Invitation Dance

Saturday 29th February 2020

WEST'S HORNPIPE  (R4x32)  4C set                                                                                              5 Traditional SCDs 1965

 1- 8           1s cross down & dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides

 9-16          1s cross down to dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides

17-24         1s lead down the middle & back to top (1s end facing 2s diagonally)

25-32         1s set to 2s & dance down to 4th place (2s+3s+4s step up 27-28), 4s+1s circle 4H round to left

 

MIDNIGHT OIL  (J5x48)  5C set                                                                                                        John Drewry  Bankhead Bk 3

 1- 8           1s & 3s lead down & 3/4 turn RH to L facing down & M up, retaining hold of RH set & L turns under ptnrs Rt arm to dance up (Men follow prtnr)

 9-16          1s & 3s dance RH across with 2L/4L, 1s & 3s dance LH across with 4M/5M to end facing 1st corners

17-24         1s also 3s dance Pass+Turn with 1st corners & pass RSh to face 2nd corners, dance Pass+Turn with 2nd corners & into centre facing partner (L facing down M up)

25-32         1s+3s dance reel of 4 up & down centre of dance & end in centre holding partners nearer hand (1s face Ladies side & 3s face Men’s side)

33-40         1s also 3s dance out sides & cast, dance in to meet ptnr (1M & 3L pass LSh) to dance out other side & cast back to middle (1M & 3L pass RSh & face each other)

41-48         1L also 3M set twice while 1M+3L turn RH, 1s & 3s turn partner LH & cast down 1 place on own sides.  End 2 4 1 5 3

 

RED KITES OVER THE BLACK ISLE  (S4x32)  4C set                                                                Ann & Ian Jamieson  Glen Orrin Coll 1

 1- 8           1s & 4s set & cast in 1 place (2s & 3s step up/down), 1s+4s dance 1/2 R&L

 9-16          2s & 3s set & cast in 1 place (4s & 1s step up/down), 2s+3s dance 1/2 R&L. (4) (3) (2) (1)

17-24         4s+3s & 2s+1s dance RH across, 3s+2s dance LH across while 4s & 1s chase clockwise to other end

25-32         1s+3s also 2s+4s set facing on sides & change places RH, turn partners 2H to own sides (end couples turn 1.1/2 times)

 

FOLLOW ME HOME  (J8x32)  3C (4C set)                                                                                     Ellie Briscoe  RSCDS Bk 38

 1- 8           1s set & cross RH, cast 1 place & turn LH (ending in a diagonal line LH to partner & RH with 1st corner)

 9-16          1s Bal-in-Line with 1st crnrs, 1/2 turn crnrs & 1s followed by crnrs chase cl'wise to 3rd crnr (pstn),1s dance in, join RH with partner & LH with 2nd crnrs

17-24         1s Bal-in-Line with 2nd crnrs, 1/2 turn crnrs & 1s followed by crnrs chase anticl'wise to 4th crnr (pstn), 1s crossing LSh to 2nd pl opp sides facing out

25-32         3s+1s+2s dance 1/2 reels of 3 on the sides 1s giving LSh to 2nd corner (position); 2s+1s+3s set & cross RH

 

CHASING THE ECLIPSE  (S3x32)  3C set                                                                                      Sandy Gallamore  Highland Road Coll

 1- 8           1s set, dance down below 3s (2s step up), cast up to 2nd place, pass LSh to face 1st corners

 9-16          1s dance RSh reels of 3 on opposite sides, 1s end facing 1st corners

17-24         1s set to 1st corners, dance 3/4 round partner by RSh, 1s set to 2nd corners, dance round partner to own side, face out,

25-32         Promenade (Chaperoned) Chain progression:

                  `25-26    2s & 3s 3/4 turn partner RH into middle while 1s dance clockwise 1/4 round the set picking up 2L/3M …

                  `27-30    who promenade 1/2 way clockwise while middle people (2M + 3L) turn LH 1.1/2.

                  `31-32    2s & 3s turn partner RH 3/4 to own sides while 1s dance clockwise 1/4 round to end in 2nd place. 3 1 2

 

STAIRCASE IN STYRIA  (R5x40)  5C set                                                                                       Margaret Gray

 1- 8           1s+2M also 3s+4M dance RH across, 1s+2L also 3s+4L dance LH across

 9-16          1s+4M also 3s+5M dance RH across, 1s+4L also 3s+5L dance LH across & 1L also 3L end facing out Ladies side with partners behind them

17-24         1s & 3s dance out Ladies’ side & cast up 1 place, cross to Mens side & cast up to original place Ladies looping round by the right

25-32         1s cross & cast 1 place, 1s followed by 3s dance up & cast (1s to 3rd place, 3s to 2nd place)

33-40         1s cross & cast 1 place, 1s followed by 5s dance up & cast (1s to 5th place, 5s to 4th place).  2 3 4 5 1

                  NB – No stepping up or down until bar 27                                                                        

 

CULLA BAY  (S4x32)  Sq.Set                                                                                                           Ann Dix  RSCDS Bk 41

