Summer Dance July 23rd 2022

7.15pm for dancing at 7.30pm


At Salway Ash Village Hall


Good Car Park

Bring and Share Supper

Tea, Coffee and Squash provided

Dancing to live music with Chris and Julie Dewhurst

All dances will be walked through once

The Raven’s Dance               J8X32

Dance for Joy                          J8X32

The Singing Sands                 S3X32 3C

Summer on the Beach        R4X32

Bees of Maggieknockater   J4X32

Midsummer Common        S8X32

The Comely Lass                   R8X32

The Jubilee Jig                       J8X32

.Jean Martin of Aberdeen  S3X32 3C


Ayrshire Lasses                         S5X32 5C

Cramond Bridge                       R8X32

Chased Lovers                           J8X32

Wild Mountain Thyme           S3X32 3CTri

Craigleith                                    R88 Square set

Osgood MacKenzie of Inverewe R4X32

Prince Rupert’s Fancy            S3X32 3C

Elusive Muse                             J3X32 3C

Flight of the Falcon                  J8X32

Extra: Reel of the Royal Scots            R8X32

           The Hunting Horn       J8X32


THE RAVEN’S DANCE  (J8x32)  3C (4C set)                                                                                                                  Derek Haynes  Carnforth Coll 5

 1- 8         1s+2s dance double Fig of 8 (1s cross down & 2s dance up to start – no cast)

 9-16        1s cross down to dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides & end in centre at top facing down (Lady on Man’s right), 2s facing out

17-24       1s (Lady leading) dance an Alternating Tandem RSh reel of 3 across with 2s (RSh to 2M) & end in centre facing down, 2s in 1st place own side

25-32       1s dance down between 3s, cast up to 2nd place (opp sides), lead up between 2s, cross & cast to 2nd place own sides

DANCE FOR JOY  (J8x32)  3C (4C set)                                                                                                                                                      D Bell  Starters

 1- 8         1s+2s+3s circle 6H round & back

 9-16        1L+3M set & change places RH, 1M+3L set & change places RH

17-24       2s set & cross RH, 2s cast to 3rd place & 3s+1s+2s ½ turn RH to end in middle facing up

25-32       3s+1s+2s dance 3 couple Allemande

THE SINGING SANDS  (S3x32)  3C set                                                                                                                                    Barry Priddey  Silver Rose

 1- 8         1s & 2s dance the Tourbillon : –

                `1s & 2s turn partners 2H ½ way, 1M & 2L lead partners on 1 place clockwise to end 1s on Ladies side & 2s on Men’s side, 1s set to 2s

                `1s & 2s ½ turn partners 2H, 1L & 2M lead partners on 1 place to end 2s in 1st pl & 1s in 2nd pl & 2s+1s cross RH to own sides

 9-16        1s dance ½ Figs of 8 (Man round 2s & Lady round 3s), 1s dance ½ reels of 3 (Man with 3s & Lady with 2s)

17-24       1s dance Diag R&L to end 3 1 2

25-32       All set & 3s+1s dance RH across ½ way while 2s cross RH, all chase clockwise ½ way to end 2 3 1

SUMMER ON THE BEACH  (R4x32)  4C set                                                                                                     Helena Strandberg Luthi  RSCDS Bk 51

 1- 8         1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across.  2s+3s dance LH across

 9-16        All Ladies NHJ Adv+Ret while all Men NHJ set twice on side.  All Men NHJ Adv+Ret while Ladies set twice

17-24       1s followed by 2s+3s+4s (who dance up sides to start) dance down middle & cast up to original places

25-32       1s dance down & curve into 4th place (Lady pull back LSh, Man RSh) (2s+3s+4s step up 27-28).  All couples turn partner RH

THE BEES OF MAGGIEKNOCKATER  (J4x32)  4C set                                                                                                        John Drewry  Canadian Bk

 1- 8         1s cross RH & cast 1 place, dance RH across with 3s & end 1M+3L also 1L+3M in prom hold facing out to pass corner person RSh

 9-24        All dance 4x½ Reels of 3 on sides (to right to start, then left, right & left) with 1s+3s changing partners in centre at end of each ½ Reel to progress Men clockwise & Ladies anticlockwise.  End in centre 1s facing down & 3s facing up

