This week we will review reels of three and add another formation – Allemande.
Le Petit Chat Celtique
32 bar Jig for 3 couples – McMurtry – 2006
1 – 8 1st couple dance a figure of eight on their own side. 1st couple dance between the 2nd couple to begin, taking nearer hands briefly wherever possible.
9 – 16 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples dance a mirror reel of three on the sides, 1st couple dancing in and down, 2nd couple up and out and 3rd couple in and up to begin.
17 – 24 1st couple dance down for three steps, back for three steps and cast off one place, 2nd couple stepping up on bars 23 & 24.
25 – 28 1st man with 3rd couple and 1st woman with 2nd couple dance right hands across, passing right shoulders on the last bar to change places.
29 – 32 1st man with 2nd couple and 1st woman with 3rd couple dance left hands across. 1st couple finish in second place on own sides.
Repeat having passed a couple.
The Auld Grey Cat
Let’s All Dance, Beginning Level/Audience Participation Dances
Compiled by Jo Hamilton & Susie Langdon Kass
by Iain Boyd
1 – 8 1st couple cross over with right hands, cast down round 2nd couple on opposite sides, cross over with left hands and cast up round 2nd couple on own sides. 2nd couple move up on bars 3 and 4 and move down on bars 7 and 8 to finish facing up.
9 – 16 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples dance reels of three on own sides. 1st couple begin by dancing in and down, 2nd couple dance out and up and 3rd couple dance in and up.
17 – 24 1st couple lead down the middle and up to finish in the middle in promenade hold. 2nd couple step into the middle on bar 24.
25 – 32 1st and 2nd couples dance an allemande.
Repeat from new places.
Lassie Will Ye Come and Dance
A 32 bar jig for 3 Couples
Let’s All Dance
1-8 1st couple set twice, cross right hands and cast down round 2nd couple on opposite sides. 2nd couple moves up on 7 & 8.
9-16.1 1st woman dances a figure of 8 round 2nd couple, passing 2nd woman by the right shoulder, while 1st man dances a figure of 8 round 3rd couple passing 3rd man right shoulders to begin. 1st couple finishes on opposite sides in 2nd place.
17-20 2nd, 1st, & 3rd C set twice with nearer hands joined on the sides.
21-24 1st couple turn with right hands 1 ¼ times to finish with 1st woman between 2nd couple and 1st man between 3rd couple.
25-28 1st woman with 2nd couple and 1st man with 3rd couple, set twice with nearer hands joined in threes across the set.
29-32 1st couple turn with right hands 1 ¼ times to finish on own sides in 2nd place.