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Dances Taught on Sundays 2016

Page history last edited by Nancy McClements 3 years ago

Please include teachers' names, number of dancers (and details if new), dances taught, and any formations/steps taught.

 

December 18

teaching by Kate and Chuck

Set to and turn corners into reels of three on the side

11 dancers

  • Mrs. Stewart's Jig
  • No L's Strathspey
  • The Mason's Apron
  • Da Rain Dancin'
  • The Quaich
  • Sleepy Maggie

 

December 4

Teaching by Nancy and Janice 

Set and Rotate

13 dancers

  • Hooper's Jig
  • Da Rain Dancin'
  • Sugar Candie
  • A Capital Jig
  • Chased Lovers
  • Crom Allt
  • Bauldy Bain's Fiddle
  • Fair Jenny's Jig 

 

November 27

Teaching by Nancy and Janice 

17 dancers

  • Pint o' Ale is Fain
  • Diamond Jubilee
  • Trip to Bavaria
  • Paisley Weavers
  • Falls of Feugh
  • Never at Sea
  • Bauldy Bain's Fiddle

 

November 20

Teaching by Kate and Janice and Chuck

18 dancers

  • Espie McNab
  • Red Nosed Jig
  • Sugar Candie
  • Pint o' Ale is Fain
  • Silver Tassie
  • The Fairy Dance
  • 1314 

 

November 13

teaching by Nancy and Chuck

27 dancers including 5 from the MSCR class, 3 from the young adult class and John and Rebecca from Milwaukee

  • Espie McNab
  • Cabbages and Kings
  • Jessie's Hornpipe
  • Fair Donald
  • Ravenswood Strathspey
  • Flowers of Edinburgh
  • Corn Rigs
  • Alison Rose
  • Shiftin Bobbins
  • Ian Powrie's Farewell to Auchterarder

 

November 6

teaching by Kate and Chuck

18 dancers including Emily who danced at Bryn Mawr

  • Crom Allt
  • Saltire Society Reel
  • Paisley Weavers
  • Caberfei
  • A Capital Jig
  • Alison Rose
  • The Fairy Dance

 

October 30

teaching by Nancy and the Old Gray Man

12 dancers

  • Fairy Ring
  • Old Nick's Lumber Room
  • Ferla Mor
  • There's nae Luck Aboot the Hoose
  • Halloween Jig
  • Alison Rose
  • Road to Mallaig

 

October 23

teaching by Nancy and Kate

14 dancers (including dancer from current MSCR class)

  • Espie McNabb
  • Hooper's Jig
  • Mr. Graham W. Donald
  • Ha!Ha! The Wooin' O' It
  • Links with St. Petersburg
  • The Road to Mallaig
  • The New Rigged Hip
  • The Golden Years

 

October 16

Teaching by Janice and Chuck

10 dancers plus 2 for first hour

Set and Rotate, Espagnole

  • Black Mountain Reel
  • City of Belfast
  • The Jute Spinner's Reel
  • Button Boy
  • A Capital Jig
  • Rest and be Thankful

 

October 9

Teaching by Janice and Chuck

9 dancers

  • Ames to Please
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Strathspey for September
  • Bethankit
  • Scarborough Castle
  • The Countess of Dunmore Reel

 

October 2

Teaching by Nancy and Kate 

18 dancers

Reels on the side

  • The Provost Wynd
  • The New Rigged Hip
  • Fair Donald
  • Bauldy Bain's Fiddle 
  • Mr. Graham W. Donald 

 

September 25

Teaching by Kate and Chuck

18 dancers

  • Ames to Please
  • The Jute Spinner's Reel
  • A Strathspey for September
  • Chrysanthemum
  • The Road to Mallaig

 

September 18

Teaching by Kate and Chuck

13 dancers

Figures: Set and Link (2 C and 3C)

Chains: Grand and Ladies'