25-32       1s dance between 3s turning 3s with nearer hand 1½  times, crossing over to own sides & turn 4th person 1½  times (Men RH & Ladies LH)

MIDSUMMER COMMON  (S8x32)  3C (4C set)                                                                                                Tom & Lindsey Ibbotson  RSCDS Bk 49

 1- 8         1s set, ½ turn RH, lead down, cross below 3s, cast up to 2nd place own sides (2s step up 5-6)

 9-16        1s set advancing to 1st corners & turn 1st corners 2H finishing 1M between 3s, 1L between 2s.  1s set advancing to 2nd corners, turn 2nd corners 2H & retain 2nd corner’s LH

17-24       1M+2s also 1L+3s circle 3H round to Left, 1s pull back RSh to face up/down set.  1s set, petronella turn to 2nd place own sides

25-32       2s+1s dance Poussette. 2 1 3

THE COMELY LASS  (R8x32)  3C (4C set)                                                                                                                   John Bowie Dickson  Dunedin 3

 1- 4         1s turn RH & cast 1 place

 5-16        2s+1s+3s cross RH, 1s change places LH on sides with 1st corners while 2nd corners set, repeat twice to end (3)(1)(2)

17-24       1s cross RH, dance round 3rd corners pstns RSh into centre & turn LH 1.1/2 times

25-32       1s dance RH across (Lady with 3s at top & Man with 2s), 3M followed by 3L+1L chase cl’wise 1/2 way while 2L followed by 2M+1M chase 1/2 way

THE JUBILEE JIG  (J8x32)  3C (4C set)                                                                                                                                   RSCDS Leaflet Dances 11

 1- 8         1M casts to 2nd place, sets to 3L, turns RH & dances back to 2nd place on own side

 9-16        1L casts to 2nd place, sets to 3M, turns LH & dances back to 2nd place

17-24       1L with 2s & 1M with 3s dance RH across, 1s end in centre LH joined, 1s set in centre & dance out to 2nd place on opposite sides

25-32       1M with 2s & 1L with 3s dance RH across, 1s end in centre LH joined, 1s set in centre & dance out to 2nd place on own sides

JEAN MARTIN OF ABERDEEN  (S3x32)  3C set                                                                                                     Muriel A Johnstone  3 Dances 2006

 1- 8         1s turn RH & cast 1 pl, all circle 6H round 3/4 way to left & end in lines of 3 across (Ladies face down & Men up)

 9-16        All set & change places with partner RH, all circle 6H round 3/4 way to left & end in middle facing up.  3 1 2

17-24       All dance Allemande. 2 1 3

25-32       1s+3s (bottom 2 couples) dance the Bourrel to end 2 3 1 : –

                `1M+3L set advg, 3/4 turn 2H & twirl to end BtoB (up/down middle L facing up & M down) while 1L+3M chase anticl’wise 1/2 way to face prtnr

                `1s+3s set to partners & turn 2H to own sides having changed places


AYRSHIRE LASSES  (S5x32)  5C set                                                                                                                               Derek Haynes  Carnforth Coll 4

 1- 8         1s+3s cross RH, cast 1 place, cross LH, cast (Lady up & Man down) & end in the middle (1M & 3L having passed LSh)

 9-16        Reels across: 1M+3L+4s reel of 4 in centre while 1L+2s & 3M+5s reels of 3, all giving RSh to 1cnr

17-24       1s+3s turn 1st corner, partner, 2nd corner & partner into…

25-32       All dance RH across (2s+1L & 1M+4s+3L & 3M+5s), 1s & 3s turn partners LH & cast down 1 place on own side (to end 2 4 1 5 3)

CRAMOND BRIDGE  (R8x32)  3C (4C set)                                                                                                                    Valerie Farr  London Jubilee Bk

 1- 8         1s cross RH & cast 1 place, cross LH & cast (Lady up, Man down), to meet in middle in prom hold facing 2nd Man

 9-16        1s dance 1/2 diagonal reel with 1st corners & 1/2 reel with 2nd corners, end in middle facing Ladies’ side

17-24       1s lead out, cross & cast (Lady up, Man down) to meet in middle; 1s turn 1.1/4 RH in centreto face up (Lady on Man’s right) as 2s+3s dance 1/2 R&L round them

