Hertsmere Dance

7.30 - 11 pm Saturday 20 January 2018

Tilbury Hall, UR Church, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar EN6 1BZ
Members £8; non-members £10.

Please bring some food on a plate ready to serve

  Burns Night
Iona Reel
Cherrybank Gardens
Marion's Fancy
Black Mountain Reel
The Gentleman
Burns' Hornpipe
Laird of Milton's Daughter
Up Helly Aa
Cashmere Shawl
Roaring Jelly
The Frisky
Makin' the Tartan
Button Boy
Posties Jig
Paisley Weavers

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BURNS NIGHT (J 8x32) 2C (4C set)

1M+2L cross RH, 1L+2M cross RH, 2s+1s Set+Link, to (1).(2).
1L+2M cross RH, 1M+2L cross RH, 2s+1s Set+Link back to original places
1s+2s half turn RH, slip step for 2 bars down & 2 bars back; half turn BH (PdB) to face up
1s+2s dance Allemande.

IONA REEL (R 8x32)

1s and 2s, nearer hands joined, set, and dance RH across half way
1s and 3s, nearer hands joined, set, and dance LH across half way
1s dance fig 8 around 3s above them
1s taking NH lead up between 3s, dance behind 2s to original place. 2s and 3s move down
1s, 2s and 3s join nearer hands and set
1s cast one place while 2s cross diag to top giving RH, and 3s cross RH to original place
2s, 1s and 3s dance reel of 3 on sides, 1L L/Sh to 3L; 1M R/Sh to 3M.


1s+2s set and petronella in tandem twice
1s+2s set. 2s cross RH while 1s cross LH. 1L up, 1M down, for RH teapots.
1s+3s set and petronella link. Four hands round. 3s finish in middle facing down, ready for -
Chain. 2s (at top) start by crossing.


1s and 2s, near hands joined, set to partners, then 3 R & L
(end on own side, 1s in 2nd pl facing out, 2s in 1st pl facing in).
1s cast to R to dance fig 8 round 2s and 3s on sidelines; finish back-to-back in 2nd place facing own side.
2s, 1s and 3s double triangles, finish 1M facing up with R/Sh to partner who is facing down.
1s 6-bar reel of 3 with corners, pass R/Sh to 2nd corner to start; cross LH into 2nd place at end.
Repeat from 2nd place.


1s & 3s cross RH & cast, dance 1/2 fig 8 round the couple above, cross to face 1st corner.
1s & 3s turn 1st corner RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH, partner LH to face 1st corners again.
1s & 3s dance full diagonal reels of 4 with 1st corners.
All dance RH across once round (1L with 2s, 1M & 3L with 4s, 3M with 5s),
1s & 3s turn partners LH & cast one place.


1s turn 2 hands, remain in middle & 2s step up,
1s & 2s set (1s advancing to face opposite partner) & dance 1/2 reel of 4 across with 2s.
1s dance down & face each other as 3s step up,
1s & 3s set (1s advancing to face opposite partner) & dance 1/2 reel of 4 across with 3s.
1s lead up to top, cross over & cast to 2nd place,
1s dance 1/2 reel of 3 across (W with 2s & M with 3s)
2s+1s dance poussette.


1L casts down W side while 1M dances down middle to meet below 4s & lead partner up middle back to place
All M turn L to face out (arms folded) as 1L dances across in front of 1M,
behind 2M, in front of 3M & across to 3L place as all M turn L to face in (2L+3L step up).
1M repeats bars 9-16 around W (who remain facing in) crossing to 3M place own side (2M+3M step up).
1s+4s dance Poussette. End


1s set, cross RH, cast 1 place & turn LH to face 1st corners.
1s change places RH with 1st crnrs, 1st crnrs turn LH in centre & return to place,
giving RH to 1s who turn LH in centre to face 2nd crnrs.
1s repeat 8 bars with 2nd corners, finish in 2nd place own side.
2s+1s+3s dance 6 hands round & back.

