to Lady between 2s & Man between 3s
17-24 1s set & ¾ turn RH while 2s+3s change places RH on sides & set, 1s repeat but 2s & 3s cross RH & set
25-32 1s set & change places RH while 2s+3s change places RH on sides & set, 1s cast round corner to 2nd pl own sides as 2s+3s cross RH & all set
T. Glasspool
8×32S, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH and ½ turn 2s LH on sides, 2s+1s chase anticlockwise 1 pl and ¾ turn partners LH into centre to a line of 4 across (Ladies BtoB facing partners)
9-16 All dance Gypsy Poussette:-
Box setting:
' 9 All set to the right turning ¼ turn to right
' 10 All set to the left (facing away from partner) and ¼ turn to right
' 11 All set to the right (facing partner, Men pass BtoB) and ¼ turn to right
' 12 All set to the left (facing away from partner and passing BtoB) and no turn, partners now facing away from each other (but not lined up back to back)
Gypsy turn:
' 13-14 All cast to right and dance back ½ way to the opposite place
' 15-16 All ¾ turn partners 2H into a line across (as start of Gypsy Poussette but having changed places with partner).
17-24 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across ending in prom hold, 2s facing down and 1s facing up (Men with partner on their right)
25-32 1s+2s wheel round anticlockwise ¼ way to dance the Tournee: 1s+2s dance into prom hold (Men with partner on right, 1s face M's side and 2s L's side), couples ½ wheel anticlockwise and Men turn Ladies into middle, both couples turn 1½ times (2s RH, 1s LH) and dance out to places
Roy Goldring (2002)
88R, Square Set
1-8 Ladies dance RSh round their corners, dance RH across ending in centre
9-16 Ladies dance LSh round their partners, dance LH across and back to places
17-24 Men dance RSh round their partners, dance RH across ending in centre
25-32 Men dance LSh round corners, dance LH across and back to places
33-40 1s and 3s turn partners RH 1¼ times, 1M and 3M followed by partners dance out between side couples and back to places (1M thru 4s and 3M thru 2s)
41-48 1s+3s dance RandL
49-64 2s+4s repeat bars 33-48
65-72 Ladies dance in turning right about to dance out, cast clockwise to opposite Lady’s place
73-80 Men dance in turning left about to dance out, cast anticlockwise to opposite places
81-88 All turn partners RH 1¼ times into prom hold, Promenade anticlockwise ½ way round to original places
A. MacKenzie, RSCDS Book 41
8×32J, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1L+2M set and change places RH while 1M+2L change places RH and set, 1s+2s repeat back to places
9-16 1s+2M dance reel of 3 across (2M+1L pass RSh to start)
17-24 1s+2L dance reel of 3 across (2L+1M pass LSh to start)
25-32 1L+2M change places RH, 1L+1M change places RH on side, 1L+2L change places RH and 2s cross RH
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
G. Morris, RSCDS Book 37
4×32R, 4C set
1-8 1s cross down to dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides ending in partners place
9-16 1s dance ½ Figs of 8 round 2s, meet in centre and dance 4 slip steps down the middle to 3rd place and set (with both hands joined)
17-24 1s+4s dance the Poussette
25-32 2s+3s and 4s+1s dance RH across once round and turn partner LH
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.
S. McKinnell, RSCDS Book 46
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set and cast 1 place, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 (1M round 2s, 1L round 3s)
9-16 2s+1s+3s set and 1s cross passing RSh, 2M+1M also 1L+3L turn RH 1½ times on sides
17-20 1s+2s+3s dance 3 couple Bourrel:-
' 1M+3L also 2M+1L set advancing and ¾ turn 2H to line up/down middle then ½ turn single to face own partners as 3M and 2L chase anticlockwise to face them
21-24 All set and turn 2H to own sides. 312
25-32 All chase clockwise ½ way, all ½ turn partners RH and twirl to places. 213
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
Whiteadder Coll.
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance down below 3s, cast up round 3s to 2nd place own side, 2s+1s+3s set and cross RH
9-16 1s dance up round 2s and cast down to 2nd place opposite sides, 2s+1s+3s set, 1s turn LH to face 1st corners while 2s and 3s cross LH
17-24 1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting with 1st corners and ¾ turn RH to face 2nd corners, 1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting to 2nd corners and ¾ turn RH to end 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
Unknown.
W32, Couples in a single circle
1-16 Taking hands, all advance for one, retire for one; men pass the woman on their left across to their right in two bars. Repeat three times. Finish facing new partner, holding both hands.
17-24 All balance towards the center, balance away from the center; turn towards the center to circle away from partner. Finish facing, both hands held. Balance away from the center then twoards the center; turn awayf rom the center to circle away from partner. Finish in ballroom hold.
25-32 Step-close-step twoards the center, step-close-step away from the center. Partners waltz in a small circle for four bars. Finish opened out into a single circle with woman on right side of partner. Repeat.

