Hertsmere Dance
7.00 - 11.00 pm Saturday 15 July 2023

Tilbury Hall, UR Church, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar EN6 1BZ

Live music played by Ken Martlew and Barbara Manning

Members £10; non-members £12.
Hall open from 6pm

Please bring a plate of food to share,
and bring your own cup or mug for drinks.

  Mairi's Wedding
The Raven's Dance
The Byron Strathspey
The Summer Assembly
The Nurseryman
The Blue Mess Jacket
Pelorus Jack
Maxwell's Rant
Dagmar's Fancy
Muirland Willie
Mrs Stuart Linnell
Wisp of Thistle
The Bees of Maggieknockater
The Highland Rambler
The Robertson Rant
Joie de Vivre

Trip to Bavaria

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1s turn RH & cast to 2nd place, then turn LH to face 1st corners.
1s dance 1/2 diag Reel of 4 with 1st corner then with 2nd corner.
1s dance 1/2 diag Reel with 3rd corner (partners 1st corner) then with 4th corner.
1s dance reel of 3 across, L with 2s & M with 3s.
2s+1s+3s dance 6 hands round & back.


1s+2s dance double Figs 8 (1s cross down, 2s start out & up)
1s dance reflection reels of 3 on opp sides; end facing down (W on M's right)
1s (1L leading, R/Sh to 2M) dance an Alternating Tandem R/Sh reel of 3 across with 2s;
end in centre facing down
1s dance down between 3s, cast up 1 place (opp sides), lead up between 2s,
cross out & cast to 2nd place own side.

BYRON STRATHSPEY (S 3x32) 3 couple set

All petronella into the centre, set to partner & turn BH 1-1/4 times back to place.
2s turn to right for RH T-pot; pass R/Sh for LH T-pot; end in prom hold.
2s in prom hold dance reel of 3 with 1s passing 1L R/Sh, finish 2s in centre at top.
2s+1s+3s dance Allemande.

SUMMER ASSEMBLY (R 88) Square set

All turn RH, W cast 1 place clockwise; all set to new partner; turn new partner RH, W cast on 1 place & set to new partner.
Repeat previous 16 bars but all turn LH & Men cast anti-clockwise.
1s+3s dance RH star then 1M & 3M followed by prtnrs dance clockwise outside of set back to original places. 2s & 4s repeat.
All W dance figs of 8 round their partners & corners (start by passing in front of partner).
All M dance figs of 8 round their partners & corners (start by passing in front of partner).
1s+3s change places (3s make arch) & set, repeat back to places (1s make arch); 2s & 4s repeat (4s make first arch)
All dance 8 hands round & back.


1s set, cross RH down between 2s & cast down behind 3s
dance up centre to 2nd place to face out on opposite sides.
2s+1s+3s set (as double triangles) then 1s dance out & turn R about to face in
while 2s & 3s dance in & turn R about to face out.
2s+1s+3s set (in triangle formation), 1s dance in
while 2s & 3s dance out all turning R about for RH across.
2s+1s+3s dance RH across on sides,
1s pass R/Sh & dance LHA on other side (end in lines across, 1L in 2s & 1M in 3s)
Lines advance & retire, 1s turn RH 1 -1/4 times to finish in 2nd place on own side.


2s followed by 1s lead down the middle,
1s cross & cast up to top & turn in to face 2s who have danced back up to place.
1s dance 1/2 reel of 4 with 2s, turn partner RH to face 3s,
1s dance 1/2 reel of 4 with 3s, turn partner RH to face 4s
1s dance 1/2 reel of 4 with 4s, turn RH to end in 4th place opp side, all set.
All petronella to centre, set, petronella to own side, set.


1s dance Inveran Reels of 3
1s cross RH, cast, turn RH to face 1st corners
1s follow path of half diag reel of 4 while 1st corners advance, 1/2 turn RH, pull R/Sh back and dance out to exchange places
1s pass R/Sh and repeat 4 bars with 2nd corners, finishing facing 3rd corner position (3).(1).(2).
1s dance 1/2 L/Sh reels of 3 across (1M with 3s, 1L with 2s) then 1/2 R/Sh reels of 3 on own side.


1s cross RH, cast 1 place & dance RH across with 3s,
finish with 1M facing his 1st corner with 1L behind him.
1s dance as 1 person a 1/2 reel of 3 with 1st crnrs
(1s about turn in crnr so that 1L leads out to face Mans 2nd crnr)
similar 1/2 reel with 2nd crnr (1M leads out)
similar 1/2 reel with 3rd crnr (W 1st crnr posn); 1L leads out
similar 1/2 reel with 4th crnr (W 2nd crnr posn); 1M leads out
1M followed by 1L dance into LH across with 2s, turn LH to own sides
2s+1s+3s set.