  • Pint O Ale is Fain
  • Bethankit
  • Mrs. Stewart's Jig
  • Scarborough Castle
  • Links with St. Petersburg
  • Montgomerie's Rant
  • The Golden Years

 

September 11

Teaching by Kate and Nancy

21 dancers

Figures: Promenades

  • Lady Wynd
  • Airie Brennan
  • The Registrar
  • The Button Boy
  • EH3 7AF
  • Campbell of Cawdor

 

September 4

Teaching by Janice and Chuck

13 dancers

Stepping: pas de basque, setting and travelling

Figures: Hello-Goodbye, Double Triangles

  • General Stuart's Reel
  • Adieu Mon Ami
  • Ruby Rant
  • Les Remparts de Seville
  • The Nurseryman

 

August 28

Teaching by Lynn & Kate

20 dancers

Figures: Set & Rotate, Chaperoned chain progression in Strathspey and quick time

  • EH37AF
  • Rest and Be Thankful
  • Linnea's Strathspey
  • Countess of Dunmore's Reel
  • A Capital Jig
  • JB Milne

 

August 21

Teaching by Janice & Lynn

20 dancers

  • Cabbages and Kings
  • Netherby Hall
  • Pelorus Jack
  • Ian Powrie's Farewell to Auchterarder
  • Monica's Way
  • Postie's Jig
  • Seann Truibhas Willichan 

 

August 14

Teaching by Nancy & Lynn

20 dancers, including experienced Irish dancer Anna Mulfinger

Formation taught:  Double Figures of 8, Set & Rotate, Tandem Reels

  • The Ferry Louper
  • Ames to Please
  • The Registrar
  • Monica's Way
  • Reel of the Royal Scots 

 

August 7

Teaching by Kate & Janice

14? dancers

  • Cabbages and Kings
  • Return to Paisley
  • The Provost Wind
  • City of Belfast
  • Millbrae Station
  • Reel of the Royal Scots 

 

July 31

Teaching by Chuck and Nancy

Formation taught: Poussette (quicktime & strathspey) 

22 dancers including 2 beginners, friends of MJ

  • Flowers of Edinburgh
  • Well Done Jack
  • The Ox
  • Lea Rig
  • Ellie's Jig
  • It's About Time
  • My Mother's Coming In 

 

July 24

Teaching by Janice and Lynn

Formation taught: Set & Link 

17 dancers including new dancer Mac

  • Hedwig's Reel
  • Spice It Up
  • Autumn Wind
  • Shadow Jig
  • Earl of Northampton
  • Diamond Jubilee

 

July 17

AGM

Social dance led by Lynn and Kate

23 dancers

  • Kendall's Hornpipe
  • Catch the Wind
  • Invercauld's Reel
  • Mrs MacLeod
  • St. Andrew's Fair
  • Follow Me Home
  • Seann Truibhas Willichan
  • Reel of the Royal Scots

 

July 10

Teaching by Lynn and Nancy

14 dancers including Barb from the MSCR class and Clelia

  • De'il Amang the Tailors
  • Shiftin' Bobbins
  • Gypsy Glen
  • Mairi's Wedding
  • Follow Me Home
  • Linnea's Strathspey
  • Reel of the Royal Scots 

 

 July 3

Teaching by Janice and Chuck

17 dancers including Jeshua from Texas and Rebecca and John from Milwaukee

Reviewed Reels of 3 of all types    

  • Orpington Calendonians
  • Ferla Mor
  • Aging Gracefully
  • Bratach Bana
  • The Fireworks Reel
  • Fair Donald 

 

June 19

Teaching by Lynn and Chuck with the last dance by Janice

16 dancers

  • Kendall's Hornpipe
  • Invercauld's Reel
  • Kumihimo
  • The Nurseryman
  • Clutha
  • Mairi's Wedding
  • Grandma's Mandolin

 

June 12

Teaching by Janice & Chuck

 20 dancers including 4 MSCR grads, Rylee and Ben and Rebecca

taught the knot, half reels of 4, ladies' chain

  • Mrs. MacLeod
  • Kendall's Hornpipe
  • Miss Gibson's Strathspey
  • Ferla Mor
  • Mairi's Wedding
  • H.I.S.C.D.

