What we danced at Little Chalfont  Spring 2022

7th April 2022

Domino 5  - featuring teapots and diagonal reels of 3  

Byron's Strathspey - petronella, teapots, reel of 3 in promenade hold and ending with a 3 couple allemande 

Kendall's Hornpipe - More Rights & lefts and a chance to practise the Ladies Chain

Gaelforce Wind The one with Set and Link for 2 and then the Mens Chain at the beginning 

31st March 2022

Domino 5  - featuring teapots and diagonal reels of 3  

Good Hearted Glasgow  -  featuring teapots and another ghost

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

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Linton Ploughman features Right Hands Across and Left Hands back and the quick time poussette.

Berwick Johnnie - Some useful practice with 1/2 Right Hands Across, the Allemande for 2 couples and turning corner,partner,corner,partner

Byron's Strathspey - petronella, teapots, reel of 3 in promenade hold and ending with a 3 couple allemande 

Reel of 5 Medley - First in slow Strathspey time then in quick time. features reels of 3 and lots of setting.

24th March 2022

Highland Fair - Simple one to start with featuring Rights & Lefts

Berwick Johnnie - Some useful practice with 1/2 Right Hands Across, the Allemande for 2 couples and turning corner,partner,corner,partner

Byron's Strathspey - petronella, teapots, reel of 3 in promenade hold and ending with a 3 couple allemande ( the ghost knew what she was doing this week) 

Kendall's Hornpipe - More Rights & lefts and a chance to practise the Ladies Chain

Domino 5  - featuring teapots and diagonal reels of 3  

Reel of 5 Medley - First in slow Strathspey time then in quick time. features reels of 3 and lots of setting.

17th March 2022

Domino 5  - Simple one to start featuring teapots and diagonal reels of 3  

 

City of Belfast  - Reel of 4 and the Espagnole  ( danced with a ghost which was pretty tricky!)

Byron's Strathspey - petronella, teapots, reel of 3 in promenade hold and ending with a 3 couple allemande ( the ghost was better behaved in  this one) 

Good Hearted Glasgow  -  featuring teapots and another ghost

Reel of 5 Medley - First in slow Strathspey time then in quick time. features reels of 3 and lots of setting.

3rd March

Highland Rambler - features Right Hands Across with 3s then quickly Left Hands back with the 2s before dancing down the set ( and back) in 3s.   

Paisley Weavers - The one with the double chord so the 2s can start on the opposite side, then featuring Grand Chain, Ladies'Chain and Half Rights & Lefts

Gaelforce Wind The one with Set and Link for 2 and then the Mens Chain at the beginning 

Hoopers Jig The one starting with a clap  and Right Hands across, then 4 diagonal swaps ( 3 by the right hand but  the last by the left and with 2s moving up) and Rights & Lefts to finish

12 Coates Crescent The slow one to finish up!  

    

24thFebruary 2022 -

 

Good Hearted Glasgow  - Simple one to start featuring teapots 

Catch the Wind - The one where the man chases the lady and eventually gets to turn her, featuring half figures of 8 across and reels of 3 across

Paisley Weavers - The one with the double chord so the 2s can start on the opposite side, then featuring Grand Chain, Ladies'Chain and Half Rights & Lefts

Rothesay Rant  - The square one turning to make a funny angular circle and then half ladies chain and half Rights & Lefts with circle round and back to complete. The Rant meaning a boisterous romp ( according to Alan)!

10thFebruary 2022 -

 

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

Maxwell's Rant - Reflection Reels of 3 on opposite side and half figures of 8 across

Snowdrops - the slow one featuring the  Grand Chain ( of Right and left hand swaps) and Rights & Lefts , together with half figures of 8 across. No video of the whole dance  I'm afraid.  

Sailor- Featuring double triangle positions, and reel of 3, and Rights and Lefts 

Postie's Jig  - more 'cross,cast and half figures of 8'  then arches and quick elbow turns. Also half Rights & lefts and ending with a birl

3rd February 2022 -

 

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

Snowdrops - the slow one featuring the  Grand Chain ( of Right and left hand swaps) and Rights & Lefts , together with half figures of 8 across. No video of the whole dance  I'm afraid.  

Fisherman's Reel - the square one  with teapots and reels of 3 in promenade hold . Congratulations everyone!   

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

27th January 2022 -

 

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

Highland Rambler - features Right Hands Across with 3s then quickly Left Hands back with the 2s before dancing down the set ( and back) in 3s.   

MacDonald of the Isles- Featuring diagonal reels of 4 and the Snowball chain 

Linton Ploughman features Right Hands Across and Left Hands back and the quick time poussette for the first time. Well done  Linda and Julia! 

Annan Reel-  . Featured those tricky diagonal rights and lefts with 1st and 4th corners and ending with the Allemande 

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.