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

19th May 2022

Miss 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