Portland Dance

Waluga Lodge, Lake Oswego, Ore. on 12 April 2014

M. Corson, RSCDS Leaflet 14
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s+3s all clap, 1L+2L+3L dance RSh round partners & 3s followed by 2s+1s lead down
9-16 All ½ turn (Lady under Man's R arm) & 1s followed by 2s+3s lead back to top, 1s+2s+3s set & ½ turn partner RH ending in centre of dance
17-24 1s+2s+3s dance Promenade
25-32 1s+2L dance RH across (1M ending in 2nd place), 1s+2M dance LH across with 1s both ending in 2nd place
B. Anglin, RSCDS Book 45
4×32S, 4C Set
1-8 1M+2L also 3L+4M turn 2H 1½ times to change places, all Men dance LH across and end facing anticlockwise giving RH to partners
9-16 All Set+Link with partners and Set+Link again to end on sides (1s+4s Ladies side and 2s+3s Mens side with Ladies on line ends)
17-24 All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
25-32 1L+2M also 3M+4L turn 2H 1½ times to (2)(1)(4)(3), end couples (2s and 3s) cross RH while centre couples dance LH across ½ way and all set. 2413
Mary Erskine [videos: 1, 2]
R. Goldring, 15 Social Dances
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s turn on sides 1½ times (Men RH & Ladies LH), 1s cast down behind 3s, meet & dance up to 2nd place facing own sides ready for -
9-16 1s dance Double Triangles & end by turning right about to face each other (remaining in middle)
17-24 1s slip step down centre & back
25-32 1L dances LH across on Men's side as 1M dances RH across on Ladies side & dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
T. Glasspool, Ithaca NY, USA
4×48J, Sq. Set
1-8 All Ladies RH across and return to places dancing LSh round own partners end facing corners
9-16 Corner couples turn RH 1¾ times into prom hold and dance anticlockwise a little more than ½ way to form square and face in (Men now diametrically opposite original place with 'new' partner on right and all Ladies 1 place on clockwise)
17-24 All couples (prom hold) advance to centre, release hands and retire with corner, advance again and retire with current partner
25-32 All Men LH across and return to place dancing RSh round current partner and end giving LH to corner facing in on diagonal
33-40 Corner couples Set+Link, Set+Link on sides
41-48 All circle 8H round and back. Ladies are in original place but Men are 1 place anticlockwise.
J. Drewry, Canadian Book
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s+3s set, turn 2H to end 1s facing down & 2s+3s facing up in centre, 1s+2s set advancing passing LSh to change places while 3s set, 2s turn 2H while 1s+3s set advancing to change places
9-16 2s+3s set advancing to change places while 1s turn 2H, 3s turn 2H while 2s+1s set advancing to change places & repeat to 1 2 3
17-24 1s+2s dance the Rondel ending with 1s crossing to opposite sides
25-32 1L+3M turn LH while 1M+3L turn RH, 2M+1L ½ turn RH while 2L+1M ½ turn LH, 1s cross down to 2nd place as 2s dance out & up to 1st place
M. S. Brandon, 4 Scottish Country Dances, 1978
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s ½ turn RH into prom hold and dance down, cross LH and cast up behind 3s on own sides to 2nd place
9-16 1L and 2M+3M set advancing to form triangle, 1L and 2M+3M retire as 1M and 2L+3L set advancing to form triangle, repeat this Fig (bars 9-12)
17-24 1s in prom hold dance ½ LSh reel of 3 with 2L+3L (in centre of set), 2L and 3L pick up each others partner and complete reel
25-32 1s (prom hold) continue with ½ reel of 3 with 2M+3M (Men leave Ladies on Men's side in 1st and 3rd place) all end opposite side 213, all set and cross RH. 213
B. Priddey, Anniversary Tensome
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cast 1 place and turn LH to 1M facing his 1st corner with his partner behind him
9-16 1M followed by partner dance a full RSh diagonal Alternating Tandem reel of 3 with 1st corners and end facing Ladies 2nd corner
17-24 1M followed by partner dance a RSh Alternating Tandem reel of 3 with 2nd corners and 1s end facing own 1st corners
25-32 1s turn 1st corners RH, 2nd corner RH and dance back to 2nd place own sides
J. Cosh, 22 Sottish Country Dances
4×32S, 4C set
1-8 1s+2s and 3s+4s dance ½ R&L, 1s+4s (in centre) dance ½ R&L
9-16 2s+4s and 1s+3s circle 4H left ½ way, 2s+3s circle 4H right ½ way, 1s dance up to top and all face as for Reel of 4 on sides
17-24 All set Highland Schottische and dance ½ Grand Chain
25-32 All dance reel of 4 on sides. 2341
J. Cosh, 22 SCDs
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance down below 3s & cast up to 2nd place own sides, 1L dances RH across with 2s while 1M dances RH across with 3s
9-16 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, ½ reel with 2nd corners & ½ turn LH in centre to face 1st corners
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 across giving LSh to 1st corners ending in 2nd place own sides
25-32 1s dance Diag R&L (1M crossing down & 1L crossing up to start)
Jessie’s Hornpipe [videos: 1, 2]
RSCDS Book 8
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance Figs of 8 round 2s+3s on own sides giving RSh to 2s to start
9-16 1s lead down to bottom & back to top
17-24 1s dance down under arch made by 2s, 1s form arch & 2s dance under back to places, 1s+2s repeat
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. Ends 2-1-3
Linda Mae Dennis, Princess Bride Collection
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
Tune: Fiona Miller’s Strathspey by David Knight
Suitable recording: Track 9 on the CD “First Stop!” by Waverley Station (David Knight, Liz Donaldson, Ralph Gordon)
1-4 1st couple cross over giving right hands, and cast off one place. 2nd couple step up on bars 3-4.
5-8 1st couple turn with both hands to finish in second place on opposite sides.
9-12 All three couples turn halfway with right hands to face partner in the middle, and cast to opposite sides (half turn and twirl).
13-16 All three couples set, and turn halfway with right hands to finish with 1st couple, on opposite sides, in second place in the middle in promenade hold facing down, 2nd couple in the middle in first place and 3rd couple in third place in the middle in promenade hold facing up.
17-24 All dance a circulating allemande. On the last two bars, 3rd couple, at the top turn ¾ with left hands, and 2nd couple at the bottom turn 1¼ also with left hands to form a line up and down the middle of the set. 2nd and 3rd couples are left shoulder to left shoulder with partners, with 3rd woman and 2nd man facing the women's side and 3rd man and 2nd woman facing the men's side. 1st couple retire as usual to second place on opposite sides.
25-32 All dance the Targe as follows:
25-26 3rd and 2nd women turn ¾ in the middle with right hands as their partners and 1st couple dance anti-clockwise ¼ the way round the outside.
27-28 3rd and 2nd couples turn partners once round with right hands while 1st couple, facing up and down toward each other set.
29-30 3rd and 2nd women turn ¾ in the middle with right hands as their partners and 1st couple continue ¼ the way round the outside anti-clockwise.
31-32 2nd couple turn ¼ with left hands to finish in first place on own sides, 1st couple set to partner, and 3rd couple turn ¾ with left hands to third place own sides. Repeat having passed a couple.
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

