Future Weekly Programmes 2022-23

Bridport Scottish Dancers

St. Mary’s Church House Hall

7.15 for a start at 7.30pm

14th September 2022

  1. THE OLD MAN OF STORR (R8x32)

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/old-man-of-storr.html

1- 8 1s+2s dance RH across, 1L followed by partner casts 1 place and 1L crosses to 2nd place opposite sides
9-16 1s+3s dance LH across, 1L followed by partner casts down 1 place and 1L crosses to 3rd place own side
17-24 1s set, dance up to top and cast to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s R&L

2. THE EDINBURGH TOYSHOP (J8x32)

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/edinburgh-toy-shop.html

1- 8 1s set, dance down and cast up round 3s (2s step up 3-4), 2s+1s+3s set
9-16 ½ Fig of 8 (1L round 2M, 1M round 3L) to 2nd place opposite sides, 2s+1s+3s set and 1s turn LH to face 1st corners
17-24 1s turn 1st corner RH, pass partner RSh, turn 2nd corner RH, pass partner RSh to 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

3. THE RED ROSE (S4x32) Sq.Set

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/red-rose.html

1- 8 Ladies dance RH across, dance LSh round partner to place and all set
9-16 Men dance LH across, dance RSh round partner to place and all set
17-24 Ladies petronella turn 1 place to right (anticlockwise) and all set; Men petronella turn 1 place to right and all set
25-32 All circle 8H round and back. 2341

4. SHIFTIN’ BOBBINS Reel 8 x 32 bars 

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/shiftin-bobbins.html

1- 8 1s cross RH to double triangle position with 2s+3s and set, 1s cast up to top and dance down until they are between 2s and 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 and 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 and cast down to 2nd place opposite side, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 around 2s to end in 2nd place on own sides. 213

Tea/Coffee Break

5. City of Belfast Strathspey 3 x 32 bars

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/city-of-belfast.html

1- 8 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s, 1L+2M turn RH 1¼ times while 1M+2L turn LH 1¼ times and 1s end BtoB facing opposite sides
9-16 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across in 2nd place. 2s end in 1st places while 1s pass LSh to face 1st corners
17-24 1s set to 1st corner and 2nd corner ending (turning to right) between corners, all set and 1s cross RH
25-32 1s+3s dance Espagnole:
25-26 1s+3s cross (Ladies lead across RH passing between Men) with Ladies changing places RH
27-28 1s+3s cross back (Men lead across RH between Ladies) with Men changing places RH
29-32 3s turn RH as 1s turn LH. 231

6. THE WESTMINSTER REEL (R8x32)

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/westminster-reel.html

1- 8 1M+2L turn RH, 1L+2M turn RH 1½ times end facing partner ready for diagonal reel of 4
9-16 1s+2s dance diagonal reel of 4
17-24 1s+2s set and rotate:
 Set (facing diagonally opposite dancer), rotate singly and dance on 1 place clockwise, change places RH on sides and dance on 1 place to own sides (1s in 2nd place)
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L

7. THE LUCKENBOOTH BROOCH (J8x32)

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/luckenbooth-brooch.html

1- 8 1s in prom hold (Lady on Man’s left) dance reel of 3 with 2s (RSh to 2M) and end facing 3M
9-16 1s dance reel with 3s (RSh to 3M) ending with 1s dancing into centre facing Men’s side
17-24 1M casts up and 1L down into centre and dance out Ladies’ side, 1M cast up and 1L down to end 1M between 2s facing down and 1L+3s face up as 2s+3s dance R&L
25-32 2s+1s+3s set twice, 1s turn RH 1¾ times to 2nd places

Note: 2nd time through bars 29-32: 1s turn ¾ RH and dance down to 4th place (4s step up)

