RDCDS Leeds Branch

Programme for the Festival Evening Dance

1. NICE TO SEE YOU (R32) Round the Room Dance 3 facing 3    E Craig RSCDS 40
1- 8      All circle 6H round & back
9-16     Centre Man dances RH across with partner on right & opposite dancer & LH across with partner on left & opposite dancer
17-24    Centre Man dances out to the right & dances a fig of 8 round the opposite 2 Ladies ending between them
25-32    All Ladies turn opposite Lady RH 1.1/2 times back to their partners, all join hands set in lines of 3 & set again turning to right to face next group of 3

2. 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

3. MISS MILLIGAN'S STRATHSPEY (S8x32) 3C (4C set)    RSCDS Leaflets
1- 8      1s+2s circle 4H round to left, 1s turn to face 2s & set, 1s cast while 2s dance up
9-16     2s+1s+3s dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides 1s dancing in between 3s to start
17-24    2s+1s+3s set, 2s+1s 1/2 turn LH, 1s followed by 2s lead down between 3s, cross & cast up on own sides
25-32    1s+2s dance the Knot

4. JOHN OF BON ACCORD (R8x32) 3C (4C set)    R Goldring RSCDS 33
1- 16     1s dance 4 progressive 1/2 diagonal reels of 3 with 2L then 2M then 3L & lastly 3M, (1s start by passing RSh & 1M giving LSh to 2L)
17-24    1s turn RH & cast up to 2nd place on own sides, dance 1/2 fig of 8 around the 2s to 2nd place opposite sides
25-32    2s+1s+3s turn 3/4 RH to end in line in centre of dance facing partners (M facing down & L up) & set, 3/4 turn RH to end on own sides & set

5. 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

6. GANG THE SAME GATE (S8x32) 3C (4C set)    M Levy RSCDS 36
1- 8      1s cross RH & cast down to 3rd place, cross RH & cast up to 2nd place on own sides
9-16     1s set adv to prtnr & turn 1st crnr 2H, face 2nd crnr & dance 1/2 reel of 4 ending M between top cple facing down & L between bottom cple facing up
17-24    1s set adv to partner & turn partners 2nd corner position 2H, face own 1st crnr positions & dance 1/2 reel with crnrs end in 2nd place opp sides
25-32    2s+1s+3s Set & Link for 3, twice

7. FESTIVAL FLING (R8x32) 3C (4C Set)     L Davidson RSCDS 44
1- 8     1s set, cross RH, cast 2 places & dance up to face 1st corners
9-12     1s set to 1st corners & change places RH, corners dance pass LSh to face 2nd corners (M facing M & L facing L)
13-16     Original 1st corner persons set to 2nd corners, change places RH & 2nd corners pass LSh to face 1st corner (M facing M & L facing L)
17-20     Original 2nd corners set to 1st corners (1s), change places RH & 1s end facing opposite sides as for double triangles
21-24     All set, corners chase 1 place clockwise while 1s PdB round each other to face down (Man with partner on left)
25-32     1s dance down between 3s, cast up to 2nd place, dance up between 2s & cast to 2nd place

8. SCHIEHALLION (1x(S64+R64)) Sq.Set    H Thurston
Strathspey: -
1-16         All dance Chorus: - Grand Chain 1/2 way, set HS, Grand Chain 1/2 way & set HS Men end BtoB in the middle facing partner
17-32    Men set (rocking step) as Ladies petronella 1/2 way round set, change pl RH with opp Man, Ladies dance LH across 1/2 way & turn partners
33-48    Repeat bars 1-16      (Chorus)
49-56    All dance RH across 1/2 way (Men on outside), all change places with partners advancing 1 place & change places again advancing 1 more place
57-64    All repeat bars 49-56 back to places
Reel: -
1-16         All dance Chorus: - Grand Chain 1/2 way, turn partner R arms twice, Grand Chain 1/2 way & turn twice
17-32    1s+3s set advancing, turn opposite dancer & circle 4H round to left, 2s+4s repeat
33-48    Repeat bars 1-16      (Chorus)
49-64    All dance Schiehallion Reels of 8 (Men start by crossing to the right, Ladies cast & cross (following partner)

9. 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

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. 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

