RDCDS Leeds Branch

Programme for the White Rose Festival Dance

1. EH3 7AF (J8x32) 3C (4C set)    R Goldring RSCDS 40
1- 8      1s lead down the middle & back to top
9-16     1s+2s+3s Promenade ending with 1s casting to 2nd place
17-24    1s pass by the right & turn 1st corners RH to end L between 2s & M between 3s, 1s pass by the right & turn 2nd corners RH to end between crnrs
25-32    1M dances RH across with 2s & 1L with 3s, 1L dances up between 2s & casts to 2nd place own side as 1M dances between 3s & casts up

2. THE CLANSMAN (R8x32) 2C (4C set)    D Haynes RSCDS 32
1- 8      1s cross RH & cast off 1 place, 1s+2s dance 1/2 RH across & set
9-16     1s+2s dance R&L, ending with Men turning Ladies into centre to form a line across
17-24    1s+2s dance the Targe: -
    17-18 1st & 2nd Ladies dance RH across 3/4 way while Men dance anti-clockwise 1/4 way round
    19-20     1st Man with 2nd Lady & 1st Lady with 2nd Man full turn LH
    21-22     1st & 2nd Ladies dance RH across 3/4 way while Men dance anti-clockwise 1/4 way round
    23-24     1st Man with 2nd Lady & 1st Lady with 2nd Man turn LH to end on sides 1s facing up & 2s facing down
25-32    2s+1s set facing on sides, turn to face partners & set, 1s dance 1/2 fig 8 round 2s to 2nd position on own sides

3. SUGAR CANDIE (S8x32) 3C (4C set)    RSCDS 26
1- 8      1s set & cast 1 place, cross passing LSh & cast round their 1st corner into centre ending BtoB (Lady facing up, Man down)
9-16     1L circle left with 2s & 1M with 3s, turn to face partner & set, 3/4 turn partner 2H to end facing 1st corners
17-24    1s turn 1st corner RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH, partner LH & end facing 1st corners
25-32    1s dance Reel of 3 on opposite sides passing 1st corner LSh & cross RH to 2nd place own sides

1- 8      All circle 8H round to the left & back     (popular variation - 8 hands all the way round to left)
9-24    Ladies dance in front of prtnr, behind next Man, into RH across, in front of Man opp their prtnr, behind next Man into RH across & back to place
25-32    All Promenade clockwise
33-40    1s & 3s dance cl'wise behind next couple, Men dance past cple as Ladies dance in between cple, both turn R to face cple, all set & turn RH
41-48    All dance parallel reels of 4
49-56    1s & 3s dance a full fig of 8 round the standing 2s/4s
57-64    1s & 3s dance LH across & dance back to places (Men round & Ladies through the standing 2s & 4s)
65-96    2s & 4s repeat 33-64
97-104    All Promenade anti-clockwise
105-120 capital ;    Men dance in front of prtnr, behind next Lady, into LH across, dance in front of Lady opp own partner, behind next L into LH across & back to pl
121-128     All circle 8H round to the right & back     (popular variation - 8 hands all the way round to right)

5. BACK TO THE FIRESIDE (R8x32) 3C (4C set)    R Goldring RSCDS 38
1- 8      3s followed by 1s dance down for 2 steps & set to partners, 1s lead up & cast off to 3rd place while 3s lead up to 1st place
9-16     3s+2s+1s dance Progressive Chain - 1s start by crossing RH then LH with 2s on sides then RH with 3s on sides & cross LH to end 1 (2) 3
17-24    1s+2s set advancing to form circle & Petronella out 1 place to right, set & Petronella to right to end on sides
25-32    1L dances 1/2 fig of 8 round 2s & 1M dances 1/2 fig of 8 round 3s, 2s+1s+3s turn RH

6. NEIDPATH CASTLE (S3x32) 3C set    D Haynes RSCDS 22
1- 8      All set & turn partners 2H twice & set again
9-16     All dance Grand Chain
17-24    1s lead down between 2s, cast behind 3s, dance up between 3s, cast up behind 2s 1s+2s end ready for a 1/2 Diamond Poussette
25-32    1s+2s dance 1/2 Diamond Poussette, 1s+3s dance 1/2 Diamond Poussette 1s ending in 3rd place

