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

1st December 2022

OXO Reel   Circle  at top and bottom and  right hands across  in the middle!  A lot of slip-stepping up and down the very long set. 

Cape Breton Island *TD-   The clever one which starts with 3s and 4s on the wrong side, introducing Set and Rotate.

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.

Reel for Alice   - the  dance with reels on the opposite side, turning on the side all the way down, and then figures of 8 on the side from both ends at once. 

Craven Twelvesome    - the square one with a man with 2 women on each side features reel of 3 and half Right Hands Across for the men, ending with a large circle

24th November 2022

Flowers of Dunbeg -Right Hands Across, Left Hands back, Advance & Retire and first couple weaving down the middle.

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

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

Cape Breton Island *TD-   The clever one which starts with 3s and 4s on the wrong side, introducing Set and Rotate.

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

17th November 2022

Waratah Weaver - the one where we weave figures of 8 like the weaver bird's nest

Catch the Wind -the one where the lady is followed by the man but only lets him catch her at the end. Features the reel of 3 across.

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

De'il Amang the Tailors -

12 Coates Crescent- Featuring Right and Left Hands Across,  and Rights & Lefts

Postie's Jig -  half figures of 8 across, arches and quick elbow turns. Also half Rights & lefts and introduction to a birl

10th November 2022

Waratah Weaver - the one where we weave figures of 8 like the weaver bird's nest

De'il Amang the Tailors -

Red Squirrel - the one focussing on Mirror Reels

Luckenbooth Brooch- the one focussing on reels of 3 across, danced in promenade hold by the dancing couple . We left out the Rights and lefts.

Friendships simple strathspey of casting, circles and half right or left hands across, BUT everyone is involved each time through so its essential to register which couple you are in the set each time.   

Starry Eyed Lassie dance of Double Triangles and reels of 3 across

3rd November  2022

Miss Hadden's Reel -  featuring circle and 3 couple Allemande

Flowers of Dunbeg -Right Hands Across, Left Hands back, Advance & Retire and first couple weaving down the middle.We did a Dos-a-Dos instead of the right hand turn described here

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

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

Airie Bennan -an introduction to the challenges of a 5 couple set with 2 dancing couples and the 4s needing to be corners for both the upper and lower halves of the set.   

Friendships simple strathspey of casting, circles and half right or left hands across, BUT everyone is involved each time through so its essential to register which couple you are in the set each time.   

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

27th October 2022

The Ghost and Mary-Jo - Designed for just 5 dancers and featuring tandem reels of 3 both across and on the sideline.

Crabbit Shona - featuring Right Hands Across, Left Hands Across and then finally Rights & lefts

MacDonald of the Isles - featuring diagonal reels of 4,the snowball chain, half Rights & lwfts and half Figures of 8.

Berwick Johnny  - Featuring the Allemande and Corner,Partner,Corner,Partner sequence

Domino 5  - featuring teapots and diagonal reels of 3  

Miss Hadden's Reel - (adapted for 3 couples) featuring circle and 3 couple Allemande

Linton Ploughman features quick time poussette

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

20th October 2022

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

Starry Eyed Lassie dance of Double Triangles and reels of 3 across

Haar on Skye *TD -features the Rondel ( arch) and Grand Chain

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

13th October 2022

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

Red Squirrel - the one focussing on Mirror Reels

 

 

Anderson's Rant Mirror Reels with first couple crossing

Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan - Featuring mirror reels from the middle of the set, with 1s crossing 

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

6th October 2022

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

The Ghost and Mary-Jo - Designed for just 5 dancers and featuring tandem reels of 3 both across and on the sideline.

Dragonflies - Also for 5 dancers,and featuring Set and Link and Diagonal Rights and Lefts. We danced it as a Strathspey.

Galloway House - features casting, a small circle and Rights & Lefts at the end

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

29thSeptember 2022

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

Red Squirrel - the one focussing on Mirror Reels

Light & Airy -  - featuring a 2-couple Allemande, and then a very speedy Turn Corner/Partner/Corner/Partner.

Catch the Wind -the one where the lady is followed by the man but only lets him catch her at the end. Features the reel of 3 across.

22nd September 2022

EH3 7AH  with the promenade and teapots.

Red Squirrel - the one focussing on Mirror Reels

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

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

Berwick Johnny  - Featuring the Allemande and Corner,Partner,Corner,Partner sequence

15th September 2022

Waratah Weaver - the one where we weave figures of 8 like the weaver bird's nest

Balmoral Strathspey -  danced in honour of HM Queen Elizabeth II, Reels  of 4 on the side and reprising a 3 couple allemande, along with Rights & Lefts and  half Right Hands Across

Flowers of Dunbeg -Right Hands Across, Left Hands back, Advance & Retire and first couple weaving down the middle.We did a Dos-a-Dos instead of the right hand turn described here

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

Deer Friends- ( also known colloquially as the Sliding Doors dance)

8th September 2022

Waratah Weaver - the one where we weave figures of 8 like the weaver bird's nest

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

12 Coates Crescent- Featuring Right and Left Hands Across,  and Rights & Lefts

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

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

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.