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What we danced at Little Chalfont Spring 2024

15th  February 2024

Collie Law  - easy  one to start  off:no setting, no slip steps!

Annan Reel-the one to revise diagonal Rights & Lefts!

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

Glastonbury Tor - our challenge!

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.

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.

8th  February 2024

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

Glastonbury Tor - our challenge!

Balmoral Strathspey -   Reels  of 4 on the side and reprising a 3 couple allemande, along with Rights & Lefts and  half Right Hands Across

Luckenbooth Brooch- the one focussing on reels of 3 across, danced in promenade hold by the dancing couple . We included the Rights and lefts for supporting couples the second time through.

  • Crib

  • Video

  • Reels of 3 across

  • Rights & Lefts

1st  February 2024

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

Ray Milbourne - Featuring Half Rights and Lefts, Half a reel of 4  and the Mens Chain.2s and 4s start off  on the wrong side and then 1s and 4s are the  dancing couples.

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.  

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.

Cherry Bank Gardens - Petronella in tandem, set and link, Grand Chain.

25th  January 2024

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

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. 

Cherry Bank Gardens - Petronella in tandem, set and link, Grand Chain.

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.

Sailor - double triangle positions,reels of 3 across and ending with Rights and Lefts. 

18th  January 2024

Kendall's Hornpipe - Featuring Rights and Lefts and the Ladies Chain.

Ray Milbourne - Featuring Half Rights and Lefts, Half a reel of 4  and the Mens Chain.2s and 4s start off  on the wrong side and then 1s and 4s are the  dancing couples.

City of Belfast  - Reel of 4 and the Espagnole : oh so elegant! 

Welcome to Ayr. A  jig featuring double figures of 8, turning 2s and 3s on the side, diagonal reels and teapots 

Postie's Jig  - 4  x arches and turn corners. 

11th  January 2024 

Welcome to the Dance Round the Room to get us started.

Waratah Weaver Figures of 8 on side lines

Seattle Landing -*TD Figure of 8 on sides, then leading down and back in a different order before the allemande..

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

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

Tartan Rainbow - featuring the 3 couple knot, teapots and half figure of 8 accross. 2s are dancing couple

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. 

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