Knights’ Heys

Knights’ Heys (R8x32) 3C (4C set) 7 Year Itch 1-8     1s set, cast 1 place, cross RH & cast into their 1st corner (pstn) as 1st corners dance in & loop round to face 1st corner (pstns) 9-16     Original 1st corners dance reels of 3 on sides passing 1st corner (pstns) RSh 17-24    […]

Broadford Bay

BROADFORD BAY (R8x32) 3C (4C set)                               A Grant Skye Coll1 + RSCDS leaflets Bk 1- 8     1C followed by 2C dance down the middle, cast up round 3C on own sides, dance in & up to top, 1C casting to […]

Eileen Watt’s Reel

EILEEN WATT’S REEL (R3x32) 3C set                  J Wilkinson 1- 8     1C cross RH & cast 1 place, lead down LH crossing below 3C & cast up to 2nd place own side 9-16    2+3Cs petronella turn into middle & set, 1C petronella turn into middle (1W […]

Bratach Bana

BRATACH BANA (R8x32) 3C (4C set)                                                        John Drewry Bon Accord Book 1- 8     1C turn RH & cast 1 place, 1C dance LSh round 1st corners to […]

Juliet’s Reel

Juliet’s Reel (R8x32) 3C (4Cset)                                                                   Janet Favel 1-4      1W sets & casts 1 place. (2W steps up 3&4). 5-8      1W dances round 3W passing Left Shoulder while 1M sets + casts 1 place (2M steps up 7&8). 9-16     Reels of 3 on the sides, 1+2W also 1+3M passing RS, (2W finishes facing out). […]

The Rose of the North

THE ROSE OF THE NORTH (S8x32) 3C (4C set)                          Goldring                                             Leeds Silver Jubilee 1- 4    1C lead down below 3C, Cross & Cast […]

The Black Black Oil

Sorry this is a little later than normal, we had trouble getting into the website.  Normal service will resume next week!   THE BLACK BLACK OIL                   (R5x32)              5C set                       J Drewry  […]

The Gilly Flower

THE GILLY FLOWER (J8x32) 3C (4C set)                         P Roberts RSCDS Bk 36 1- 8        1+2Cs dance Set & Rotate, (1C finish facing down) to flow into 9-16       2+1+3Cs dance reels of 3 on sides (1C pass 3C by LSh […]

Cherry Blossom Time

CHERRY BLOSSOM TIME (J8x32) 3C (4C set)                                J Drewry Cherry Blossom Bk 1- 8      1W+2M change places RH & cast to partners place while 1M+2W set & dance down OR up 1 place, 1+2C’s dance RH across.     […]

The Diamond Quarrie

THE DIAMOND QUARRIE  (R8x32)  3C (4C set)                                   E Brunken  Dunsmuir Dances 1- 8   1C cross RH as 2C set, 1+2Cs dance ¾ double Fig of 8 (2s cross up to start) 9-16  1C dance mirror reels of 3 on […]

Cape Town Wedding

CAPE TOWN WEDDING (S8x32) 3C (4C set)                         Tom Kerr RSCDS Book 39 1- 8       1C cross down (no hands) to 2nd place (2C step up), 1C dance out & ½ turn 3C with nearer hand, 1C ½ turn RH & lead up […]

John of Bon Accord

JOHN OF BON ACCORD  (R8x32)  3C (4C set)                             Roy Goldring  RSCDS Bk 33  1- 16   1C dance 4 progressive ½ diagonal reels of 3:  1C pass Right Shoulder to ½ reel with 2W, then 1C pass Left Shoulder to ½ reel with […]


Butterfly (4x32R) 4C set                                                                  The Musicians’ Wedding 1-8        1C dance in & cast 1 place (2C step up 3&4) 1&3C’s […]

Emmetts’ Chase

EMMETTS’ CHASE (J8x32) 3C (4C set)                                              J Brenchley The Other Kangaroo Paw 1- 8        1W sets & casts 1 place,  1W ½ Fig of 8 round 3C to finish in […]

Dancing The Baby R1x72

DANCING THE BABY (R1x72 for 4Cs) Square set                                                                                          The Musicians’ Wedding […]

The Water of Leith

THE WATER OF LEITH  (S4x32)  4C Set           John Wilkinson  Edinburgh 90th Anniversary  1- 8    1+3Cs SET 1+3W dance dn, casts up round 2+4M into middle facing down as 1+3M dance across, cast round 2+4W into middle & face up 1+3Cs change pls RH with ptnr into line of 4 in middle (M face down, W […]

Eileen Watt’s Reel

EILEEN WATT’S REEL (R3x32) 3C set                                                        J Wilkinson 1- 8      1C cross RH & cast 1 place, lead down giving LH, cross below 3C & cast […]

September 13th

THE COMMITTEE MEETING (R8x32) 3C (4C set)                                                                        Ann Dix Reel Friends 3 1- 8        1C dance MIRROR […]