Portland Ball

Christ Episcopal Church, Lake Oswego, Ore. on 8 March 2014

The Frisky [videos: 1, 2]
R. Bremner, RSCDS Book 26
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s turn RH and cast 1 place, turn LH and cast down 1 place
9-16 2s+3s+1s circle 6H round and back
17-24 1s lead up to top and 1s+2s set twice
25-32 1s+2s dance ½ R&L, set and cross RH to own sides
R. Goldring, RSCDS Book 35
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s+3s ½ turn RH, twirl & dance out to opposite sides & repeat back to place
9-16 1s+2s+3s circle 6H round & back (1s end in centre facing down & 3s in centre facing up)
17-24 1s+3s dance R&L (up & down) & end back on own sides
25-32 1s+2s dance the Tournee: 1s+2s dance into prom hold (Men with prtnr on right, 1s face M's side & 2s L's side), couples ½ wheel anticl'wise & Men turn Ladies into middle, both couples turn 1½ times (2s RH, 1s LH) & dance out to places
Playford, RSCDS Book 7
8×40R, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s set & cast 1 place, set & cast back to original places
9-16 1M (followed by partner) casts 1 place, dances up between 2s & casts down behind 2L, crosses over & both end in 2nd place own side
17-24 1L (followed by partner) casts up to top, dances down between 2s & casts up behind 2M & crosses over & both end in original places
25-32 1s reel with 2M on Men’s side (1M & 2M pass LSh & 1L dances to 2nd pl on Men’s side to pass ptnr RSh (1L ends in own pl & 1M in 2nd pl)
33-40 1s reel with 2L on Ladies side (1L & 2L pass RSh & 1M dances to 2nd pl on Ladies side to pass ptnr LSh (1s end in 2nd place own side)
W. Campbell, RSCDS Book 4
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set & cast to 3rd place, set & cast back to top
9-16 1s lead down the middle & back
17-24 1s+2s dance Allemande (1s end facing 1st corners)
25-32 1s turn 1st corners RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH, partner LH to end in 2nd place own sides
J. Drewry, Canadian Book
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s+3s set, turn 2H to end 1s facing down & 2s+3s facing up in centre, 1s+2s set advancing passing LSh to change places while 3s set, 2s turn 2H while 1s+3s set advancing to change places
9-16 2s+3s set advancing to change places while 1s turn 2H, 3s turn 2H while 2s+1s set advancing to change places & repeat to 1 2 3
17-24 1s+2s dance the Rondel ending with 1s crossing to opposite sides
25-32 1L+3M turn LH while 1M+3L turn RH, 2M+1L ½ turn RH while 2L+1M ½ turn LH, 1s cross down to 2nd place as 2s dance out & up to 1st place
H. Foss, Angus Fitchet Album
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1M+2L set advancing & turn RH, 1L+2M set advancing & turn RH
9-16 1s set to each other & turn 2H, cast to 2nd place & Petronella turn to Lady between 2s & Man between 3s
17-24 1s set & ¾ turn RH while 2s+3s change places RH on sides & set, 1s repeat but 2s & 3s cross RH & set
25-32 1s set & change places RH while 2s+3s change places RH on sides & set, 1s cast round corner to 2nd pl own sides as 2s+3s cross RH & all set
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
B. Anglin, RSCDS Book 45
4×32S, 4C Set
1-8 1M+2L also 3L+4M turn 2H 1½ times to change places, all Men dance LH across and end facing anticlockwise giving RH to partners
9-16 All Set+Link with partners and Set+Link again to end on sides (1s+4s Ladies side and 2s+3s Mens side with Ladies on line ends)
17-24 All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
25-32 1L+2M also 3M+4L turn 2H 1½ times to (2)(1)(4)(3), end couples (2s and 3s) cross RH while centre couples dance LH across ½ way and all set. 2413
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)
Intermission
RSCDS Book 21
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-4 1s lead down middle & cross over to cast up to 2nd pl while 2s set & cross RH to 3rd pl while 3s cast up to 1st place & cross RH
5-8 All set & ½ turn 2H to own side
9-16 Repeat bars 1- 8 from new pstns
17-24 1s lead up to 1st place & set, 1s+2s set advancing
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. 2 1 3
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
J. Cosh, 22 SCDs
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance down below 3s & cast up to 2nd place own sides, 1L dances RH across with 2s while 1M dances RH across with 3s
9-16 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, ½ reel with 2nd corners & ½ turn LH in centre to face 1st corners
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 across giving LSh to 1st corners ending in 2nd place own sides
25-32 1s dance Diag R&L (1M crossing down & 1L crossing up to start)
D. Winchester, RSCDS Book 39
80S, Square Set
1-8 All circle 8H round & back
9-16 All Ladies dance RH across ½ way & turn opposite Man LH, all Ladies dance ½ RH across & turn partner LH
17-24 1s+3s dance reel of 4 (Ladies start by passing LSh as Men set)
25-32 All set (HS) to corners, turn 2H twice
33-40 2s+4s dance reel of 4 with Ladies starting by passing LSh
41-48 All set (HS) to corners, turn 2H twice
49-56 All Ladies circle left to face partners (Ladies BtoB), set to & turn partners 2H
57-64 All Men circle right to face partners (Men BtoB), set to & turn partners 2H
65-72 All dance Grand Chain
73-80 All Allemande anticlockwise
B. Priddey, Anniversary Tensome
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cast 1 place and turn LH to 1M facing his 1st corner with his partner behind him
9-16 1M followed by partner dance a full RSh diagonal Alternating Tandem reel of 3 with 1st corners and end facing Ladies 2nd corner
17-24 1M followed by partner dance a RSh Alternating Tandem reel of 3 with 2nd corners and 1s end facing own 1st corners
25-32 1s turn 1st corners RH, 2nd corner RH and dance back to 2nd place own sides
Jessie’s Hornpipe [videos: 1, 2]
RSCDS Book 8
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance Figs of 8 round 2s+3s on own sides giving RSh to 2s to start
9-16 1s lead down to bottom & back to top
17-24 1s dance down under arch made by 2s, 1s form arch & 2s dance under back to places, 1s+2s repeat
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. Ends 2-1-3
Derek Haynes, RSCDS Book 22
3×32S, 3C set
1-2 All set on the sides;
3-6 all turn both hands twice;
7-8 all set on the sides;
9-16 grand chain;
17-20 1s lead down between 2s and cast down round 3s;
21-24 1s lead up between 3s and cast up round 2s;
25-28 1s2s half poussette;
29-32 1s3s half poussette, finishing 2s3s1s.
RSCDS Book 14
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s set & dance RH across ½ way, set & dance LH across ½ way back to place
9-16 1s lead down the middle & back to top
17-24 1s+2s dance Allemande
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back
Waltz
Polka + Auld Lang Syne

