HIGHLAND MIST
SCOTTISH
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DANCERS
Charlie Dancing
Golden Oldies:
dances from
previous repertoires

 
 
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Australian Ladies - reel
Autumn in Appin - strathspey
Balgeddie Reel - reel
Bees Of Maggieknockater - jig
Blue Bonnets - jig
Bonnie Geordie's Wig - reel
The Bridge Of Narin - strathspey
Capetown Wedding - strathspey
Captain Ross - reel
The Carriage House Reel - reel
Castor's Jig - jig
Catch As Catch Can - reel
The Clansman - reel
Coalsons' Silver Strathspey - strathspey
The Crieff Strathspey - strathspey
Dark Lochnagar - strathspey
The Dashing White Sergeant - reel
Domino Five - reel
EH3 7AF - jig
Fair Donald - strathspey
Ferla Mor - reel
Fifty-Fifty - reel
Filoli Gardens - strathspey
Flying Scotsman - jig
Glenlivet Revels - march
Goat Fell Gallop - jig
Grant's Reel - strathspey
Hasten To Your Feet - jig
Highland Fair - jig
Highland Rambler - reel
The Honeymoon - reel
Hooper's Jig - jig
Howell At The Moon - jig
John McAlpin - strathspey
Justine's Delight - waltz
Kelso Races - reel
Kendall's Hornpipe - jig
Knit the Pocky - reel
Ladies' Fancy - jig
Lady Auckland's Reel - strathspey
Lady Glasgow - strathspey
Light and Airy - jig
Light On the Water - strathspey
Lord Elgin's Reel - strathspey
Machine Without Horses - jig
Mairi's Wedding - reel
Mardi Gras Minnesota - reel
Mary Hamilton - strathspey
Maxwell's Rant - reel
Miss Hadden's Reel - reel
Moment of Truth - strathspey
The Montgomeries' Rant - reel
Monymusk - strathspey
Mrs. Stewart's Jig - jig
Odd Man Out - reel
Off To Speyside - jig
The Rakes of Glasgow - strathspey
Reel of the 51st Division - reel
Reel of the Royal Scots - reel
The Robertson Rant - strathspey
Rocky Road Reel - reel
Round Reel Of Eight - strathspey
The Saint John River - strathspey
Sandy O'er the Lea - strathspey
Seann Truibhas Willichan - strathspey
Shiftin' Bobbins - reel
Silver Tassie - strathspey
Sleepy Maggie - reel
Snow On The Mountain - jig
Sugar Candie - strathspey
The Summer Assembly - reel
Thaddy, You Gander - reel
Three's the Charm - jig
Trip to Gatlinburg - jig
Trip to Sucker Bay - jig
The White Cockade - reel
Whiteadder Jig - jig
Wild Geese - jig
www.rawlingsandclark.waltz - waltz
 
 
AUSTRALIAN LADIES
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: Glasgow Assembly
TEMPO: 8x32 Reel
1 - 4
1st couple cross over giving right hand and cast off two places. 2nd and 3rd couples step up.
5 - 8
1st and 3rd couples dance right hands across once round, 1st couple finishing in the middle facing up with right hands joined.
9 - 12
1st couple lead up, cross over and cast off round 2nd couple to finish in 2nd place on own side. 3rd couple step down.
13 - 16
1st and 2nd couples dance left hands across once round.
17 - 20
1st couple cross over giving right hand and cast round 1st cornerís position to finish, 1st man between 3rd couple facing up, 1st woman between 2nd couple facing down. At the same time, 2nd and 3rd couples set to partner then cross over giving right hand; 2nd couple to face down, 3rd couple up.
21 - 24
1st couple change places giving the right hand and cast round 2nd cornerís position to finish in 2nd place on opposite sides. At the same time, 2nd and 3rd men, and 2nd and 3rd women, set to each other then change places giving right hand to finish facing partner across the dance.
25 - 28
1st couple cross back to own sides giving right hand and cast round partnerís first cornerís position to finding, 1st man between 3rd couple facing down, 1st woman between 2nd couple facing up. At the same time, 2nd and 3rd couples set to partner then cross back to own sides giving right hand; 2nd couple face up and 3rd couple face down.
29 - 32
1st couple change places giving right hand and cast round partnerís second cornerís position to finish on own sides in second place. At the same time, 2nd and 3rd men, 2nd and 3rd women set to each other then change places giving right hand. (2nd woman and 3rd man make a polite turn at the end of bar 32).
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AUTUMN IN APPIN
LEVEL: Advanced
FORMATION: A 4-cpl quadrille
SOURCE: RSCDS Book 31
TEMPO: 8x32 Strathspey
Chords
Two chords. On the second chord, 3rd and 4th couples change places with partner.
1 - 4
2nd and 3rd couples dance a petronella turn to form a straight line down the center of the dance, then set to partner.
5 - 6
2nd and 3rd couples ĺ turn with partner, giving right hands and retain hold of hands.
7 - 8
2nd and 3rd couple dance right hands across halfway in the center of the dance to finish with 3rd couple in 2nd place on opposite sides and 2nd couple in 3rd place on won sides. At the end of bar 8, 3rd woman turns towards 2nd man to join hands with him in promenade hold facing men's side, while 2nd woman and 3rd man dance similarly to face women's side.
9 - 10
1st and 4th couples dance petronella turn to form a straight line down the center of the dance, while 2nd man/3rd woman with promenade hold dance out to the men's side and up; 2nd woman/3rd man with promenade hold dance out to the women's side and down.
11 - 12
1st and 4th couples set to partner while 2nd man/3rd woman cross to the women's side, passing between 1st couple, and 2nd woman/3rd man cross to men's side passing between 4th couple.
13 - 14
1st couple turn halfway with right hands to face the women's side with promenade hold. 4th couple similarly turn to face the men's side, while 2nd man/3rd woman dance down the women's side and 2nd/woman/3rd man dance up the men's side.
15 - 16
All promenade clockwise to finish in square formation: 1st couple on the women's side; 4th couple on the men's side; 2nd man/3rd woman in fourth place; 2nd woman/3rd man in top place..
17 - 20
1st and 4th couple dance a half ladies' chain.
21 - 24
2nd and 3rd couples dance half a men's chain, but on bars 23-24, they turn partners once round.
25 - 26
All four couples set in square formation.
27 - 28
All four couples dance eight hands round to the left, and on bar 30, all dance into the center and pull right shoulders back to face out.
29 - 32
All spiral out to new positions, finishing 2, 4, 1, 3.
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BALGEDDIE REEL
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A 5-couple set
SOURCE: M.S. Brandon: Memories of Fyfe
TEMPO: 5x32 Reel
1 - 4
1st man and 3rd man set turning on the spot (hands on hips).
5 - 8
1st woman and 3rd woman dance toward partner and back to place.
9 - 16
1st lady and 3rd lady (followed by partners)cast down one place on the women's side, dance up between couple above, cast down one place on the men's side, and dance in to give right hand to 1st corner and left hand to partner.
17 - 24
1st cpl and 3rd cpl balance in line with 1st corners, dance on to 2nd corners.
1st cpl and 3rd cpl balance in line with 2nd corners; half turn by the left to own side of the dance.
25 - 28
All dance right hands across.
(1st woman with 2nd cpl; 1st man and 3rd woman with 4th cpl; 3rd man with 5th cpl.
29 - 32
1st cpl and 3rd cpl turn halfway by the left and cast down one place.
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BEES OF MAGGIEKNOCKATER
LEVEL: Advanced
FORMATION: A 4-couple set
SOURCE: John Drewry: Canadian Book
TEMPO: 4x32 Jig
1 - 4
1st couple cross and cast off one place on opposite sides.   (2nd couple steps up on bars 3-4).
5 - 8
1st and 3rd couples dance right hands across.
9 - 12
2nd man and 1st woman (as a couple) dance half a reel of three with 3rd man and 4th man WHILE 2nd woman and 1st man (as a couple) dance half a reel of three with 3rd woman and 4th woman.
13 - 24
Reels of three on the side continue with 1st and 3rd couples meeting in the middle and exchanging partners after each half so that 1st and 3rd women make a cloverleaf counter-clockwise, while 1st and 3rd men make a cloverleaf clockwise.   1st couple ends by dancing down thru the end of the set; 3rd couple ends by dancing up thru the end of the set.
25 - 28
1st man turns 3rd woman by the left hand WHILE 1st woman turns 3rd man by the right hand.
29 - 32
1st couple cross over to face 4th couple.   1st man and 4th man turn one-and-a-half by the right hand WHILE 1st woman and 4th woman turn one-and-a-half by the left.
 
FINISH IN ORDER: 2 - 3 - 4 - 1
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BLUE BONNETS
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 2-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS Book 5
TEMPO: 8x32 Jig
1 - 8
1st woman and 2nd man advance and retire; then dance back-to-back.