 

June 5

Teaching by Kate & Janice

18 dancers, including 3 MSCR grads again

Taught all-round poussette, but perhaps a little rushed. 

We should teach this figure again, slowly, to the newer & intermediate dancers.

  • A Trip to Crinan J 
  • Granville Market J
  • Fair Donald S
  • Ingrid's Frolic R (ended up being too chaotic for beg & borrow)
  • The Gentleman S
  • Gypsy Glen S

 

 

May 29

Teaching by Kate & Nancy

17 dancers, including 3 MSCR grads & Rebecca and John from Milwaukee

Reviewed strathspey setting step

  • The Soldier's Joy
  • Marian's Jig
  • Invercauld's Reel
  • De'il amang the Tailors
  • The Express
  • John McAlpin
  • Links with St. Petersburg
  • St. Andrews Fair 

 

May 22

Teaching by Janice & Lynn

12 dancers, including 4 MSCR grads

Taught rights & lefts, turning corners, reviewed strathspey travelling step

  • Machine Without Horses
  • Flowers of Edinburgh
  • Monymusk
  • Follow Me Home
  • Gypsy Glen
  • Royal Deeside Railway

 

May 15

Madison School & Community Recreation Graduation Party

Teaching by Nancy & Chuck & Kate

25 dancers, including 8 MSCR grads (+1 husband) & 2 Kids' Class grads

  • The Ox
  • Highland Rambler
  • Seann Truibhas Willichan
  • Mrs. Macleod
  • Flowers of Edinburgh
  • Monymusk
  • Black Mountain Reel 

 

May 8

Teaching by Lynn & Janice

Formation: Reel of 4 across the dance (from the side)

11 experienced dancers

  • Kendall's Hornpipe
  • Todlen Home
  • Black Mountain Reel
  • Fair Donald
  • The Banks of Boone
  • Bratach Bana 
  • Linnea's Strathspey
  • Ian Powrie's Farewell to Auchterarder

 

May 1

Teaching by Kate and Chuck

7 dancers including returning dancer Barb

  • Ladies' Fancy
  • Crom Allt
  • The Northern Meeting
  • Mrs. MacLeod
  • The Sauchie Hough

 

April 24

Teaching by Nancy and Lynn

13 experienced dancers 

  • Granville Market
  • Braes of Tulliemet
  • Montgomeries' Rant
  • Lammemuir Hills
  • De'il amang the Tailors
  • Bees of Maggieknockater
  • Miss Eleanor
  • Banks of Boone
  • Pelorus Jack  

 

April 17

Teaching by Kate and Chuck

15 dancers including new dancer Josh

  • The Jubilee Jig
  • The Silver Tassie
  • Catch the Wind
  • The Banks of Boone
  • Flowers of Edinburgh
  • Hooked on Bells
  • Bees of Maggieknockater

 

April 10

Teaching by Janice and Kate

16 dancers

  • Hooper's Jig
  • The Montgomeries' Rant
  • One of the Best
  • Kendall's Hornpipe
  • Hooked on Bells
  • Bonnie Shronshiray
  • One Good Jig 

 

April 3

Teaching by Lynn & Nancy

17 dancers

  • Scottish Reform
  • Maxwell's Rant
  • She's Ower Young to Marry Yet 
  • Hooked on Bells 
  • The Chequered Court 
  • Clutha 
  • One of the Best

 

March 27

Teaching by Janice and Chuck

12 dancers, including new dancer Anita

Formations: poussette & tourbillion

  • Jubilee Jig 
  • The Mad Hatter
  • Rose of the North 
  • Inverneill House
  • Arthur's Seat
  • One of the Best
  • Links with St. Petersburg 

