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 36th 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

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

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Map

Clark County Square Dance Center, 10713 NE 117th Ave., Vancouver, Wash.

  1. Take the exit to eastbound WA-500 from I-205 in Vancouver.
  2. Continue northbound on WA-503 past NE Padden Parkway.
  3. 1.1 miles later, turn right into the driveway for the square dance center. If you reach NE 199th Street, you've gone too far north.

Workshop and Ball

Every year, the Portland group puts on a dancing workshop and a ball in early March. The 36th ball is March 14th, 2015 at the Christ Episcopal Church in Lake Oswego, 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

Registration9:30a-10:00a
Classes10:00a-12:00p
Lunch12:15p-1:15p
Classes1:15p-2:45p
Combined Class3:00p-4:00p
Grand March7:00p
Ball7:00p-11:00p

Due to time constraints, there will be no ball walkthrough this year.

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

Teachers

  • Roberta Gotfried, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Bob McMurtry, San Jose, Calif.

Musicians

  • Deby Benton-Grosjean, Aptos, Calif.
  • Cynthia Soohoo, Portland, Ore.

Ball Program

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

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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:
2015 Workshop Registration Form

 

Registration Fees

Through Feb. 9th:After Feb. 9th:
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

Christ Episcopal Church, 1060 Chandler Road, Lake Oswego, OR 97034


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Coming NORTH on I-5:

  1. Take Exit 292B toward Kruse Way. (0.4mi)
  2. Turn left onto Kruse Way. (1.3mi)
  3. Turn left onto Boones Ferry Rd.; get in the right lane. (0.7mi)
  4. Slight right turn on SW Country Club Rd. (1.7mi)
  5. Turn right onto 10 St. (161ft)
  6. Continue onto Chandler Rd. (305ft)
  7. Destination will be on the left.

Coming SOUTH on I-5:

  1. Take Exit 292. (0.3 mi)
  2. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Kruse Way/Lake Oswego. (144ft)
  3. Turn left onto Kruse Way. (1.3mi)
  4. Turn left onto Boones Ferry Rd.; get in the right lane. (0.7mi)
  5. Slight right turn on SW Country Club Rd. (1.7mi)
  6. Turn right onto 10 St. (161ft)
  7. Continue onto Chandler Rd. (305ft)
  8. Destination will be on the left.

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Overnight Accommodations

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

Nearest Hotel: Lakeshore Inn, 210 N. State St., Lake Oswego, Ore.


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Contacts

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