9 - 16
1st man and 2nd woman advance and retire; then dance back-to-back.
17 - 24
1st cpl lead down the middle and back.
25 - 32
1st and 2nd cpls poussette.
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BONNIE GEORDIE'S WIG
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: 2-cpl dance
SOURCE: Miss Milligan's Miscellany
TEMPO: 8x32 Reel
1 - 4
1st and 2nd couples set twice.
5 - 8
1st and 2nd couples right hands across.
9 - 12
1st and 2nd couples set twice.
13 - 16
1st and 2nd couples right hands across.
17 - 20
1st man crosses 1st woman in front of him as they dance a half figure of eight between the 2nd couple.
21 - 24
1st couple, giving right hand in passing, cross over,
cast off into 2nd place own sides.   2nd couple step up.
25 - 32
2nd and 1st couples dance rights and left.
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THE BRIDGE OF NAIRN
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION:   A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS: Book 13
TEMPO: 8x32 Strathspey
1 - 8
1st cpl cast off two places, lead up to top, cross over, cast off one place, and meet to join inside hands facing 2nd woman.
2nd cpl step up on bars 7-8.
9 - 10
1st cpl set to 2nd woman, change hands and
11 - 12
set to 3rd man.
13 - 14
1st cpl, turning left, set to 3rd woman, change hands and
15 - 16
set to 2nd man.   Finish facing corners.
17 - 20
1st cpl turn 1st corner with right hands; then turn partner with left.
21 - 24
1st cpl turn 2nd corner with right hands; then turn partner with left.
1st cpl finishes on opposite side between corners.
25 - 28
2nd, 1st, and 3rd cpl advance and retire.
29 - 32
1st cpl turn with both hands one-and-a-half times to finish on own sides.
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CAPETOWN WEDDING
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS: Book 39
TEMPO: 8x32 Strathspey
1 - 2
1st cpl cross down (no hands) to 2nd place, facing out.
2nd cpl step up on bars 1-2.
3 - 4
1st woman and 3rd man change places on the side with left hand;
1st man and 3rd woman change places on the side with right hand.
5 - 8
1st cpl turn halfway by the right hand,
lead up to 1st place, and take promenade hold facing 2nd woman.
(2nd and 3rd cpl step down on bars 7 - 8).
9 - 16
1st cpl (in promenade hold) dance a reel of three with 2nd cpl, giving right shoulder to begin.
On bar 16, 1st cpl dance into 1st place and face down;
2nd cpl dance to the sides;
3rd cpl step into the middle of the dance and face up;
The dancers are now in a square.
17 - 18
All set.
19 - 20
1st cpl and 3rd cpl dance petronella in tandem, while 2nd cpl petronellas thru the middle: 2nd woman in 1st place facing down and 2nd man into 3rd place facing up.
21 - 24
All join hands in a circle and set;
all cast over right shoulder to form longways set again.
25 - 32
1st cpl and 2nd cpl dance a knot.
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CAPTAIN ROSS
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: 18th Century Book
TEMPO: 8x32 Reel
1 - 4
1st couple set and cast off one place.
2nd couple step up on bars 3-4.
5 - 8
1st couple dance a half figure of eight up around 2nd couple.
Finish in 2nd place on opposite sides.
9 - 16
2nd and 1st couples dances rights and lefts.
1st couple finishes in a diagonal line, between their 1st corners.
Ladies are facing diagonally up; men are facing diagonally down.
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NOTE: on bars 15-16:
1st lady and 2nd man retain hands to turn into line.
1st man passes 2nd lady and dances into the diagonal line.
17 - 20
1st couple join right hands with each other and left hands with 1st corners and all balance in line.
1st couple releases their corners' hands and turn by the right to finish in a diagonal line between their 2nd corners.
21 - 24
1st couple join right hands with each other and left hands with 2nd corners and all balance in line.
1st couple releases their corners' hands and turn by the right to finish side by side facing the ladies' side, nearer hands joined.
(1st lady is nearer the top).
25 - 28
1st couple dance out the ladies' side.
1st lady casts up around 2nd lady while 1st man casts down around 3rd lady.
They meet in the middle facing the men's side with nearer hands joined.
29 - 32
1st couple dance out the men's side.
1st lady casts up around 2nd man while 1st man casts down around 3rd man.
They finish on their own sides in 2nd place.
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The CARRIAGE HOUSE REEL
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: by Doug Schneider
TEMPO: 8x24 Reel
ORIGIN: Named for Peter and Marilyn Geery's carriage house
1 - 4
1st cpl turn once round by the right and retain hands, ready for:
5 - 8
1st cpl lead down and cast up around 3rd cpl to finish in 2nd place, own side.   2nd cpl steps up on bars 7 & 8.
9 - 16
1st cpl turn 1st corner by the right, pass right shoulders in the middle of the set, turn 2nd corner by the right, pass right shoulders in the middle of the set to finish back in 2nd place, own sides.   Corners keep dancing for 4 bars.
25 - 32
Six hands round and back.
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CASTOR's JIG
FORMATION: A 2-cpl dance
SOURCE: Leaflet - Lisa Flaum
TEMPO: 8x32 Jig
1 - 8
1st cpl cast off, dance down behind their own lines, and cast up to 2nd place.   (2nd cpl step up on bars 3-4 .)
9 - 12
1st cpl dance a half figure of eight around 2nd cpl.
13 - 16
2nd and 1st cpls advance and retire.
17 - 20
1st cpl dance a half figure of eight around 2nd cpl.
21 - 24
2nd and 1st cpls advance and retire.
25 - 32
2nd and 1st cpls right hands across and back by the left.
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CATCH AS CATCH CAN
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: For 3, 4, or 5 couples
SOURCE: Let's All Dance
TEMPO: 8x32 Reel
1 - 8
1st and 2nd cpls circle 4 hands round and back.
9 - 16
1st and 2nd cpls right hands across and left hands back.
17 - 24
1st cpl lead down the middle and up.
25 - 28
1st cpl cast down to bottom place; all the other couples step up on bars 27&28.
29 - 32
1st cpl turn by the right.
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CHONGQING FIRE
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: Leaflet: Doug Schneider
assisted by Sherry Gwegorryn and
the Hottub Brunch dancers
TEMPO: 8x32 Reel
MUSIC: The Fireside Reel
DEDICATED: For the 25th wedding anniversary
of Charles and Linda Heath
1 - 4
1st couple turn by the right, man ends facing out, woman facing in.
Charles and Linda meet.
5 - 6
1st man cast down into 2nd place,
2nd man step up;
1st woman set in original place.
Charles goes off to China.
7 - 8
1st woman casts thru 2nd place to meet partner in center of the set,
2nd woman step up.
1st man advance setting to meet his partner in the center of the set; both finish facing up with nearer hands joined.
3rd couple step into the center, also facing up with nearer hands joined.
Linda goes to China later.
9 - 16
1st and 3rd couples advance and retire up and down the center of the set twice.
Lion Dance in celebration.
17 - 24
1st couple turn 2nd couple above with outside hands: men by left hand, women by right.
1st couple turn 3rd couple below with inside hands: men by right hand, women by left.
Charles and Linda visit a pagoda.
25 - 26
Begin to form a circle of dancers in the center of the set:
2nd man and 3rd woman advance setting and continue setting.
Firecrackers going off.
27 - 28
3rd man and 2nd woman advance setting to center and continue setting.
More firecrackers going off.
29 - 30
1st couple advance setting to center.
More firecrackers going off.
31 - 32
All 3 couples cast back to sides with pas de basque.
Fireworks explode.
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THE CLANSMAN
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION:   A 2-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS: Book 32
TEMPO: 8x32 Reel
1 - 4
1st cpl cross and cast off.
2nd cpl step up on 3-4.
5 - 8
2nd and 1st cpl right hands across half way,
and set.
9 - 16
2nd and 1st cpl dance rights and lefts.
On 15-16, 1st man/2nd woman and 1st woman/2nd man turn by the left,
to finish in a line across the dance with the women in the middle.
 
Dance a targe for the next 8 bars:
17 - 18
Women turn right hands three-quarters,
while men dance clockwise one-quarter,
forming a line in the middle of the set.
19 - 20
1st man/2nd woman and 1st woman/2nd man turn once round by the left.
21 - 22
Women turn right hands three-quarters,
while men dance clockwise one-quarter,
forming a line across the set.
22 - 23
1st man/2nd woman and 1st woman/2nd man turn three-quarters by the left
to finish in progressed places, with 1st cpl facing up and 2nd cpl facing down.
25 - 28
1st man sets to 2nd woman, while 1st woman sets to 2nd man.
1st and 2nd cpls set to partners.
29 - 32
1st cpl lead up between 2nd cpl, crossing over,
then cast off into 2nd place on own side.
