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What we danced at Gerrards Cross Summer  2024

 

28th May 2024

Loch Ness Monster - Warmup Dance

Granville Market  - Featuring Right and Left Hands Across, Half figure of 8 and turning corners

A Jig for Mrs Dunn  - Featuring  Half figure of 8 and promenade

Miss Milligan's Strathspey  - Featuring reflection reels and the Knot.

Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan - Featuring mirror reels from the middle of the set, with 1s crossing 

Bohemian Reflections This one features a ladies chain.

Speirs Bruce ( The pole Star)- the one with Men's chain up and down rather than the more usual across.

The Swan and the Tay The one with figures of 8 on the side,  another crossing mirror reel  and Corners Pass & turn 

Rutland Reel 40 bars rather than the usual 32, featuring Ladies Chain and Mens Chain and reel of 3 on the sides

21st May 2024

Fairy Ring - Warmup Dance

Yan Tan Tethera (Jig) the one withthe corner chain  and reels of 3 on the side

Spring Fling( Reel). 40 bars rather than usual 32 for each repeat! 

Cuillins of Skye -the one with the odd reel.

Anniversary Reel  no difficult formations but lots of different bits to remember

Cranberry Tart -the one with man starting and lady following 2 bars behind,  then tandem reel across and  right shoulder reels on the side.Lots of setting.

Clootie Dumpling -square medley

Staircase in Styria - 4 sets of teapots for 1s and 3s then  shades of Miss johnstone.The crib says no stepping up or down until bar 27.

Singing Sands the one with the tourbillon. and diagonal rights and lefts

Toast to The Mousies - teapots, arches and a left shoulder reel across the dance .

14th May 2024

A Scottish Jaunt (Jig) 

Two to One (Jig) 

Three Feisty Women (Reel)

Barbara's Strathspey -Features half figure of 8 and then the wonderful 3 couple bourrell when you are re-united with your Partner in a line up and down. The 3 couple Bourrel only works if you start it NOT OPPOSITE your partner so there's a clever little sequence to get you in the right places to start 

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  • 3 couple Bourrel

Inchmickery (Jig)-  the one with 5 couples, that starts and ends with a circle, with teapots and turning distant corners

Spring Fling( Reel). 40 bars rather than usual 32 for each repeat! 

Invarary,( Strathspey) features double  Figure of 8  and rather awkward turn into 2 couple allemande

Equilibrium  (Jig)features reel of 3 on the side and a Figure of 8  Grand Chain

7th May 2024

Come What May (Jig) 

Fairy Dance (Reel) the one with awkward circles at the beginning and then turning corners two hands in pas de basque

Ravens Dance (jig)- with double figures of 8, crossing mirror reels and alternating tandem reels across.

The Road to McGregor (Strathspey)- the one with the mirror reels of 4!

Roselath Cross  A  jig  featuring mirror reels, Crown Triangles and reel of three across

Three Feisty Women (Reel)

Autumn in Appin( Strathspey)- the one that starts as a longways set, then turns into a square then back again.

Glastonbury Tor (Reel) which we did as a 7 couple set

30th April 2024

Clockwork Orange

Yan Tan Tethera (Jig) the one withthe corner chain  and reels of 3 on the side

Provost Wynd (Reel) - featuring right shoulder reels of 3 on the side and  , Right Hands across. 

Gang the Same Gate  (Strathspey)- set and link for  3  

Domino 5  - featuring teapots and diagonal reels of 3  

Kamo Carousel Diagonal Rights & Lefts, and Set and Rotate for 3 couples.

Findlater Castle  - featuring left shoulder reels of 3 on the side and Set and link for 3

23rd April 2024

Catch Me if You Can

Highland Lass 

Linnea's Strathspey   with Hello-Goodbye Setting, and  the Chaperoned Chain Progression.

Compleat Gardener   with Set and Rotate for 2couple and Corners pass and Turn..

The Auld Grey Cat- 

Portincaple Oak The Medley with interlocking Ladies Chain for 4 couples, and Schiehallion Reels

Midsummer Common    - features Set Advancing to corners into lines across  and ends with the diamond /all round poussette

Countess of Dunmore 

Neil M Grant  features the Spoke and half diagonal reels of 4..

16th April 2024

Loon Mountain Reel

Golden Sum of Early Spring 

looking for links

Orpington Caledonians A  reel  featuring ladies chain and right hands  across , and ending with left shoulder reels of 3 on the side .

Something in the Air 

Features the Rose Progression - tricky - 

Aird of Coigach 

Features the arches - also tricky

Mary Yarker's Stratthspey 

lfeaturing 3 couple Knot

Portincaple Oak The Medley with interlocking Ladies Chain for 4 couples, and Schiehallion Reels

Ecclefechan Feline- A useful reminder of mirror reels, together with figures of 8 on the side and teapots.

9th April 2024

Something in the Air 

Features the Rose Progression - tricky - needs practice

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