 

March 20

Teaching by Janice and Nancy 

16 dancers

Formation: bourell

  • The Mad Hatter
  • Irish Rover
  • A Man's a Man for a' That
  • Inverneill House
  • Clutha
  • Jean Martin of Aberdeen
  • Links with St. Petersburg 

 

March 6

Teaching by Nancy and Chuck

19 dancers

  • Ian Powrie's Farewell to Auchterarder
  • Cape Town Wedding
  • Loch Michigan Rant
  • Sands of Morar 
  • Australian Ladies
  • Asilomar Romantic

 

February 28

Teaching by Lynn and Janice

Formations: Rights & Lefts for 3 couples, Tourbillion

12 dancers

  • Waltzing to Iowa
  • Ian Powrie's Farewell to Auchterarder
  • Cape Town Wedding
  • Rest and be Thankful
  • Loch Michigan Rant
  • Sands of Morar 

 

February 21

Teaching by Lynn

13 dancers

  • Royal Deeside Railway
  • Trip to Drakensberg
  • City of Belfast
  • Loch Michigan Rant
  • Cape Town Wedding
  • Swiss Lassie 
  • Flowers of Edinburgh

 

February 14 - Valentine Dances!

Teaching by Nancy & Janice

13 dancers

Formation taught: the knot

Step practice:  quick time travel into setting

  • Flowers of Edinburgh
  • Luckenbooth Brooch
  • Rose of the North
  • Starry Eyed Lassie
  • Scarborough Castle (where Janice's parents had their honeymoon!) 
  • Wee Maggie's Reel (Phyllis's new dance, 8x32 reel for 3 couples)
  • Sugar Candie
  • Old Man of Storr 

 

February 7

Teaching by Chuck and Lynn

16 dancers

Formation taught: Espagnole; Steps taught: strathspey travelling & setting

  • St. Andrews Fair 
  • Swiss Lassie
  • Asilomar Romantic
  • Ian Powrie's Farewell to Auchterarder
  • Rest and Be Thankful 
  • City of Belfast
  • Phyllis's new dance (8x40 reel for 3 couples)

 

January 31

Teaching by Nancy and Lynn

17 dancers, with returning dancer Kyeong Kim

Formation taught: 3 Couple Rights & Lefts

  • The Old Man of Storr
  • Joie de Vivre
  • Linda's Trip to Beloit
  • Loch Michigan Rant
  • Swiss Lassie
  • City of Belfast
  • Tribute to the Borders

 

January 24

Teaching by Nancy and Chuck

20 dancers, with returning dancer Alison Mueller Narveson 

  • Corn Rigs/Riggs of Corn
  • My Love She's But a Lassie Yet
  • Ca the Ewes to the Knowes
  • O'er the Water to Charlie
  • Cauld Kail
  • Oh Whistle and I'll Come tae Ye, My Lad
  • She's Ower Young to Marry Yet 
  • Salute to Robert Burns 

 

January 17

Teaching by Lynn with generous assistance from Janice

13 dancers

New dancers, Connie and Wolfgang (friends of James and Heidi)

  • Pint o' Ale is Fain
  • Hedwig's Reel
  • Granville Market
  • Up in the Air
  • Australian Ladies
  • Beach Dancer
  • First Rain of Spring

 

January 10

Teaching by Janice and Kate

16 dancers

New dancer, Gayle

  • Waltzing to Iowa
  • Joie de Vivre
  • Gloria's Wee Jig
  • Gramachie
  • Australian Ladies
  • First Rain of Spring
  • Midsummer Common

 

January 3

Teaching by Lynn & Nancy

18 dancers

  • Burns Night
  • Delvine Side
  • Cranberry Tart
  • Whistling Wind
  • Macdonald of the Isles
  • Beach Dancer
  • Music Makars
  • Dalkeith's Strathspey 

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