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COALSONS' SILVER STRATHSPEY
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: Leaflet: Schneider -
In honor of Bill and Becky Coalson's 25th Anniversary
TEMPO: 8x32 Strathspey
1 - 8
1st and 2nd couples dance right hands across and left hands back.
9 - 10
1st couple leads down the middle of the set.
(they should meet at the end of the 1st bar, not sooner).
11 - 12
1st couple sets to each other.
13 - 14
1st couple leads up to the top of the set, staying in center.
15 - 16
1st couple sets to each other.
17 - 24
1st couple does a sweeping cast around 2nd couple, who step up.
1st couple meets in middle and dances down between 3rd couple.
1st couple casts up around 3rd couple
1st couple turn once around with two hands.
25 - 32
2nd, 1st, and 3rd couples dance six hands round and back.
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The CRIEFF STRATHSPEY
FORMATION: A 2-cpl dance
SOURCE: Let's All Dance
TEMPO: 8x32 Strathspey
1 - 8
1st cpl cast off, dance down behind their own lines and cast up to place.
9 - 16
1st & 2nd cpls set and cross over, set and cross back, giving right hands both times.
17 - 24
1st cpl, giving right hands, cross over and cast off one place (4 bars), then dance a half figure of eight around 2nd cpl who have stepped up on bars 3-4..
25 - 32
2nd & 1st cpls circle four hands round and back.
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DARK LOCHNAGAR
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION:   A 2-cpl dance
SOURCE: Ian Boyd
TEMPO: 8x32 Strathspey
1 - 8
1st and 2nd cpl set and link:
(join hands on the side and set to partners; the person on the right casts up or down while the person on the left dances forward one place to the right).
Repeat; person on the right finishes facing out.
9 - 16
Reel of Four across the dance:
1st man and 2nd woman pass left shoulders in the middle,
while 1st woman and 2nd man cast to begin.
17 - 20
1st and 2nd cpl dance a little spiral:
one step in toward partner, one step out to the side, then change places with partner.
21 - 24
1st and 2nd cpl dance a big spiral to progress:
one step diagonally in, one step out to the side, dance clockwise halfway round the circle to end on own side.
25 - 32
2nd and 1st cpl dance rights and lefts.
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The DASHING WHITE SERGEANT
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: Lines of 3 facing lines of 3
SOURCE: RSCDS Book 3 - variant
TEMPO: 8x32 Reel
1 - 8
Circle six hands round & back.
9 - 16
Center person set to end person on right, turn by right hand, repeat with end person on left.
17 - 24
Reels of 3, center person giving left shoulder to end person on right to begin.
25 - 32
Advance & retire in lines of 3, line dancing up the set makes an arch, pass right shoulders to meet next line.
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DOMINO FIVE
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 5-person dance:
1-4 are in a square, 5 is in the center
SOURCE: 4th Carnforth Book
TEMPO: 5x32 Reel
1 - 4
Person 5 right hands across with persons 1 & 2.
5 - 8
Person 5 left hands across with persons 3 & 4.
9 - 16
Person 5 reel of three with persons 1 and 3,
giving right shoulders to person 1 to begin.
17 - 24
Person 5 reel of three with persons 4 and 2,
giving left shoulders to person 4 to begin.
25 - 26
Curving wide, person 5 and person 1 change places, right shoulder.
27 - 28
Curving wide, person 1 and person 4 change places, right shoulder.
29 - 30
Curving wide, person 4 and person 3 change places, right shoulder.
31 - 32
Curving wide, person 3 and person 2 change places, right shoulder;
finish with person 2 in the center.
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EH3 7AF
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS Book 40
TEMPO: 8x32 Jig
1 - 8
1st cpl lead down the middle & up;   1st, 2nd, 3rd cpls finish ready for a promenade.
9 - 16
1st, 2nd, and 3rd cpls dance a promenade.   On bars 15-16, 1st cpl cast into 2nd place, 2nd cpl dance up to top, 3rd cpl finish in own place.
17 - 24
1st cpl pass by the right, turn 1st corner by the right.   (1st woman finish between 2nd cpl facing down; 1st man finish between 3rd cpl facing up).
1st cpl pass by the right, turn 2nd corners by the right.   (1st cpl finish in 2nd place on opposite sides).
25 - 28
1st man and 2nd cpl dance right hands across while 1st woman and 3rd cpl dance right hands across.
29 - 32
1st man cross down between 3rd cpl and cast up to 2nd place own side; 1st woman cross up between 2nd cpl and cast down to 2nd place own side.
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FAIR DONALD
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS Book 29
TEMPO: 8x32 Reel
1 - 4
1st cpl, with nearer hands joined, dance down between 2nd cpl and cast up to place..
5 - 8
1st cpl, with nearer hands joined, dance down between 3rd cpl and cast up to face corners.   (2nd cpl step up on bars 3-4.)
9 - 16
1st cpl reel of four with 1st corners, passing partner with left shoulder at end of reel.
17 - 24
1st cpl reel of 4 with 2nd corners. 1st cpl end between 2nd cpl, facing up.
25 - 32
1st cpl cast off into second place.   All 3 cpls set.   All 3 cpls turn partner with 2 hands.
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FERLA MOR
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: Deeside Book, Part 1
TEMPO: 8x32 Reel
1 - 8
1st cpl set to one another, then turn by the right hand half way round moving down to face one another across the center of the dance in second place. They set again and turn by the right hand once round to finish with 1st lady facing her first corner and with 1st man immediately behind her facing in the same direction. 2nd cpl step up on bars 3-4.
9 - 16
1st cpl dance a reel of three with first corners. They begin the reel by passing 2nd man by the right, and 1st man follows his partner as closely as convenient. 1st lady, with her partner still behind her, ends the reel facing her 2nd corner.
17 - 24
1st cpl, with 1st man still following his partner, dance a reel of three with their second corners, passing 3rd man by the right. On bars 23-24, as she dances down the center of the dance, 1st lady pulls her left shoulder back to face her partner and they turn by the left to face own 1st corners.
25 - 28
1st cpl turn corners by the right, then pass by the right to face 2nd corners. (Corners dance four steps).
29 - 32
1st cpl turn second corners by the right, then pass by the right to own sides. (Corners dance four steps).
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FIFTY-FIFTY
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: Two circles:
women on the inside circle, facing
their partners on the outside circle
SOURCE: Doug Schneider;
dedicated to Alex and Carrie Sutherland
TEMPO: 8x32 Reel
1 - 4
Women advance for two bars toward partners (who stand still); women retire.
5 - 8
Men advance for two bars toward partners (who stand still); men retire.
9 - 16
Women, giving right shoulder, dance around their partners (who stand still); women turn partners by the right.
17 - 24
Men, giving right shoulder, dance around their partners (who stand still); men turn partners by the right, finishing side-by-side in promenade hold, facing clockwise.
25 - 28
Dance forward as a couple.
29 - 32
Women stand still as men dance forward, passing one woman to face new partner - the second woman on..
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FILOLI GARDENS
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 3-cpl set
SOURCE: Wasatch Mountain Collection
TEMPO: 3x40 Strathspey
1 - 8
1st couple lead down 3 steps, lead up 3 steps, cast into second place and face down.   2nd couple step up on bars 7-8.
9 - 16
1st, 2nd, and 3rd couples dance grand chain, 1st couple giving right hands to 3rd couple to begin.
17 - 20
1st couple set advancing to face 1st corners, then turn 1st corners with both hands to end 1st woman between 2nd couple, 1st man between 3rd couple.
21 - 24
1st couple repeat 17-20 with 2nd corners, finishing in 2nd place on opposite sides.
25 - 32
1st couple repeat 17-20 with partnerís corners, ending in 2nd place on own sides.
33 - 40
1st couple cross up giving left hands, cast around 2nd couple into 2nd place on opposite sides, cross giving right hands and cast down to 3rd place.   3rd couple step up on bars 39-40.
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THE FLYING SCOTSMAN
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: Let's All Dance
TEMPO: 8x32 Jig
1 - 8
1st woman, followed by 2nd and 3rd women, cross over, cast off one place (behind 1st man), dance round in front of 2nd man, cast off behind the 3rd man, cross back to the women's side of the set and dance to original places.
9 - 16
1st man, followed by 2nd and 3rd men, repeat bars 1 - 8 around the women.
17 - 24
1st couple join both hands and slip step down the middle and up to 2nd place.   (2nd couple steps up on bars 23 - 24.)
25 - 32
2nd, 1st, and 3rd couples, with hands joined along the sides of the dance, slip down the middle and up.
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GLENLIVET REVELS
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: Couple facing couple in a circle
SOURCE: Wee Hoose on the Mississippi
TEMPO: 8x32 March
1 - 4
All dance back-to-back with opposites.
5 - 8
All turn opposites with both hands.
9 - 16
Repeat bars 1-8 with partners, ending in a circle of four.
17 - 24
Circle four hands round to the left and back with slip step. Retain hands in the circle of four at the end.
