Hertsmere Dance

7.30 - 11 pm Saturday 16 June 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

  Falls of Rogie
Flying Spur
Road to Mallaig
Luckenbooth Brooch
Fisherman's Reel
Karin's Strathspey
Highland Rambler
Aird na Coigach
Da Rain Dancin'
Flowers of the West
A Capital Jig
Cuckoo Clock
Sloane Square
Mill of Haldane
Quarries Jig
Flower of Portencross
Major Ian Stewart
Shiftin' Bobbins

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FALLS OF ROGIE (R 8x32)

1s cross RH & cast 1 place, 1s cross RH & cast 1 place to R (M up, W down).
1s dance 1/2 L/Sh reels of 3 across (1M with 2s, 1L with 3s), to lines across
All set, change place RH with opposite person.
2s+1s+3s chase clockwise: 1s dance for 4 steps & turn RH to face 1st crnr positions as
2s & 3s continue to complete full circle back to place (opp side)
1s dance two 1/2 diag reels of 4 with 1st corners (M-M) and 2nd corners,
pass R/Sh to 2nd place own side.


FLYING SPUR (J 8x32)

1s cross RH and cast,
1s dance 1/2 figs 8 (1M up round 2M & 1L down round 3L) while 2s+3s set & cross RH.
1s dance RSh reels of 3 on own side; 1s end in centre, 1L above 2s & 1M below 3s.
1s set while 2s+3s cross (2L+3L pass under arch of 2M+3M);
1s pet turn to 2nd pl opp sides while 2s+3s cast to order 2.1.3., all turn RH.
1s lead down, cast up on opp sides & dance 1/2 fig 8 to 2nd place own side, while
2M faces 3M (2L faces 3L) for Rs & Ls (start by changing place on side).


ROAD TO MALLAIG (S 4x32)

2s+3s dance RH across, then top 3 men & bottom 3 ladies dance 1/2 reel of 3 on side.
Dancers in 2nd & 3rd places dance LH across,
then bottom 3 men also top 3 ladies dance 1/2 reel of 3 on side.
Couples in 2nd & 3rd places (4s+1s) dance 1/2 R&L while
end couples chase clockwise 1/2 way;
2s+1s & 4s+3s dance 1/2 R&L. All dance 1/2 reel of 4 on sides,
Top 3 couples (4s+3s+2s) dance 1/2 reel of 3 on side
end in order 2.3.4.1.


LUCKENBOOTH BROOCH (J 8x32)

1s in promenade hold (W on M's left) dance R/Sh reel of 3 with 2s & end facing 3M.
1s dance R/Sh reel with 3s ending with 1s dancing across to M side.
1M casts up, 1L down, into centre & dance out W side,
1M casts up, 1L down, to end 1M between 2s facing down, 1L+3s facing up
while 2s+3s dance Rs+Ls
2s+1s+3s set twice ending with 1s turning RH 1-3/4 times to 2nd place.


FISHERMAN'S REEL (R 5x32) Sq set; 5M faces 5L; 5L back to 2s)

1s+2s+3s+4s dance 8 hands round & back while 5s turn RH once & LH 1-1/2 times to end 5M facing 2s & 5L facing 4s.
5M+2s also 5L+4s dance RH T-pots, 5s pass L/Sh & dance LH T-pots with next couple anti-clockwise (5M with 1s & 5L with 3s).
5M dances reel of 3 with 1s+2s (in prom hold) giving R/Sh to 2s, while 5L reels with 3s+4s giving R/Sh to 4s.
All take partners in prom hold, 5s change pl. with 1s R/Sh, 1s pass 4s R/Sh, 4s pass 3s R/Sh, 3s pass 2s R/Sh & 2s end in centre facing new 1s.


