What we danced at Little Chalfont Summer 2022

28th July - last afternoon of term.

EH3 7AH  with the promenade and teapots.

Highland Rambler

Miss Eleanor The one which starts with Reflection Reels and ends with with the magical 3 couple Bourrell, when you are re-united with your Partner in a line up and down, and a circle. The 3 couple Bourrell only works if you start it NOT OPPOSITE your partner so there's a clever little sequence to get you in the right places  between the reels and the Bourrell.

Duke of Perth

 

 

21st July

EH3 7AH  with the promenade and teapots.

3 couple trial jig to First Rain of Spring

Minister on the Loch featuring the diamond pousssette and double figures of 8( for 1s and 3s)

Annan Reel - a 3 couple reel featuring diagonal Rights & Lefts

Broadway the tricky one with Set and Link for 3 couples and half diagonal Rights & Leftsl

14th July

Shiftin' Bobbins - starts by crossing into double triangle position then features lots of teapots representing the bobbins 

Laird of Miltons Daughter- featuring the Corner Chain

Miss Gibson's Strathspey featured the Knot 

Broadway the tricky one with Set and Link for 3 couples and half diagonal Rights & Leftsl

Trip to Timber Ridge The one with Corners Pass and Turn, and Double Triangles

7th July 

Good Hearted Galsgow  - featuring teapots 

Rutland Reel - ladies and men's chain and a reel of 3 on the side

Miss Eleanor The one which starts with Reflection Reels and ends with with the magical 3 couple Bourrell, when you are re-united with your Partner in a line up and down, and a circle. The 3 couple Bourrell only works if you start it NOT OPPOSITE your partner so there's a clever little sequence to get you in the right places  between the reels and the Bourrell.

Laird of Miltons Daughter- featuring the Corner Chain

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

30th June  2022 - 2 sets! 

Hooper's Jig - the one with the claps, passing right shoulder  and featuring Right and Left Hands Across, before a series of 1s and 3s crossing and ending with Rights & lefts ( when I didn't forget!)

The Morrison Measure  Right and Left shoulder reels and Right and Left Hands Across.

Miss Eleanor The one which starts with Reflection Reels and ends with with the magical 3 couple Bourrell, when you are re-united with your Partner in a line up and down, and a circle. The 3 couple Bourrell only works if you start it NOT OPPOSITE your partner so there's a clever little sequence to get you in the right places  between the reels and the Bourrell.

Morrison Measure  Right and Left shoulder reels and Right and Left Hands Across.

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

23rd June 2022 - last preparation before tea dance !

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

The Sailor    - features double triangle position, Right Shoulder reel of 3 and Rights & Lefts.

Rothesay Rant- the square one  with dancers alternating facing in and out to , then  half ladies chain and half Rights & lefts. 

Montparnasse - the slow, elegant one featuring half Left Hands Across, reels of 4 and diamond poussettes

Rutland Reel - ladies and men's chain and a reel of 3 on the side

Reel of the 51st - set and turn corners, balance in line

16th June 2022 - just too hot and too few of us to do much this week.

Cumbrae Reel - the one where we danced down and up four-abreast. Features hald Right & Lefts, turning in pas de basque, reel of 4 and turning corner, partner, corner, partner.

Castle of Mey    - features  Inveran Reels, double figures of 8 and quick time poussette

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

Jean Martin of Aberdeen  what I called the 3/4 dance: going round the circle just 3/4 ( twice) ,the 3 couple Allemande and the 2 couple Bourrel with a 3/4 turn and twirl to miraculously meet your partner .

9th June 2022 

Miss Welsh's Reel    - features Right Hands Across ( and left back) , and Corner/Partner/Corner/partner.

Rutland Reel - ladies and men's chain and a reel of 3 on the side

Jean Martin of Aberdeen  what I called the 3/4 dance: going round the circle just 3/4 ( twice) ,the 3 couple Allemande and the 2 couple Bourrel with a 3/4 turn and twirl to miraculously meet your partner .

Trial Dance -

Castle of Mey    - features  Inveran Reels, double figures of 8 and quick time poussette

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

Pelorus Jack  -  the one with alternating, tandem, half diagonal  reels of 3, and some easy Right hands across at the beginning and left Hands across near the end!soo corners

2nd June 2022 - a Jubilee Special

Jubilee Jig - features casting and setting to someone other than your partner , and teapots 

Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh    - a busy dance with Advance and Retire, weaving in and out the sidelines, Right Hands Across ( and left back) , turning Corner/Partner/Corner/partner and just when you thought it was over a circle! Exhausting!

Byron's Strathspey - A relief to turn to something slow and familiar: petronella, teapots, reel of 3 in promenade hold and ending with a 3 couple allemande 

The Trial Dance

Platinum Skies    - features petronella, half diagonal reels of 4 ( starting both right and left shoulder) , Left hands across and a chase. 

26th May 2022

Miss Welsh's Reel    - features Right Hands Across ( and left back) , and Corner/Partner/Corner/partner.

Cumbrae Reel - the one where we danced down and up four-abreast. Features hald Right & Lefts, turning in pas de basque, reel of 4 and turning corner, partner, corner, partner.

Slytherin House    - features Set and Link, looping round 3rd corner Teapots and  the snakey movements 

Montparnasse - the slow, elegant one featuring half Left Hands Across, reels of 4 and diamond poussettes

Staircase in Styria - 4 teapots down the set  with the lady leading, back to top place then casting and coming together again. In our 3 couple version we just had one couple doing the teapots, and did the cast and rejoin only once, and ended with a circle

Good Hearted Galsgow  - featuring teapots 

19th May 2022

iss Welsh's Reel    - features Right Hands Across ( and left back) , and Corner/Partner/Corner/partner.

Rothesay Rant- the square one  with dancers alternating facing in and out to , then  half ladies chain and half Rights & lefts. Deceptively easy but defeated my concentration more than once! 

Jean Martin of Aberdeen  what I called the 3/4 dance: going round the circle just 3/4 ( twice) ,the 3 couple Allemande and the 2 couple Bourrel with a 3/4 turn and twirl to miraculously meet your partner .

Hooper's Jig - the one with the claps, passing right shoulder  and featuring Right and Left Hands Across, before a series of 1s and 3s crossing and ending with Rights & lefts ( when I didn't forget!)

Montparnasse - the slow, elegant one featuring half Left Hands Across, reels of 4 and diamond poussettes

12th May 2022

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

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

Jean Martin of Aberdeen  what I called the 3/4 dance: going round the circle just 3/4 ( twice) ,the 3 couple Allemande and introducing the 2 couple Bourrel with a 3/4 turn and twirl to miraculously meet your partner .

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

Rutland Reel - ladies and men's chain and a reel of 3 on the side

The Sailor    - features double triangle position, Right Shoulder reel of 3 and Rights & Lefts.

5th May 2022

Good Hearted Galsgow  - featuring teapots 

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

Reel of the 51st - set and turn corners, balance in line

Staircase in Styria - 4 teapots down the set  with the lady leading, back to top place then casting and coming together again. In our 3 couple version we just had one couple doing the teapots, and did the cast and rejoin only once, and ended with a circle

Rutland Reel - ladies and mens chain and a reel of 3 on the side

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

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.   

28th 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 

Reel of the 51st - set and turn corners, balance in line

Cumberland Jig - right hands across, left hands back then down the middle and back, everyone down the sides and back up the middle, arches and right hand turn 

Staircase in Styria - 4 teapots down the set  with the lady leading, back to top place then casting and coming together again. In our 3 couple version we just had one couple doing the teapots, and did the cast and rejoin only once, and ended with a circle

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