25 - 28
All advance into the middle of the circle of four for 2 bars and heuch*, then retire for 2 bars.
29 - 32
All pass opposites by the right shoulder and honor the next couple on.
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GOAT FELL GALLOP
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 4-couple set
SOURCE: Goldring: Social & Graded II
TEMPO: 4x32 Jig
1 - 4
1st and 2nd women - also 3rd and 4th men - cross passing their (standing) partner by the left shoulder and cast, women down and men up, to change places.†  1st woman follows 2nd women down the men's side; 4th man follows 3rd man up the women's side.
5 - 8
1st and 2nd women, 3rd and 4th men repeat bars 1 - 4 from new positions, passing person opposite by the left to finish in original places.
9 - 16
1st and 2nd men - also 3rd and 4th women - repeat bars 1 - 8 but pass partner by the right shoulder to begin.
17 - 24
1st couple, joining both hands, slip down the middle and up, finishing in the center facing up.
25 - 28
1st couple cast off to 4th place.   (2nd, 3rd, and 4th couples step up on bars 27 - 28.)
29 - 32
All turn partners once around with left hands.
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GRANT's REEL
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 2-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS
TEMPO: 8x32 Strathspey
1 - 4
1st man and 2nd woman set and turn with both hands.
5 - 8
1st woman and 2nd man set and turn with both hands.
9 - 16
1st cpl lead down the middle and up again.
17 - 20
1st cpl set to each other and cast off one place.   (2nd cpl step up on bars 19-20).
21 - 24
1st cpl dance a back-to-back.
25 - 32
2nd and 1st couples dance rights and lefts.
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HASTEN TO YOUR FEET
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION:   A 3-cpl set
SOURCE: Leaflet: Doug Schneider
TEMPO: 3x32 Jig
1 - 8
1st cpl cross giving right hands, cast down,
and dance a half figure of eight around the 2nd cpl.
(2nd cpl step up on bars 3-4.)
9 - 16
1st cpl cross giving right hands, cast down,
and dance a half figure of eight around the 3rd cpl.
(3rd cpl step up on bars 11-12.)
17 - 20
2nd, 3rd, and 1st cpl advance and retire.
21 - 24
2nd, 3rd, and 1st cpl turn by the right.
25 - 32
2nd, 3rd, and 1st cpl six hands round and back.
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HIGHLAND FAIR
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 2-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS Graded Book
TEMPO: 8x32 Jig
1 - 8
1st cpl cast behind own lines for 4 bars & return.
9 - 16
1st cpl/2nd cpl turn partners by Right Hand, then turn by Left Hand.
17 - 24
1st cpl followed by 2nd cpl lead down the center, 2nd cpl followed by 1st cpl lead back.
25 - 32
2nd cpl/1st cpl rights & lefts.
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HIGHLAND RAMBLER
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: Leeds Silver Jubilee
TEMPO: 8x40 Reel
1 - 4
1st cpl dance in towards each other and cast off one place, 2nd cpl step on bars 3&4.
5 - 8
1st & 3rd cpls dance right hands across. Note: At the end of bar 8, 1st woman does not make a turn before beginning the left hands across.
9 - 12
2nd & 1st cpls dance left hands across, 1st cpl end facing the women's side of the dance.
13 - 16
1st woman, followed by her partner, cast up around 2nd woman and dances down the middle to finish between 3rd cpl; 1st man finishes between 2nd cpl. All face down..
17 - 24
All dance down the middle, and turning right about, all dance up. 1st cpl remain facing up on bar 24.
25 - 28
1st man, followed by his partner, casts off to 2nd place on the women's side and crosses to his own side. On bar 28, he pulls back his right shoulder to face his partner.
29 - 32
1st cpl turn by the right hand once round; finish in 2nd place own sides.
33 - 40
2nd, 1st, & 3rd cpls; six hands round and back.
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The HONEYMOON
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS Graded Book
TEMPO: 8x32 Reel
1 - 8
1st cpl cast off for 4 bars, back to place.
9 - 16
1st and 2nd cpls Right Hands Across, Left hands back.
17 - 24
1st cpl cross by the right, cast off one place around 2nd cpl, cross by the left, cast down one place around 3rd cpl, lead up to 2nd place.
25 - 32
2nd, 1st, 3rd cpls circle & back.
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HOOPER's JIG
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: Miscellany 2
TEMPO: 8x32 Jig
1 - 4
All clap and 1st couple cross over, passing right shoulder and cast off one place on the wrong side of the dance.   (2nd couple step up on bars 3-4).
5 - 8
1st and 3rd couples right hands across.
9 - 12
All clap and 1st couple cross over, passing right shoulder and cast up to own places.   2nd couple step down.
13 - 16
1st and 2nd couples left hands across.
17 - 18
1st man and 3rd woman change places giving right hands.
19 - 20
1st woman and 3rd man change places giving right hands, while 1st man and 3rd woman loop round ready to cross over again.
21 - 22
1st man and 3rd woman change places giving right hands, while 1st man and 3rd woman loop round ready to cross over again.
23 - 24
1st woman and 3rd man, giving left hands, change places with 3rd man guiding 1st woman into 2nd place on her own side.   2nd couple step up.   1st man cast into 2nd place on his own side.
25 - 32
2nd and 1st couple rights and lefts.
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HOWELL AT THE MOON
(For Herb And Kathryn Howell's 25th Wedding Anniversary)
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
with 2 variations
SOURCE: Doug Schneider: Leaflet
TEMPO: 8x32 Jig
 
A. Kathryn's Version of their Courtship
1 - 8
1st woman cast down around 2nd woman and dances across the set; she is followed by her partner.   (2nd cpl step up when feasible).
1st and 2nd cpl dance right hands across once around.
Herb pursues Kathryn, and they socialize a little.
9 - 16
1st woman cast down around 3rd man and dances across the set; she is followed by her partner.   (3rd cpl step up when feasible).
1st and 3rd cpl dance left hands across once around.
Herb continues to pursue Kathryn, and they socialize a little more.
17 - 18
1st cpl (in 3rd place) set to each other.
Kathryn finally acknowledges Herb.
19 - 22
1st cpl (in 3rd place) turn by the right once round.
Herb becomes enchanted by Kathryn.
23 - 24
1st cpl lead up the center; 3rd cpl steps down.
Kathryn shows off Herb to her friends.
25 - 32
1st cpl cast off on own side of dance, dance a half figure of eight, and cross to own side 2nd place by right hand.
Sudden confusion about the courtship, but Kathryn finally decides that Herb is the man for her, and gives him her hand.
 
 
B. Herb's Version of their Courtship
1 - 8
1st man cast down around 2nd man and dances across the set; he is followed by his partner.   (2nd cpl step up when feasible).
1st and 2nd cpl dance left hands across once around.
Kathryn pursues Herb, and they socialize a little.
9 - 16
1st man cast down around 3rd woman and dances across the set; he is followed by his partner.   (3rd cpl step up when feasible).
1st and 3rd cpl dance right hands across once around.
Kathryn continues to pursue Herb, and they socialize a little more.
17 - 18
1st cpl (in 3rd place) set to each other.
Herb finally acknowledges Kathryn.
19 - 22
1st cpl (in 3rd place) turn by the right once round.
Kathryn becomes enchanted by Herb.
23 - 24
1st cpl lead up the center; 3rd cpl steps down.
Herb shows off Kathryn to his friends.
25 - 32
1st cpl cast off on own side of dance, dance a half figure of eight, and cross to own side 2nd place by right hand.
Sudden confusion about the courtship, but Herb finally decides that Kathryn is the woman for him, and gives her his hand.
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JOHN McALPIN
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: Foss: Galloway House
TEMPO: 8x32 Strathspey
1 - 4
1st cpl advance, touch right hands, retire, and cross giving left hands.
5 - 8
1st cpl lead down two steps and turn by the left hand to face first corners; 2nd cpl step up on bars 5 & 6.
9 - 16
1st cpl dance corner/partner to end in 2nd place own side.
17 - 24
The women set, advance, retire, set; the men stand, set, advance, retire.
25 - 32
2nd, 1st, and 3rd cpls cross giving right hands, then circle six hands round to the left halfway; cross giving left hands, then circle six hands round to the right halfway.
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JUSTINE's DELIGHT
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: Cpls in a circle
or 4 cpls in a square.
SOURCE: Wee Hoose on the Mississippi
TEMPO: Waltz
1 - 4
Men waltz into the center and retire to place.
5 - 8
Women waltz into the center and retire to place.
9 - 12
Men waltz into the center and retire to place.
13 - 16
Women waltz into the center and make a quarter turn to their left.   Women waltz out to the next woman's place clockwise in the dance.   Stay facing out.
17 - 18
Taking right hands, half turn with new partner.   (Men finish facing out; women finish facing in).