August 16th Red Dance Follow Me Home

FOLLOW ME HOME (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Ellie Briscoe RSCDS Book 38 1- 8 1’s set and cross RH, cast 1 place and turn LH (ending in a diagonal line LH to partner and RH with 1st corner) 9-16 1’s Balance-in-Line with 1st corners, ½ turn corners and 1’s followed by corners chase clockwise to 3rd […]

Red Dance

THE FIREWORKS REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set)                                                  A Lingnau RSDCS Book 48 1- 8           1C cross RH cast 1 place, ½ figs of 8 (1W up round […]

LINKS WITH ST PETERSBURG (J8x32) 3C (4C set)                                                                                        M Brown RSCDS Bk […]

Australian Ladies

THE AUSTRALIAN LADIES (R8x32) 3C (4C set)                                   R M Campbell Glasgow Assembly 1- 8        1C cross, cast down to 3rd place & 3+1Cs dance RH across. 9-16       1C lead up to top, cross, cast […]

Red Dance 12th July Whiteadder Jig

WHITEADDER JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Muriel A Johnstone Whiteadder Collection 1- 8 1’s+2’s Set&Link and dance RH across once round 9-16 1’s set and dance ½ LSh reel of 3 across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s) into ½ reels on the sides (1’s end 2nd place opposite sides) 17-24 2’s+1’s+3’s Set&Link for 3 […]

Red Dance June 21st

THE CHEQUERED COURT (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Duncan Brown RSCDS Book 42  1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place, 1s dance ½ Figs of 8 (Man round 2s and Lady round 3s) and end facing 1st corners 9-16 1s dance Pass & Turn with 1st corners and 1s twirl round in centre to face 4th […]

Luckenbooth Brooch (J8x32)

1-8 1s in prom hold (Lady on Man’s left) dance reel of 3 with 2s (RSh to 2M) & end facing 3M 9-16 1s dance reel with 3s (RSh to 3M) ending with 1s dancing across to Men’s side 17-24 1M casts up & 1L dn into centre & dance out Ladies side, 1M cast […]

John Cass

JOHN CASS (J5x32) 5C set                                    Peter Avery RSCDS Book 49 1- 8   1C lead down (2+3C step up 3-4), lead up to 3rd place and turn RH to face 3M with 1L following 1M 9-16   1C, 3M+2M, 4L+5L (all in tandem) dance alternating tandem reel on diagonal (1C pass 3M+2M Right Shoulder). […]

The Duchess Tree

THE DUCHESS TREE (S8x32) 3C (4C set)                        John Drewry       Brodie Book 1- 8   Reels of 3 on sides: To start, 1C dance in & cast, 2C CROSS up LH & 3C dance in, join nearer hands (facing DOWN) & cast up. All take hands where possible. FINISH the reel with 1C (nearer hands […]

For May 10th, The First Rain of Spring

THE FIRST RAIN OF SPRING (J3x32) 3C W. Joubert RSCDS Book 49 1- 8 1C dance down, cast up round 3C, meet, dance up to 1st place facing out. 1+2Cs 1/2 turn (M LH, W RH) 9-16 2+1Cs dance double Figs 8 (1C cross up, 2C cast to start) 17-20 1+3Cs 3/4 turn RH into […]

The Music & the Dance

The Music & the Dance (8x32S) 3C 4C set                            Ann Campbell 1-8       1C cross RH & cast off (2C step up) 1C dance a ½ fig 8 round 2C. 9-16     2+1+3Cs dance the Knot. 17-24     3 couple Set & Rotate:- 25-32      […]

Roaring Jelly

Roaring  Jelly (J8x32) 3C (4C set) H Foss Glendarroch SD Sheets 1- 8        1C cross RH, cast 1 place, cross RH & cast (M up & W down)to finish in the middle of the set. 9-16       1+2+3Cs 6Hands round & back (1C finish as before in centre) 17-24     1C […]

Barbara’s Strathspey

BARBARA’S STRATHSPEY  (S8x32)  3C (4C set)     S McKinnell  RSCDS Bk 46  1- 8   1C set & cast 1 pl, (2C step up) 1C dance ½ Fig of 8 (1M up 1W down )  9-16  2+1+3Cs set & 1C cross passing RSh, 2M+1M ALSO 1W+3W turn RH 1½ times on sides (THESE 4 DANCERS NOW […]

Red Dance

ORPINGTON CALEDONIANS  (R8x32)  3C (4C set) J Brenchley  RSCDS Book 49  1- 8   1C set, 1W casts followed by 1M, dances across to 2M’s pl facing out (2s step up 5-6).  1L+3M also 1M+3L turn LH 1/2 way & Men face out  9-16   3+1Cs Ladies Chain, 1M finishes facing out 17-24  1M followed by 1W […]

