Rushden & District Caledonian Society


Autumn Dance - 5th October 2019





Waltz Country Dance

Mairi’s Wedding

Square Tango

Virginia Reel

Barn Dance

Strip the Willow/ Duke of Perth

Modern Waltz

Trip to Bavaria




Wind on Loch Fyne


Dashing White Sergeant

St Bernard’s Waltz

Fisherman’s Reel

Pride of Erin

Shiftin’ Bobbins*

Breakaway Blues

Eightsome Reel*

Last Waltz


Auld Lang Syne

The Queen

M.C.                   Sandra Kemp


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

MAIRI'S WEDDING  (R8x40)  3C (4C set)                                                                                                                                             Cosh  22 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

STRIP THE WILLOW  (Drops of Brandy)  (J4x40)  4C set                                                                                                                      RSCDS Bk 1

Running step

 1- 8         1s turn RH 2.1/2 times (4 bars), 1L turns 2M LH then turns partner RH

 9-16        1L turns 3M LH, turns partner RH, 1L turns 4M LH & turns partner RH

17-24       1M turns 4L LH, turns partner RH, 1M turns 3L LH & turns partner RH

25-32       1M turns 2L LH, turns partner RH, 1L turns 2M LH as 1M turns 2L LH, 1s turn RH in centre

33-40       1s similarly turn 3s LH, turn partners RH, turn 4s LH & turn partners RH to 4th place own sides (last turn uses the next first 2 bars of music)

DUKE OF PERTH (Broun’s 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

A TRIP TO BAVARIA  (R4x32)  4C set                                                                                        J MacGregor-Brown  Guide 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

THE WIND ON LOCH FYNE  (S3x32)  3C Triangular set                                                                                      John Bowie Dickson  Dunedin 1

 1- 8         1s cross over (Man between 3s, Lady between 2s) & dance Fig of 8 & end turning RH 1/2 way to face partner in original places

 9-16        All dance interlocking RSh reels of 4 & end by turning RH to bring Men into centre

17-24       Men dance LH across in centre 2 places while Ladies dance clockwise 1 place, turn partner RH & repeat ending in triangular set order 2 3 1

25-32       All set & circle 6H round for 2 steps, turn partner 2H & continue to circle 6H round to pstns.  2 3 1

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

Round the Room Dance  3 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 – 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 – 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 BERNARD’S 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

FISHERMAN'S REEL  (R5x32)  5C Sq.Set                                                                                                                    Sue Petyt  Dunblane 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

SHIFTIN' BOBBINS  (R8x32)  3C (4C set)                                                                                                                                R Clowes  Ormskirk 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

THE EIGHTSOME REEL  (R40+8x48+40)  Sq.Set                                                                                                                                     RSCDS Bk 2

Introduction: -

 1- 8         All circle 8H round & back

 9-16        Ladies dance RH across (partners on their left) in St Andrews Cross formation, change to Men dancing LH across in centre back to places

17-24       All set to partners twice & turn 2H

25-40       All dance Grand Chain (2 bars per hand)

Dance: -  8 times through firstly with 1L in centre, then 2L, 3L, 4L, 1M, 2M, 3M, 4M

 1- 8         With 1L in centre of dance setting (special steps?) the others dance 7H round & back

 9-16        1L sets to partner & turns 2H, 1st Lady sets & turns 3rd Man

17-24       1L dances reel of 3 with partner & 3rd Man passing partner LSh

25-32       1L sets in centre while others circles 7H round & back

33-40       1L sets to 4th Man & turns 2H, 1st Lady sets to 2nd Man & turns 2H

41-48       1L dances a reel of 3 with 4M+2M across dance passing 4M LSh & 1L retires to place as 2L goes into centre

Finale: -

 1-40        Repeat Introduction