Rushden & District Caledonian Society


Burn's Night-25th January 2020





A Highland Welcome

Mairiís Wedding

Square Tango

Virginia Reel

The Belle of Bon Accord

Barn Dance

Fishermanís Reel

Modern Waltz




Waltz Country Dance

Gay Gordons


Duke of Perth

The Dashing White Sergeant

The St Bernardís Waltz

A Trip to Bavaria

Pride of Erin/Gordon Two-step

Breakaway Blues

Shiftiní Bobbins

Last Waltz


Auld Lang Syne

The Queen

M.C.Kevin McDonald

A HIGHLAND WELCOME(R32)Round the Room††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Bill ForbesCraigievar Bk 1

Round the Room 2 facing 2

1- 8†††††††† Both couples circle to left & back again

9-16††††††† Both couples dance RH across & LH back to places

17-24†††††† All turn opposite partner LH & face own partner, turn partner RH & end facing other couple

25-32†††††† All Adv+Ret, all couples advance (couples facing clockwise round the room make arches) & pass to meet new couple


MAIRI'S WEDDING(R8x40)3C (4C set)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Cosh22 SCDs

1- 8†††††††† 1s turn RH & cast to 2nd place, 1s turn LH to face 1st corners

9-16††††††† 1s dance 1/2 diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, 1s dance 1/2 diagonal reel with 2nd corners

17-24†††††† 1s dance 1/2 diagonal reel with 3rd corner (pstns), 1/2 diagonal reel with 4th corner (pstns)

25-32†††††† 1s dance reel of 3 across (Lady with 2s, Man with 3s - LSh to 1st corner)

33-40†††††† 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back


VIRGINIA REEL(R4x40)4C set†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Guide To SCD (ex-Collins)

1- 8†††††††† All Adv+Ret 2 steps twice

9-16††††††† All turn partner RH & turn partner LH

17-24†††††† All turn partner 2H & dance DoSiDo

25-32†††††† 1s slip step down the centre & back

33-40†††††† 1s followed by 2s+3s+4s cast to bottom & 1s form arch as 2s+3s+4s dance under arch & up to top


THE BELLE OF BON ACCORD(S4x32)4C set††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† John DrewryDeeside Bk 2

1- 8†††††††† 1L & 3L cross down 1 pl & cast up on opp side into centre as 1M & 3M dance across & cast down into centre, 1s+2s & 3s+4s dance RH across

9-16††††††† 1s & 3s dance reel of 4 up & down centre of dance

17-24†††††† 1s & 3s 3/4 turn RH to face up while 2s & 4s dance up on sides & turn in to face down & all set, all circle 4H round to left & end on sides

25-32†††††† 1s & 3s lead up between 2s/4s crossing over & cast down 1 place, 1s & 3s turn 2H & 1s dance down to 4th place as 3s cast up on own sides to 2nd pl


FISHERMAN'S REEL(R5x32)5C Sq.Set††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sue PetytDunblane Holiday

5 couple square set, 5s in centre facing, 5M back to 4s, 5L back to 2s

1- 8†††††††† 1s+2s+3s+4s circle 8H round & back while 5s turn RH once & LH 1.1/2 times to end 5M facing 2s & 5L facing 4s

9-16††††††† 5M+2s also 5L+4s dance RH across, 5s pass LSh & dance LH across with next couple anticlockwise (M with 1s & L with 3s)

17-24†††††† 5M dances reel of 3 with 1s+2s (in prom hold) giving RSh to 2s while 5L reels with 3s+4s giving RSh to 4s

25-32†††††† All take ptnrs in prom hold, 5s change pl with 1s RSh, 1s pass 4s RSh, 4s pass 3s RSh, 3s pass 2s RSh & 2s end in centre facing each other


WALTZ COUNTRY DANCE(W40)Round the Room††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† RSCDS Bk 4

Round the Room Dance 2 facing 2

1- 8††††††††† All set to person opposite, change places passing RSh (Lady making waltz turn to right, Men moving straight forward), set to partners & change places as before

9-16††††††† Repeat above Fig back to original places

17-32†††††† All join hands & balance backward & forward, Men pass Lady on left over to the right (2H) & repeat 3 times, finishing in ballroom hold with partner

33-40†††††† Couples waltz around each other (Men pass by left), moving anti-clockwise, to meet next couple

††††††††††††††† Variation bars 33-40:Couples Poussette passing to meet next couple


GAY GORDONS(M16)Round the Room††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Couples facing anticlockwise around room

1- 4†††††††† All in Allemande hold walk anticlockwise 4 steps & all turn about & walk backwards (still anticlockwise) 4 steps

5- 8†††††††† Repeat clockwise

9-16††††††† All Men set (moving anticlockwise) as Ladies dance under Mans right arm, all polka round the room


DUKE OF PERTH (Brounís Reel or Clean Pease Strae)(R8x32)3C (4C set)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† RSCDS Bk 1

1- 8†††††††† 1s turn RH, cast to 2nd place, turn LH to face 1st corners

9-16††††††† 1s turn 1st corner, partner, 2nd corner, & partner to face 1st corners

17-24†††††† 1s set to & turn 1st corner 2H, set to & turn 2nd corner

25-32†††††† 1s dance Reel of 3 on opposite sides giving LSh to 1st corner & cross back to own sides


THE DASHING WHITE SERGEANT(R32)Round the Room††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† RSCDS Bk 3

Round the Room Dance3 facing 3

1- 8†††††††† All circle 6H round & back

9-16††††††† Centre dancer sets & turns 2H person on right, sets & turns 2H person on left (popular variation Ė turn person on right RH, turn person on left LH)

17-24†††††† All dance reels of 3 with centre dancer passing LSh with person on right (popular variation Ė RSh to person on right)

25-32†††††† All Adv+Ret, advance to meet next group of 3 dancers (1 group of 3 passing under arches made by opposite group)


THE ST BERNARDíS WALTZ(W16)Round the room dance††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

1- 8†††††††† All in waltz hold take 3 steps anticlockwise & stamp both feet, 3 steps in opposite direction then 2 steps inwards

9-16††††††† All take 2 steps outwards & Lady turns under Mans right arm, all waltz round room


A TRIP TO BAVARIA(R4x32)4C set††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J MacGregor-BrownGuide To SCD (ex-Collins)

1- 4†††††††† 1s & 4s cross RH while 2s+3s dance 1/2 RH across, 1s+3s & 2s+4s change places LH on sides

5- 16†††††† Repeat 1-4 another 3 times (end cpls cross RH, middle cpls 1/2 RH across;cpls in 1st+2nd place also 3rd+4th place change places LH) All finish in original places

17-24†††††† 1s set to 2s & cross over to face 3s, set & cross to face 4s

25-32†††††† 1s set to 4s & cross over to 4th place on opposite sides, all Adv+Ret 2 steps & 1s change places RH (2H popular) to retire to own sides


SHIFTIN' BOBBINS(R8x32)3C (4C set)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† R ClowesOrmskirk 6

1- 8†††††††† 1s cross RH to double triangle position with 2s+3s & set, 1s cast up to top & dance down until they are between 2s & 3s

9-16††††††† 1L dances RH across with 2M+3M while 1M dances LH across with 2L+3L, 1s followed by 2s+3s dance down centre

17-24†††††† 3s followed by 2s+1s dance up & 3s+2s cast down to places, 1L dances LH across with 2M+3M while 1M dances RH across with 2L+3L

25-32†††††† 1s dance up to top & cast down to 2nd place opposite side, 1s dance 1/2 Fig of 8 around 2s to end in 2nd place on own sides