Beginners/Improvers

This is our information page for the beginner/intermediate classes held in the 1st half of the evening.

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Most of the dance videos have a link to the instructions for the Dance.
Look at the RSCDS or Scottish Dancing web sites for short videos on the the footwork and formations that we will be covering.

Winter Term 2024

22nd February
* Pousette
Dances:
St Andrew's Fair, The River Cree, Corn Rigs
15th February
* Reel of 4 across
Dances:
Anna's Homecoming, Dalkeith's Strathspey, Fairy Dance
8th February
Dances:
Espie McNabb, Miss Catherine Ann, Currie Mountain, Old Man of Storr
1st February
* Petronella
Dances:
Lady Catherine Bruce, Miss Catherine Ann, Inchmickery, Alice's Request
25th January
Dances:
Waratah Weaver, Gramachie, Provost Wynd, Fairy Dance
18th January
* Corners
Dances:
Reeling Drummers, Gramachie, Provost Wynd
11th January
* "Teapots"
 Dances:
Reeling Drummers, Langholm Fair, Lady Wynd, Watson's Reel
4th January
Right Shoulder Reel of 3  and an example around chairs
* Strathspey Setting Step and  Moira Stacey's Tutorial Video 
 Dances:
Reeling Drummers, Langholm Fair, Leap Year

Autumn Term 2023

Christmas Step Practice
Have a look at Moira Stacey's tutorials on
           Skip Change Travelling Step, Pas de Basque Setting and Strathspey Travelling Step

7th December
Reprise of steps, setting and handholds
 Dances:
Espie McNabbLady Lucy Ramsay

30th November
* Grand Chain
 Dances:
Lady Catherine Bruce's Reel, Lady Lucy Ramsay, Old Man of Storr

23rd November
* Allemande
 Dances:
Anna's Homecoming, Rakes of Glasgow, Lady Catherine Bruce's Reel, Old Man of Storr

16th November
* Mirror Reel of 3 on side
 Dances:
The Waratah Weaver, Anna's Homecoming(simplified),Birks of Invermay, Easy Peasy

9th November
* Step up
* Figure 8 on the side
* Advance and Retire
 Dances:
The Waratah Weaver, Birks of Invermay, Easy Peasy, Leap Year

2nd November
* Promenade
* Dos-si-Do
 Dances:
 The Ayr Promenade, Birks of InvermayTwo and Two, Watson's Reel

19th October
* Strathspey Travelling Step "Moira Stacey's" Tutorial Video and RSCDS Stirling 
 Dances:
  Watson's Reel, Sally's Fancy, Espie McNabb

12th October
 Dances:
    Highland Fair, Good Hearted Glasgow, Highland Rambler

5th October
  * Rights and Lefts
  * Polite Turn
 Dances:
    Watson's Reel, Espie McNabb, Highland Fair

28th September
  * Pas de Basque Setting "Moria Stacey's" Tutorial Video and RSCDS Stirling Branch video
 Dances:
   Leap Year, Good Hearted Glasgow, Espie McNabb, The Dhoon

21st September
  * Travelling Step "Moria Stacey's" Tutorial Video and RSCDS Stirling Branch video
  * Turn partner
  * Cast
  * Hands Round
 * Lead Down
  * Hands Across
 Dances:
    Reel for Jeannie The Merry Reapers, Leap Year




Winter Term

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