Portland Dance CANCELLED

CANCELLED on 8 February 2014

Book of Graded SCDs
8×32J, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s lead down the middle & back to top
9-16 1s+2s dance Allemande
17-24 1s dance full Fig of 8 round 2s
25-32 2s+1s circle 4H round & 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
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)
RSCDS Book 21
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-4 1s lead down middle & cross over to cast up to 2nd pl while 2s set & cross RH to 3rd pl while 3s cast up to 1st place & cross RH
5-8 All set & ½ turn 2H to own side
9-16 Repeat bars 1- 8 from new pstns
17-24 1s lead up to 1st place & set, 1s+2s set advancing
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. 2 1 3
D. Winchester, RSCDS Book 39
80S, Square Set
1-8 All circle 8H round & back
9-16 All Ladies dance RH across ½ way & turn opposite Man LH, all Ladies dance ½ RH across & turn partner LH
17-24 1s+3s dance reel of 4 (Ladies start by passing LSh as Men set)
25-32 All set (HS) to corners, turn 2H twice
33-40 2s+4s dance reel of 4 with Ladies starting by passing LSh
41-48 All set (HS) to corners, turn 2H twice
49-56 All Ladies circle left to face partners (Ladies BtoB), set to & turn partners 2H
57-64 All Men circle right to face partners (Men BtoB), set to & turn partners 2H
65-72 All dance Grand Chain
73-80 All Allemande anticlockwise
Playford, RSCDS Book 7
8×40R, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s set & cast 1 place, set & cast back to original places
9-16 1M (followed by partner) casts 1 place, dances up between 2s & casts down behind 2L, crosses over & both end in 2nd place own side
17-24 1L (followed by partner) casts up to top, dances down between 2s & casts up behind 2M & crosses over & both end in original places
25-32 1s reel with 2M on Men’s side (1M & 2M pass LSh & 1L dances to 2nd pl on Men’s side to pass ptnr RSh (1L ends in own pl & 1M in 2nd pl)
33-40 1s reel with 2L on Ladies side (1L & 2L pass RSh & 1M dances to 2nd pl on Ladies side to pass ptnr LSh (1s end in 2nd place own side)
W. Campbell, RSCDS Book 4
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set & cast to 3rd place, set & cast back to top
9-16 1s lead down the middle & back
17-24 1s+2s dance Allemande (1s end facing 1st corners)
25-32 1s turn 1st corners RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH, partner LH to end in 2nd place own sides
R. Goldring, RSCDS Book 35
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s+3s ½ turn RH, twirl & dance out to opposite sides & repeat back to place
9-16 1s+2s+3s circle 6H round & back (1s end in centre facing down & 3s in centre facing up)
17-24 1s+3s dance R&L (up & down) & end back on own sides
25-32 1s+2s dance the Tournee: 1s+2s dance into prom hold (Men with prtnr on right, 1s face M's side & 2s L's side), couples ½ wheel anticl'wise & Men turn Ladies into middle, both couples turn 1½ times (2s RH, 1s LH) & dance out to places
M. Pugh, New Brunswick Coll.
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH & cast 1 place, dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
9-16 1s turn 3s with nearer hands (1s dancing between 3s) & turn 2s with other hand
17-24 1s+3s dance RH across & LH across with 2s
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s giving RSh to 3s to start)
B. Herbold, Measures of Pleasure
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s followed by 2s, dance down the middle & 2s followed by 1s dance back to the top
9 –16 2s+1s dance Poussette
17– 18 1s dance down into center as 2s cast up
19-24 1s set and dance round person behind RSh (1M around 3M, 1L around 2L) to 2nd place, pull RSh back to face out joining hands with 2s, 3s
25–32 2s,1s,3s Balance-in-Line, 1s give RSh to person on R and dance reels of 3 on sides with 2s+3s, 1s pull LSh back to end facing out 1M between 3s, 1L between 2s
33-40 All Balance-in-Line then dance LSh reels of 3 across, 1s finish in 2nd place
B. McMurtry, The Devil’s Quandary
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
Note: On bars 17-24, I like to see the dancers make a wide dramatic arc, which makes it look so much more elegant and uses the space in the set. 2nd and 3rd couples should anticipate the circle for a smooth transition from the corners figure. Vanessa was a member of the Soquel Class with quite a beautiful garden.
Music: Vanessa’s Garden by Bob McMurtry
1-4 1st and 2nd couples set on the sides and cross over with right hands.
5-8 1st and 2nd couples set again and dance right hands across halfway.
9-12 All three couples advance for one bar and retire for one bar, twice.
13-16 1st couple dance up between 2nd couple and cast off one place to finish facing 1st corners.
17-24 1st couple turn 1st corner with both hands, pass right shoulders in the middle in a wide flowing arch to face 2nd corners. Repeat with 2nd corners to finish in 2nd place own sides.
25-32 All three couples circle six hands round and back. Repeat having passed a 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.

