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Dances Taught on Sundays 2024

Page history last edited by Kate Deck 5 days, 17 hours ago

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

 

July 14 - Terry and Kate

20 dancers

  • Cutty Sark
  • Cadgers in the Cannongate
  • Katherine Hamilton
  • Scuppernong
  • The Falkirk Lass
  • Smiling Lila 

 

July 7 - Nancy and Rebecca

16 dancers

  • Toast to the Mousies
  • Miss Welsh's Reel
  • One Set Short of a Hundred
  • Noah's Ark
  • Neidpath Castle
  • The Bawk

 

June 30 - Kate and Rebecca

Summer Social Evening w/ Chocolate Shoppe gathering

28 dancers (with 3 new dancers for 1st hr)

  • Gay Gordons
  • Catch the Wind
  • Bon Viveur
  • Starry Eyed Lassie
  • Minister on the Loch
  • Highlandman Kissed his Mother 

 

 

June 23 - Janice and Rebecca

19 dancers

Taught Set to and Turn Corners

  • The Ravelston Rant
  • The Bon Viveur
  • The Bawk
  • Trip to Timber Ridge
  • The Dashing White Sergeant

 

June 16 - Nancy and John

19 dancers

  • EH3 7AF
  • Polharrow Burn
  • Invercauld's Reel
  • The Golden Apple Jig
  • Anna's Wedding Cake 

 

June 9 - No dancing (Midwest Scottish Weekend

 

June 2 - Terry and Nancy

21 dancers

  • Long Pond Reel
  • Lammermuir Hills
  • Laura's Ceilidh
  • Craven Jig
  • Braes of Breadalbane
  • Hyperactive Reel
  • Quarries' Jig 

 

May 25 - Rebecca and Kate

17 Dancers including Birthday person Gill

Reviewed Highland Schottisch setting with Birthday song

  • Bill Clement MBE
  • Many Happy Returns [of the day, Gill!]
  • Chased Lovers
  • [Gill] Robertson Rant
  • Orpington Caledonians
  • Craven Jig - could definitely use another review, it was late in the evening 

 

 May 19 - Rebecca and Janice

18 Dancers

Reviewed/Taught Pas de Basque (and moving); Taught Spurtle

  • Highlandman Kissed his Mother
  • Blue Mess Jacket
  • Sleepwalking
  • Seann Triubhas Willichan
  • Peat Fire Flame 

 

 

May 12 - Janice and Terry

19 dancers

Formations taught/reviewed: Set & rotate, Bourrel (2C), Reel of 3 [6]

  • Laura's Ceilidh
  • The Capital Pianist
  • The Craven Jig
  • The Cobblestones
  • The Hyperactive Reel 

 

May 5 - Janice and Kate

18 dancers

Step practice: Strathspey traveling, setting and Highland Schottische setting

Figures taught: Corners chain, Double ladies chain

  • Hooper's Jig
  • Robertson Rant
  • The Music Makars
  • Laura's Ceilidh - second half of dance

 

April 28 - No Dancing

Due to Wil-Mar function

 

April 21 - John & Nancy

21 dancers and observers David & Lindsay who found us through the Alasdair Fraser/Natalie Haas concert! They are interested in MSCR classes in the fall.

  • Light & Airy
  • Long Pond Reel
  • Lady Lucy Ramsay
  • Quarries' Jig
  • The Minister on the Loch
  • The Shetland Shepherdess 

 

April 14 - Nancy & Janice

19 dancers

Reviewed strathspey traveling and setting steps.

Taught Strathspey poussette, solo R & L, knot, corner chain

  • Whistler’s Jig
  • Lammermuir Hills 
  • Peat Fire Flame
  • Laura’s Ceilidh
  • Deil Amang the Tailors 

 

April 7 - Terry and Kate

16 dancers

"Larks and Robins"

Reviewed strathspey traveling (K) and taught special setting step for Glasgow Highlanders (T)

  • Bill Clement MBE
  • Lord Elgin's Reel
  • Chased Lovers
  • Starlight
  • The Glasgow Highlanders (a work in progress, but mostly there!)

