Club Night Monday 8 June

Tutor’s Notes
It was fantastic to see you all back and keen to dance. We started off gently with some simple numbers to recap the formations that we have already covered this year.

We refreshed our skip change and danced Jig to the Music. This had simple formations of advance and retire, back to back, turning and hands around.

Then we moved onto Hedwig’s Reel recapping figures of 8 on the side and Grand Chain.

After having a quick look at our strathspey step we then moved on to the first strathspey of the night – 12 Coates Crescent. This is the address of the headquarters of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society in Edinburgh. This dance reminded us about rights and lefts and hands across.

12 Coates Crescent will be on our Annual Dance programme on the 4th of July as will the next few dances that we did i.e.

New Year Jig
On the Quarter Deck
City of Belfast (for the more experienced) and
St Andrew’s Fair

As you will see we have chosen plenty of simple dances for our Annual Dance programme. This is so everyone will be able to have fun even though we have not managed to dance much this year.

The new formation that we introduced the beginners was reels of three on the sidelines. This is effectively figures of 8 with all 3 people moving at the same time. We used the reel of three in the dance New Year Jig.