We meet in the Hall behind Christ Church,
620 High Road, Finchley N12 0NU
Contact: Lucille 01707 691 522

Thursday 20 February
Dancing 7.45 to 9.45pm


Hoopers Jig
Lady Sophia Lindsay
Far North Queensland
Earl of Mansfield
Hamilton House
Cullen Skink
Saltire Society Reel
Neil M Grant
Slytherin House
Polharrow Burn
Montgomeries' Rant

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HOOPERS JIG (J 8x32)

1s clap crossing RH & cast to 2nd place to dance RH across with 3s.
1s clap crossing RH & cast to 1st place to dance LH across with 2s.
1M+3L change places RH, 1L+3M change places RH,
1M+3L change places RH (1M casts to 2nd pl.),
1L+3M cross LH, 1L ends in 2nd place.
2s+1s dance Rs & Ls.


LADY SOPHIA LINDSAY (R 4x32) 4C: 3s,4s improper

2s+3s dance RH across once round, 2L+2M dance out & cast up round 1L while 3L+3M dance out & cast down round 4L.
2s with 1M and 3s with 4M, dance RH across once round,
2s with 1L and 3s with 4L, dance LH across once round.
All dance reels of 3 on sides (2s & 3s with W leading dance as one person),
2s start down and out on M side; 3s start up and out on W side
1L+4M also 1M+4L set on side, change places RH,
1s & 4s set to partners & cross to other side RH.


FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND (S 5x32) 5C

1s+ 5s cross RH & cast down/up 1 place (2s+4s step up/down)
1M+2s also 1L+3s+5M also 5L+4s dance circles round to Left.
1s+5s end in middle facing partner (Men face down, W face up)
1s+5s set, dance 1/2 reel of 4, set adv to partner, pass L/Sh to face 2nd corner pos
1s+5s dance 1/2 diag reel of 4 with 2nd corners, turn LH to face 1st corner pos,
dance 1/2 diag reel of 4 with 1st corners, turn LH to face 4th corner pos
1s+5s dance 1/2 diag reel of 4 with 2nd corners,
turn LH to face out on own side, cast 1 place (3s+2s step up). End 4 3 5 2 1.


EARL OF MANSFIELD (R 4x48) 4C

1s+2s dance 4 hands round & back.
1s+2s also 3s+4s face on sides, all set & change places RH, all set & change back RH
1M dances reel of 3 with 2s (L/Sh to 2L) picking up prtnr in prom hold to complete reel as
3M dances similarly with 4s, 1s+3s end on Mens side
3s followed by 1s dance down below 4s,
3s cast, dance in & up to top, cross & cast back to pl while 1s cast up & turn LH to face 1st crnrs.
1s turn 1st corners RH (4 bars), pass partner R/Sh, turn 2nd corner LH,
pass L/Sh to end 2nd place in centre facing up.
1L+2L+3L dance RH across while 1M+2M+3M dance LH across;
1s followed by 3s dance down centre into
1L+4L+3L dance LH across while 1M+4M+3M dance RH across


HAMILTON HOUSE (J 8x32)

1L sets to 2M, turns 3M BH & stands between them; 1M sets to 2L, turns 3L BH
1s end 1L between 2s facing down & 1M between 3s facing up.
2s+1s+3s set twice, 1s turn 3/4 BH to opp sides.
2s+1s+3s set twice on sides, 1s 1/2 turn BH to own side.
2s+1s+3s dance 6 hands round & back.


CULLEN SKINK (S 4x32) 4C 3s&4s imp

1s+2s, also 3s+4s, Set+Link ending with 1s+4s passing R/Sh to order 2.(4).1.(3)
4s+1s dance RHA & end with 4M+1L also 4L+1M in prom hold facing out
4M+1L & 4L+1M dance 1/2 diag reel of 4 with 2M & 3M (1st corners); end turning inwards to face down/up
4M+1L & 4L+1M dance 1/2 diag reel of 4 with 2L+3L (4th corners); end turning inwards to face out
4M+1L & 4L+1M dance 1/2 diag reel of 4 with 3M & 2M (3rd corners); end turning inwards to face up/down
4M+1L & 4L+1M dance 1/2 diag reel of 4 with 3L+2L (2nd corners); end in order 2.(4).1.(3)
4s & 1s dance 1/2 Figs 8 round end couples, 2s+4s also 1s+3s circle 4H round to left. 2.4.(1).(3)


SALTIRE SOCIETY REEL (R 8x32)

1s cross & dance out between 2s & 3s turning 3s by near hand to meet prtnr in centre,
lead up & turn 2s by nearer hand to 2nd pl opp side.
1s cross down to 3rd place & dance a reel of 3 on own side, end (LH with partner) facing their 1st crnr.
1s set to 1st crnr, turn inwards & set to 3rd crnr as corners set adv. to dance RHA with 1s;
1s turn to face 2nd crnrs and repeat 8 bars with 2nd crnrs but dancing LHA.


NEIL M GRANT (J 8x32)

1s cross RH, cast, dance 1/2 Figs 8 (1M round 2s, 1L round 3s) & join LH giving RH to 1st corners
2s+1s+3s dance The Spoke: 1s Bal-in-Line with 1st corners, then 2nd, 3rd & 4th corners; finish facing 1st corners
1s dance 1/2 diag reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass R/Sh, dance 1/2 diag reel of 4 with 2nd corners; finish in 2nd place opp side facing clockwise
3s+1s+2s chase clockwise 1/2 way round. 1M+3s and 1L+2s dance RHA. 2.1.3.


SLYTHERIN HOUSE (S 8x32)

1s+2s Set+Link; circle 4H round to Left. 2.1.3.
1s cast (M up, L down) dance up/down the middle passing L/Sh, left round 1st corner & turn LH to finish in centre, 1L above 1M, facing opp sides.
1s dance RHA: 1L with 2s, 1M with 3s
Snake Pass: 1L followed by 2L+2M also 1M+3M+3L pass L/Sh diagonally across & loop round to L to end in centre R/Sh to R/Sh facing opp side.
1s dance LHA: 1M with 3s (at top) & 11L with 2s (at foot)
Repeat Snake Pass: dancers pass R/Sh diagonally in middle & all finish on sides. 2.1.3.


POLHARROW BURN (R 5x32) 5C

1s & 3s cross RH, cast 1 place & dance 1/2 figure of 8 round couple above them.
1s & 3s turn RH then LH (long turns) to face 1st corners while
2s & 5s cross RH & chase clockwise to other end of set.
1s & 3s dance diag 1/2 Reel of 4 with 1st corners then 2nd corners.
1s & 3s dance diag 1/2 Reel of 4 with 3rd corner, turn partner LH & cast down 1 place.


MONTGOMERIES' RANT (R 8x32)

1s cross RH & cast down to 2nd place, cross LH & cast left (1L up, 1M down).
1s dance reels of 3 across, 1L with 2s & 1M with 3s.
1s meet, join nearer hands, set to 2L; turn inwards & set to 3M,
set to 3L, turn inwards & set to 2M.
2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides, 1s giving R/Sh to 2nd corner,
1s cross to 2nd place own side.

 

 

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