25-32       1s lead up & cast to 2nd place & 2s+1s+3s turn partners RH

CHASED LOVERS  (J8x32)  3C (4C set)                                                                                                                    Tim Wilson  World Wide Weavings

 1- 4         1s set, cross down (no hands) to 2nd place facing out (2s step up 3-4)

 5- 8         1s cast down behind 3s,meet & dance up centre with 1L leading, 1M following, to face 2M (her 1st corner)

 9-16        1s, in tandem, dance LSh reel of 3 on 1st corner diagonal (out of top of set to start), finishing by 1s pulling back RSh to face down, 1M leading, facing 3M

17-24       1s, in tandem, dance RSh reel of 3 on 2nd corner diagonal (out bottom of set to start), finishing with 1s facing own 1st corners

25-32       1s dance Pass+Turn with 1st corners, (pass RSh), Pass+Turn with 2nd corners, finishing passing RSh to 2nd place own sides

WILD MOUNTAIN THYME  (S3x32)  3C Triangular set                                                                                                 Pat Paterson 2005  Southsea 50

 1- 8         All facing partners set & turn RH. Men dance LH across in centre

 9-16        All facing partners set & turn LH. Ladies dance RH across in centre

17-20       All pass partner RSh, pass next person LSh, turn next person 2H once round

21-24       Repeat bars 17-20. This gives the progression as each Lady is now dancing with a new Man. (1L with 2M, 2L with 3M, 3L with 1M)

25-32       All set in circle, circle 6H round for 2 bars, dance into centre on next bar, pull RSh back and spiral out, dance round following each other into place

(Men return to original places, Ladies have progressed)

CRAIGLEITH  (R88)  Sq.Set                                                                                                                                               Roy Goldring  G & S Dances 2

 1- 8         1s+3s dance R&L

 9-16        1s+3s dance Ladies’ Chain

17-32       2s+4s repeat bars 1-16

33-40       All Ladies Adv+Ret for 2 steps & dance RH across to places facing out

41-48       All Ladies dance clockwise round outside of set

49-56       All Men Adv+Ret for 2 steps & dance LH across to places facing out

57-64       All Men dance anticlockwise round set

65-72       1s+3s Promenade anticlockwise round inside of set & set facing in

73-80       2s+4s Promenade clockwise round inside of set & set facing in

81-88       All circle 8H round & back

OSGOOD MACKENZIE OF INVEREWE  (R4x32)  4C set                                                                                                                                      M Block

 1- 8         1s+2s dance RH across & 3s+4s dance LH across, 1L also 3M (followed by their partners) chase clockwise to change ends

 9-16        3s+2s dance RH across & 1s+4s dance LH across, 1s & 3s chase 1/2 way to end in line up/down centre with 1L & 3M facing in middle

17-24       1s+3s dance reel of 4 with 1L+3M passing LSh ending in original places

25-32       1s cast to 4th place as others step up, 2s & 3s turn RH as 4s & 1s turn LH

PRINCE RUPERT’S FANCY  (S3x32)  3C set                                                                                                                         John Drewry  Canadian Bk

 1- 8         1s dance down to bottom & ½ turn with Lady passing under Man’s arm, 1s on opposite sides dance up, out between 2s & 3s & cast up to 1st place

 9-16        1s dance reflection reels on opposite sides

17-24       1s turn 2s 1½ times (on sides) dancing between 2s to start, cross passing LSh & turn 3s 1½ times (on sides) dancing between them to start

25-32       All circle 6H round & back

ELUSIVE MUSE  (J3x32)  3C set                                                                                                                                                                             T Wilson

 1- 8         1L dances RSh round prtnr to face 2L, 1s (1L leads) dance 1/2 Tandem reel of 3 across with 2s (LSh to 2L) ending 2s to top & 1s facing down

 9-16        1s dance down (4 bars), Lady turns under Mans arm & dance up to face 3L

17-24       1s (1L leads) dance 1/2 Tandem reel of 3 across with 3s (RSh to 3L), 1s dance up to top & cast to 2nd place opposite sides

25-32       2s+1s+3s Set+Link for 3 twice to end 3 1 2

THE FLIGHT OF THE FALCON  (J8x32)  3C (4C set)                                                                                         Barry Priddey  Anniversary Tensome

