What We Danced Recently at Gerrards Cross

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23rdNovember

Jig to the Music - Featuring Do Si Do and Advance and Retire

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

Jessie's Hornpipe Featuring Arches and Poussette

MacDonald of the Isles - Diagonal Reels of 4, snowball chain, half rights and lefts

Bon Viveur - The square Medley, 2 slow, 2 fast with men's chain and Schiehallion reels.

Inchmickery- the 5 couple set where the dancing couple turned far corners and started and ended with a circle ( in different directions). Also included teapots.

Trip to Timber Ridge  

16th November

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

The Provost Wynd - the one that starts with reels of 3 on the sidelines, then some unusual turning (1M with 2 L) and vice versa before ending with Right and Left Hands Across.

Fair Donald- the strathspey with diagonal reels of 4 and 2 handed turns.

Inchmickery- the 5 couple set where the dancing couple turned far corners and started and ended with a circle ( in different directions). Also included teapots.

Swiss Lassie- the very quick one we did in 3 couple sets with a reel of 4 up and down the middle, some chasing and turns merging into hands across.

College Hornpipe the one that featured Hello-Goodbye Setting ( Set to Corner & Partner) and a promenade.

MacDonald of Keppoch- the medley with 3/4 Right and Lefts then 2 Reels of 4 at 90 degrees.

9th November

The Honeymoon - the one that starts with the dancing couple casting to the bottom and back. Also includes Right and Left Hands Across.

Roxburgh Castle- the one where we danced round a square to start, did Right & Left Hands Across and ended with the Poussette.

Inchmickery- the 5 couple set where the dancing couple turned far corners and started and ended with a circle ( in different directions). Also included teapots.

Gordonian Strathspey - introducing Set and Link with left shoulder reels,  teapots and a 3 couple allemande.

John of Bon Accord - the really tricky one with 4 half reels where we struggled to know whether we should be doing right or left shoulder reels. I'm still not sure I could do it without Willie!

 Staircase in Styria - The glorious, mad one where we all whirl about, the ladies lead and men follow. Lots of the teapot formation. 

 

Silver Grey  - The slow one where we did 3/4 Rights and Lefts after the circle

Craven Twelvesome - The one in a big square, 3 to each side, featuring the reel of 3 and left hands across for the men.

2nd November

Festival Interceltique - the round the room warm-up dance

Findlay's Jig - the one with a 3 couple allemande.

White Cockade - featuring Rights and Lefts

Corn Rigs - the one featuring the quick time poussette.

Alison Rose - the really tricky one with some clever steps to get all the men at the top and all the ladies at the bottom prior to the ladies doing Right Hands Across and the men Left Hands across and then each couple crossing in turn to the other wheel. As if that wasn't enough it ended with a 4 couple allemande! The saving  grace is it was a slow one, a strathspey with Pink Panther music.

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.

Mrs McPherson of Inveran with the original Inveran reels and a Grand Chain in a longwise set.

Round Reel of Eight - the square one which was danced just 1 time through. It started with lots of chasing round the square and featured 2 couples promenading inside the square and acknowledging the others.The Grand Chain was done in 2 halves as were the Rights and Lefts.

26th October

Lintons Ploughman  - the one with a circle and Right Hands Across then Left Hands across. We did an allemande rather than poussette at the end.

Miss Welsh's Reel- The first dance of the evening turning corner, partner, corner ,partner. Also featured Right Hands Across then Left Hands across back. 

Delvine Side  - A slow one, featuring the same Corner, Partner, Corner, Partner and another Allemande

Bon Viveur - The square Medley, 2 slow, 2 fast with men's chain and Schiehallion reels.

Light and Airy - Another one featuring an allemande and the same Corner, Partner, Corner, Partner. We're getting there faster now!!

Minister on the Loch - Featuring the diamond poussette and big sweeping turns on the side 

Craven Twelvesome  - The one in a big square, 3 to each side, featuring the reel of 3 and left hands across for the men.

19th October

Jig for Mrs Dunn  - The one with figures of 8 and promenade

Minister on the Loch - Featuring diamond poussettes 

Galloway House  - we substituted figures of 8 for the rights and lefts 

Capital Jig - featuring Set and Rotate

Last of the Lairds - The one featuring crossing reels

John Cass - The one featuring alternating tandem  reels

12th October

Charlestown Chaser  - The one with a lot of chasing round and ending with 3 claps!

Leap Year  - Featuring Right and Left Hands Across

Silver Grey  - The slow one where we did 3/4 Rights and Lefts after the circle

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

 

Mrs MacCleod of Raasay  - Featuring Right and Left Hands Across, turning corners in pas de basque and left shoulder reels of 3  

Staircase in Styria  - The glorious, mad one where we all whirl about, the ladies lead and men follow. Lots of the teapot formation. Congratulations to our beginners for keeping their heads and not hurtling down the stairs!

5th October

Its All Right  - The one with a lot of chasing round to warm up!

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

Wind on Loch Fyne  - the triangular one with banana or interlocking reels

Morrisons Measure  - Featuring right and left shoulder reels of 3 

Major Ian Stewart  - Featuring reels of 3, Hello-Goodbye setting and the funny leg-over turn mid-circle to end.

Miss Gibson's Strathspey  - Featuring the Knot, Corner, Partner turns and teapots

Duke of Perth  - More Corner,Partner,Corner Partner. Very fast so we were allowed to use elbow grip!