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

Thursday 24 May
dancing 7.45 to 9.45


City of Stirling
Glastonbury Tor
Swan and the Tay
John Cass
Lochalsh Reel
Red Rum
Bratach Bana
Deer Friends
Glayva
Rutland Reel

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CITY OF STIRLING (R 8x32)

1s+2s+3s dance Snowball Chain (1s+2s change places on side to start) to (3)(1)(2).
1s cross (pass R/Sh), 1/2 turn RH person in 3rd corner; 1s followed by corners change places (diag)
passing L/Sh & 1s cast to 2nd place opp side as corners end in original places
1s cross (pass L/Sh), 1/2 turn LH person in 4th corner; 1s followed by corners change places (diag)
passing R/Sh & 1s cast to 2nd place opp side as corners end in original places. 2(1)3
All turn RH (4 bars) & 1s dance 1/2 Fig 8 (1L up, 1M down)


GLASTONBURY TOR (R 8x32)

1s+2s set & dance 1/2 RHA, 1s+3s set & dance 1/2 LHA
1s set & cross RH, 1s cast up and turn LH to face 1st corner positions
1s dance 1/2 reel of 4 with 1st corner positions; pass left to face 2nd corner positions
1s dance 1/2 reel of 4 and curve right to end 1M between 3s facing down & 1L between 2s facing up
1M+3s also 1L+2s Set+Link for 3; 1s turn RH 1-1/2 times to 2nd place as
2s & 3s dance clockwise 1/2 way to end 2 1 3.


SWAN AND THE TAY (S 3x32) 3C

1s dance Figs 8 on own side, starting in & down (join hands where possible)
1s dance reels of 3 on opp sides (join hands where possible) to end facing 1st corner (2s end at top)
1s dance Pass+Turn with 1st corners; pass R/Sh to face 2nd corner
1s dance Pass+Turn with 2nd corners; pass R/Sh to end 2nd place own side
All set & cross RH; all chase clockwise 1/2 way to own side. 3.1.2.


JOHN CASS (J 5x32) 5C

1s RHJ lead down middle to foot; 2s+3s NHJ step up
1s RHJ lead up 2 pl to 3rd pl; turn RH so 1M is facing 3M with1L behind him
1s, (2M+3M), (4L+5L), all in tandem, dance full diag reel of 3
   all 3 pairs change lead on corners, 1s start R/Sh to 3M and end facing 4M.
1s repeat diag reel with (4M+5M) & (2L+3L), 1s start L/Sh to 4M
   and end in 3rd pl in middle facing down NHJ, 1L on left of 1M. [2, 3, 1, 4, 5]
1s dance down between 4s and behind 5s; 4s & 5s step up [2, 3, 4, 5, 1]
1s use R elbow grip for pivot turn in 5th place.


LOCHALSH REEL (R 8x40)

1s turn RH, cast, cross LH, cast to meet partner in prom hold facing 3M (1L on L of 1M)
1s dance L/Sh reel of 3 across with 3s
1s split to dance reels of 3 on opp sides
1s dance up NHJ, turn 2s with free hand, cross down between 3s & cast up to 2nd pl own side
1s dance RHA (1L + 2s; 1M + 3s); pass R/Sh to dance LHA with other couple


RED RUM (J 8x32)

1s set & cross RH, set to 2s on side & 1/2 turn LH
1s+2s dance Ladies Chain; end with 1s facing 1st corners
1s set to 1st corners & turn 2H; set to 2nd corners & turn 2H
1s dance reels of 3 on opp sides giving LSh to 1st corner; cross to 2nd place own side


BRATACH BANA (R 8x32)

1s turn RH & cast 1 place, dance L/Sh round 1st corner to 2nd place opp side, face 2nd corner.
1s R/Sh to 2nd corner, 1/2 Reel of 3 on side & 1/2 Reel of 3 across, (M across the top); finish 2nd place own side.
1s turn 3/4 LH, turn 3rd crnr RH & pass partner R/Sh to turn 4th crnr RH, end in prom hold (2nd place, own side).
1M+2L and 1L+3M prom diag across, pass R/Sh & turn into line (1s in middle)
1M+3L also 1L+2M change places diag RH & change LH on side


DEER FRIENDS (S 8x32)

1s cross down (2s up), cast behind 3s, cross RH; cast up, turn partner LH and join RH with corner into diag line
Set R (change hands with cnr), half turn LH, 1s join RH in middle; corners set along the diag while 1s set R and half turn LH to face corner;
Half reel of 4 on diag, finish on 2nd diag, 1s LHJ to partner and RHJ to 4th corner
Repeat 8 bars with 4th corners, 1s at the end crossing LH to (3),(1),(2)
All Set & Link for 3 twice to end (2,1,3)


GLAYVA (J 8x32)

1s+2s dance 1/2 double fig of 8, 1M+2M turn LH on opp side; 1L+2L turn RH on opp side
1s+2s dance 1/2 double fig of 8, 1M+2M turn RH on own side; 1L+2L turn LH on own side
1s+2s dance RH star, end with dancers rotate to the R to place; all set.
Espagnole -
[1s+2s cross (W dance between M) W change places RH, 1s+2s cross back (M between W);
M change places RH (1s+2s have now changed positions) 2s turn RH & 1s turn LH.]


RUTLAND REEL (R 8x40)

1s set and cast, cross between 3s and cast up to 2nd place opp sides
1s+2s dance Ladies Chain; end 1s facing down
Reel of 3 on sides, 1s giving R/Sh to 3s and 1s+3s half turn RH. 2.3.(1).
3s+1s dance Mens Chain; end 1L facing out with 1M ready to follow her
1L followed by 1M cast up and cross to own side to end 1s in 2nd place own side; 1s+3s circle 4H round to left.

 

 

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