8. NEIDPATH CASTLE (S3x32) 3C

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/neidpath-castle.html

1- 8 All set and turn partners 2H twice and set again
9-16 All dance Grand Chain
17-24 1s dance down between 2s, cast behind 3s, dance up between 3s, cast up behind 2s. 1s+2s end ready for a ½ Diamond Poussette
25-32 1s+2s dance ½ Diamond Poussette, 3s dance in on bar 28 and 1s+3s dance ½ Diamond Poussette 1s ending in 3rd place. 231

9. MAIRI’S WEDDING (R8x40)

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/mairis-wedding.html

1- 8 1s turn RH and cast to 2nd place, 1s turn LH to face 1st corners
9-16 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, 1s dance ½ diagonal reel with 2nd corners
17-24 1s dance ½ diagonal reel with 3rd corner (positions), ½ diagonal reel with 4th corner (positions)
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 and back. 213

21st September 2022

  1. RAMPANT LION – AFTER 10AM (R8x32) No video available

1- 8 1s+2s set and rotate. 1M and 2L face out
9-14 2s+1s+3s dance 6 bar reel of 3 on sides (1s pass 2s RSh to start), Bars 15-16: 1s cross LH to take RH with 1st corner, LH with partner
17-24 1s+1st corners Balance-in-Line, 1s turn 1¼ LH to join RH with 2nd corner, 1s+2nd corners Balance-in-Line
25-32 1M+2s and 1L+3s dance 6 bar reels of 3 across (1s pass 3rd corner LSh to start), 1s cross to 2nd place own side. 213

2. THE GENTLEMAN (S8x32)

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/gentleman.htm

1- 8 1s turn 2H and remain in middle facing each other as 2s step up, 1s+2s set (1s advancing and pass LSh to face opposite partner) and dance ½ reel of 4 across with 2s with 1s ending reel giving LH to face down on own side between 2s
9-16 1s dance down to end between 3s and face each other, 1s+3s set (1s advancing and pass LSh to face opposite partner) and ½ reel of 4 across with 3s 1s end giving LH to face up on own side between 3s
17-24 1s lead up to top, cross over and cast to 2nd place and ½ reels of 3 across (L with 2s and M with 3s)
25-32 2s+1s dance Diamond Poussette. 213

3. PELORUS JACK (J8x32)

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/pelorus-jack.html

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place (2s step up 3-4), 1s dance RH across with 3s. 1s end with Man facing his 1st corner with his partner behind him
9-16 1s dance Alternating Tandem ½ reel of 3 with 1st corners to face Man’s 2nd corner, 1s dance Alternating Tandem ½ reel of 3 with 2nd corners
17-24 1s dance Alternating Tandem ½ reels of 3 with Ladies’ 1st corner (position), 1s dance Alternating Tandem ½ reel with Ladies’ 2nd corner (position)
25-32 1M followed by partner dance into LH across with 2s, 1s retain LH and ½ turn to own sides and 2s+1s+3s set

4. THE BARMKIN (R88) Sq Set

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/barmkin.html

1- 8 1s+3s turn partners RH and Men followed by Ladies chase clockwise ½ way round set
9-16 1s+3s dance RH across in centre and LH back to “new” places
17-32 2s+4s repeat bars 1-16
33-40 1s+3s turn partners LH and Ladies followed by Men chase anticlockwise ½ way round set
41-48 1s+3s dance R&L
49-64 2s+4s repeat bars 33-48
65-72 All dance into centre and return with corners, Ladies dance round corners passing in front to begin and back to place
73-80 All with corners dance into centre and return with partners, Men dance round partners passing in front to begin and back to place
81-88 All circle 8H round and back

Tea/Coffee Break

5. A FULWOOD FAVOURITE (J8x32)

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/fulwood-favourite.html

1- 8 1s dance in and cast to 2nd place, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 (L up round 2s, M down round 3s) 213
9-16 1s dance RSh reels on opposite sides, (1M RSh to 2L, 1L RSh to 3M)
17-24 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 (1M round 2s, 1L round 3s), 1s RH across (1L with 2s, 1M with 3s)
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