KARIN'S STRATHSPEY (S 8x32)

1s+2s dance The Knot
1s set advancing to 1st corner, turn 2H & circle 4H round to left; end 1L between 2s facing down & 1M between 3s facing up
1s set advancing to 2nd corner, turn 2H & circle 4H round to left; end on opp sides facing 1st corner
1s dance reels of 3 on opp sides (L/Sh to 1st corner) & cross to 2nd place own side.


HIGHLAND RAMBLER (R 8x40)

1s dance in, cast to 2nd place & dance RHA with 3s.
2s+1s dance LHA, 1L followed by partner casts up round 2L & dance down middle to 1L between 3s & 1M between 2s.
All dance down the middle & back to top.
1M followed by 1L casts down round 2L to 2nd place on own side & 1s turn RH
2s+1s+3s circle 6 hands round & back.


AIRD NA COIGACH (J 4x48) 4C

All M dance across, pass partner R/Sh & cast down to the foot (4M leading),
cross the foot of the set & up Mens side.
All dance 8 hands round & back (retain the circle formation)
1L & 1M take dancer on their L (NHJ) & cross diag (1M makes arch)
both pairs turning away from each other to face in.
1L & 1M take dancer on their L (NHJ) & cross over, (1M arch)
both pairs turning away from each other to face in.
1s repeat 2 more times, finish with top 2 dancers facing each other,
also bottom dancers facing each other for a Snowball Chain -
1M and 1L start chain with 2L, 2M; end in straight lines on the sides.
All W dance across, pass opposite M R/Sh & cast up to top,
cross & down on the W side to finish opposite partner 2, 3, 4, 1.


DA RAIN DANCIN' (R 8x32)

1s dance down below 3s, cast up round 3s to 2nd place own side; 2s+1s+3s set & cross RH
1s dance up round 2s, cast down to 2nd place opp sides;
2s+1s+3s set, 1s turn LH to face 1st corners while 2s & 3s cross LH
1s set R to 1st corner & L to partner, 3/4 turn RH to face 2nd corners,
set R to 2nd corner & L to partner, 3/4 turn RH to 2nd place own side
2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back


FLOWERS OF THE WEST (S 8x40) 3s & 4s improper

1s & 4s turn RH & cast in (2s and 3s step out).
Mid couples (1s & 4s) 1/2 Rs & Ls and then turn ladies into line across dance for -
Targe: W turn 3/4 while M dance round 1/4; lady turns non-partner one full turn.
Repeat Targe (finish 1s in 2nd pl own side; 4s in 3rd pl opp side).
Reels of 4 on side, finish facing same person, change places RH.
End couples chase clockwise while
middle couples dance LH star and then change places on side (new facing person).
All set, turn partner BH, then both ends circle to the left.


A CAPITAL JIG (J 8x32)

1s and 2s set and rotate (end 1s facing up, 2s facing down).
1s dance reel of 3 on own side, start R/Sh to 2s.
1s set and turn RH 3/4, then 1L dances LHA with 2s, 1M with 3s to end 2nd place opp side
1s set and turn RH 3/4, then 1M dances LHA with 2s, 1L with 3s to end 2nd place own side.


CUCKOO CLOCK (R 8x32)

1s+2s+3s dance mirror reels on own side (2s start out & up)
1s+2s dance double figures of 8 (1s cross; 2s cast)
(As Muirland Willie) -
1s dance down middle, cross & cast up to 2nd place on opp side,
while 2s set and cross RH to 3rd place on opp side,
and while 3s cast up to 1st place & cross RH to opp side
3s+1s+2s turn partner RH
3s+1s+2s set & link for 3 twice.