19 - 20
Retaining right hands, balance to new partner.   (Waltz step towards partner, then waltz step away).
21 - 22
Retaining right hands, half turn with new partner.   (Men finish facing in and women finish facing out).
23 - 24
Retaining right hands, balance to new partner.   (Waltz step towards partner, then waltz step away).   Finish facing new partner.
25 - 28
Waltz back-to-back with new partner.
29 - 32
Two-handed turn with new partner once around; both finish facing in.
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KELSO RACES
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: Miscellany 1
TEMPO: 8x32 Reel
1 - 8
1st man and 2nd woman advance toward each other and retire.   They dance a back-to-back.
9 - 16
1st woman and 2nd man advance toward each other and retire.   They dance a back-to-back.
17 - 24
1st couple cast off one place on their own sides, dance thru the 3rd couple, divide, and cast up to 2nd place own side.
25 - 28
2nd, 1st, and 3rd couples make a wide circle to advance and retire.
29 - 32
All three couples turn by the right.
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KENDALL's HORNPIPE
FORMATION: A 2-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS Graded Book
TEMPO: 8x32 Jig
1 - 8
1st & 2nd cpl rights and lefts.
9 - 16
1st cpl lead down the middle for 3 bars, up for 3 bars, cross and cast into 2nd place on opposite sides.
17 - 24
2nd & 1st women dance a ladies chain.
25 - 28
1st woman with 2nd man, and 2nd woman with 1st man advance and retire.
29 - 32
1st cpl turn each other 1 1/4 times to finish on own side in 2nd place.
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KNIT the POCKY
FORMATION: A 2-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS Book 11
TEMPO: 8x32 Reel
1 - 4
1st woman and 2nd man advance and retire.
5 - 8
They turn with both hands using skip change and return to places.
9 - 16
1st man and 2nd woman dance the same.
17 - 20
1st cpl lead down the middle, followed by 2nd cpl.
21 - 24
2nd cpl lead up the middle, followed by 1st cpl.
25 - 32
2nd and 1st cpls rights and lefts.
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LADIES' FANCY
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A 2-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS Book 13
TEMPO: 8x32 Jig
1 - 4
1st man turns 2nd woman by the right once round.
5 - 8
1st man turns 1st woman by the left one-and-a-half times to finish in a line-of-three facing down the set, with 1st woman on 1st manís right and 2nd woman on his left.
9 - 16
The three lead down the middle, And as they lead up the middle, the 1st man hands his partner across in front of him to finish on own sides at top.
17 - 24
1st and 2nd cpls right hands across and back by the left.
25 - 32
1st and 2nd cpls poussette.
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LADY AUCKLAND's REEL
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 2-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS Book 18
TEMPO: 8x32 Strathspey
1 - 8
1st and 2nd women dance between the men; cast round own partners. The two women turn each other with both hands to face partners, then turn partners with both hands.
9 - 16
The 1st and 2nd men repeat bars 1-8.
17 - 24
1st cpl lead down the middle and up.
25 - 32
1st and 2nd cpls allemande.
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LADY GLASGOW
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: Miscellany I
TEMPO: 8x32 Strathspey
1 - 8
1st, 2nd, and 3rd couples set and cross over, giving right hands in passing.   They set again, and giving right hands to partners, they turn into position ready for promenade.
9 - 16
1st, 2nd, and 3rd couples promenade, finishing back in place.
17 - 20
1st couple set and cast off one place.   (2nd couple steps up on bars 19-20).
21 - 24
1st couple dance a back-to-back.
25 - 32
1st, 2nd, and 3rd couples dance 6 hands round and back.
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LIGHT AND AIRY
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS Book 4
TEMPO: 8x32 Jig
1 - 2
1st cpl set to one another.
3 - 4
1st cpl cast off 2 places, 2nd and 3rd cpls step up.
5 - 6
1st cpl set to one another again.
7 - 8
1st cpl cast up 2 places; 2nd and 3rd cpls step down.
9 - 16
1st cpl lead down the middle and back.
17 - 24
1st and 2nd cpls allemande.   1st cpl end facing 1st corners.
25 - 32
1st cpl dance corner/partner, to end on own side.
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LIGHT ON THE WATER
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: Let's All Dance
TEMPO: 8x32 Strathspey
1 - 8
1st couple cast off behind their own lines (4 steps), and cast back to place.
9 - 16
1st, 2nd, and 3rd couples dance mirror reels of three on own sides (1st couple in-and-down, 2nd couple out-and-up, 3rd couple in-and-up), taking hands when meeting partner.
17 - 24
1st couple lead down the middle (2 steps); face each other and set once; lead up to the top and cast off one place.   2nd couple steps up.
25 - 28
2nd, 1st, and 3rd couples advance (1 step) and retire (1 step); repeat.
29 - 32
All three couples dance a back-to-back.
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LORD ELGIN'S REEL
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS Book 26
TEMPO: 8x32 Strathspey
1 - 4
1st man sets to 2nd woman, and turns her with both hands.
5 - 8
1st woman sets to 2nd man, and turns him with both hands.
9 - 16
1st couple, giving right hands, lead down, cross over below 2nd couple, cast behind 3rd couple, lead up to the top, cross, cast off, and cross to face 1st corners.   (2nd couple step up on bars 15-16).
17 - 24
1st couple turn 1st corner with right hand, dance round partner giving right shoulder, tun 2nd cornet with left hand, and dance round partner giving left shoulder.   They finish: 1st woman between 2nd couple facing down, 1st man between 3rd couple facing up.
25 - 28
Lines of three advance for one, retire for one; repeat.
29 - 32
1st couple turns one-and-a-quarter to finish in 2nd place on own sides.
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MACHINE WITHOUT HORSES
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS Book 12
TEMPO: 8x32 Jig
1 - 4
1st couple set and cast off one place.
2nd couple step up on bars 3-4.
5 - 8
1st and 3rd couples right hands across once round.
9 - 12
1st couple set and cast up one place.
2nd couple step down on bars 11-12.
13 - 16
1st and 2nd couples left hands across once round.
17 - 24
1st couple (followed by 2nd couple) dance down between the 3rd couple and cast up around them.
1st couple then dance up to the top, and cast off into 2nd place, while 2nd couple dance up to the top.
25 - 32
2nd and 1st couples dance rights and lefts.
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MAIRI's WEDDING
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: Cosh: 22 Dances
TEMPO: 8x32 Reel
1 - 8
1st cpl turn by right for 2 bars, cast off for 2 bars, (2nd cpl step up) 1st cpl turn by the left for 4 bars to face first corner.
9 - 16
Half reel of 4 on diagonal with 1st corners; Pass right (or left) shoulders; Half reel of 4 on diagonal with 2nd corners; Pass right (or left) shoulders; Half reel of four on diagonal with 1st corners; Pass right (or left) shoulders; Half reel of four on diagonal with 2nd corners; Finish in 2nd place ready for:
17 - 24
1st woman reel of 3 across dance with 2nd cpl, 1st man reel of 3 across dance with 3rd cpl, giving left shoulder to begin.
25 - 32
2nd, 1st, & 3rd cpls circle & back.
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MARDI GRAS MINNESOTA
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 2-cpl dance
SOURCE: Wee Hoose on the Prairie
TEMPO: 8x32 Reel
1 - 8
1st man & 2nd woman turn once round by the right; they dance back-to-back.
9 - 16
1st woman & 2nd man turn once round by the right; they dance back-to-back.
17 - 24
2nd cpl dances down the center followed by 1st cpl; 1st cpl splits and follows 2nd cpl up the center to progressed places.
25 - 32
2nd & 1st cpls dance right hands across and left hands back.
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MARY HAMILTON
LEVEL: Advanced
FORMATION: A 4-cpl set:
3rd and 4th cpls are on wrong side
SOURCE: John Drewry: Canadian Book
TEMPO: 4x32 Strathspey/TD>
1 - 8
All four couples dance a grand chain.
At the end: 1st man, meeting his partner at the top of the dance, gives left hand to her, then turns towards her to join right hands also in promenade hold facing the ladies' side of the dance.
At the end: 4th cpl dance similarly to 1st cpl to finish in 4th place facing the men's side with hands in promenade hold.
At the end: 2nd man and 3rd lady, and 2nd lady and 3rd man pass on the sides giving left hand; 2nd cpl stay facing up and 3rd cpl stay facing down.
9 - 16
1st cpl, dancing together, dance a reel of three across the dance with 2nd cpl, beginning by passing 2nd lady by the left.
(At the end, 1st cpl finish in the middle of the set in 1st place facing down, while 2nd cpl curve out, up, and then in to finish on either side of 1st cpl facing down, to create a line of four).
4th cpl dance a similar reel with 3rd cpl, beginning by passing 3rd lady by the left.
(At the end, they finish in a line of four in 4th place facing up with 4th cpl between 3rd cpl).
17 - 18
All set in fours, facing down and up the dance.
