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Dances Taught on Sundays 2023

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on August 21, 2023 at 2:04:05 pm
 

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August 20 Social Evening - Terry & Nancy

18 dancers, including Carol and Petrovnia, who remembered almost everything from 13 years ago!

  • Jessie’s Hornpipe
  • Festival Fling
  • Asilomar Romantic
  • The Cranberry Tart
  • Mairi’s Wedding 

 

August 13 - Janice & Rebecca

14 dancers

Practice: handing/ leading with purpose

Formations: Schiehallion and interlocking reels

  • Spice It Up
  • The Saint John River
  • Desperation
  • 1314
  • The Scallywag
  • The Reel of the Royal Scots

 

August 6 - no dancing

 

July 30 - Nancy & Kate

13 dancers, including Lauren, Val, and Lauren's mother, Cheryl (all from MSCR class). Many experienced dancers out of town at TAC in Halifax.

Step practice: Strathspey travelling & setting steps

  • Jessie's Hornpipe
  • Festival Fling
  • Lady Glasgow
  • Asilomar Romantic
  • The Cranberry Tart
  • Deil Amang the Tailors

 

July 23 - Social Dance Evening/AGM - Kate & Janice

18 dancers

  • The Flowers of Edinburgh
  • The Orchards of Co. Armagh
  • The Starry Eyed Lassie
  • Follow Me Home
  • Deil Amang the Tailors 

 

July 16 Rebecca & Nancy

18 dancers

Step practice: Coupe pas de basque

Formation practice: Set and Rotate

  • Follow Me Home
  • Desperation
  • Red Wine and Straight Lines
  • Sugar Candie
  • Lord MacLay's Reel 
  • The Starry Eyed Lassie

 

July 9 Terry and Kate

17 dancers

  • The Flowers of Edinburgh
  • The Orchards of Co. Armagh
  • The Starry Eyed Lassie
  • Norma's Garden
  • Midsummer Common
  • New Year Jig

 

July 2 Janice and Special Guest Saskia

14-16 dancers

Step practice: PDB

Reels of four

  • Follow Me Home
  • MacDonald of Keppoch
  • The Shetland Shepherdess
  • The Orchards of County Armagh

 

June 25 - Social Dance - Kate and Nancy

21 participants, including Carol and Suzie

  • Charlestown Chaser
  • Happy to Meet
  • Catch the Wind
  • Rakes of Glasgow
  • Postie's Jig
  • The Reel of the Royal Scots 

 

June 18 - Terry and Rebecca

20 dancers. Reel of 4 in hallway and focus of 2 dances. Also: pas de Basque Coupé  

  1. The Wild Geese J32 3/4L RSCDS XXIV

  2. Caldercruix J32 3/4L Drewry: Bankhead 3 [experienced/confident dancers]

  3. Fair Donald S32 3/4L RSCDS XXIX

  4. Lord MacLay's Reel R40 4/4L Robertson: Collins SCD

  5. Lord Elgin's Reel S32 3/4L RSCDS XXVI

  6. The Piper and the Penguin R88 4S Goldring: RSCDS Scotia

 

 

June 11 - No Dancing: Midwest Scottish Weekend

 

June 4 - Janice and Rebecca

Figure: Dance to Corners and Set

  • EH37AF
  • The Montgomeries' Rant
  • Never Forgotten
  • Light and Airy
  • Many Happy Returns
  • Gothenburg's Welcome

 

May 28 - Janice and Kate

20 dancers including Ross Dixon, currently living in Nebraska

Figure reviewed: Chain and Turn Progression

  • The Highland Reel
  • Tinkling Jade
  • The Duke of Perth
  • Mrs. Stewart's Jig
  • The Celebration Strathspey
  • The Flowers of Edinburgh

 

May 21 - Terry and Kate

22 dancers

Formation breakout group: Mairi's Wedding half reels on the diagonals

Three of the dancers opted to watch Mairi's Wedding - not ready to dance it

  • Jubilee Jig
  • Reel of the Royal Scots
  • Westminster Reel (during breakout group)
  • Delvine Side
  • State of Grace
  • Mairi's Wedding

 

May 14 - Janice and John

16 dancers

Formation breakout group: All Round Poussette, Knot

  • The Old Man of Storr
  • Miss Milligan’s Strathspey
  • Gothenburg’s Welcome
  • Asilomar Romantic

 

May 7 - Rebecca and Nancy

21 dancers

Formation break-out group: RS reel of 3 across the set with 1C in promenade hold, butterfly 

  • Highland Reel 
  • Never Forgotten
  • Luckenbooth Brooch
  • Neidpath Castle
  • Da Rain Dancin’
  • Reel of the 51st Division 

 

April 30 - Janice and John

18 dancers, including two new people, Magda and Chelsea

Formation break-out group: RS reel of 3 across the set

  • Festival Interceltique
  • The Nurseryman
  • The Celebration Strathspey
  • Catch the Wind
  • The Flowers of Edinburgh 

 

April 23 - Nancy and Kate

22 dancers, including semi-newcomer Steve and Aberdeen grad student Katrina, who is writing a news story about us!

