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

Thursday 18 January
Dancing 7.45 to 9.45 pm

Iona Reel
Burns' Hornpipe
Paisley Weavers
Up Helly Aa
The Huntsman
The Gentleman
Tambourine
Monica's Way
Bridge over the Atlantic
Equilibrium
Black Mountain Reel

< Tally Ho home page


IONA REEL (R 8x32)

1s and 2s, nearer hands joined, set, and dance RH across half way
1s and 3s, nearer hands joined, set, and dance LH across half way
1s dance fig 8 around 3s above them
1s taking NH lead up between 3s, dance behind 2s to original place. 2s and 3s move down
1s, 2s and 3s join nearer hands and set
1s cast one place while 2s cross diag to top giving RH, and 3s cross RH to original place
2s, 1s and 3s dance reel of 3 on sides, 1L L/Sh to 3L; 1M R/Sh to 3M.


BURNS' HORNPIPE (R 4x32) 4C

1L casts down W side while 1M dances down middle to meet below 4s & lead partner up middle back to place
All M turn L to face out (arms folded) as 1L dances across in front of 1M,
behind 2M, in front of 3M & across to 3L place as all M turn L to face in (2L+3L step up).
1M repeats bars 9-16 around W (who remain facing in) crossing to 3M place own side (2M+3M step up).
1s+4s dance Poussette. End 2.3.4.1.


PAISLEY WEAVERS (S 3x32) 3C 2s imp.

1s cross down RH & cast down behind 3s, cross up & cast up round 2s
1s+2s+3s dance Grand Chain
1s+2s dance Ladies Chain
1s+2s dance 1/2 R&L, 1s+3s dance 1/2 R&L.


UP HELLY AA (R 4x48) 4C

1s & 4s turn RH 3/4 to finish in line up and down, M facing partner and facing up.
1s & 4s dance half R/Sh reel of 4.
1s & 4s turn partner RH 3/4 and finish facing out.
1s with 3s (also 2s with 4s) dance double fig 8 (1s & 4s cast, 2s & 3s cross to start).
All set once. W dance L/Sh round their partner and back to place.
All set once. M dance R/Sh round their partner and back to place.
1s with 3s, also 2s with 4s, dance RHA for 3 bars, then LH back.
1s (at the foot) cast up to 3rd place, 4s (at top) cast to 2nd place,
while 3s lead down to 4th and 2s lead up to 1st place.
1s with 4s dance Rs & Ls, starting RH on the side.


THE HUNTSMAN (R 4x40)

Part 1. 1s cross RH, cast 1 place & dance RH star with 3s.
1L followed by 3M dance R/Sh tandem reel of 3 across with 2s while
3L followed by 1M dance reel of 3 across with 4s.
1L & 3L followed by 3M/1M dance down sides to end 2.3.(1).4.
1s cross RH, cast to foot & turn RH (long turn). End 2.3.4.1.
Part 2. All dance special diag Rs & Ls for 4 couples:-
[Diag changes are RH between 1M/2L, 2M/3L, 3M/4L places;
if then at 1M or 4L place, 2 steps to cross, then 4 steps down/up to other end.]
25-26: 1M, 2L cast up/down while others change diag RH (eg 2M/3L);
27-28: 1M, 2L on to end, while 4L/1L, also 2M/3M, change LH on sides,
and while 3L, 4M dance across ends of set.
29-30: 3L, 4M dance down/up sides while others change diag RH;
31-32: 3L, 4M on to end, while 2s also 1s change LH on side,
and while 3M, 4L dance across ends of set.
Repeat 8 bars from new positions to finish as Part 2 started: 2.3.4.1.


THE GENTLEMAN (S 8x32)

1s turn 2 hands, remain in middle & 2s step up,
1s & 2s set (1s advancing to face opposite partner) & dance 1/2 reel of 4 across with 2s.
1s dance down & face each other as 3s step up,
1s & 3s set (1s advancing to face opposite partner) & dance 1/2 reel of 4 across with 3s.
1s lead up to top, cross over & cast to 2nd place,
1s dance 1/2 reel of 3 across (W with 2s & M with 3s)
2s+1s dance poussette.


TAMBOURINE (R)

1s lead down the middle (2s move up) for 4 bars; back to 2nd place.
1L + 2s, 1M + 3s, half reels of 3 across; end in 2nd pl opp sides.
Half reels of 3 on sides (1M up, 1L down, giving RSh)
Half reels of 3 across, 1M + 3s at top, 1L + 2s at foot, end in 2nd pl own side
Half reels of 3 on sides (1L up, 1M down, giving RSh,) end in 2nd pl own side
2s, 1s, 3s circle and back.


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)


BRIDGE OVER THE ATLANTIC (S 3x32) 3C

Six bar reels on the sides (1s down/in, 2s up/out, 3s up/in)
1s dance down, out through 2 pl; end outside the set facing up
while 2s dance up to top place facing in.
RH T-pot on M side & LH T-pot on W side as follows:
2s meet passing through middle of set; 1s cross into opp. wheel
3s meet passing through middle of set; 2s ditto
1s cross back into original wheels
3s meet passing through middle of set; 2s ditto
(NB Only the 1s cross over)
1s meet, dance down the middle (3s & 2s keep turning).
3s meet and follow 1s, 2s meet and follow 3s.
All dance down NHJ (1s, 3s, 2s)
1s lead up, 3s then 2s divide and follow (change to RH leading up)
1s, 3s, 2s allemande, to finish in order 2, 3, 1.


EQUILIBRIUM (J 8x32)

1s cast 1 place, cross LH & cast round their 2nd crnrs to face 1st crnr.
1s dance reel of 3 on opposite sides (passing 1st corner RSh).
1s dance 12 bars Figure of 8 Grand Chain:-
1L changes pl RH on side with 2M as
1M changes pl RH on side with 3L as
2L changes pl RH diagonally with 3M;
2s also 3s change pl LH on side as
1s change pl LH diagonally ;
all repeat these positional changes for another 8 bars.
1s set & cross RH.


BLACK MOUNTAIN REEL (R 5x32) 5C set.

1s & 3s cross RH & cast, dance 1/2 fig 8 round the couple above, cross to face 1st corner.
1s & 3s turn 1st corner RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH, partner LH to face 1st corners again.
1s & 3s dance full diagonal reels of 4 with 1st corners.
All dance RH across once round (1L with 2s, 1M & 3L with 4s, 3M with 5s),
1s & 3s turn partners LH & cast one place.

 

 

< Tally Ho home page