Portland Dance

Waluga Lodge, Lake Oswego, Ore. on 11 January 2014

M. Brandon, Let’s All Dance Too
4×48J, 4C set
1-8 1s lead down to bottom and cast up on own sides back to place
9-16 4s cast up behind own sides to top and lead down to places
17-24 2s+3s circle 4H round and back
25-32 1s and 4s turn RH (4 bars), turn LH (4 bars)
33-40 2s and 3s dance Figs of 8 round end couples
41-48 1s cross RH, cast 1 place, cross LH and cast to bottom
M. Pugh, New Brunswick Coll.
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH & cast 1 place, dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
9-16 1s turn 3s with nearer hands (1s dancing between 3s) & turn 2s with other hand
17-24 1s+3s dance RH across & LH across with 2s
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s giving RSh to 3s to start)
J. Drewry, RSCDS Book 43
4×40S, 4C set
1-8 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across and all chase clockwise ½ way to opposite sides. (4)(3)(2)(1)
9-16 4s+3s also 2s+1s dance reels of 4 across (4L+3M and 2L+1M passing LSh) all ending on sides
17-24 4s+3s also 2s+1s dance RH across and all chase clockwise ½ way to original places
25-32 1s+2s also 3s+4s Set+Link, 1s+4s Set+Link
33-40 2s+4s+1s+3s circle 8H round and back
M. Johnstone, Blackadder Collection
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cast 2 places and turn RH
9-16 3s+1s Set+Link, circle 4H round to left
17-24 2s+1s Reverse Set+Link, circle 4H round to right
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. Ends 2-1-3.
Joan Baker, Los Angeles Branch; Let’s All Dance, Too, No. 10
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1st, 2nd, and 3rd couples dance mirror reels of three on own sides. To begin, 1st couple dance in and down, 2nd couple dance out and up, 3rd couple dance in and up.
9-12 1st couple turn with right hands and cast off one place. 2nd couple step up on bars 3-4 of the phrase.
13-16 1st couple dance back to back and finish facing down.
17-24 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples dance a Grand Chain.
25-32 All circle six hands round and back. Repeat having passed a 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.
Book of Graded SCDs
8×32J, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s lead down the middle & back to top
9-16 1s+2s dance Allemande
17-24 1s dance full Fig of 8 round 2s
25-32 2s+1s circle 4H round & back
R. Goldring, 24 Graded and Social Dances
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s+3s dance RSh reels of 3 on own side
9-16 1M+2L turn RH, 1L+2M turn LH
17-24 1s cross RH, cast down 2 places, cross LH and cast up 1 place
25-32 1s+3s dance RH across and 2s+1s dance LH across
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
B. Herbold, Measures of Pleasure
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s followed by 2s, dance down the middle & 2s followed by 1s dance back to the top
9 –16 2s+1s dance Poussette
17– 18 1s dance down into center as 2s cast up
19-24 1s set and dance round person behind RSh (1M around 3M, 1L around 2L) to 2nd place, pull RSh back to face out joining hands with 2s, 3s
25–32 2s,1s,3s Balance-in-Line, 1s give RSh to person on R and dance reels of 3 on sides with 2s+3s, 1s pull LSh back to end facing out 1M between 3s, 1L between 2s
33-40 All Balance-in-Line then dance LSh reels of 3 across, 1s finish in 2nd place
Derek Haynes, RSCDS Book 22
3×32S, 3C set
1-2 All set on the sides;
3-6 all turn both hands twice;
7-8 all set on the sides;
9-16 grand chain;
17-20 1s lead down between 2s and cast down round 3s;
21-24 1s lead up between 3s and cast up round 2s;
25-28 1s2s half poussette;
29-32 1s3s half poussette, finishing 2s3s1s.
C. Menzies, RSCDS Book 10
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1M sets to 2L and casts 1 place, 1L sets to 2M and casts 1 place
9-16 1s turn 1st corner RH and pass partner RSh, turn 2nd corner LH pass partner RSh to face 1st corners
17-24 1s dance “Hello-Goodbye” setting and end BtoB (1M facing up and 1L facing down)
25-32 1s giving RSh to 2nd corner and dance reels of 3 on sides with 2s+3s and cross RH to 2nd place on own sides