 1- 8         1s set, cast 1 place & turn LH to 1M facing his 1st corner with his partner behind him

 9-16        1M followed by partner dance a full RSh diagonal Alternating Tandem reel of 3 with 1st corners & end facing Ladies 2nd corner

17-24       1M followed by partner dance a RSh Alternating Tandem reel of 3 with 2nd corners & 1s end facing own 1st corners

25-32       1s turn 1st corners RH, pass RSh, turn 2nd corner RH & pass RSh to 2nd place own sides (corners turn for 4 bars)

EXTRA 1:   THE REEL OF THE ROYAL SCOTS  (R8x32)  3C (4C set)                                                        Roy Goldring  RSCDS Leaflet Dances 27

 1- 8         1s 1/2 turn 2s on sides (1M RH – 1L LH) to face out, 2s+1s+3s set, 1s 1/2 turn 3s on sides (1M LH – 1L RH) end 3s facing out & 2s+3s+1s set

 9-16        1s followed by 3s dance up between 2s, cast down 1 place, dance in & 1s cast up to 2nd place 3s end in 3rd place

17-24       1s turn 1st corners RH, pass partner RSh turn 2nd corners RH & cross passing partner RSh to 2nd place own sides

25-32       2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

EXTRA 2:   THE HUNTING HORN  (J8x32)  3C (4C set)                                                                                                          P McBride  SCD Archives

 1- 8         1s cast 1 place, cross RH, cast below 3s & dance up middle to 2nd place BtoB in centre for Double Triangles

 9-16        1s dance Double Triangles & end facing 2nd corners

17-24       1s dance diagonal reels of 4 with 2nd corners, pass partner LSh to face 1st corners

25-32       1s dance reels of 4 with 1st corners, pass partner LSh to end in 2nd place facing out to start next sequence


Bridport Scottish Dancers were founded in 1995, with the first meeting held on the 13th Sept 1995. The founders were Ann Prior and Bill Allan. It has endured and been well attended over the years, indeed there are members still with us that were in at the beginning.

We are a social club that welcomes anyone who is interested in Scottish Country Dancing, inexperienced, experienced, singles or couples. All that is needed is a pair of lightweight shoes, preferably with soft soles.

We have regular meetings almost every week on Wednesday evenings from mid September through to the end of May the following year. We have social meetings June, July and August. We and other clubs have larger events which can be attended some with live music and it is usual to have a meal that may be bring and share or provided.

Our club is run by a committee, which is voluntary and unpaid. Our callers are all members and also unpaid. Our sessions have a variety of dances that are changed regularly to keep it interesting and twice a month the first half of the evening is run by a teacher who helps newcomers and all of us with our technique.

Halfway through the evening we have tea/coffee and time to socialize, the dances are more advanced in the second half so more experienced dancers have the more complicated dances to enjoy. All this for just £2/evening, at time of writing this, and you will not have to pay the first time you give it a try.

You will find us friendly and the dancing helps keep you fit.


Malcolm Laws

Walk and Talk

Weekly Programmes 2022-2023

Bridport Scottish Dancers

All Wednesday dance evenings are at St. Mary Church House Hall, Bridport.

7.15 for a start at 7.30pm

14th September
21st September
28th September
5th October
12th October
19th October
26th October
2nd November
9th November
16th November
23rd November
30th November
7th December


At the back from L-R Tony, Caroline, Malcolm, Petronella. In front L-R Liz and Alison
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Telephone Malcolm on 07790323343 or Caroline on 01308 538141

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Join us

We dance on Wednesday evenings 7.15 for 7.30 – 10pm in Church House, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NN.  Occasionally we dance at Salway Ash Community Hall at DT6 5HX. 

Car parking in Bridport is available over the road, 150 yards from the Hall.  Salway Ash has its own park.

COVID19 – Please do not attend if you feel at all unwell. 

Most people bring their own hand sanitiser, but it is also provided.  Bring your own MUG for half-time break with tea/coffee provided. 

Charge – £2 per person for the evening.

You do not need a partner.  Everyone mixes in.  Bring soft shoes. 

The Season: September to May, with Social dancing once a month (usually last Wednesday) in June, July and August.  If you are a beginner, we suggest you aim for a September start.

See the Programme pages for details.