19 -22
1st and 4th cpls dance right hands across.
At the end, the men turn towards their partners to join inside hands with them; 1st cpl is in 2nd place facing up, and 4th cpl is in 3rd place facing down.
23 - 24
1st cpl dance up to top place and turn toward each other to face down with nearer hands joined.
2nd cpl dance down then in to face up, nearer hands joined.
4th cpl dance down to 4th place then turn toward each other to face up with nearer hands joined.
3rd cpl dance up then in to join nearer hands facing down.
25 - 26
All set in cpls facing down and up the dance.
1st and 2nd cpls change places while setting; the men passing each other by the left.
3rd and 4th cpls change places similarly.
27 - 28
2nd cpl, in top place, turn once round with both hands, opening up to face down with nearer hands joined.
1st and 4th cpls continue setting, and change places while setting; the men passing each other by the left.
3rd cpl in 4th place turn with both hands and finish facing up with nearer hands joined.
29 - 32
2nd with 4th cpl, and 1st with 3rd cpl dance four hands round to the left.
FINISH
The finishing order is 2, 4,1, 3 - with 1st and 3rd cpls on wrong sides.
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MAXWELL'S RANT
LEVEL: intermediate
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS: Book 18
TEMPO: 8x32 Reel
1 - 16
Mirror cross-over reels of three.   1st cpl crosses over for the first reel and crosses back for the 2nd reel.
17 - 24
1st cpl cross over, cast off, and dance a half figure of eight up around 2nd cpl.   (2nd cpl step up on bars 19-20).
25 - 28
1st cpl dance down between 3rd cpl and cast up to 2nd place own side.
28 - 32
2nd, 1st, and 3rd cpls turn by the right.
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MISS HADDEN'S REEL
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION:   A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS: Book 23
TEMPO: 8x32 Jig
1 - 8
1st, 2nd, and 3rd cpl dance six hands round and back.
9 - 12
1st cpl set and cast off one place on own side.
(2nd cpl step up on bars 11-12).
13 -16
2nd, 1st, and 3rd cpl turn partner with right hand
to finish in allemande position.
17 - 24
2nd, 1st, and 3rd cpl dance an allemande.
25 - 28
2nd, 1st, and 3rd advance and retire.
29 - 32
3rd cpl, followed by 1st and 2nd cpl, cast off;
finishing 2nd,1st,3rd.
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MOMENT OF TRUTH
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: a 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS Book 27
TEMPO: 8x32 Strathspey
1 - 8
1st couple turn with two hands, cast off to 2nd place,
dance down between 3rd couple, cast up one place on own sides
and dance in to face 1st corners.
9 - 16
1st couple turn corner, partner, corner, partner ending facing 1st corners.
17 -24
1st couple dance reels of 3 across the set,
1st woman with 2nd couple, 1st man with 3rd couple,
giving left shoulder to 1st corners.
1st couple ends in 2nd place on own sides.
2nd couple, 1st couple, and 3rd couple turn two hands.
25 -32
1st couple, passing each other right shoulder, dance round their 1st corners' positions, while 1st corners turn each other 2 hands.
1st couple, passing each other right shoulder, dance round their 2nd corners' positions, while 2nd corners turn each other 2 hands.
1st couple pass each other right shoulder to own sides.
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The MONTGOMERIE's RANT
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS Book 10
TEMPO: 8x32 Reel
1 - 4
1st cpl cross giving right hand and cast off 1 place. 2nd cpl step up on bars 3&4.
5 - 8
1st cpl cross again giving left hands; 1st woman casts up and 1st man casts down one place.
9 - 16
Reels of three across the dance: 1st man with 3rd cpl and 1st woman with 2nd cpl.
17 - 18
With nearer hands, 1st cpl set to 2nd woman and turn to
19 - 20
Set to 3rd man.
21 - 22
Set to 3rd woman and turn to
23 - 24
Set to 2nd man.
25 - 30
Reels of three on the sides; 1st cpl begin by giving right shoulder to 2nd corner.
31 - 32
1st cpl cross over to own sides, giving right hand.
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MONYMUSK
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS: Book 11
TEMPO: 8x32 Strathspey
1 - 4
1st cpl turn once round by the right hand, and cast off one place.
2nd cpl step up on bars 3-4.
5 - 8
1st cpl turn one-and-a-quarter by the left hand, finishing in lines of 3 across the dance: 1st woman between 2nd cpl facing down and 1st man between 3rd cpl facing up.
9 - 12
2nd, 1st, and 3rd cpls set twice in lines of three; 1st cpl petronella to partner's side of the dance on bars 11 - 12.
13 - 16
2nd, 1st, and 3rd cpls set twice on the side of the dance.
17 - 24
2nd, 1st, and 3rd cpls dance six hands round and back.
25 - 30
Reels of three on the sides, 1st cpl giving right shoulder to the person on their right.
31 - 32
1st cpl cross by right to own side of the dance.
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Mrs. STEWART's JIG
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS: Book 35
TEMPO: 8x32 Jig
1 - 8
1st couple set and then 1st woman, followed by her partner, casts off; she crosses below 3rd couple and dances up behind 3rd man to second place on the menís side; 1st man dances below 3rd woman and up the middle to second place on the womenís side.   1st couple finish facing down.   (2nd couple step up on bars 7-8.)
9 - 16
2nd, 1st, and 3rd couple dance grand chain. 2nd and 1st men finish facing out.
17 - 24
2nd and 1st couples dance ladiesí chain..
25 - 32
2nd, 1st, and 3rd couples advance and retire and then 1st couple turn with the right one-and-a-half times to second place own side.
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ODD MAN OUT
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: D. Grundtner: 20 Years, 20 Dances
TEMPO: 8x32 Reel
1 - 8
1st couple lead down the middle for 2 bars, and up for 2 bars.
Cross and cast into 2nd place opposite sides.   2nd couple step up on bars 5-6.
9 - 16
1st and 2nd couples dance a ladies chain.   1st man finish facing out.
17 - 24
1st man, followed by his partner, cast down around 3rd woman, dance up the center of the set, cast down around 2nd woman, and finish in 2nd place on own sides.
25 - 32
1st and 2nd couples dance four hands around and back.
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OFF TO SPEYSIDE
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 2-cpl dance
SOURCE: Roy Goldring: Social and Graded Dances
TEMPO: 8x32 Jig
1 - 8
1st couple, joining both hands, slip down the middle and back.
9 - 16
2nd couple, joining both hands, slip down the middle and back, but finish in second place in the center of the dance, facing up with nearer hands joined momentarily.
17 - 20
1st and 2nd women turn one-and-a-half times by the right; 1st and 2nd men turn one-and-a-half times by the left. All finish on the sidelines having changed places.
21 - 24
1st couple dance back-to-back.
25 - 32
2nd and 1st couples dance right hands across and left hands back.
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The RAKES of GLASGOW
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS Book 11
TEMPO: 8x32 Strathspey
1 - 8
1st & 2nd cpls rights & lefts.
9 - 16
1st cpl lead down the middle & back.
17 - 24
1st & 2nd cpls allemande..
25 - 32
1st, 2nd, & 3rd cpls circle 6 hands round to the left & back.
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REEL of the 51st DIVISION
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS Book 13
TEMPO: 8x32 Reel
1 - 8
1st cpl set to each other and cast off two places. They meet below 3rd cpl and lead up the middle to corners, 2nd cpl steps up on bars 3&4.
9 - 12
1st cpl set to and turn 1st corners with right hands finishing in a diagonal line by joining left hands with partner.
13 - 14
All balance in line.
15 - 16
1st cpl, leaving 1st corners in place, turn each other 1 1/4 times by the left to face 2nd corners.
17 - 22
1st cpl repeat bars 9-14 with 2nd corners.
23 - 24
1st cpl dance out to 2nd place, own side.
25 - 32
2nd, 1st, & 3rd cpls circle six hands round and back.
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REEL of the ROYAL SCOTS
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: Leaflet Book
TEMPO: 8x32 Reel
1 - 4
1st man and 2nd man turn by right, 1st woman and 2nd woman turn by left, halfway into double triangles position; all 3 couples set.
5 - 8
1st man and 3rd man turn by left, 1st woman and 3rd woman turn by right, halfway into double triangles position; all 3 couples set.
9 - 16
1st couple followed by 3rd couple dance to top of set, cast off, and lead to 3rd place.   1st couple cast up to face 1st corners and 3rd couple finish in 3rd place.
17 - 24
1st couple turn 1st corner by right hand, pass partner by right shoulder; turn 2nd corner by right hand, pass partner by right shoulder into 2nd place on own side.
25 - 32
All 3 couples six hands round and back.
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The ROBERTSON RANT
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: Square set
SOURCE: RSCDS Book 39
TEMPO: 1x80 Strathspey
1 - 8
All circle round to the left and back.