 1- 4           1s & 3s advance & 1/2 turn opposite partner RH & cast out to opposite side

 5- 8           1s & 3s chase 1/4 round set cl'wise & dance in passing 2s/4s RSh curving in to face 2s/4s as 2s & 4s repeat bars 1-4 & turn right about to face 1s/3s

 9-16          All dance parallel reels of 4 across set

17-24         2s+1s also 4s+3s circle 4H once round to left, set & dance RH across 1/2 way

25-32         2s+4s dance LH across once round, 2s & 4s dance out through sides passing opp partner RSh & chase round set cl'wise to next place

 

THE ELEPHANT'S STAMPEDE  (J4x48)  Sq.Set                                                                          L MacDonald+G Mackintosh  Aurora 10th Anniv Bk

 1- 8           All circle 8H round & back

 9-16          1s+3s advance & with free hand join with 2s & 4s & retire into longwise set across the dance, all dance 1/2 parallel reels of 4 across

17-24         All dance 1/2 R&L at each end of set, turn (person on Mans left) RH 1.1/2 times to form Sq.Set

25-32         All Ladies petronella turn to next Ladies place to right & set, repeat to meet partner (all have progressed 1 place to right)

33-48         All dance full Schiehallion Reel

 

POLHARROW BURN  (R5x32)  5C set                                                                                          Hugh Foss  Glendarroch SD Sheets

 1- 8           1s & 3s cross RH, cast 1 place (2s & 4s step up) & dance 1/2 Fig of 8 round couple above them

 9-16          1s & 3s turn RH then turn LH (long turns) to face 1st corners while 2s & 5s change places RH & chase clockwise to other end of set

17-24         1s & 3s dance 1/2 diag reels of 4 with 1st corners, pass partner LSh, dance 1/2 diag reels of 4 with 2nd corners

25-32         1s & 3s dance 1/2 diag reels of 4 with 3rd corner, turn partner LH & cast down 1 place own sides.  2 4 1 5 3

 

BEST SET IN THE HALL  (J8x32)  3C (4C Set)                                                                             Helen Greenwood  RSCDS Bk 46

 1- 8           1s set & 1L followed by partner casts below 3s. 1L crosses & casts up to face her 1st corner while 1M dances up the middle to face 1st corner

 9-12          1s set to 1st corners & dance RSh round each other into 3rd corner (pstn) while 1st corners dance in & turn right about to face their original position

13-16         1s+1st crnr person set & 1st crnr persons dance RSh round each other into diag opp crnrs while 1s dance in & pivot to right to face 2nd crnrs

17-24         1s repeat bars 9-16 with 2nd corners & end passing RSh to 2nd place opposite sides.  (3)(1)(2)

25-32         2s+1s+3s chase clockwise 1/2 way & turn partners RH

 

THE SWAN AND THE TAY  (S3x32)  3C set                                                                                 Audrey Saunders Perth 800

 1 -8           1s dance Figs 8 own sides dancing in & down to start (giving hands where possible)

 9-16          1s cross down to dance reels of 3 on opp sides (joining hands where possible) & 1s end facing 1st corners, 2s end in 1st place

17-20         1s dance Corners Pass+Turn with 1st cnrs, pass RSh on bar 20 to face 2nd cnrs

21-24         1s dance Corners Pass+Turn with 2nd cnrs. Pass RSh on bar 24 to end 2nd place own sides

25-32         All set, all cross RH, all chase clockwise 1/2 way round to own sides  3 1 2

 

FISHERMAN'S REEL  (R5x32)  5C Sq.Set                                                                                     Sue Petyt  Dunblane Holiday

5 couple square set, 5s in centre facing, 5M back to 4s, 5L back to 2s

 1- 8           1s+2s+3s+4s circle 8H round & back while 5s turn RH once & LH 1.1/2 times to end 5M facing 2s & 5L facing 4s

 9-16          5M+2s also 5L+4s dance RH across, 5s pass LSh & dance LH across with next couple anticlockwise (M with 1s & L with 3s)

17-24         5M dances reel of 3 with 1s+2s (in prom hold) giving RSh to 2s while 5L reels with 3s+4s giving RSh to 4s

25-32         All take ptnrs in prom hold, 5s change pl with 1s RSh, 1s pass 4s RSh, 4s pass 3s RSh, 3s pass 2s RSh & 2s end in centre facing each other

 

FATHER CONNELLY'S JIG  (J4x64)  4C set                                                                                 John Drewry  Donside Bk

 1- 8           1s+2s Set & Rotate:

                  Set, rotate singly & dance on 1 place clockwise, change places RH on sides & dance on 1 place to own sides. Order 2 1 3 4

 9-16          1s dance 1/2 diag R&L with 1st corners while 2nd corners set & change places diagonally RH, 1s dance 1/2 RSh reels of 3 on opposite sides (1M up, 1L down). (2)(1)(3) 4

17-24         1s dance 1/2 diag R&L with 3rd corner (pstn) while 2nd corners (pstn) set & change places diagonally, 1s dance 1/2 RSh reels of 3 on own sides (1M down, 1L up). 2 1 3 4