12. 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

13. SILVER THISTLE (R8x32) 3C (4C set)    R Dyson Leeds Silver Thistle (35th)
1- 8      1s set advancing, turn singly (Man to left & Lady to right) & 1/2 turn 2s on sides, repeat with 3s
9-16     1s dance 1/2 fig of 8 round 3s, dance up to top & cast to 2nd place on opposite sides
17-24    1s dance 1/2 reels of 3 across (Lady with 2s & Man with 3s), 1s dance 1/2 reels of 3 on own sides. (3)1(2)
25-32    1s+2s dance RH across, 1s turn LH to own sides while 2L & 3M followed by partners cast & chase clockwise to own sides

14. CULLA BAY (S4x32) Sq.Set    A Dix RSCDS 41
1-4    1s & 3s advance & 1/2 turn opposite partner RH, twirl & dance out to opposite side
5- 8    1s & 3s chase 1/4 round set cl'wise & dance in & turn right about to face 2s/4s as 2s & 4s repeat bars 1-4 & turn right about to face 1s/3s
9-16     All dance parallel reels of 4 across set
17-24    2s+1s also 4s+3s circle 4H once round to left, set & dance RH across 1/2 way
25-32    2s+4s in centre, dance LH across once round, 2s & 4s dance out through sides passing opp partner RSh & chase round set cl'wise to next pl

15. THE NURSERYMAN (J8x32) 3C (4C set)    S Brown RSCDS 37
1- 8      1s set, cross down RH between 2s & cast down behind 3s & dance up centre to 2nd place to face out on opposite sides
9-12    2s+1s+3s set (as in Double Triangles) 1s dance out & turn R about to face in while 2s & 3s dance in & turn R about to face out
13-16    2s+1s+3s set (Inverted Triangle formation), 1s dance in while 2s & 3s dance out all turning R about for RH across
17-24    2s+1s+3s dance RH across on sides, 1s pass RSh & dance LH across on other side ending in lines across 1L between 2s & 1M between 3s
25-32    Lines Advance+Retire, 1s turn RH 1.1/4 times to end in 2nd place on own sides

16. REEL OF THE 51ST DIVISION (R8x32) 3C (4C set)    Atkinson RSCDS 13
1- 8      1s set & cast below 3s & lead up to face 1st corners
9-16     1s set & turn 1st corners RH to balance in diagonal line, 1s turn LH to face 2nd corners
17-24    1s set & turn 2nd corners RH to balance in line, 1s turn LH to 2nd place own sides
25-32    2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

17. 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

18. SWISS LASSIE (R8x32) 3C (4C set)    R Betsche RSCDS 39
1- 8      1s dance in & cast to 3rd place, 2s+1s turn partners RH 1.1/4 times to form a line up & down middle of set (Men facing down Ladies up)
9-16     2s+1s dance reel of 4 up & down middle of set ending with 2M facing Ladies side & 1L facing Mens side
17-24    2s+1s chase round clockwise 1/2 way, 1s+3s+2s Advance+Retire
25-32    3s+2s 1/2 turn partners RH, dance RH across 1/2 way, 1s+2s 1/2 turn partners RH & dance RH across 1/2 way

19. CLUTHA (R4x48) Sq.Set    RSCDS 31
1- 8      1L+3M turn RH, dance round partner RSh to turn each other again RH ending in middle holding RH & partners LH
9-16     1s+3s Balance in line, 1L+3M turn partners LH into the middle & balance in line again, turn partner LH to original positions
17-24    1s+3s dance R&L
25-32    1s+3s dance ladies chain
33-40    All turn corners RH retaining hold & hold partners LH to form a circle (men facing out), all set & turn partner LH (4 bars) into prom hold
41-48    All dance round anti-clockwise in promenade hold to original positions    Repeat with 2L+4M, 3L+1M, 4L+2M

20. SILVER TASSIE (S8x32) 3C (4C set)    J Drewry Bon Accord Book
1- 8      1s+2s+3s cross RH & set, cross back RH & set
9-16     1s & 3s double fig of 8 round 2s (3s casting)
17-24    1s followed by 2s+3s dance down, 1s followed by 2s+3s (who part to let 1s thru) dance back to top
25-32    1s+2s dance the Rondel

Based on MINICRIB by Charles Upton. 

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