6. BARBARA’S STRATHSPEY (S8x32)

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/barbaras-strathspey.html

1- 8 1s set and cast 1 place, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 (1M round 2s, 1L round 3s)
9-16 2s+1s+3s set and 1s cross passing RSh, 2M+1M also 1L+3L turn RH 1½ times on sides
17-24 1s+2s+3s dance 3 couple Bourrel:
17-20 1M+3L also 2M+1L set advancing and ¾ turn 2H to line up/down middle then ½ turn single to face own partners as 3M and 2L chase anticlockwise to face them
21-24 All set and turn 2H to own sides. 312
25-32 All chase clockwise ½ way, all ½ turn partners RH and twirl to places. 213

7. GOLDEN APPLE JIG (J8x40)

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/golden-apple-jig.html

1- 8 1s dance down below 3s, cast up to 2nd place own side and turn LH 1¼ times to face 1st corners
9-16 1s dance Hello-Goodbye setting and end in centre facing 3rd corners
17-24 1s dance diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners and pass partner LSh to face own 2nd corners
25-32 1s dance diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners and end in 2nd place own side
33-40 All circle 6H round and back.

8. THE SWAN AND THE TAY (S3x32)

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/swan-and-the-tay.html

1- 8 1s dance Figs 8 own sides dancing in and down to start (giving hands where possible)
9-16 1s cross down to dance reels of 3 on opposite sides (joining hands where possible) and 1s end facing 1st corners, 2s end in 1st place
17-20 1s dance Corners pass and turn with 1st corners, pass RSh on bar 20 to face 2nd corners
21-24 1s dance Corners pass and turn with 2nd corners. Pass RSh on bar 24 to end 2nd place own sides
25-32 All set, all cross RH, all chase clockwise ½ way round to own sides. 312

9. THE HIGHLAND RAMBLER (R8x40)

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/highland-rambler.html

1- 8 1s dance in and cast to 2nd place, dance RH across with 3s
9-16 2s+1s dance LH across, 1L followed by partner cast up round 2L and dance down middle to 1L between 3s and 1M between 2s
17-24 1s+2s+3s dance down the middle and back
25-32 1M followed by partner dance up, cast down round 2L to 2nd places on own side and turn RH
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

EXTRA: COME UP TO THE TOP (J4x32) No video available

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, 1s+3s+4s dance ½ reels of 3 on sides (1s in and down to start) 2431
9-16 1s cross RH and cast up 1 place, 2s+4s+1s dance ½ reels of 3 on sides (2s in and down to start) 1423
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back
25-32 1s+4s dance Allemande. 4123

28th September 2022

  1. REEL ON (R4x32)

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/reel-on.html

1- 8 1s dance RSh reels of 3 on sides. 1L ends facing out with partner behind her
9-16 1L followed by partner casts 2 places and cross to opposite sides, 3L+1M also 3M+1L change places RH then 2L and 1M also 2M and 1L change places LH. (1)234
17-24 1s dance LSh reels of 3 on sides and 1L ends facing out.
25-32 1L followed by partner casts 2 places and cross to own sides, 1L+4L also 1M+4M turn RH 1½ times. 2341

2. NAPIER’S INDEX (J8x40)

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/napiers-index.html

1- 8 1s set and cast 1 place, turn LH 1¼ times to end in Balance-in-Line position between 1st corners
9-16 1s+1st corners Balance-in-Line and turn corners RH (4 bars) to Balance-in-Line again with 1st corners
17-24 1s dance reel of 3 on sides (LSh to 2nd corner) and end diagonally between 2nd corners
25-32 1s+2nd corners Balance-in-Line and turn corners RH (4 bars), Balance-in-Line again with 2nd corners
33-40 1s dance reels of 3 across (LSh to 3rd corners) and cross RH to 2nd places. 213

