Workshop and Ball

Please check back here for information on the 37th annual workshop and ball, to be held in March 2016. Looking for the programs for either the 2015 Portland Pi Ball or the 2015 Vancouver Dinner Dance?

Vancouver Dinner Dance

Thank you all who came to the 37th annual Portland workshop and ball! The next major dance event in the area is the Vancouver Dinner Dance, the program for which is below.

Registration

Register today for the Vancouver Dinner Dance!

Program

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

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Map

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 426 East Fourth Plan Blvd., Vancouver, Wash.

  1. Take the Fourth Plain Boulevard exit from I-5 in Vancouver.
  2. Turn westbound onto Fourth Plain Boulevard.
  3. The first light will be F street; turn right here.
  4. Turn left at the first intersection onto 27th Street.
  5. Park behind the church.

Workshop and Ball

Every year, the Portland group puts on a dancing workshop and a ball in early March. The 38th ball is March 11th, 2017 at the Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall in Portland, Ore. Check back for more details as they are available! Like us on Facebook! We also have a printable registration form available!

Quick links:

  1. Schedule
  2. Ball Program
  3. Registration
  4. Directions
  5. Contacts

Schedule

Registration9:00a-9:30a
Level 1 Class9:30a-11:00a
Combined Class11:15a-12:15p
Lunch12:15p-12:45p
Level 2 Class1:00p-2:30p
Ball Walk-Through2:45p-4:00p
Grand March7:00p
Ball7:00p-11:00p

Bottled water will not be provided. Please bring your own to refill as needed.

Teachers

  • Bruce Herbold, Oakland, Calif.

Musicians

  • Patti Cobb, piano
  • James MacQueen, fiddle
  • Annie Rodier, fiddle

(of the SF Bay Area band Stringfire!)

Ball Program

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
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
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
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
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

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Class Levels

We offer two levels of dancing for classes. The effectiveness of the instruction at workshop classes is often reduced when the ability of dancers in a class is less than expected for that class. As a courtesy to our workshop teachers and fellow dancers, consider your level of dancing when comparing it with the descriptions below. If you are not sure which level you should sign up for, please ask your regular teacher.

Level 1: This level is for the less experienced dancer or someone who enjoys dancing at a less challenging level. Dancers should be able to dance a basic dance after walking it through from each position.

Level 2: For the more experienced dancer who has been dancing and attending classes regularly for at least two years and...

  • Has attended at least one previous RSCDS workshop.
  • Has a working knowledge of ALL basic steps and common formations.
  • Has been learning more advanced formations.
  • Is able to dance a new dance with common figures competently after only one walk through.
  • Can correct own errors by the beginning of the next phrase.

Registration

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Portland, Ore. Branch:
2017 Workshop Registration Form

 

Registration Fees

Through Feb. 6th:After Feb. 6th:
Workshop/Ball:
RSCDS Member × $ × $
Non-Member × $ × $
 
Workshop Only:
RSCDS Member × $ × $
Non-Member × $ × $
 
Ball Only:
RSCDS Member × $ × $
Non-Member × $ × $
 
Ball Spectator:
(non-dancer)
× $
Lunch Only:
(guests)
× $

Lunch is included with the workshop fee. While we will do our best to keep food items separate, we cannot guarantee that your lunch will be completely wheat, soy, nut, or other allergen-free. If your allergy is life-threatening, please let us know in the “Other Notes”; that information will be passed on to Linda Mae.

Please make check payable to “RSCDS Portland OR Branch” and mail or give to Linda Mae Dennis, 6921 SE Middle Way, Vancouver, WA 98664-1637 . We cannot process your workshop registration until we receive your check.

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Directions

Burlingame Water Tower Dance Hall, 8936 SW 17th Ave., Portland, Ore. 97219

Coming NORTH on I-5:

  1. Take Exit 295 straight toward SW Taylor's Ferry Road.
  2. Turn left onto SW 17th Avenue. (0.8mi)
  3. Destination will be on the right. (0.1mi)

Coming SOUTH on I-5:

  1. Take Exit 296A and turn right onto SW Barbur Blvd.
  2. Turn right on SW Spring Garden Street. (0.1mi)
  3. Turn right on SW 17th Avenue. (0.3mi)
  4. Destination will be on the left. (0.2mi)

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Overnight Accommodations

Limited housing with our members is available. If interested, email Linda Mae below.

Contacts

Linda Mae Dennis
Linda Mae Dennis, Teacher
360-609-0623