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What we danced at Little Chalfont Summer 2024

30th May 2024

Virginia Reel  - an easy one to start!

Highland Rambler Right Hands across and Left hands  across, then rambling down the set in lines of 3 across..

Wind on Loch Fyne The triangular one with interlocking (or banana) reels..

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  • Video

  • Cant find a useful video of interlocking reels - sorry.

Reel for Alice   - the  dance with mirror reels and first couple crossing onto the opposite side, then turning on the side all the way down, and then figures of 8 on the side from both ends at once. 

The Orchards of Co. Armagh - a chase to get everyone onthe wrong side in upside-down order, then 3 half reels of 4 ( 2 up and down, 1 across).Then a cast to from 2s and 1s to create the progression.

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

23rd May 2024

The Lady Wynd - Featuring figures of 8 on the side, promenade and teapots

Hedwig's Reel - Featuring figures of 8 and the Grand Chain

Morrison Measure (Reel)r Right and Left shoulder reels and Right and Left Hands Across.

Gramachie - the slow one where we set to first and second corners and turn with both hands

Cutty Sark - think sailors pulling ropes with the unusual Partner/Corner/Corner/Partner turns 

Flowers of Dunbeg  

Inchmickery - the one  that starts and ends with a circle, with teapots and turning distant corners

16th May 2024

Pleased to Meet You Round the Room practicing key formations to get us started.

Waratah Weaver (jig) Figures of 8 on side lines

Hedwig's Reel - Featuring figures of 8 and the Grand Chain

Silver Grey (Strathspey)- slow one with Rights and Lefts and a half figure of 8 

Morrison Measure (Reel)r Right and Left shoulder reels and Right and Left Hands Across.

Currie Mountain (Reel) - 1s coming through the middle turning on the sides first 3s and then 2s, then hands across and finally reel on the sides

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9th May 2024 - special event 

Welcome to the Stagger Inn Round the Room practicing key formations to get us started.

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

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

Water of Leith - features Reel of 4, Right Hands Across and the beautiful but slightly tricky Espagnole

Shetland Shepherdess  - a crossing mirror reel 

Catch the Wind -the one where the lady is followed by the man but only lets him catch her at the end. Features the reel of 3 across.

Kendall's Hornpipe

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.

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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  • Video

  • 3 couple Bourrel

De'il Amang the Tailors .

Good-Hearted Glasgow - Featuring Right and Left Hands Across ( Teapots),

30th April 2024

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

Welcome to the Stagger Inn Round the Room practicing key formations to get us started.

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

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 

  • Crib

  • Video

  • 3 couple Bourrel

Good-Hearted Glasgow - Featuring Right and Left Hands Across ( Teapots),

Shetland Shepherdess  - a crossing mirror reel 

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.

Water of Leith - features Reel of 4, Right Hands Across and the beautiful but slightly tricky Espagnole

23rd April 2024

Kendall's Hornpipe

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.

Catch the Wind -the one where the lady is followed by the man but only lets him catch her at the end. Features the reel of 3 across.

Mairie's Wedding- features  1/2 diagonal reels of 4 between corners and then a left shoulder reel  of 3 across, ending with a circle.

18th April 2024

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

Catch the Wind -the one where the lady is followed by the man but only lets him catch her at the end. Features the reel of 3 across.

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 

  • Crib

  • Video

  • 3 couple Bourrel

Good-Hearted Glasgow - Featuring Right and Left Hands Across ( Teapots),

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

11th April 2024

Shetland Shepherdess  - a crossing mirror reel 

Water of Leith - features Reel of 4, Right Hands Across and the beautiful but slightly tricky Espagnole

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