7. THE FLIGHT OF THE FALCON (J8x32) 3C (4C set)    B Priddey Anniversary Tensome
1- 8      1s set, cast 1 place & turn LH to 1M facing his 1st corner with his partner behind him
9-16     1M followed by partner (dancing as 1 person) dance a full RSh diag reel of 3 with 1st crnrs (1s turn R about at each crnr so that prtnr leads back)
17-24    1M faces Ladies 2nd corner & followed by partner similarly dance a diagonal reel of 3 passing 3M RSh 1s end facing own 1st corners
25-32    1s turn 1st corners RH & 2nd corner RH & back to 2nd place own sides

8. THE SAILOR (R8x32) 3C (4C set)    RSCDS 24
1- 8      1s cross down RH to between 2s + 3s facing out (with nearer hands joined) & set, 1s cast round 1st crnr to form lines of 3 across with 2s/3s & 2s+1s+3s set
9-16     1s (turning to right) dance RSh reels of 3 across, 1s end passing LSh to 2nd place on opposite sides
17-24    1s lead down for 2 bars, lead up crossing to the top & casting to 2nd place on own sides
25-32    2s+1s dance R&L

9. 1314 (Thirteen-Fourteen) (S64+R64) Sq.Set    J Drewry Rondel Book
Strathspey: -
1- 8      All dance interlocking Reels of 4
9-12    1s & 3s turn RH, & prom round to opp pl while 2s & 4s Petronella turn & set
13-16    1s & 3s dance 1/2 RH across in centre back to pl as 2s & 4s Petronella turn to partners original place & change places RH
17-24    Repeat with 2s & 4s promenading while 1s & 3s dance petronella turns
25-32    All circle 8H round & back
33-40    All set to partner & turn RH & set to corners & turn LH
41-56    All dance full Schiehallion Reel
57-64    All turn partner RH, corner LH, partner RH & corner LH
Reel: -
1-64    Repeat in Reel time but end by turning partners only RH & LH

10. THE BORROWDALE EXCHANGE (R3x32) 3C circular set    D Haynes Carnforth II
1- 8      All circle 6H left & back
9-16     All Advance+Retire (into centre of circle) & dance DoSiDo with partner
17-24    All dance RH across holding opp persons hand & Lady with hand underneath dances out under arch to new prtnr followed by next Lady etc
25-32    All Promenade new partners anywhere round the room & hopefully meet with another 2 couples to start again

11. THE LAIRD OF MILTON'S DAUGHTER (J8x32) 3C (4C set)    Craigmyle RSCDS 22
1- 8      1s set, cross RH, cast 1 place & turn LH to face 1st corners
9-16     1s change places RH with 1st crnrs, 1st crnrs turn LH in centre & return to places giving RH to 1s who turn LH in centre to face 2nd crnrs
17-24    1s repeat bars 9-16 with 2nd corners ending in 2nd place own sides
25-32    2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

12. RAY MILBOURNE (R4x32) 4C set 2s & 4s on opp sides    D Haynes Carforth I
1- 8      1s & 4s cross RH, cast in 1 place & dance 1/2 figs of 8 round end couples
9-16     1s+4s dance 1/2 R&L, all dance 1/2 reels of 4 on sides
17-24    3s+1s also 4s+2s dance Mens chain
25-32    All circle 8H round & back

13. FROM SCOTIA'S SHORES WE'RE NOO AWA' (S8x32) 3C (4C set)    R M Campbell RSCDS Leaflet
1- 8      1-8 1s turn RH, cast 1 place, turn RH, 1L dances up and casts round 2L as 1M dances down and casts round 3M, to 2nd place
9-16     1s turn 1st corners RH pass partner RSh, turn 2nd corners RH & pass partner RSh to 2nd place own sides
17-24    1s dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides (1s dancing out & up to start), 1s & 2s continue reel to end 1 2 3
25-32    1s+2s dance TOURNEE

14. MISS HADDEN'S REEL (J8x32) 3C (4C set)    RSCDS 23
1- 8      1s+2s+3s circle 6H round & back
9-16     1s set & cast, 2s+1s+3s all turn RH
17-24    2s+1s+3s dance Allemande
25-32    3s+1s+2s Advance+Retire for 2 steps, 3s cast to 3rd place while 1s+2s lead up 1s casting to 2nd place