 

March 31 - Janice and Rebecca

23 dancers

  • Postie's Jig
  • Out of thin Air
  • Orpington Caledonians
  • Gothenburg's Welcome
  • Gramachie
  • Toast to the Mousies

 

March 24 no class - Ball Weekend

 

March 17 - Nancy & Terry

28 Dancers 

Ball Review Part III

  • The Highland Rambler
  • Elphinstone Jig
  • Saltire Strathspey
  • Bratach Bana
  • Lady Auckland's Reel
  • Best Set in the Hall 

 

March 10 - Terry & Janice

25 Dancers

Ball Review Part II

  • New Year Jig
  • Another Trip Around the Sun
  • On the Fly
  • Links with St Petersburg
  • Rights to Business
  • The Mason's Apron

 

March 3 - Janice and Kate

32!!! Dancers

Ball Review Part I

  • Joanna's Jig
  • Toast to the Mousies
  • Bonnie Stronshiray
  • The Express
  • The Water of Leith
  • Flowers of Edinburgh

 

February 25 - John & Nancy

25 dancers

Figure taught: Espagnole

  • New Year Jig
  • The Water of Leith
  • Bratach Bana
  • A Trip to Egypt
  • Another Trip Around the Sun
  • Toast to the Mousies

 

February 18 - Rebecca & Kate

22 dancers

Reviewed figure: 1C Reel of 3 on partner's side followed by reel of 3 on own side.

  • Highland Rambler
  • Saltire Strathspey
  • The Express
  • Toast to the Mousies
  • Bonnie Stronshiray
  • Elphinstone Jig

 

February 11 - Janice & Terry

20 dancers including Mike and Paula again.

Formations taught: Worked in the hall on corners formation in Best Set in the Hall Bars 9-24 with Tom, Christine (newer dancer in Mke), Paula & Mike

  • The Brownie of Blednoch
  • Links with St Petersburg
  • Best Set in the Hall
  • Flowers of Edinburgh 
  • Bonnie Stronshiray

 

February 4 - Nancy & Kate

21 dancers including Mike and Paula, who are taking MSCR class for the second time.

Steps taught: Strathspey traveling

Formations taught: Espagnole

  • Joanna’s Jig
  • Mason’s Apron
  • Lady Auckland’s Reel
  • Glayva
  • The Water of Leith
  • Bratach Bana (not taught, only for those who knew the dance)

 

January 28 – Rebecca & John

 

25 dancers from Twin Cities, Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago. Including former member Patricia Zanton (4 years since she danced) and two from Winter 2023 MSCR class (Camille & Lily Mae, AKA Junior)

  • Corn Rigs
  • Reel of the Royal Scots
  • Another Trip Around the Sun
  • Burns Night
  • On the Fly
  • The Lea Rig
  • Mason’s Apron

 

January 21 – Rebecca & Nancy

 

17 dancers

  • Highland Rambler
  • On the Fly
  • Sarona
  • Lord Maclay’s Reel
  • Rights to Business
  • Links with St. Petersburg

 

January 14 - Kate & Nancy

 

17 dancers on a -5° night!

Formations taught: 2 couple allemande, the knothole

Steps: advance pas-de-basque into skip change

  • New Year Jig
  • The Express
  • The Royal Deeside Railway
  • Sylvia Full of Grace 
  • Elphinstone Jig
  • Fair Donald 
  • Montgomeries’ Rant 

 

January 7 - Janice & Rebecca

 

19 dancers, including returning newbies Marie and Sandy

  • Pint o'Ale is Fain
  • Currie Mountain
  • Angels with Whiskers
  • Last of the Lairds
  • Rose of the North 
  • Compleat Gardener
  • Alan J. Smith

 

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