9 - 16
All four ladies, dance right hands across halfway and turn opposite man with left hand.
All four ladies, returning to place, dance right hands across and turn partner with left hand.
(aka "Double Ladies Chain").
17 - 24
1st and 3rd couples dance a reel of four.
Ladies begin by passing left shoulder.
Men begin by setting.
25 - 32
Using Highland setting step, all set to and turn corners (twice).
33 - 40
2nd and 4th couples dance a reel of four.
Ladies begin by passing left shoulder.
Men begin by setting.
41 - 48
Using Highland setting step, all set to and turn corners (twice).
49 - 56
All four ladies circle four hands round to the left.
All set to partners.
(Ladies have their backs to center; men have aligned with their partners).
All turn partners two hands finishing in place.
57 - 64
All four men circle four hands round to the right.
All set to partners.
(Men have their backs to center; ladies have aligned with their partners).
All turn partners two hands finishing in place.
65 - 72
Grand Chain for all; one step per hand.
73 - 80
Take allemand hold with partner; dance round the set counter-clockwise.
At the end, men bring their partners round into the middle of the set, and retain right hands for the final bow and curtsey.
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ROCKY ROAD REEL
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: For as many as will
SOURCE: Wee Hoose On The Prairie
TEMPO: Nx32 Reel
1 - 8
WASH YOUR HANDS:
Taking hands on the sides, all advance and retire, twice.
9 - 16
SCOOP OUT THE ICE CREAM FROM THE CONTAINER:
1st cpl leads down the middle and back.
17 - 24
PLOP THE ICE CREAM ON TOP OF THE CONE:
1st & 2nd cpls dance right hands across; left hands back.
25 - 28
THE ICE CREAM DRIPS DOWN THE SIDE OF THE CONE:
1st cpl casts on own sides, followed by all the other dancers.
29 - 32
WIPE IT UP WITH A NAPKIN:
1st cpl makes a two-handed arch, the other cpls dance under the arch, and up to new places with nearer hands.
  Finish in lines ready to dance again. This dance is designed to be expandable; adjust the phrasing accordingly.
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ROUND REEL of EIGHT
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A square set
SOURCE: RSCDS Book 35
TEMPO: 8x32 Jig
1 - 8
All 4 women cast by the right and dance outside the set back to original places.
9 - 16
All 4 men repeat bars 1-8, but cast by the left.
17 - 32
Grand chain halfway round in 6 steps.   All set to partners, continue grand chain back to places in 6 steps, and set to partners
33 - 35
1st and 3rd couples change places.   1st couple dances between 3rd couple.
36 - 38
Repeat bars 33-35 back to original places.   3rd couple dances between 1st couple.
39 - 40
1st and 3rd couples turn with right hands into allemande hold ready for promenade.
41 - 48
1st and 3rd couples promenade round the inside of the set back to original places.
49 - 64
2nd and 4th couples repeat bars 33-48.   2nd couple dances between 4th couple on bars 49-51; 4th couple dances between 2nd couple on bars 52-54.
65 - 68
1st and 3rd couples half rights and lefts.
69 - 72
2nd and 4th couples half rights and lefts.
73 - 80
Repeat bars 65-72 back to original places.
81 - 88
All 4 couples, 8 hands round and back.
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The SAINT JOHN RIVER
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 4-couple set
SOURCE: Canadian Centennial Book
TEMPO: 4x32 Strathspey
1 - 8
THE RIVER COMES OUT OF THE HILLS
1st woman casts down behind 2nd woman, crosses the set, casts down behind 3rd man, crosses the set, casts down behind 4th woman, and finishes at bottom of set. 1st man follows.
9 - 16
TWO BRIDGES AND A POOL
1st cpl dances up under arch made by 4th cpl; turn 1 Ĺ times both hands, and dances up under arch made by 2nd cpl..
17 - 24
REVERSING FALLS
1st cpl lead down middle followed by 2nd, 3rd, cpls - 4th cpl meets to touch hands briefly, then, led by 4th cpl, all 4 cpls cast back to places.
25 - 28
THE TIDE GOES IN AND OUT
All 4 cpls dance back-to-back.
29 - 32
THE RIVER FLOWS TO THE SEA
1st cpl changes places with 2nd cpl by right, 3rd cpl by left, 4th cpl by right. Finish at bottom.
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SANDY O'ER the LEA
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 2-cpl dance
SOURCE: Miscellany II
TEMPO: 8x32 Strathspey
1 - 8
1st and 2nd cpls dance right hands across and left hands back.
9 - 16
1st and 2nd cpls set to partners; cross giving right hand; repeat back to place.
17 - 24
1st cpl lead down the middle, followed by 2nd cpl. 1st cpl turn toward each other and dance up between 2nd cpl, who dance down then turn to follow them.
25 - 32
1st and 2nd cpls allemande.
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SEANN TRUIBHAS WILLICHAN
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 2-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS Book 27
TEMPO: 8x32 Strathspey
1 - 8
1st cpl cast for 4 steps behind own lines, and return.
9 - 16
1st woman & 2nd man set & cross while 1st man & 2nd woman cross & set; all repeat.
17 - 24
1st cpl lead down 2 steps, turn RH; lead up, cast 1 place.
25 - 32
2nd & 1st cpls set, turn both hands, circle left.
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SHIFTIN' BOBBINS
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: Omskirk Book VI
TEMPO: 8x32 Reel
1 - 2
1st cross down into double triangles position WHILE 2nd couple steps up.
3 - 4
1st couple and corners balance with hands joined.
5 - 8
1st couple cast up on partner's side, join nearer hands, and dance down the middle to 2nd place.
9 - 12
1st man with corners dance three hands across by the left WHILE 1st woman with corners dance three hands across by the right.
13 - 16
1st couple, followed by 2nd and 3rd couples, dance down the middle.
17 - 20
3rd couple, followed by 2nd and 1st couples, dance up the middle.   3rd couple casts off to 3rd place; 2nd couple casts into 1st place, and 1st couple remains in the middle in 2nd place.
21 - 24
1st man and his corners dance three hands across by the right WHILE 1st woman and her corners dance three hands across by the left.
25 - 28
1st couple dance up one place and cast off one place.
29 - 32
1st couple dance a half figure of eight around 2nd couple.
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SILVER TASSIE
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: John Drewry: Bon Accord Book
TEMPO: 8x32 Strathspey
1 - 8
1st, 2nd, and 3rd couples cross giving right hands and set.   Repeat back to place.
9 - 16
1st couple cross down and 3rd couple cast up to dance double figures of eight around the standing 2nd couple.
17 - 24
1st couple, followed by 2nd and 3rd couple dance down the middle and back.   (2nd and 3rd couples divide and follow 1st couple back.)
25 - 32
1st and 2nd couple dance a rondel.
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SLEEPY MAGGIE
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS Book 11
TEMPO: 8x32 Reel
1 - 4
1st and 2nd couples circle four hands round.
5 - 8
1st couple set and cast off one place.   (2nd couple step up on bars 7-8.)
9 - 16
1st and 3rd couple right hands across and left hands back.   (1st cpl finish facing 1st corners.)
17 - 24
1st couple set to and turn corners.
25 - 30
Reels of three on the sides.
31 - 32
1st couple cross over to own side.
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SNOW ON THE MOUNTAIN
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: a 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: Lara Friedman-Shedlov in
"The White Rose of Scotland"
TEMPO: 32-bar jig
1 - 4
1st cpl cross giving right hand and cast to 2nd place.
2nd cpl step up on bars 3-4.
5 - 8
1st cpl dance half a figure of eight, 1st woman up around 2nd woman, 1st man down around 3rd man, finishing by dancing into the middle of the set and pulling right shoulders back, to end back-to-back.
9 - 16
Petronella-double triangles: 1st couple dance bars 9-14 as for regular double triangles.   on bars 15-16 they rotate a quarter of the way around to finish back-to-back: 1st woman facing up and 1st man facing down.
Meanwhile, 2nd and 3rd couples set as for regular double triangles on bars 9-10, petronella one place counter-clockwise around the set on bars 11-12, set as for regular double triangles on bars 13-14, and petronella one place counter-clockwise around the set on bars 15-16.
17 - 20
1st woman with 3rd couple (who are in 1st place), 1st man with 2nd couple (who are in 3rd place), dance right hands across.
21 - 24
3rd man, followed by 3rd woman and 1st woman; and at the same time 2nd woman, followed by 2nd man and 1st man, chase clockwise halfway around the set, finishing in the order: 2nd couple, 3rd couple, all on own sides and flow into:
25 - 32
Circle six hands round and back.
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SUGAR CANDIE
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS Book 26
TEMPO: 8x32 Strathspey
1 - 4
1st cpl set to each other and cast off one place.   2nd cpl step up on bars 3-4.
