Workshop and Ball

Please check back here for information on the 36th annual workshop and ball, to be held in March 2015. Looking for the programs for either the 2014 Portland Ball or the 2014 Vancouver Dinner Dance?

Vancouver Dinner Dance

Thank you all who came to the 35th 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

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Program

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
L. Mullholland, Belfast Diamond Jubilee Book
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
R. Goldring, 24 Graded & Social Dances
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
I. Patterson
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
B. Burnell, Leeds Anniv 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

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Map

Saint Luke's Episcopal Church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, Wash.


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  1. Take the East Fourth Plain exit from I-5 in Vancouver, and turn west (right if you're coming from the north, left if you're coming from the south).
  2. At the first light past the freeway (that is, F Street), turn right.
  3. At the first driveway on the left, turn left, go behind the building, and park.

Workshop and Ball

Every year, the Portland group puts on a dancing workshop and a ball in early March. The 35th ball is March 8th, 2014 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!

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

Schedule

Registration9:30a-10:00a
Classes10:00a-12:00p
Lunch12:00p-1:15p
Classes1:15p-2:30p
Combined Class2:45p-3:15p
Ball Walk-through3:15p-3:45p
Grand March7:00p
Ball7:00p-11:00p

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

Teachers

  • Irene Paterson, Mukilteo, Wash.
  • David Newitt, Berkeley, Calif.

Musicians

  • Etienne Ozorak, Accordian, Music Makars
  • Fred Mamula, Fiddle, Music Makars
  • Lisa Scott - Piano, Portland, Ore.

Ball Program

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
L. Mullholland, Belfast Diamond Jubilee Book
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
R. Goldring, 24 Graded & Social Dances
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
I. Patterson
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
B. Burnell, Leeds Anniv 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
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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

Online registration for the workshop and ball has closed.

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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 Gertz below.

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


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Contacts

Linda Gertz
Linda Gertz, Chair
503-692-5963
Debbie McRobert
Debbie McRobert, Teacher
503-620-3034