What We Danced at Little Chalfont Autumn 2021

9th December 2021 - we excelled ourselves, enjoying a total of 6 dances  in the course of the afternoon. Well done to all!

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

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

Cutty Sark- Featuring Right & Left Hands Across, and an unusual sequence of turning partner than 1st and 2nd corners - reminded Judith of pulling ropes, then Advance & Retire  

City of Belfast-the slow, graceful one with the half figure of 8 and reel of 4 across the dance, introducing the beautiful Espagnole 

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Brudenell Jig  Featuring circle, full figures of 8 and  Right and Lefts

2nd December 2021

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

Pelorus Jack - Another go this week without alternating in the tandem reels of 3 - much more successful! 

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

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

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.

25th November 2021- a cold day so we needed to keep moving! 

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

Pelorus Jack -  Tandem reels of 3 with Right and Left Hands Across

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

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

25th November 2021- a cold day so we needed to keep moving! 

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

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Turn Corners

Right Hands Across

Half Figure of 8 across

Pelorus Jack - Alternating Tandem reels of 3 with Right and Left Hands Across

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Right Hands Across

Alternating Tandem Reels of 3

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

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

18th November 2021

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

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

Light & Airy -  - featuring a 2-couple Allemande, and then a very speedy Turn Corner/Partner/Corner/Partner. We got on better with the elbow grip. In the video attached it looks really easy  to get round in time so take a good  look at how it should be done! 

11th November 2021

Flowers of Dunbeg -Teapots, Advance & Retire and first couple weaving down the middlea

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

The Chalfont Challenge (aka Miss Johnson danced as a Strathspey and without crossing in the reels) Focussing on reflection reels

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

4th November 2021

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

The Roselath Cross - Featuring Reflection Reels, Left shoulder reels and double triangle positions. Sorry this one was a bit too hard, with unfamiliar formations and everyone on the go pretty much all the time, not leaving enough thinking time: sorry. 

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

Shiftin' Bobbins - Also a bit of a challenge but such a lovely whirling whirl of bobbins! Featuring double triangle positions, teapots and half figure of 8 across.

28th October 2021

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

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.

Lady Lucy Ramsay - the slow one with a circle turning into the Grand Chain ( rights and lefts round thet rectangle)  and then later half Rights and Lefts round a square

Luckenbooth Brooch- the one where the 1s dance the reels together in promenade hold and tehn do some twisty bits at the end. Normally the others do Rights & Lefts  - we left  them out but they'll be in the video. 

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.

21st October 2021

Galloway House -ending with Rights & Lefts

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.

Gramachie - the slow one where we set to first and second corners

Domino-Five - the one with just 5 dancers, 4  in a square with 1 in the middle. Features teapots and  right and left shoulder reels of 3

City of Belfast - the slow, graceful one with the half figure of 8 and reel of 4 across the dance. For simplicity we ended with a circle rather than the Espagnole prescribed

14th October 2021

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

 

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

 

Gramachie - the slow one where we set to first and second corners

 

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

7th October 2021

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

Hope Little's Strathspey - featuring Right Hands Across and a Grand Chain

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.

Luckenbooth Brooch- the one where the 1s dance the reels together in promenade hold and tehn do some twisty bits at the end while the others do Rights & Lefts  

30th September 2021

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

Hope Little's Strathspey - featuring Right Hands Across and a Grand Chain

Collie Law - featuring Advance & Retire, Right Hands Across, Left Hands Across and the Allemande

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.

Cumberland Jig

23rd September 2021

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

12 Coates Crescent

Highland Rambler

Sailor

16th September 2021

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

Fair Enough

Gramachie - the slow one where we set to first and second corners

Brudenell Jig

9th September 2021

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

Gramachie - the slow one where we set to first and second corners

Brudenell Jig

Berwick Johnnie