1s, 2s and 3s petronella to centre and set.
All turn RH 3/4 to opp sides, join nearer hands and set
All dance crossing reels of 3 on sides to finish on own sides -
1s start by crossing between 2s and 3s; 2s and 3s likewise from the top of the set.
1M and 1L dance mirror figs 8 round M and W respectively, dancing down middle of set to begin, NHJ when possible.
All dance progressive grand chain:
1s turn RH while 2M and 3M (also 2W and 3W) change places RH.
2s turn LH while 1M and 3M (also 1W and 3W) change places LH.
3s turn RH while 1M and 2M (also 1W and 2W) change places RH.
1s turn LH while 3M and 2M (also 3W and 2W) change places LH.
End 2,3,1.


1s dance down middle, cross over & cast up to 2nd pl
while 2s set and cross RH to 3rd pl
and while 3s cast up to 1st place & cross RH.
All set & 1/2 turn BH to own side. Repeat 8 bars from new positions.
1s lead up to 1st place (4 bars), set once, set with 2s.
1s+2s Poussette.


1s set & cast, 2s+1s+3s set
1s adv setting & pivot right to face out on own side while
2L & 3M petronella to R to diamond formation (2L at top centre, 3M at foot) and while
2M & 3L cast into 2nd place, with 1M facing 2M & 1L facing 3L in a line across.
1s 1/2 reel of 4 across with 2M & 3L, 1s 3/4 turn LH to 1L facing up & 1M down
(M faces M, and W faces W), 1s change pl RH with facing person (2L & 3M).
2L+3M dance 1/2 reel of 4 with 1s, 2L+3M 3/4 turn LH to 3M facing W side (M facing M) and
2L facing M side in line across; change place RH with facing person (2M & 3L).
2M+3L dance 1/2 reel of 4 across with 3M+2L to end 2M facing M side (M facing M)
All set, 2s & 3s 3/4 turn RH onto sides while 1s set & pivot right 3/4
to form a circle with 1s+2s+3s all facing clockwise.
All chase clockwise (8 bars), 1s turn RH in centre after 4 bars to end on own side 2.1.3.


1s+3s Petronella turn into centre line, set to partner & dance 1/2 Reel of 4 up/down centre.
3s+1s Petronella turn onto own side then
3s+2s+1s set & turn partner RH ready for Allemande.
3s+2s+1s dance Allemande.
1s cross RH, cast, & dance 1/2 figure of 8 round 2s to 2nd place.


1s cross RH, cast 1 place & dance RHA with 3s,
finish with 1L+3M & 1M+3L in prom hold facing out to pass corner person R/Sh.
All dance four 1/2 Reels of 3 on sides,
1s+3s changing partners in centre at end of each 1/2 Reel.
Finish in centre, 1s facing down NHJ & 3s facing up.
1s dance between 3s turning 3s with nearer hand 1-1/2 times,
cross over to own side & turn 4th person on own side 1-1/2 times (M RH & W LH)


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.

ROBERTSON RANT (S 80) Square set.

All dance 8 hands round & back.
All W dance 1/2 RH star & turn opposite Man LH;
all W dance 1/2 RH star & turn partner LH.
1s+3s dance reel of 4 (W pass L/Sh to start). All set (HS) to corners & turn twice BH.
2s+4s dance reel of 4 (W pass L/Sh to start). All set (HS) to corners & turn twice BH.
All W circle L, set to partner & turn BH. All Men circle R, set to partner & turn BH.
Grand chain. All Allemande anti- clockwise.


1s set, cast, dance down between 3s & cast up to 2nd place own side.
2s+1s+3s turn RH & chase 1/2 way round clockwise.
3s+1s+2s dance DoSiDo, set on sides & 1/2 turn partner RH for Allemande.
3s+1s+2s dance Allemande.


1s & 4s cross RH as 2s +3s dance 1/2 RH star, 1s+3s & 2s+4s change places LH on sides.
3s & 2s (ends) cross RH as 1s+4s (middles) dance 1/2 RH star, 3s+4s & 2s+1s change places LH on sides.
Repeat until back in original places.
1s set to 2s & cross over to face 3s, set & cross to face 4s.
1s set to 4s & cross over to 4th place on opposite sides;
all advance & retire 2 steps as 1s advance & 1/2 turn RH


1s cross to dance mirror reels of 3 on opposite sides.
1s cross to dance mirror reels of 3 on own sides.
1s cross RH, cast to 2nd place & dance half figure of 8 round 2s, end 2.1.3.
1s lead down between the 3s, cast up to 2nd place; 2s+1s+3s turn partners RH

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