Betwixt and Between Dance

Vancouver, Wash. on 28 December 2013

D. Haynes, Carnforth Coll. 4
8×32J, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s set, Ladies cross, passing partners RSh chase clockwise to own side (having changed places)
9-16 1s+2s dance RH across and LH back
17-24 1s+2s set, Men cross, passing opposite Lady RSh chase clockwise to own sides
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L
R. Goldring, Graded and Social Dances 2
3×32S, 3C set
1-8 1s+2s dance RH across back to places but 1L faces out and casts 2 places followed by partner, 1L crossing to 3rd place opposite side
9-16 All dance Grand Chain
17-24 1s set, turn 2H ½ way and dance up to top and cast to 3rd place own sides
25-32 All circle 6H round and back
Flight to Melbourne [videos: 1, 2]
S. Campbell, RSCDS Book 47
4×32R, Square Set
1-8 1M+3L dance Fig of 8 round 2s while 1L+3M dance Fig of 8 round 4s
9-16 1s in prom hold dance reel of 3 across with 4M+2L (RSh to 4M to start) while 3s dance reel of 3 with 2M+4L (RSh to 2M)
17-24 All Set+Link, ½ turn partners RH and all chase clockwise 1 place
25-32 All circle 8H round and back. Repeat from new places.
A. MacKenzie, RSCDS Book 41
8×32J, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1L+2M set and change places RH while 1M+2L change places RH and set, 1s+2s repeat back to places
9-16 1s+2M dance reel of 3 across (2M+1L pass RSh to start)
17-24 1s+2L dance reel of 3 across (2L+1M pass LSh to start)
25-32 1L+2M change places RH, 1L+1M change places RH on side, 1L+2L change places RH and 2s cross RH
R. Goldring, Graded and Social Dances 2
8×32S, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s, 1L+2M turn 1½ times RH while 1M+2L turn 1½ times LH 1s end 2nd place facing out
9-16 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s (1s casting to start), 2L+1L turn 1½ times LH while 2M+1M turn 1½ times RH back to original places
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back to top for Allemande
25-32 1s+2s dance Allemande
Jessie’s Hornpipe [videos: 1, 2]
RSCDS Book 8
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance Figs of 8 round 2s+3s on own sides giving RSh to 2s to start
9-16 1s lead down to bottom & back to top
17-24 1s dance down under arch made by 2s, 1s form arch & 2s dance under back to places, 1s+2s repeat
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. Ends 2-1-3
Holly Gibson, Princess Bride Collection
8×32H, 3C (4C set)
Music: Fox in the Woods on the CD “The Devil’s Quandary” by Andy Imbrie and Deby Benton Grosjean
1-8 1st couple lead down below 3rd couple, turn once round with right hands, and cast up round 3rd couple to face first corners. 2nd couple step up on bars 3-4.
9-16 1st couple set to corners and partner. On the last two bars, they turn with left hands halfway round to face first corners again.
17-20 1st couple with first corners dance a half diagonal reel of four. 1st couple pass right shoulders at the end and finish facing second corners.
21-24 1st couple with second corners dance a half diagonal reel of four with and finish in second place own sides.
25-28 All three couples chase clockwise halfway round the set.
29-32 1st couple turn 1½ times giving right hands to second place on own sides. Repeat having passed a couple.
J. Trew, Let’s All Dance
8×32J, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s dance double Fig of 8 (1s cross down to start)
9-16 1s+2s dance R&L
17-24 1s set, cast 1 place, 1s+2s turn RH
25-32 2s+1s Promenade
P. Knapman, Collins Pocket Ref
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s turn RH and cast to 2nd place, turn partner LH 1¼ times to end Man facing down and Lady facing up
9-16 1s dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s), 1s pass RSh and dance LH across with other couple
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back to 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
Unknown.
W32, Couples in a single circle
1-16 Taking hands, all advance for one, retire for one; men pass the woman on their left across to their right in two bars. Repeat three times. Finish facing new partner, holding both hands.
17-24 All balance towards the center, balance away from the center; turn towards the center to circle away from partner. Finish facing, both hands held. Balance away from the center then twoards the center; turn awayf rom the center to circle away from partner. Finish in ballroom hold.
25-32 Step-close-step twoards the center, step-close-step away from the center. Partners waltz in a small circle for four bars. Finish opened out into a single circle with woman on right side of partner. Repeat.
Plus the winner of our RSCDS Book 49 Branch Dance Competition!