5 - 8
1st man, passing right shoulder with 1st corner, dances round his 1st corner while the 1st woman dances the same round her 1st corner; 1st cpl finish back-to-back in the center: 1st man facing down and 1st woman facing up.
9 - 12
1st man dances 3 hands round with 3rd cpl, and 1st woman with 2nd cpl to finish turning over their right shoulders, to face each other in the center: 1st man facing up and 1st woman facing down..
13 - 16
1st cpl set to each other, then, with both hands, dance a three-quarters turn to face 1st corners..
17 - 24
1st cpl dance corner/partner.
25 - 30
Reels of three on the side, 1st cpl passing left shoulder with 1st corner to begin.
31 - 32
1st cpl, giving right hand, cross to own side.
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The SUMMER ASSEMBLY
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A 4-cpl quadrille
SOURCE: RSCDS Book 34
TEMPO: 1x88 Reel
1 - 4
All turn partners once round with the right hand.
5 - 6
The men stand still while the women, passing partners by right, dance on one place clockwise.
7 - 8
All set to ďnewĒ partner.
9 - 16
Repeat bars 1-8, beginning by turning ďnew partnersĒ once round with the right hand. (The women are now halfway round the set).
17 - 32
Repeat bars 1-16 but all turn with the left hand and the women stand still while the men dance on counter-clockwise. (All are now halfway round the set).
33 - 40
1st and 3rd cpls dance right hands across once round and then 1st man followed by 1st woman, and 3rd man followed by 3rd woman, dance clockwise halfway round the outside of the set to return to original places.
41 - 48
2nd and 4th cpls repeat the same.
49 - 56
The women dance figures of eight round their partners and corners, passing partners by the left to begin.
57 - 64
The men dance figures of eight round their partners and corners, passing partners by the right to begin.
65 - 72
1st cpl and 3rd cpl change places, 3rd cpl making an arch and 1st cpl dancing under it. 1st cpl and 3rd cpl set to partners. Repeat back to places with 1st cpl making the arch.
73 - 80
2nd cpl and 4th cpl repeat bars 65-72 with 4th cpl making the first arch.
81 - 88
Eight hands round and back.
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THADDY, YOU GANDER
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 4-couple set
SOURCE: From Karen Chartrand
TEMPO: 8x40 Reel
1 - 8
1st cpl lead down the center, cross below 4th cpl, and dance up the outside of the set to their partner's place.
9 - 16
1st woman leads 2nd, 3rd, & 4th men across top of set, behind women's line and back to place.
17 - 24
1st man leads 2nd, 3rd, & 4th women across top of set, behind men's line and back to place.
25 - 26
1st cpl turn each other by the right to get ready for 1st woman to work her way down the men's line and 1st man to work his way down the women's line.
27 - 28
1st cpl turns 2nd cpl by the left.
29 - 30
1st cpl turn by the right, while 2nd cpl steps up.
31 - 32
1st cpl turns 3rd cpl by the left.
33 - 34
1st cpl turn by the right, while 3rd cpl steps up.
35 - 36
1st cpl turns 4th cpl by the left.
37 - 40
1st cpl turns to own side by the right, while 4th cpl steps up.
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THREE's THE CHARM
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 3-person dance
SOURCE: Let's All Dance
TEMPO: 3x32 Jig
1 - 8
Center person dances a figure of eight, begin by passing right shoulder with end person on their right.
9 - 16
Reel of three, center person begin by giving right shoulder to end person on their right
17 - 20
Center person turns end person on their right by the right, once round.
21 - 24
Center person turns end person on their left by the left, one-and-a-half times to change places.
25 - 28
End persons change sides, with end person on right dancing in front of new center person, and end person on left dancing behind the new center person.
29 - 32
End persons advance for 2 steps and retire for 2 steps, while center person retires 2 steps & advances 2 steps.
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TRIP TO GATLINBURG
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: Shengzhang Tang (leaflet)
TEMPO: 8x32 Jig
1 - 8
1st couple and 2nd couple dance right hands across and left hands back to places.
9 - 16
Progressive chase: 1st woman followed by 2nd woman and 3rd woman dance across the set at top and down behind the 1st man.   Then while 1st woman followed by 3rd woman dance in between first and second men, down in front of second man, and out between second and third men, 2nd woman dances straight down behind 2nd and 3rd men.   Now, 2nd woman, followed by 1st woman and 3rd woman dance across the set below the 3rd man and dance up on own side, finishing in order of 2, 1, 3.
17 - 24
All three men repeat the same, finishing in order of 2, 1, 3.
25 - 32
All dance six hands around to the left and back.
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TRIP TO SUCKER BAY
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: Maureen Burnham: Fare Thee Well A While
TEMPO: 8x32 Jig
1 - 4
1st, 2nd, and 3rd couple join hands; advance for 2 bars and retire for 2 bars.
5 - 8
All cross with partner by the right to finish facing clockwise.   Dance a quarter circle until the men are in a line of three across the bottom of the set, and the women are in a line of three across the top of the set
9 - 12
1st, 2nd, and 3rd couple join hands; advance for 2 bars and retire for 2 bars.
13 - 16
All cross with partner by the left to finish facing counter-clockwise.   Dance a quarter circle until the dancers are in their own place on their own sides.
17 - 24
1st, 2nd, and 3rd couples dance six hands round to the left and back.
25 - 28
1st couple cross by the right and cast off.   (2nd couple steps up on bars 27-28).
29 - 32
1st couple dance half a figure eight around 2nd couple.
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WHITE COCKADE
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS Book 5
TEMPO: 8x32 Reel
1 - 8
1st, 2nd, & 3rd cpls set, cross by right hand; 1st, 2nd, & 3rd cpls set, cross back by right hand.
9 - 16
1st cpl lead down the middle & up.
17 - 24
1st cpl cast for 4 bars; (2nd couple step up), 1st & 3rd cpls circle left only.
25 - 32
2nd & 1st cpls rights & lefts.
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WHITEADDER JIG
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: M. Johnstone: Whiteadder Collection
TEMPO: 8x32 Jig
1 - 4
1st cpl and 2nd cpl dance set and link.
5 - 8
2nd cpl and 1st cpl dance right hands across.
9 - 16
1st cpl sets.
1st cpl dances a half reel of three across the dance giving left shoulder to begin;   (1st woman dances a half reel with the 2nd cpl, and 1st man dances a half reel with the 3rd cpl.)
1st cpl dances a half reel of three on the sides, giving right shoulder to begin;   (1st woman dances a half reel on the men's side, and 1st man dances a half reel on the women's side.)
17 - 24
1st, 2nd, and 3rd cpls dance set and link for 3;
turn person opposite (up/down the set) by the right.
25 - 32
1st, 2nd, and 3rd cpls dance set and link for 3;
turn partner by the right hand.
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WILD GEESE
LEVEL: Intermediate
FORMATION: A 3-cpl dance
SOURCE: RSCDS Book 24
TEMPO: 8x32 Jig
1 - 4
1st & 3rd couples advance into the middle with two pas-de-basque steps.
Men have their partners on their right as all make a line of four.
All set with two pas-de-basque steps.
5 - 8
1st couple dance a three-quarter turn with right hands, and cast off to 3rd place on own side of the dance.
Meantime, the 3rd couple turn by the right hand to face up the middle on own sides, and dance up to top place.
9 - 16
Repeat bars 1-8, with 3rd couple dancing 1st couple's pattern,
and 1st couple dancing 3rd couple's pattern.
17 - 24
1st couple lead down the middle. 2nd couple step up on bars 3-4.
1st couple lead up to 2nd place.
25 - 32
2nd and 1st couple dance rights and lefts.
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WWW.RAWLINGSANDCLARK.WALTZ
(In honor of Jennifer Rawlings and Charley Clark's wedding)
LEVEL: Beginner
FORMATION: Non-progressive circle waltz: couples on the circumference of the circle facing their partner.   Men face clockwise; women face counter-clockwise.
SOURCE: Doug Schneider: Leaflet
TEMPO: 32-bar Waltz
1 - 8
Waltz forward and gypsy halfway around the next person you meet by the right shoulder. Return to your partner and gypsy halfway around your partner by the right shoulder.
(Men are still facing clockwise; women are counter-clockwise.)
Visions of double wedding rings dance in Jennifer and Charley's heads.
9 -16
Turn partner by the right hand once round.
Turn partner by the left hand once round, finishing in allemande hold facing clockwise, with men on the outside.
Jennifer, I want to marry you; Charley, I want to marry you.
17 - 24
Waltz forward as a couple in allemande hold, finish by swooping the woman under so that she faces her partner.   Retain hands.
(Men are facing clockwise; women are facing counter-clockwise.)
Let the world know that we are engaged.
25 - 32
With crossed hands, waltz toward your partner and away.   Repeat.   Waltz a back-to-back with your partner.
I am so happy, so happy; I can't wait to see you again whenever we are apart.
 
The same partners are ready to dance again.

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