Miss Eleanor

  MISS ELEANOR  (S3x32) 3C Ann Dix  RSCDS Bk 49  1- 8   1+2+C3s dance Mirror (Reflection) reels of 3 on sides (1C in/down to start)  9-16   1C set, cast (2C step up) & turn RH.  1W casts to 3rd pl, 1M casts up to 1st pl (2M steps down & 3W steps up) 17-24  All […]

Cherry Blossom Time

CHERRY BLOSSOM TIME  (J8x32)  3C (4C set)              J Drewry Cherry Blossom Bk  1- 8        1W+2M change pls RH & cast to partners place while 1M+2W set & dance down OR up 1 pl, 1+2C’s dance RH across  9-16       1W+2M change pls LH & cast to original places while 1M+2W set & dance to […]

Red Dance

MACDONALD OF KEPPOCH (M-(S64+R64)) Sq.Set Chris Ronald RSCDS Bk 49 1- 8 1+3C dance 6 bars R&L (Men polite turns) to finish in centre B-to-B with partner facing side couples (1W+2W, 1M+4M, 3W+4W, 3M+2M). All set 9-16 Reels of 4 across. Finish in line up/down with Ladies (in middle) facing. 17-24 Reel of 4 (1W+3LWpass […]

The Red Dance March 8th

Juliet’s Reel (R8x32) 3C (4Cset)                                                                        Janet Favel, Dunedin NZ 1-4      1W sets & casts 1 place. (2W steps up 3&4). 5-8      1W dances round 3W passing LS while 1M sets + casts 1 place, (2M steps up 7&8). 9-16   1+2W also 1+3M reels of 3 on the sides passing RS, (2W finishes facing out). […]

ORPINGTON CALEDONIANS (R8x32) 3C (4C set) John Brenchley RSCDS Book 49 1- 8 1’s set, 1L casts and followed by 1M, dances across to 2M’s place facing out (2’s step up 5-6). 1L+3M also          1M+3L ½ turn LH and Men face out 9-16 3’s+1’s dance Ladies’ Chain, 1M finishes facing out 17-24 […]

Red Dance 14th September

Bill Clement MBE John Wilkinson  RSCDS Book 47 Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set   1-2   1’s set; 3-8   taking nearer hands, 1’s lead down below 3’s and cast up to finish left hands joined, facing first corners; 9-10 1’s set to corners, releasing hands, turning on the spot and taking right hands to finish facing partner’s first […]

September 7th Red Dance Orpington Caledonians

Orpington Caledonians John Brenchley   RSCDS Book 49 Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set   1-2   1’s set, 1L finishing facing out; 3-6   1L, followed by 1M, cast and chase to finish in 2nd place on opposite sides, 1L facing out; 7-8   1L3M 1M3L turn halfway by the left, 3M 1M finishing facing out; 9-16 3’s and 1’s ladies’ chain, 1M […]

Red Dance The Aviator

THE AVIATOR (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Carola Fischer-Tress RSCDS Book 52 1- 8 1’s lead down, on bar 4 1M crosses partner in front and 1L followed by 1M cast up behind 4M and 3M and across into 2nd place facing 3L (2’s step up 3-4) 9-16 1’s (1L leading) dance ½ alternating tandem reel with […]

July 13th Red Dance

MR WILLIAM BROWN’S REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Hugh Foss Galloway Album 1- 8 1’s+2’s+3’s dance reflection reels on own sides (1’s in and down to start) 9-16 1’s turn RH into 2nd place (2’s move up), dance out and cast round 3’s and turn LH into 2nd place own sides 17-24 2’s+1’s dance ½ R&L […]

The Hunting Horn June 29th

THE HUNTING HORN (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Peter McBryde SCD Archives 1- 8 1’s cast 1 place, cross RH, cast below 3’s and dance up middle to 2nd place Back to Back in centre for Double Triangles 9-16 1’s dance Double Triangles and end facing 2nd corners 17-24 1’s dance diagonal reels of 4 with 2nd […]

The Luckenbooth Brooch

THE LUCKENBOOTH BROOCH (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Bowie Dickson Glendarroch Sh 28 1- 8 1C in prom hold (Lady on Man’s left) dance reel of 3 with 2C (RSh to 2M) and end facing 3M. 2C finish in top place. 9-16 1C dance reel with 3C (RSh to 3M) ending with 1C in the […]

Red Dance 26th August The Irish Rover

The Irish Rover James B. Cosh   22 Scottish Country Dances (and 2 more) Reel   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set 1-2   Taking nearer hands, 1’s lead down below 3’s as 2’s move up 3-4   1’s cast up on own sides to 2nd place; 5-8   2’s with 1L and 1M with 3’s right hands across; 9-12 1’s half diagonal […]

March 25th – The Button Boy

( 3C Reel in a 4C set)                                                                                                      W Zobel 1- 8      1C Reels of 3 on own sides (1C in and down)                           9-16     1C Reels of 3 on opposite sides (6 bars for 1s & 2s),             1C dance down to end in 2nd place Back to Back facing opposite sides, 2C dance up to finish at […]