Portland Dance

Waluga Lodge, Lake Oswego, Ore. on 14 December 2013

R. Goldring, 24 Graded and Social Dances
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s+3s dance RSh reels of 3 on own side
9-16 1M+2L turn RH, 1L+2M turn LH
17-24 1s cross RH, cast down 2 places, cross LH and cast up 1 place
25-32 1s+3s dance RH across and 2s+1s dance LH across
J. Drewry, RSCDS Book 43
4×40S, 4C set
1-8 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across and all chase clockwise ½ way to opposite sides. (4)(3)(2)(1)
9-16 4s+3s also 2s+1s dance reels of 4 across (4L+3M and 2L+1M passing LSh) all ending on sides
17-24 4s+3s also 2s+1s dance RH across and all chase clockwise ½ way to original places
25-32 1s+2s also 3s+4s Set+Link, 1s+4s Set+Link
33-40 2s+4s+1s+3s circle 8H round and back
M. Brandon, Let’s All Dance Too
4×48J, 4C set
1-8 1s lead down to bottom and cast up on own sides back to place
9-16 4s cast up behind own sides to top and lead down to places
17-24 2s+3s circle 4H round and back
25-32 1s and 4s turn RH (4 bars), turn LH (4 bars)
33-40 2s and 3s dance Figs of 8 round end couples
41-48 1s cross RH, cast 1 place, cross LH and cast to bottom
C. Menzies, RSCDS Book 10
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1M sets to 2L and casts 1 place, 1L sets to 2M and casts 1 place
9-16 1s turn 1st corner RH and pass partner RSh, turn 2nd corner LH pass partner RSh to face 1st corners
17-24 1s dance “Hello-Goodbye” setting and end BtoB (1M facing up and 1L facing down)
25-32 1s giving RSh to 2nd corner and dance reels of 3 on sides with 2s+3s and cross RH to 2nd place on own sides
Joan Baker, Los Angeles Branch; Let’s All Dance, Too, No. 10
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1st, 2nd, and 3rd couples dance mirror reels of three on own sides. To begin, 1st couple dance in and down, 2nd couple dance out and up, 3rd couple dance in and up.
9-12 1st couple turn with right hands and cast off one place. 2nd couple step up on bars 3-4 of the phrase.
13-16 1st couple dance back to back and finish facing down.
17-24 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples dance a Grand Chain.
25-32 All circle six hands round and back. Repeat having passed a couple.
M. Johnstone, Blackadder Collection
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cast 2 places and turn RH
9-16 3s+1s Set+Link, circle 4H round to left
17-24 2s+1s Reverse Set+Link, circle 4H round to right
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. Ends 2-1-3.
Tom Isbiki, Jean Patrick Collection
4×32J, 4C set
1-8 1st couple lead down the middle for three, up for three, cast off into 2nd place. 2nd couple step up on bars 7 and 8.
9-12 1st couple and 3rd couple turn by the right hand ending as in diagram 1 (1st couple facing up in the center, 3rd couple facing down in the center, ladies on the men’s side, men on the ladies side of the dance).
13-16 1st couple set to 2nd couple. 1st couple turn 2nd couple ending in 2nd place on opposite sides. 3rd couple dance similarly with 4th couple, ending in 3rd place on opposite sides.
17-20 1st couple and 3rd couple dance half rights and lefts.
21-24 1st couple and 3rd couple turn by the right hand, 3rd couple finishing in 2nd place. 1st couple stays in the center while 4th couple steps in.
25-32 1st and 4th couples poussette.
R. Goldring, Graded and Social Dances 2
3×32S, 3C set
1-8 1s+2s dance RH across back to places but 1L faces out and casts 2 places followed by partner, 1L crossing to 3rd place opposite side
9-16 All dance Grand Chain
17-24 1s set, turn 2H ½ way and dance up to top and cast to 3rd place own sides
25-32 All circle 6H round and back
M. Stewart, L. & D. Gertz, RSCDS Portland Branch, 20th Anniversary Collection, No. 4
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
Note: The dance was devised to celebrate the 40 years that Florrie Milligan and her late husband, Ian have held monthly Scottish Country Dances in the Portland, OR area. Note that there is one bar for each year of dancing. Dedicated 18 December 1991.
Music: The Maple Leaf Rant on HISCD, BRG 017
1-4 1st couple cross over giving right hands and cast off one place. 2nd couple step up on bars 3-4.
5-8 1st couple dance a half figure of eight round 2nd couple and finish in the center with nearer hands joined facing 2nd couple.
9-10 1st couple set diagonally to 2nd couple.
11-12 1st couple turn away from each other with two pas de basque steps to face 3rd couple with nearer hands joined.
13-14 1st couple set diagonally to 3rd couple.
15-16 1st couple turn with right hands halfway to face 1st corners.
17-20 1st couple dance a half reel of four with 1st corners and pass each other right shoulder to face 2nd corners.
21-24 1st couple dance a half reel of four with 2nd corners and pass each other right shoulders to face 1st corners again.
25-32 Repeat bars 17-24 to finish with 1st couple in 2nd place own sides.
33-36 1st woman with 2nd couple and 1st man with 3rd couple, dance right hands across to finish in 2nd place.
37-40 1st woman with 3rd couple and 1st man with 2nd couple, dance left hands across to finish in 2nd place. Repeat having passed a couple.
Mrs Stewart’s Jig [videos: 1, 2]
Frans Ligtmans, RSCDS Book 35
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-2 1s set;
3-8 1L cast 2 places, cross and cast up to 2M’s place WHILE 1M cross, cast 2 places and dance up between 3s to 2L’s place, 1s finishing facing down;
9-16 2s1s3s grand chain;
17-24 2s1s ladies’ chain;
25-28 2s1s3s advance and retire;
29-32 1s turn by the right 1½ times.
John Drewry, RSCDS Book 31
4×32S, 4C set
Note: 3s and 4s cross on second chord.
1-4 2s 3s petronella turn into the centre and set to partners (Mn back to back);
5-6 2s 3s turn partner ¾ by the right;
7-8 2s 3s right hands across halfway, finishing with 2M3L in promenade hold facing the M’s side and 3M2L in promenade hold facing the Ls’ side;
9-10 1s 4s petronella turn to the centre line WHILE 2M3L promenade out and up on the M’s side WHILE 3M2L promenade out and down on the Ls’ side;
11-12 1s 4s set to partners WHILE 2M3L cross between 1s WHILE 3M2L cross between 4s;
13-14 1s turn halfway by the right to face Ls’ side in promenade hold WHILE 4s turn halfway by the right to face M’s side in promenade hold WHILE 2M3L promenade down Ls’ side WHILE 3M2L promenade up M’s side;
15-16 all promenade clockwise one place to finish in a square set, 3M2L in first place facing down, 1s in second place facing in, 2M3L in third place facing up, 4s in fourth place facing in;
17-20 1s4s half ladies’ chain;
21-24 2s3s half men’s chain with an extra half turn so that 2L 3L finish on partner’s left;
25-26 all set facing the centre;
27-28 all 8 hands round to the left;
29-32 all dance toward the centre and cast to the right, finishing 2s4s1s3s in the side lines of the lengthwise set.
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.

