Lady with the Dancing Feet

Lady with the Dancing Feet                  Jig for 3 couples in 3 couple set

1- 8   1C lead down for 3, cross below 3C and dance up on opposite sides behind the lines, around the 2C and end facing 1st corners.   2C step straight up on bars 7 & 8.

9 – 16 1C set to and turn 1st corners with 2 hands, set to and turn 2nd corners with 2 hands, end facing 1st corner;

17 – 24 1C, 2C and 3C dance L SH reel of three on the side, crossing R hand to own side on side

25 – 32 ESPAGNOLE:

25 – 28        1C+3C cross (Ladies pass between Men) with 1st L passing 2nd L in front R hand); all cross back to own side (Men between Ladies, 1st M passing 2nd M in front RH, to order 2 1

29 – 32 2C turn RH as 1C turn LH


Devised for Elizabeth McDonald Ghent, teacher at South Simcoe SCD, Alliston, whose enjoyment of winter in Cuba inspired other dancers to join her and husband Alan, and dance in Cuba! First danced in Alliston 25 November 2011.

Elizabeth’s music choice: Jennifer’s Jig

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Bluevale Bliss

Bluevale Bliss        32 bar reel for 3 couples in a 4 couple set

1 – 4  1C, 2C, 3C pull RS back and cast to the right, chase half way round the set to the diagonally opposite place

5 – 10 Capstan variation: 1M & 3M change places by dancing RSh 1½ times round the standing 2M while 1L & 3L dance RSh 1½ times round the standing 2L, ending 1, 2, 3 on opposite sides

11- 14        1C, 2C, 3C, turn with RH ½ way round to face each other, acknowledge, then pull R Sh back, cast out to own places, facing in

15 – 16          1C, 2C, 3C set

17-24 2C set advancing to 1st corner& turn 2H , set to & turn 2nd corner 2H, finishing facing 1st corner

25-30  2C dance LS reels of 3 on the sides, beginning by giving LS to 1st corner

31-32  2C cross up to 1st place while 1C continue and loop into 2nd place.

Music choices:

David Wilson: Eight Bars of Magic, Laird Brown with The Scottish Accent,  Selection of Reels, Track 3, (Miss Campbell, Breakdown, The Kettle Drum and Da Bonnie Polka)

Paul Maloney:

Bobby Crowe and his SD Band, Book 29, “Lord Kilmory’s Delight” (Track 2).

The tunes in this set are: Ferguson’s Rant; Cooper’s Hornpipe; The Miller’s Hornpipe; Saint Annes (All Traditional).

Devised by Susan Elliotson to reflect on memories of growing up with friends – chasing, playing hide and seek, spending summer in the water, on the dock and dancing, dancing, dancing – in Bluevale!

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Maureen’s Meander

Maureen’s Meander – a strathspey for 3 couples in a 4 C set

1 – 8             1C, 2C, 3C dance 3 C rondel, ending 1, 2, 3

1 – 2   Figure starts with 1C moving from 1Ct place into centre of dance, RH in RH & facing 2C in 2nd place, facing up & holding nearer hands in an arch;

1C dance under arch made by 2C, cross to opposite side & dance down while 2C dance up and cross to opposite sides

3 – 4   1C on opposite sides, dance down, looping around 3C & into to 3rd place

2C dance up around 1st   position on opposite sides (2L passing in front of 2M) casting to face down to 2nd position, ready to pass under arch formed by 3C;

3C dance in & up centre, nearer hands joined, to 2nd position to make an arch and crossing to opposite sides after 2C have danced under it

5 – 6   1C dance in and up to 2nd place, forming an arch

2C dance down looping out around 3rd position & coming back in, facing up

3C loop around 1st place to face down, ready to dance under arch

7 – 8 1C, after 2C dance under arch, cross to own sides, loop around 1st place, back to starting position;

2C dance up on own sides back to starting position.

3C dance under arch formed by 1C, crossing back to own sides in 3rd place

9 – 16   3 C knot,

9-10     1C, 2C, 3C turn partners RH ½ way to end in the centre facing down in Allemande hold, the Lady having turned clockwise under her partners arm

11-12     3C followed by 2C and 1C dance up on Ladies side

13-16     All 3 couples turn partners (slowly) by LH to own sides ending 3, 2, 1

17 – 22 Capstan variation:    1M & 3M change places by dancing LSh 1½ times round the standing 2M while 1L & 3L dance RSh 1½ times round the standing 2L,1C & 3C taking hands when they are able, ending 1, 2, 3

24 – 25 1M & 2M change place LH while 1L & 2L change places RH

25 – 32   6 hands round and back.

Rondel for 3 Couples   This is basically a reel of 3 with double cross overs and arches.

REMEMBER;   – when you dance down the dance, you go UNDER the arch passing the lady to cross in front

– when you dance up the dance, you make an ARCH and cross the lady in front AFTER the other couple has passed under your arch

Devised by Susan Elliotson 17 Feb 2010 and first danced for Maureen Richardson at South Simcoe SCD 26 Feb 10 to Hamilton Welcome recorded by the Colin Dewar Scottish Dance Band on Special Requests, Vol.5

Alternative music choices:

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Ann Campbell of Cardross

Ann Campbell of Cardross                    3C Strathspey in a 4 C set:

1-8   1C, 2C, 3C dance mirror reels of three on their own sides. To begin, 1C & 3C dance in, 2C dance out, ending with 1C facing down, 2C facing up, all in centre of dance & 3C back in place

9-16   1C & 2C dance Figure of 8 with 1C dancing down and across while 2C dance out and up to begin.

17-20  1C & 2C dance Set and Link to progress, ending with 1C in 2nd place facing up, 2C in 1st place facing down

21-32: Walzing Skaters sequence:

21-22:        2C & 1C facing each other in promenade hold set advancing and pass LS while 3C set in place

23-24:                   3C & 2C in promenade hold set advancing & pass RS while 1C (at top) with wrists crossed to form a pivot, using travelling step, turn 2H & face down

25-26:                   1C & 3C in promenade hold set advancing & pass LS while 2C (at bottom) turn 2H & face up

27-28:        2C and 1C in promenade hold advance setting & pass RS while 3C (at top) with wrists crossed to form a pivot, turn 2H & face down;

29-30:        3C and 2C in promenade hold advance setting & pass LS while 1C (at bottom) turn 2H & face up;

31-32:                   1C and 3C in promenade hold advance setting pass RS while 2C (at top) with wrists crossed to form a pivot, turn 2H & dance out to sides, finishing 2, 1, 3, 1C on the sides facing down and 3C facing up, ready to begin again.

Devised by Susan Elliotson: 10 Dec 2009 to celebrate Ann Campbell’s return to dancing after a year of disability.

Music selected by Paul Maloney:               Bridge of Dean by Gordon Shand

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