Formation break-out group: Corners Pass and Turn, Set and Link

  • Crabbit Shona
  • Da Rain Dancin'
  • Many Happy Returns
  • Tinkling Jade
  • Deil amang the Tailors 

 

April 16 - Nancy and Janice

16 dancers, including semi-newcomer Steve

Steps reviewed: Strathspey traveling & setting

Formation break-out group: Rights & Lefts, Set & Rotate

  • Delvine Side
  • EH3 7AF
  • Westminster Reel
  • Balquidder Strathspey
  • Flowers of Edinburgh

 

April 9 - Terry and Kate

24 dancers

Formation break-out group: set to corners and partner; review ladies' chain

  • Waltzing to Iowa
  • The Montgomeries' Rant
  • John Cass
  • Kendall's Hornpipe
  • State of Grace
  • Joie de Vivre

 

April 2 - Janice & Rebecca

25 dancers, including first-timer Steve Elbow

Figures taught--beginners: Figure of 8, Reels of 3, Ladies Chain 

Figures taught--advanced: Set & Link for 3, Knot, 1/2 Reels

  • Lady Wynd
  • Memories of Mary Ann 
  • Montgomeries' Rant
  • Dundee Whaler 

 

March 26 - No dancing, ball weekend

 

March 19 - Terry & Nancy

25 dancers, including MSCR beginner Rebekah

Figures taught: Tourbillon, Corners Pass & Turn, Corners Chain

Focus on Madison Ball, last set

  • Laird of Milton’s Daughter
  • Duke of Perth
  • Sands of Morar
  • J.B. Milne
  • Chequered Court
  • The Minister on the Loch 

 

March 12 - Janice & Kate

24 dancers, including longtime dancer Debbie and some very new dancers

Focus on Madison Ball 2023 dances: second six

  • Jessie's Hornpipe
  • Seann Triubhas Willichan
  • General Stuart's Reel 
  • City Lights
  • Balmoral Strathspey
  • Duke of Perth (one walk-through and one dance-through only) 

 

March 5 - Terry & Janice

23 dancers, 

Focus on Madison Ball 2023 dances: initial six

  • Sheena's Saunter
  • Catch the Wind
  • St Andrew's Fair
  • Grant's Reel
  • Mrs Stewart's Jig
  • Miss Milligan's Strathspey
  • De'il amang the Tailors 

 

 

February 26 - Rebecca & Kate

22 dancers, including Phyllis and MJ (!) and Carl (!) and Rick (!)

Figures taught: Crossover mirror reel, Allemande 2C and 3C

  • Light and Airy
  • Seann Triubhas Willichan
  • Mairi's Wedding
  • Ruby Wedding
  • Chequered Court

 

February 19 - Janice & Terry

18 dancers, including Phyllis and MJ (!) and newcomers Talissa (from Open House) and her friend Lauren

Figures taught: Ladies chain, Grand chain, Allemande 2C

  • A Highland Welcome
  • Kendall's Hornpipe
  • Mrs Stewart's Jig
  • Deil amang the Tailors
  • Sands of Morar
  • The Jubilee Jig 

 

February 12 - Nancy & Kate

22 dancers, including Phyllis(!) and newcomers Talissa (from Open House) and her friend Lauren

Figures taught: Corner Chain, the Knot

  • Thornycroft
  • Jessie's Hornpipe 
  • Grant's Reel 
  • Laird of Milton's Daughter
  • Miss Milligan's Strathspey
  • City Lights

 

February 5 -  Rebecca & Terry

16 dancers

Figure taught: Tourbillon

  • St Andrew's Fair
  • Duke of Perth
  • The Swan and the Tay
  • The Chequered Court
  • Sands of Morar 

 

January 29 - Robert Burns Night - Janice & John

16 dancers

  • Corn Riggs
  • Silver Tassie
  • Welcome to Ayr
  • The Lea Rig
  • Highland Mary
  • White Cockade

 

January 22 - Open House - Janice & Nancy

30 dancers

  • Festival Interceltique
  • The Ox
  • The Bridge of Athlore
  • Reel of the Royal Scots (demo)
  • The Borrowdale Exchange
  • Minister on the Loch (demo)
  • Virginia Reel
  • Charlestown Chaser 

 

January 15 - Rebecca & Kate

13 dancers

Figure taught: the Meanwhile ;-)

  • The Fairy Ring
  • General Stuart's Reel
  • Balmoral Strathspey
  • Chased Lovers
  • J.B. Milne

 

January 8 - Rebecca & Nancy

16 dancers and fiddler Dave came together to support each other after Chuck's death

Figure taught: Set & Link

  • Sheena's Saunter
  • The Earl of Northampton
  • The Whistling Wind
  • Major Ian Stewart
  • The Minister on the Loch 
  • James Gray
  • The Reel of the Royal Scots 

 

January 1 - Janice & Nancy

12 dancers

  • Charlestown Chaser
  • Cutty Sark
  • Susan Scott of San Rafael
  • Tinkling Jade
  • Beeswing
  • Balquidder Strathspey
  • Mrs Stewart’s Jig
  • Shiftin’ Bobbins  

 

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