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

[Printable Format | Expand All | Collapse All]

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 37th ball is March 12th, 2016 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

Please note new structure: One teacher, one class at a time.

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

Teachers

  • Gail Michener, Lethbridge, Alberta

Musicians

  • Marcia Thumma, fiddle
  • Brian Crisafulli, fiddle
  • Bill Boyd, piano
  • Jason Thumma, string bass

Ball Program

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

[Printable Format | Expand All | Collapse All]

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:
2016 Workshop Registration Form

 

Registration Fees

Through Feb. 15th:After Feb. 15th:
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.

Is Scottish Country Dance fun?

[Printable Format]

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)

[Printable Format]

See old programs.

Contacts

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