UP HELLY AA (R 4x48) 4C

1s & 4s turn RH 3/4 to finish in line up and down, M facing partner and facing up.
1s & 4s dance half R/Sh reel of 4.
1s & 4s turn partner RH 3/4 and finish facing out.
1s with 3s (also 2s with 4s) dance double fig 8 (1s & 4s cast, 2s & 3s cross to start).
All set once. W dance L/Sh round their partner and back to place.
All set once. M dance R/Sh round their partner and back to place.
1s with 3s, also 2s with 4s, dance RHA for 3 bars, then LH back.
1s (at the foot) cast up to 3rd place, 4s (at top) cast to 2nd place,
while 3s lead down to 4th and 2s lead up to 1st place.
1s with 4s dance Rs & Ls, starting RH on the side.


1s turn RH & cast down 2 pl, cross LH & cast up 1 pl to 2nd pl opp side
1s turn RH, turn 1st corner LH, turn 2nd corner RH, turn partner LH to face 1st corner.
1s dance 2 x 1/2 diag Reels of 4 with 1st corners & 2nd corners;
2s+1s+3s all finish on opp side.
1s (in 2nd pl) change place RH with person diag R,
new people in 2nd pl change place LH with person diag L,
new people in 2nd pl change place RH with person diag R;
all cross back LH.


1s cross RH, cast 1 place, cross RH & cast R into centre
(M between 2s facing down; W between 3s facing up)
1s+2s+3s dance 6 hands round & back (1s end in centre).
1s pass R/Sh up/down set and dance to R for figs of 8
(1M dances round 3s; 1L round 2s); end 2nd place opp side.
1s dance reels of 3 on opp sides giving R/Sh to 2nd crnrs (M up, W down);
cross RH to place.

FRISKY (J 8x32)

1s turn RH & cast down 1 place,
turn LH & cast down 1 place.
2s+3s+1s dance 6 hands round & back.
1s lead up to top & 1s+2s set twice;
1s+2s dance half Rs & Ls, set & cross back to own sides.


1s set, full turn RH, 1s+2s dance RH across once round.
1s+3s dance double figures of 8 round 2s (1s cross down to begin)
1s followed by 2s+3s+4s dance down the middle & back (with 2s+3s+4s separating);
1s end at top facing down.
All set, with 1s progressing down to the foot, passing each couple L/Sh;
All turn 2 hands.
2s+3s, also 4s+1s, dance Rs & Ls.


1s dance mirror reels of 3 on own sides
1s dance mirror reels of 3 on opp sides; end in 2nd place back-to-back facing opp sides
1s dance Double Triangles to end facing down (lady on man's right)
1s dance down, lady dances under man's arm; dance up to 2nd place own side.


1s & 4s set, cast in 1 place & dance 1/2 figure of 8 round new end couples.
(bar 9) 1M+4M & 1L+4L dance across (men making an arch),
turn corners with free hand to face up/down.
1s+4s dance down/up (couple dancing up make the arch) & turn corners.
Repeat 9-16 from new positions.
1s+4s dance 1/2 Rs & Ls & turn partner RH.

PAISLEY WEAVERS (S 3x32) 3C 2s imp.

1s cross down RH & cast down behind 3s, cross up & cast up round 2s
1s+2s+3s dance Grand Chain
1s+2s dance Ladies Chain
1s+2s dance 1/2 R&L, 1s+3s dance 1/2 R&L.


1s lead down the middle (2s move up) for 4 bars; back to 2nd place.
1L + 2s, 1M + 3s, half reels of 3 across; end in 2nd pl opp sides.
Half reels of 3 on sides (1M up, 1L down, giving RSh)
Half reels of 3 across, 1M + 3s at top, 1L + 2s at foot, end in 2nd pl own side
Half reels of 3 on sides (1L up, 1M down, giving RSh,) end in 2nd pl own side
2s, 1s, 3s circle and back.


1s cast 1 place, cross LH & cast round their 2nd crnrs to face 1st crnr.
1s dance reel of 3 on opposite sides (passing 1st corner RSh).
1s dance 12 bars Figure of 8 Grand Chain:-
1L changes pl RH on side with 2M as
1M changes pl RH on side with 3L as
2L changes pl RH diagonally with 3M;
2s also 3s change pl LH on side as
1s change pl LH diagonally ;
all repeat these positional changes for another 8 bars.
1s set & cross RH.

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