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

Thursday 15 November
Dancing 7.45 to 9.45


Tap the Barrel
Danelaw Reel
Blue Mess Jacket
A Dance for Dorothy
John Cass
Hurlingham Quadrangle
Whistlin' in the Kitchen
Catch the Wind
City of Belfast
An Gearasdan
Irish Rover

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TAP THE BARREL (R 3x32) 3C

1L+3M change places RH, 1M +3L change places RH, 2s cross RH & all 1/2 turn into Allemande hold
All dance Allemande
1s set & cast 1 place, 3s set & cast up 1 place
All circle 6H round & back.


DANELAW REEL (R 4x40) 4C

1s with 2s, and 3s with 4s, RHA once round.
2s & 3s in the middle dance LHA while 1s and 4s chase clockwise half way round the set.
Reels of 4 on the sides, middle dancers start b-to-b.
4s with 2s, and 3s with 1s, LHA.
2s & 3s in the middle RHA while
1s & 4s chase anticlockwise half way round the set back to place.
1s with 2s, and 3s with 4s, dance Rs & Ls.
1s cast off to the foot, 2s+3s+4s step up. All turn partner RH.


BLUE MESS JACKET (S 4x32)

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.


A DANCE FOR DOROTHY (R 8x32)

1s set & cast 1 place, 3/4 turn LH into prom hold facing 3L
1s dance 1/2 R/Sh reel of 3 with 1st corner & 1/2 R/Sh reel with 2nd corner ending in 2nd place W side
1s cross leading with LH & cast (M up, W down) dancing into middle to meet partner while 3s+2s dance 1/2 R&L
2s+1s+3s turn partner RH to end own side
2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back


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.


HURLINGHAM QUADRANGLE (M 64S+64R)

Crib not available


WHISTLIN' IN THE KITCHEN (R 8x32)

1s+2s+3s set, 1s+2s dance RHA 1/2 way as 3s cross RH
2s+1s+3s set & turn partner RH ready for Allemande.
2s+1s+3s dance Allemande, 1s turning LH to end facing 1st corner positions.
1L+3s (in 2nd place) also 1M+2s (in 3rd place) dance reels of 3 across
1L+3s also 1M+2s dance RHA,
1L followed by 3L+3M dance down Mens side as
1M followed by 2M+2L dance up W side to snake anticlockwise to new places.


CATCH THE WIND (R 8x32)

1s set, cast, dance 1/2 figure of 8 round 2s.
1s set, 1L turns to R as 1M sets, 1L followed by partner casts up & dances down the middle. 1L ends facing 3M while 1M faces 2M.
1s dance R/Sh reels of 3 across (1M with 2s, 1L with 3s).
1L followed by 1M dance down, cast up round 3M to end in 2nd place own side; 1s turn RH.


CITY OF BELFAST (S 3x32) 3C

1s dance 1/2 Fig 8 round 2s; 1L+2M turn RH 1-1/4 times while 1M+2L turn LH 1-1/4 times; 1s end b-to-b facing opp sides
1s+2s dance reel of 4 across; 2s end in 1st place while 1s pass L/Sh to face 1st corners
1s set to 1st corner & 2nd corner ending (turning to R) between corners; all set & 1s cross RH
1s+3s dance Espagnole to end 2.3.1.


AN GEARASDAN (J 8x32)

1s half turn RH, moving down to 2nd pl opp side facing each other; 2s step up.
1s set, cross LH to own side, cast L (1L up, 1M down).
1s dance reels across, 1L with 2s, 1M with 3s; finish facing 1st crnr.
1s dance half diag reel of 4 with 1st crnr, pass partner R/Sh, half diag reel with 2nd crnr.
1s meet in centre of set, facing down, dance down between 2s (in 3rd pl) then cast up on opp sides to 2nd pl facing up.
All dance half grand chain, 3s and 1s give RH on side, 2s cross RH. 1s end in 2nd pl.


IRISH ROVER (R 8x32)

1s lead down below 3s & cast up to 2nd place own sides.
1L dances RH T-pot with 2s while 1M dances RH T-pot with 3s.
1s dance 1/2 diag reel of 4 with 1st corner then 1/2 reel with 2nd corner
1/2 turn LH in centre to face 1st corners.
1s dance reels of 3 across giving L/Sh to 1st corner, ending in 2nd place own sides.
1s dance diagonal Rs & Ls (1M crossing diag down & 1L crossing diag up).

 

 

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