What we danced this term at Little Chalfont ( Spring 2022)

20th January 2022 - 

January Welcome For muscles and brains turned to mush post-Hogmanay! The 2 couple dance that each couple danced multiple times to get our circulation going. Featured turns and right hands across and left hands back. 

Flowers of Dunbeg -Teapots, Advance & Retire and first couple weaving down the middlea

Saltire Strathspey - the unusual one where the men did left hands across in the middle and we were beside our partners not across for most of the time. Featured Set and Link for 2 making the Saltire shape and reel of 4 on the side.   We'll try it again soon. 

New Year Jig - a reminder of figures of 8 and reels of 3 on the side, followed by hands across but this time right hands across  with 3s and left hands back with 2s. 

Cumberland Jig - the one starting with Right Hands Across and Left hands back and ending with us   making arches  for the 1s and all turning/birling.

13th January 2022 - welcome back! 

January Welcome For muscles and brains turned to mush post-Hogmanay! The 2 couple dance that each couple danced multiple times to get our circulation going. Featured turns and right hands across and left hands back. 

New Year Jig - a reminder of figures of 8 and reels of 3 on the side, followed by hands across but this time right hands across  with 3s and left hands back with 2s. 

Saltire Strathspey - the unusual one where the men did left hands across in the middle and we were beside our partners not across for most of the time. Featured Set and Link for 2 making the Saltire shape and reel of 4 on the side.   We'll try it again soon. 

Luckenbooth Brooch - the one where we do reels of 3 across in promenade hold with partners. Then there's a  Rights and Lefts for the corners while dancing couple twists in and out to end in lines across. 

Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan - an old favourite in a 5 couple set  with 2 reflection reels of 3, first down with 4s and 5s  on your partner's side and then up with 2s and 3s on your own side.