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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