RDCDS Leeds Branch

Programme for the Leeds Festival Dance

1. 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

2. THE ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA (R8x40) 3C (4C set)    J Drewry RSCDS 43
1- 8      1s set, dance down to 2nd place & out own side, cast round to left & into middle (2nd place) LSh to LSh (on opposite sides)
9-16     1s dance RH across (Lady with 2M+3M & Man with 2L+3L) & LH across with 2s+3s on own sides 1s end passing LSh to face 1st corners
17-24    1s set to 1st corners, 1s dance RSh round each other to face 2nd corners, set & dance round each other to 2nd place own side facing out
25-32    2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on own sides (1s giving RSh to person on their right)
33-40    2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

3. THE BRAES OF BREADALBANE (S8x32) 3C (4C set)    Skillern RSCDS 21
1- 8      1s turn RH cast 1 place, turn LH & 1L casts up as 1M casts down to form lines of 3 across facing each other
9-16     1L+2s & 1M+3s set twice & 1s cast back to 2nd places & turn RH ending on own sides
17-24    2s+1s+3s set twice & turn partners 2H
25-32    2s+1s dance R&L

4. 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

5. FIFE NESS (R8x32) 3C (4C set)    M S Brandon 4 SCDs 1978
1- 8      1s 1/2 turn RH into promenade hold & dance down, cross LH & cast up behind 3s on own sides to 2nd place
9-16     1L & 2M+3M set advancing to form triangle, 1L & 2M+3M retire as 1M & 2L+3L set advancing to form triangle, repeat this figure (bars 9-12)
17-24    1s in promenade hold dance 1/2 LSh reel of 3 with 2L+3L (in centre of set), 2L & 3L pick up each others partner & complete reel
25-32    1s (prom hold) continue with 1/2 reel of 3 with 2M+3M (Men have dropped Ladies on Mens side in 1st & 3rd pstn) all end opp side 2 1 3, all set & cross RH

6. THE DUCHESS TREE (S8x32) 3C (4C set)    J Drewry Brodie Book
1- 8      1s+2s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s cast, 2s lead up & cross, 3s cast up) end in square set with 2s in 2nd place opposite side
9-16     All set, circle left for 2 bars, men turn Lady on right 2H once round & continue circle to places
17-24    1s+2s dance RH across & end facing up, 1s cast 1 place & lead up while 2s lead up, cross & cast 1 place
25-32    1s+2s dance Allemande

7. THE MOUDIEWORT (J8x32) 3C (4C set)    A Bowman RSCDS 11
1- 8      1M+2L set advancing & turn RH, 1L+2M set advancing & turn RH
9-16     1s lead down the middle for 3 steps, back to top & cast to 2nd place
17-24    1s lead down between 3s & cast up to face 1st corners, set to 1st corners & set to 2nd corners
25-32    1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving RSh to 2nd corners & cross to places

8. THE EIGHTSOME REEL (R40+8x48+40) Sq.Set    RSCDS 2
Introduction: -
1- 8      All circle 8H round & back
9-16     Ladies dance RH across (partners on their left) in St George's Cross formation, change to Men dancing LH across in centre back to places
17-24    All set to partners twice & turn 2H < br>25-40    All dance Grand Chain (2 steps to each person, 16 bars total)
Dance: -    8 times through firstly with 1L in centre, then 2L, 3L, 4L, 1M, 2M, 3M, 4M
1- 8      With 1L in centre of dance setting (special steps?) the others dance 7H round & back
9-16     1L sets to partner & turns 2H, 1st Lady sets & turns 3rd Man
17-24    1L dances reel of 3 with partner & 3rd Man passing partner LSh
25-32    1L sets in centre while others circles 7H round & back
33-40    1L sets to 4th Man & turns 2H, 1st Lady sets to 2nd Man & turns 2H
41-48     1L dances a reel of 3 with 4M+2M across dance passing 4M LSh & 1L retires to place as 2L goes into centre
Finale: -
1-40     Repeat Introduction

9. SPEIRS BRUCE (The Pole Star) (J8x32) 3C (4C Set)    R Goldring Scotia Suite
1- 8      1s cross RH, cast to 3rd place, 2s & 1s set & cross RH
9-16     2s+1s dance Mens Chain (up/down)
17-24    1L+3M change places LH, 1M+3L change places RH, 2s+1s+3s set & cross RH
25-32    2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

10. POLHARROW BURN (R5x32) 5C set    Hugh Foss Glendarroch SD Sheets
1- 8      1s & 3s cross RH, cast 1 place & dance 1/2 fig of 8 round couple above them
9-16     1s & 3s turn RH then LH (long turns) to face 1st corners while 2s & 5s 1/2 turn RH & chase clockwise to other end of set
17-24    1s & 3s dance 1/2 Reels of 4 with 1st corners then 2nd corners
25-32    1s & 3s dance 1/2 Reel of 4 with 3rd corner, turn partner LH & cast down 1 place own sides Also published in RSCDS 2007

11. IN TRADITIONAL MODE (S8x32) 3C (4C set)
1 - 8      1s dance down & turn 2H to face up, dance up & cast 1 place
9 - 16      2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back, 1s end facing 1st corners.
17 - 24      1s dance Hello-Goodbye setting,1s end BtoB in centre (1M facing up, 1L down)
25-30      1s reels of 3 on opposite sides passing 2nd corner RSh
31-32      1s cross RH to own sides.