Portland Dance

Waluga Lodge, Lake Oswego, Ore. on 9 November 2013

Mrs Stewart’s Jig [videos: 1, 2]
Frans Ligtmans, RSCDS Book 35
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-2 1s set;
3-8 1L cast 2 places, cross and cast up to 2M’s place WHILE 1M cross, cast 2 places and dance up between 3s to 2L’s place, 1s finishing facing down;
9-16 2s1s3s grand chain;
17-24 2s1s ladies’ chain;
25-28 2s1s3s advance and retire;
29-32 1s turn by the right 1½ times.
John Drewry, RSCDS Book 31
4×32S, 4C set
Note: 3s and 4s cross on second chord.
1-4 2s 3s petronella turn into the centre and set to partners (Mn back to back);
5-6 2s 3s turn partner ¾ by the right;
7-8 2s 3s right hands across halfway, finishing with 2M3L in promenade hold facing the M’s side and 3M2L in promenade hold facing the Ls’ side;
9-10 1s 4s petronella turn to the centre line WHILE 2M3L promenade out and up on the M’s side WHILE 3M2L promenade out and down on the Ls’ side;
11-12 1s 4s set to partners WHILE 2M3L cross between 1s WHILE 3M2L cross between 4s;
13-14 1s turn halfway by the right to face Ls’ side in promenade hold WHILE 4s turn halfway by the right to face M’s side in promenade hold WHILE 2M3L promenade down Ls’ side WHILE 3M2L promenade up M’s side;
15-16 all promenade clockwise one place to finish in a square set, 3M2L in first place facing down, 1s in second place facing in, 2M3L in third place facing up, 4s in fourth place facing in;
17-20 1s4s half ladies’ chain;
21-24 2s3s half men’s chain with an extra half turn so that 2L 3L finish on partner’s left;
25-26 all set facing the centre;
27-28 all 8 hands round to the left;
29-32 all dance toward the centre and cast to the right, finishing 2s4s1s3s in the side lines of the lengthwise set.
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, Silver City Book
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-4 1s2s3s set and cross by the right;
5-8 repeat bars 1-4 (2s finish facing out);
9-16 1s2s double figures of 8 (1s cross down to start);
17-24 1s with 2s3s Inveran reels;
25-27 1s followed by 2s lead down;
28-29 1s 2s turn by the right;
30-32 2s followed by 1s lead up, finishing 2s1s3s.
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
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.
Tom Isbiki, Jean Patrick Collection
4×32J, 4C set
1-8 1st couple lead down the middle for three, up for three, cast off into 2nd place. 2nd couple step up on bars 7 and 8.
9-12 1st couple and 3rd couple turn by the right hand ending as in diagram 1 (1st couple facing up in the center, 3rd couple facing down in the center, ladies on the men’s side, men on the ladies side of the dance).
13-16 1st couple set to 2nd couple. 1st couple turn 2nd couple ending in 2nd place on opposite sides. 3rd couple dance similarly with 4th couple, ending in 3rd place on opposite sides.
17-20 1st couple and 3rd couple dance half rights and lefts.
21-24 1st couple and 3rd couple turn by the right hand, 3rd couple finishing in 2nd place. 1st couple stays in the center while 4th couple steps in.
25-32 1st and 4th couples poussette.
R. Goldring, Graded and Social Dances 2
3×32S, 3C set
1-8 1s+2s dance RH across back to places but 1L faces out and casts 2 places followed by partner, 1L crossing to 3rd place opposite side
9-16 All dance Grand Chain
17-24 1s set, turn 2H ½ way and dance up to top and cast to 3rd place own sides
25-32 All circle 6H round and back
John Drewry, Bon Accord Book
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-4 1s turn by the right and cast;
5-8 1s half figures of 8 (L up, M down);
9-12 1s half reel of 3 on opposite sides;
13-16 1M3s half reel of 3 across (at top) WHILE 1L2s half reel of 3 across;
17-18 1s turn by the left;
19-20 1s turn first corners (in partners’ first corners’ positions) by the right;
21-24 1s pass partner by the right, turn second corners (in partners’ second corners’ positions) by the right and take promenade hold;
25-28 1M2L 1L3M promenade across the set (giving right shoulder) finishing 3L1L3M on M’s side, 2L1M2M on L’s side;
29-32 Half diagonal rights and lefts, 1L diagonally down to start, 1M up.
The Frisky [videos: 1, 2]
R. Bremner, RSCDS Book 26
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s turn RH and cast 1 place, turn LH and cast down 1 place
9-16 2s+3s+1s circle 6H round and back
17-24 1s lead up to top and 1s+2s set twice
25-32 1s+2s dance ½ R&L, set and cross RH to own sides
John Drewry, RSCDS Book 42
8×32S, 2C (4C set)
1-4 1s2s right hands across, 2s finishing facing out;
5-6 1s cross down to 2nd place on opposite sides, finishing facing