SLOANE SQUARE (S 64) 4C Sq

All dance 8 hands round & back.
All turn RH, W cast behind partner to dance RH across in centre & back to place.
All turn LH, M cast behind partner to dance LH across in centre & back to place.
1s+2L+4M also 3s+2M+4L dance banana reel of 4 across (1s & 3s pass partner L/Sh).
2s+1M+3L also 4s+1L+3M dance banana reel of 4 up/down (2s & 4s pass prtnr L/Sh).
All set & turn corner RH & dance 1/2 Chain commencing RH to corner.
All turn corner RH, turn partner LH & dance 1/2 Chain commencing LH to partner.
All dance 8 hands round & back


MILL OF HALDANE (R 8x32)

1s set, cast, dance down between 3s and cast up to finish in 2nd place in the
middle of the set facing up. 2s move up and turn to face out.
"The Mill Wheels" - All 3 men grip the L wrist of the dancer in front, dance twice round anti-clockwise, while all 3 W take R wrist hold and
dance twice round clockwise (W pass in front of prtnr).
1s finish b-b in 2nd place facing own side as for double triangles.
All set in triangle formation; petronella on 1 place in own triangle (3M & 2L are now b-b).
All set in triangle formation; all petronella on 1 place as before (2M & 3L are now b-b).
All set, 1s set advancing to each other & face up, while 2s & 3s petronella on 1 place as before, to finish with 2s at the top and 3s in 3rd place.
1s dance up to the top NHJ, cast to 2nd place own side.


QUARRIES JIG (J 8x32)

1s set, cast 1 place & dance round 1st corners passing corners L/Sh.
1s dance reels of 3 across (1M with 2s & 1L with 3s), 1s turn LH to face 1st corners.
* Centre dancers change with 1st corners RH while 2nd corners set.
1st crnrs (in centre) change places LH while
new 1st+2nd corners dance clockwise round to next corner position *
Repeat 4 bars * - * from new positions.
Repeat 4 bars * - * from new positions, 1s end by turning LH to 2nd place on opp sides,
2s+1s+3s set on sides & 1s cross back RH.


FLOWER OF PORTENCROSS (S) 3C

2s half diag reel of 4 with 3L & 1M; pass RSh, dance RH across
(2M at top with W, 2L at foot with M).
2s half diag reel of 4 with 2nd corners; pass RSh, dance RH across on sides
(2M on M side with W, 2L on W side with M),
2s curve into 2nd place own sides (order now (3) 2 (1) ).
Diag Rs & Ls for 3 couples, 2 bars to each hand:-
All cross RH
All cross LH - 1M diag with 3L; 2M with 1L, 3M with 2L (on the side)
All cross RH
All cross LH - 2M diag with 2L; 3M with 3L, 1M with 1L (on the side)
All cross RH
All cross LH - 3M diag with 1L; 1M with 2L, 2M with 3L (on the side)
2s (in 2nd pl) turn RH, cast down to 3rd place, while
3s (in top pl) set & cross and 1s (in 3rd pl) set & cross up to 2nd pl.
End 3.1.2.


MAJOR IAN STEWART (J 8x32)

1s + 2s Capstan turn [1s + 2s 1/2 turn pr. RH then half RH star; full turn pr. RH]
end 1s in 2nd place (1L facing up, 1M down)
2s+1s+3s dance reel of 3 on own sides
(1L dances in & up as 1M dances in & down to start); 1s end facing 1st corner.
'Hello-goodbye' setting:-
[1s set to 1st crnr then to pr. across the dance, set to 2nd crnr, Pet turn to 2nd pl own side]
2s+1s+3s dance 6 hands round to the L for 6 steps, pivot L,
R foot over L, & dance back to place.


SHIFTIN' BOBBINS (R 8x32)

1s cross RH to face opp side in double triangle position with 2s+3s & set;
1s cast up to top & lead down middle to be between 2s & 3s.
1M dances LH T-pot with 2L+3L while 1L dances RH T-pot with 2M+3M;
1s followed by 2s+3s dance down centre.
3s followed by 2s+1s dance up (3s cast 2 to own place);
1L dances LH T-pot with 2M+3M while 1M dances RH T-pot with 2L+3L.
1s lead up to top, cast down to 2nd place opp side & dance 1/2 fig 8 around 2s.
1s finish in 2nd place on own side.

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