15. INVERNEILL HOUSE (R8x32) 3C (4C set)    J Drewry RSCDS 35
1- 8      1s+2s dance 1/2 double fig of 8 (1s start by dancing down & crossing), 1s dance down between 3s & cast up to 2nd place opposite sides 2s dance up to top place, opposite sides
9-16     1s+3s dance 1/2 double fig of 8 (1s start by dancing down & crossing), 1s dance up between 2s & cast to 2nd place own sides
17-24    1s dance 1/2 Petronella to opposite sides
25-32    2s & 3s dance 1/2 Petronella while 1s cast round 1st corner & cross between 2s/3s casting to 2nd place own sides, 2s+1s+3s set

16. THE DREAM CATCHER (S96) Sq.Set    E Orr RSCDS 45
1- 8      All circle 8H round & back
9-16     1s+3s dance the Swirl: - Turn partner RH into Allemande hold, pass LSh, dance LH across, pivot left to face side couples with other partner
17-24    All dance reels of 4 across
25-32    All set, dancing couples dance out between side couples, cross & cast, change places RH with partner back to places
33-40    All set, advance with partners, retire diagonally with corners & set
41-48    1L+4M dance R&L with 3L+2M (on diagonal)
49-56    1M+2L dance R&L with 3M+4L (other diagonal)
57-64    All set, advance with corners, retire with partners & set
65-88    2s & 4s repeat bars 9-32
89-96    All circle 8H round & back

17. IT'S JUST FOR FUN (J8x32) 3C (4C set)    R Fidler RSCDS 33
1- 8      1s cross RH & cast 1 place, 1M dances 1/2 fig of 8 round 2s while 1L dances round 3s 1s end facing 1st corners
9-16     1s dance 1/2 reel with 1st crnrs, pass LSh & dance RH across (1M with couple in 1st pl & 1L with cple in 3rd pl) 1s end facing 2nd crnrs
17-24    1s dance 1/2 Reel of 4 with 2nd corners, pass partner LSh to dance RH across, 1M with 2L+3L (on Mens side) & 1L with 2M+3M
25-32    1s 1/2 turn L H while 2s+3s change places RH on sides, 1M dances up & 1L down, cast on own sides while corners set & cross RH & all set

18. THE DEIL AMANG THE TAILORS (R8x32) 3C (4C set)    RSCDS 14
1- 8      1s+2s set & dance RH across 1/2 way, set & dance LH across 1/2 way back to place
9-16     1s lead down the middle & back to top
17-24    1s+2s dance Allemande
25-32    2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

19. CHERRYBANK GARDENS (S3x32) 3C set    J Drewry Bankhead Book 1
1- 8      1s+2s set & petronella in tandem twice to end with 2s+1s on opposite sides having changed places
9-16     2s+1s set & cross 1s left hand 2s right hand, 1L dances RH across with 2s & 1M with 3s
17-24    1s+3s Set & Link & circle 4H round to left
25-32    2s+3s+1s dance Grand Chain (2s crossing to commence)

20. DOMINO FIVE (R5x32) 5 person Sq.Set with 5th person in centre    D Haynes Carnforth IV
1- 8      5+1+2 dance RH across, 5+3+4 dance LH across
9-16     5+1+3 dance RSh reel of 3 (5 & 1 pass RSh to start)
17-24    5+4+2 dance LSh reel of 3 (5 & 4pass LSh to start)
25-32    5 changes place with 1 (pass RSh), 1 change pl with 4, 4 change pl with 3, 3s change pl with 2 & 2 becomes new 5 (similar to Fisherman's Reel) Also published by RSCDS in A Second book of Graded SCDs

21. PORTNACRAIG (R8x32) 3C (4C set)    L Gaul RSCDS 36
1- 8      1s set & 1/2 turn 2H to face 2s, set & 1/2 turn 2s (1M+2L turn RH as 1L+2M turn LH) to end in 2nd place on opposite sides
9-16     2s+1s+3s Advance+Retire 2 steps & circle 6H round 1/2 way to left
17-24    1s dance 1/2 Reels of 4 with 1st corners then 2nd corners to end in 2nd place opposite sides
25-32    1s dance 1/2 fig of 8 round 3s & 2s+1s+3s turn RH

22. HOOPER'S JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) MMM II
1- 8      1s clap crossing RSh & cast to 2nd place to dance RH across with 3s
9-16      1s clap crossing RSh & cast up to 1st place to dance LH across with 2s
17-24    1M+3L change places RH, 1L+3M change places RH, 1M+3L change places RH (1M casts to 2nd pl), 1L+3M cross LH 1L ending in 2nd place
25-32    2s+1s dance R&L

Based on MINICRIB by Charles Upton.

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