August 19th Red Dance

SCOTT MEIKLE (R4x32) 4C set Alice McLean Laurieston Collection 1 and RSCDS Book 46

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast to 2nd place, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s
9-16 1s+3s dance RH across, LH back
17-24 1L followed by 3L dance Tandem reel of 3 across with 2s (LSh to 2M) and 1s end 3rd place while 3M followed by 1M dance reel of 3 with 4s (LSh to 4L) and 3s end in 2nd place. 2314
25-32 1s+4s dance ½ R&L, turn partners RH 1½ times. 2341

August 12th Red Dance

TRIPLE HAPPINESS (S3x32) 3C Yoshiki Oyama RSCDS Book 52

1- 8 1s Adv&Ret (1 step each) taking RH briefly, 1s ½ turn LH, cross down between 2s and cast up to place
9-16 1s+2s dance the Knot. 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 Corners Pass&Turn with 1st corners, pass RSh, Repeat with 2nd corner and 1s pass RSh into 2nd place own sides (corners turn 2H in centre)
25-32 All chase clockwise ½ round to opposite sides, all ½ turn 2H, pull back RSh and dance out to own sides. 312




August 5th Red Dance

This will be danced as a preview for the new dancers the following week

THE SAILOR (R8x32) 3C (4C set) RSCDS Book 24

1- 8   1s cross down RH to face out between 2s and 3s giving hands to each corner and set, 1s cast round 1st corner to form lines of 3 across with 2s/3s and 2s+1s+3s set
9-16  1s (turning to right) dance RSh reels of 3 across and 1s end passing LSh to 2nd place on opposite sides
17-24 1s lead down for 2 bars and lead up, cross at the top and cast to 2nd place on own sides
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L


July 29th Red Dance

ORPINGTON CALEDONIANS (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Brenchley RSCDS Book 49

1- 8 1s set, 1L casts and followed by 1M, dances across to 2M’s place facing out (2s step up 5-6). 1L+3M also 1M+3L ½ turn LH and Men face out
9-16 3s+1s dance Ladies’ Chain, 1M finishes facing out
17-24 1M followed by 1L casts up, dances across to 2M place (3s step down 19-20). 2s+1s dance RH across. 1M and 2L face out
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides (1s+3s pass LSh to start)


July 22nd

Easy Peasy Rights and Lefts (J)

The Coleraine Rant (R)

The Blackwater Reel (R)

Miss Eleanor (S)

Polharrow Burn (R)

The Kissing Bridge (R)

The Hazel Tree (J)

Prince Rupert’s Fancy (S)

July 22nd Red Dance

The Hazel Tree
John Drewry   Brodie Book
Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-8   1s2s espagnole:

1-2   1M 2M dance across the set to partner’s places, pulling nearer shoulders back to face each other WHILE 1L2L cross by the right to finish 2L in 1M’s place, 1L in 2M’s, facing away from each other;

3-4   repeat bars 1-2 from the same positions (Ls dancing across, Mn crossing by the right) finishing 2s1s on own sides, facing in;

5-8   2s turn by the right WHILE 1s turn by the left 1½ times, finishing facing first corners;

9-12 1s turn first corner by the right and pass by the right to face partner’s first corner;

13-16 1s turn partner’s first corner by the left and pass by the left to face second corners;

17-24 repeat bars 9-16 with second corners, 1s finishing facing down on opposite sides of the centre line;

25-28 taking left hands, 1s cross down below 3s and cast up to 2nd place on own sides;

29-32 2s 1s 3s turn by the right.

July 15th

New Year’s Jig (J)

The Paisley Weavers (S)

The Blackwater Reel (R)

Miss Gibson’s Strathspey (S)

The Hazel Tree (J)

The Coleraine Rant (R)

The Meeting of the Waters (R)

The Red Nose Jig (J)