3. THE SWAN AND THE TAY (S3x32) 3C set

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/swan-and-the-tay.html

1- 8 1s dance Figs 8 own sides dancing in and down to start (giving hands where possible)
9-16 1s cross down to dance reels of 3 on opposite sides (joining hands where possible) and 1s end facing 1st corners, 2s end in 1st place
17-20 1s dance Corners pass and turn with 1st corners, pass RSh on bar 20 to face 2nd corners
21-24 1s dance Corners pass and turn with 2nd corners. Pass RSh on bar 24 to end 2nd place own sides
25-32 All set, all cross RH, all chase clockwise ½ way round to own sides. 312

4. LISBURN LAD (J8x32) No video available

1- 8 1s+2s+3s dance mirror reels of 3 on sides (1s in/down, 2s out/up, 3s in/up)
9-16 1s cross, cast and dance ½ Fig of 8 (1M round 2s, 1L round 3s) finishing facing 1st corner
17-24 1s turn 1st corner RH, then 2nd corner RH and turn partner LH ready for…
25-32 1M+3s and 1L+2s dance RH across. 1s pass RSh to dance LH across with other couple

Tea/Coffee Break

5. ROUGEMONT CASTLE (S3x32) 3C set

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/rougemont-castle.html

1- 8 1s lead down to bottom and cross to cast up to 2nd place on opposite sides, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 (L up round 2s, M down) 213
9-16 All cross RH and chase clockwise ¼ way into lines across, all change places with partner RH and chase clockwise to opposite sides. (3)(1)(2)
17-24 1s change places RH with person diagonally to right and new centre couple LH with person diagonal left, new centre couple RH diagonal right and 2s (at top) cross RH as 1s and 3s ½ turn RH into Alemande hold
25-32 1s+3s dance Allemande. 231

6. QUEEN’S VIEW (R8x32)

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/queens-view.html

1- 8 1s+2s dance ½ double Fig of 8 (1s crossing down to start), 1s dancing between 2s give nearer hand to 2s and turn once round
9-16 1s dance Inveran reels with 2s+3s (1s cross to own sides to start)
17-24 1s+2s dance ½ double Fig of 8 (1s crossing down to start), 1s dancing between 2s give nearer hand to 2s and turn 1½ times to end in centre BtoB for Double Triangles
25-32 1s dance Double Triangles ending in 2nd place own sides. 213

7. THE GANNOCHY REEL (R4x32)

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/gannochy-reel.html

1- 8 All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
9-16 1M and 2L also 3M and 4L pass RSh, dance LSh round partner, pass each other RSh back to original places
17-18 Top 3 on Men’s side change places RH with bottom 3 on Ladies’ side
19-20 Top 3 on Ladies’ side change places LH with bottom 3 on Men’s side
21-24 Repeat 17-20 to end (4)(3)(2)(1)
25-32 3s+2s set and link; 4s+2s also 3s+1s set and dance ½ RH across. 2413

8. THE GENTLEMAN (S8x32)

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/gentleman.html

1- 8 1s turn 2H and remain in middle facing each other as 2s step up, 1s+2s set (1s advancing and pass LSh to face opposite partner) and dance ½ reel of 4 across with 2s with 1s ending reel giving LH to face down on own side between 2s
9-16 1s dance down to end between 3s and face each other, 1s+3s set (1s advancing and pass LSh to face opposite partner) and ½ reel of 4 across with 3s 1s end giving LH to face up on own side between 3s
17-24 1s lead up to top, cross over and cast to 2nd place and ½ reels of 3 across (L with 2s and M with 3s)
25-32 2s+1s dance Diamond Poussette. 213

9. THE FALLS OF ROGIE (R8x32)

https://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/falls-of-rogie.html

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, 1s cross RH and cast 1 place (Man up, Lady down)
9-16 1s dance ½ reels of 3 across (1M with 2s and 1L with 3s), set in lines across and change places RH with opposite person
17-24 2s+1s+3s chase clockwise ½ way, 1s dance in and turn 1¼ RH to face 1st corner positions as 2s and 3s continue to chase on to places (as bar 16)
25-32 1s dance ½ reel of 4 with 1st corners, passing RSh dance ½ reel with 2nd corners and cross passing RSh to 2nd place own sides

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