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

Thursday 16 November
Dancing 7.45 to 9.45 pm

Raven's Dance
The Wapenshaw
Leaving Benbecula
City of Stirling
Monica's Way
Cherrybank Gardens
Hunter's Moon
Pensioners' Reel
Two Up, Two Down
Falls of Rogie
Kelloholm Jig

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RAVEN'S DANCE (J 8x32)

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.


The WAPENSHAW (J 4x32) 4C (3s, 4s improper)

1M and 4L dance a complete fig 8 on the M side round 2M and 3L, while
1L and 4M dance a fig 8 on the W side round 2L and 3M.
1s and 4s turn partner RH 1-1/2, cast inwards 1 pl.
1s and 4s dance 1/2 RH star; end 1M + 4L in prom hold, facing M side,
and 4M + 1L in prom hold, facing out towards the W side.
1M and 4L, as one, dance full reel of 3 on the M side with 2M and 3L,
start RSh to 2M; stay facing out and divide.
1L and 4M, similar reel of 3 on the W side, passing 3M by the RSh.
1M and 3L, and 4M and 2L, change place LH on the side, while
1L and 3M, and 4L and 2M change place RH. 2s, 3s face out.
4s, 1s, cross inwards to 2nd, 3rd, place facing out while
2s, 3s, cast outwards to top/foot. Now 2.4.(1).(3).
Men turn RH on side (2M+4M, and 1M+3M) while
W turn LH on side (2L+4L, and 1L+3L). End 2.4.(1).(3).


LEAVING BENBECULA (S 4x32) 4C

1s+2s & 3s+4s dance 1/2 RH star, 1L dances out round 2L to top facing down as
4M dances out round 3M to centre foot facing up
while 1M+4L turn BH to end back-to-back facing partners.
1s+4s dance 1/2 reel of 4 up & down centre.
Diamond formation: all set & petronella turn on 1 place; 2s+3s now dance 1/2 reel of 4.
Diamond formation: all set & petronella turn on 1 place;
4s & 1s 3/4 turn RH to end on opp sides between 3s+2s; [now (3).(4).(1).(2).]
All set. Snowball Chain (2 steps/hand); both top & bottom (3s & 2s) start crossing,
End in order 2.4.1.3.


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)


MONICA'S WAY (J 4x32) 4C 3s, 4s imp

1s & 4s cross RH as 2s & 3s set; 1s+2s & 4s+3s dance 6 bar 3/4 double Figs 8 (1s/4s cast to start). 2 1 (4) (3)
1s+4s Set & Rotate: 2 (4) 1 (3)
1L+4M also 4L+1M (W leads) 1/2 alternating tandem diag R/Sh reel of 4 with 3L+2; pass L/Sh curve to right to next corner (same end)
4M+1L also 1M+4L (M leads) 1/2 alternating tandem diag R/Sh reel of 4 with 3M+2M; pass R/Sh to end 3 (1) 4 (2)
1s & 4s cross passing R/Sh & loop into place; all Adv+Ret. End 3 1 (4) (2)


CHERRYBANK GARDENS (S 3x32) 3C

1s+2s set and petronella in tandem twice
1s+2s set. 2s cross RH while 1s cross LH. 1L up, 1M down, for RH teapots.
1s+3s set and petronella link. Four hands round. 3s finish in middle facing down, ready for -
Chain. 2s (at top) start by crossing.


HUNTER'S MOON (J 4x32) 4C 3s, 4s imp

2s+3s set & dance 'La Baratte' with partners -
Men 1/2 turn opp W RH & retain hand at arms length,
Men retrace steps with W turning clockwise under M's arm briefly into Allemande hold
(M behind W facing W's original place) & releasing W's RH she turns under M's L arm until almost in original places;
change places LH to opp positions to end in prom hold facing out with dancer (not partner) on R

2M+3L (prom hold) dance 1/2 L/Sh reel of 3 on W side while
2L+3M dance (prom hold) 1/2 L/Sh reel of 3 on M side; meet in middle, change to
own partner (prom hold) & complete the reel (2s on W side & 3s on M side)
3s+2s dance RHA, 3s cross up & cast 1 place while
2s cross down & cast 1 place. 1 3 2 4
1s+3s, also 2s+4s, Set+Link; all chase 1/2 way to end 2 4 1 3.


PENSIONERS' REEL (R 8x32)

1s lead down the middle and back to 2nd place b-to-b in the middle of the dance, 1L facing up, 1M down. 2s move up
1s dance double triangles, start 1L with 2s and 1M with 3s.
On bars 11-12 1s change places while corners petronella one place to the R.
On bars 15-16 1s dance 1/4 turn to finish B-B in centre facing opp side, while
corners again petronella one place to R to finish diag opp their starting place.
1s dance out through sides and cast L/Sh round 2nd corners,
face each other up / down the dance, 1M between 3s (top) and 1L between 2s.
Pass up / down giving RH and cast round 4th corner to 2nd place own side.
1s diag Rs & Ls with corners, W starts up and M down.


TWO UP TWO DOWN (S 4x32) 4C

1s, 2s and 3s join hands on side, set and cross RH.
1s, 2s and 3s join hands, set, half turn partner LH to prom hold, facing up.
3-couple Allemande
All 4 couples join hands on side, set, half turn partner RH into
2 circles 4 hands round to L (3s with 2s, 1s with 4s), open out into
reels of 4 on opp sides, (3s + 2s, 4s + 1s pass R/Sh to start).
Repeat with set turned upside down; original 4s now lead.


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.


KELLOHOLM JIG (J 8x32)

1s set, cast 1 place, staying on side lines set to 1st corners & change places with them RH
1L+3L also 2M+1M set to each other on sides & change places LH;
1s turn RH 1-1/2 times to 2nd place on own sides.
1s stay on side lines set to 2nd crnrs; change places with them RH
1M+3M also 2L+1L set to each other on sides & change places LH
3s+1s+2s adv & retire 2 steps; dance 6 hands round 1/2 way to left.

 

 

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