25-32         1s dance reels of 3 across Lady with 2s & Man with 3s (LSh to 1st corner)

33-40         1s cross down between 3s, 1L casts up round 3M & 1M casts down round 4L, 1s change places LH in centre & cast to 3rd place own sides

41-56         3s+1s+4s (bottom 3 couples) repeat bars 9-24. Order 2 3 1 4

57-64         All (or bottom 3 couples only) circle 8(6)H round & back. 1s step down to end 2 3 4 1

 

TRIPLE HAPPINESS  (S3x32)  3C                                                                                                    Yoshiki Oyama  RSCDS Bk 52

 1- 8           1s Adv+Ret (1 step each) taking RH briefly, 1s 1/2 turn LH, cross down between 2s & cast up to place

 9-16          1s+2s dance the Knot. 1s end facing 1st corners

17-24         Corners Pass & Turn with 1st corners, pass RSh, Repeat with 2nd corner & 1s pass RSh into 2nd place own sides (corners turn 2H in centre)

25-32         All chase clockwise 1/2 round to opp sides, all 1/2 turn 2H, pull back RSh & dance out to own sides  3 1 2

 

MISS JOHNSTONE OF ARDROSSAN  (R5x32)  5C set                                                              Roy Goldring  14 Social Dances

 1- 8           1s set & cast 1 place, 1s followed by 3s dance up & cast - 1s to 3rd place & 3s to 2nd place

 9-16          1s cross down & dance reflection reels of 3 with 4s+5s on opposite sides - 1s end in 3rd place opposite sides

17-24         1s cross up & dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides with 2s+3s - 1s ending in 3rd place own sides

25-32         1s set & cast down 1 place, 1s followed by 5s dance up between 4s & cast - 1s to 5th place & 5s to 4th place

 

FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND  (S5x32)  5C set                                                                              John Brenchley  The Other Kangaroo Paw

 1- 4           1s+ 5s cross RH & cast down/up 1 place (2s+4s step up/down)

 5- 8           1M+2s  also 1L+3s+5M also 5L+4s dance circles round to Left.  1s+5s end in middle facing partners (Men facing down, Ladies facing up)

 9-16          1s+5s set, dance 1/2 reel of 4; set advancing to partners & pass LSh to face 2nd corner positions

17-24         1s+5s dance 1/2 diag. reel of 4 with 2nd corners, turn LH to face 1st corner positions, dance 1/2 diag. reel of 4 with 1st corners, turn LH to face 4th corner positions (partner's 2nd corner position)

25-32         1s+5s dance 1/2 diag. reel of 4 with 4th corners, turn LH to face out on own sides, cast 1 place (3s+2s step up 31-32)    4 3 5 2 1

 

MAIRI'S WEDDING  (R8x40)  3C (4C set)                                                                                      James B Cosh  22 SCDs

 1- 8           1s turn RH & cast to 2nd place, 1s turn LH to face 1st corners

 9-16          1s dance 1/2 diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, 1s dance 1/2 diagonal reel with 2nd corners

17-24         1s dance 1/2 diagonal reel with 3rd corner (pstns), 1/2 diagonal reel with 4th corner (pstns)

25-32         1s dance reel of 3 across (Lady with 2s, Man with 3s - LSh to 1st corner)

33-40         2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

 

Extras

MIDSUMMER COMMON  (S8x32)  3C (4C set)                                                                            Tom & Lindsey Ibbotson  RSCDS Bk 49

 1- 8           1s set, 1/2 turn RH, lead down, cross below 3s, cast up to 2nd place own sides (2s step up 5-6)

 9-16          1s set advancing to 1st corners & turn 1st corners 2H finishing 1M between 3s, 1L between 2s.  1s set advancing to 2nd corners, turn 2nd corners 2H & retain 2nd corner’s LH

17-24         1M+2s also 1L+3s circle 3H round to Left, 1s pull back RSh to face up/down set.  1s set, petronella turn to 2nd place own sides

25-32         2s+1s dance Poussette. 2 1 3

 

THE LUCKENBOOTH BROOCH  (J8x32)  3C (4C set)                                                               John Bowie Dickson  Glendarroch Sh 28

 1- 8           1s in prom hold (Lady on Man's left) dance reel of 3 with 2s (RSh to 2M) & end facing 3M

 9-16          1s dance reel with 3s (RSh to 3M) ending with 1s dancing across to Men's side

17-24         1M casts up & 1L dn into centre & dance out Ladies side, 1M cast up & 1L dn to end 1M b'tw'n 2s facing dn & 1L+3s face up as 2s+3s dance R&L

25-32         2s+1s+3s set twice, 1s turn RH 1.3/4 times to 2nd places

 

MAXWELL'S RANT  (R8x32)  3C (4C set)                                                                                     David Rutherford  RSCDS Bk 18

 1- 8           1s cross down to dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides

 9-16          1s cross down to dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides

17-24         1s cross RH, cast to 2nd place & dance 1/2 Fig of 8 round 2s

25-32         1s dance down between the 3s, cast up to 2nd place & 2s+1s+3s turn partners RH

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