12. THE ROSELATH CROSS (J8x32) 3C (4C set)    H Vosper RSCDS 41
1- 8      1s+2s+3s dance reflection reels of 3 on sides (1s dance in & down to start) & end with 1s in 2nd pl BtoB facing own sides & 2s in 1st pl
9-16     2s+1s+3s set, 1s 1/4 turn & set with 2s+3s (as Crown Triangles), 1s dance RSh round RH crnr into middle BtoB facing opposite sides
17-24    Repeat from new position 1s ending in 2nd place own sides
25-32    1s dance reels of 3 across (Lady with 2s & Man with 3s)

13. SUMMER WOOING (R8x32) 3C (4C set)    A Macpherson RSCDS 38
1- 8      1s+2s circle 4H round to left, chase clockwise 1/2 way to end on opp sides (2s in 1st place facing down & 1s in 2nd place facing up)
9-16     2s+1s+3s dance RSh reels of 3 on sides
17-24    1s followed by 2s lead down for 3 steps, 2s divide & follow 1s back to top, 1s+2s retain RH & Men pass in front of Ladies as they turn under right arm
25-32    1s+2s dance Poussette

14. THE VALENTINE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) L Gaul 5 dances 2009
1 - 8      1s set & turn 2H to face down, 1s dance down below 3s & cast up to 2nd place
9 - 16      2s+1s dance double Figs of 8 & 1s end facing 1st corners
17-20      1s set to corners & dance RSh round each other to face 1st corner (pstn) again as 2s+3s dance clockwise 1 place
21-24      1s set to corners & dance RSh round each other to 2nd place opposites as 2s+3s dance clockwise 1 place. (3)(1)(2)
25 - 32      3s+1s+2s ˝ turn RH & set to partner, 3s followed by 1s+2s dance up & cast to new positions

15. JOIE DE VIVRE (J8x32) 3C (4C set)    I van Maarseveen RSCDS 39
1- 8      1s set, cast 1 place, 1s dance down between 3s & cast back to 2nd place on own sides
9-16     2s+1s+3s turn RH & chase 1/2 way round clockwise
17-24    3s+1s+2s dance DoSiDo, set on sides & 1/2 turn partners RH for Allemande
25-32    3s+1s+2s dance Allemande

16. REEL OF THE ROYAL SCOTS (R8x32) 3C (4C set)    R Goldring SCD Leaflets
1- 8      1s 1/2 turn 2s on sides (1M RH - 1L LH) to double triangle position, 2s+1s+3s set, 1s 1/2 turn 3s on sides (1M LH - 1L RH) end 3s facing out & 2s+3s+1s set
9-16     1s followed by 3s dance up between 2s, cast down 1 place, dance in & 1s cast up to 2nd place 3s end in 3rd place
17-24    1s turn 1st corners RH, pass partner RSh turn 2nd corners RH & cross passing partner RSh to 2nd place own sides
25-32    2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

17. 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)

18. TRIP TO BAVARIA (R4x32) 4C set    J MacGregor-Brown Collins Pocket Ref
1-4    1s & 4s cross RH while 2s+3s dance 1/2 RH across, 1s+3s & 2s+4s change places LH on sides
5-16    3s & 2s cross RH while 1s+4s dance 1/2 RH across, & repeat until back in original places
17-24    1s set to 2s & cross over to face 3s, set & cross to face 4s
25-32    1s set to 4s & cross over to 4th place on opposite sides, all Advance+Retire 2 steps 1s changing places 2H to retire to own sides

19. TRIBUTE TO THE BORDERS (J8x32) 3C (4C set)    R Goldring RSCDS Leaflet
1- 8      1s cross RH & cast 1 place, turn RH 1.1/2 times to end in promenade hold facing 2M
9-16     1s dance 1/2 RSh reel of 3 on Mans side, cross & dance 1/2 reel on Ladies side 1s end facing 3L (in top position)
17-24    1s set to 3L, turn & set to 2L, turn & set to 2M, turn & set to 3M ending with 2s+1s+3s in centre for Allemande
25-32    3s+1s+2s Allemande

20. THE LADIES OF DUNSE (R8x40) 3C (4C set)    RSCDS 26
1- 8      1s lead down the middle for 3 steps, back to top & cast to 2nd place
9-16     2s repeat 1-8
17-24    2s followed by 1s dance full fig of 8 round 3s, 2s dancing up to 1st place
25-32    1s+3s dance R&L 1s end facing 1st corners
33-40    1s set to 1st corners then 2nd corners & turn partner RH 1.1/2 times

Based on MINICRIB by Charles Upton. 

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