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

We are sorry, but there is no posted program yet. Please check back later.

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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 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, Leighbridge, 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
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

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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:
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.

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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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Contacts

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