Video: Holden My Own
Holden My Own
a 32 bar jig for 3 couples
1 – 4 1st couple dance a half figure of 8 around 2nd couple.
5 – 8 1st and 3rd couples turn partner with left hands once round to finish ready for…
9 – 16 1st and 3rd couples dance ladies’ chain up and down the dance, finishing facing out the sides ready for…
l7 – 24 Mirror reels of three 0n the sides, 2nd couple begin dancing in and up. 1st couple finish facing out.
25 – 32 1st couple cast off two places‘ lead up, crossing over at the top, and cast into second place on own sides. 2nd couple step up on bars 31-32.
Repeat from second place.
Devised by Pam Stephens.
Devisor‘s note: The “Holden” is for Holden Beach, NC, which is the peaceful. yet stimulating.
refuge that provides the inspiration for many of my dances.
Video: The Ninety-second
The Ninety-second or
The Marquis of Huntly’s Highlanders
RSCDS Book 4 – No. 6
24-bar strathspey for three couples in a four-couple longwise set
1 – 8 1st, 2nd and 3rd couples dance reels of three on own sides. 1st and 2nd men and 1st and 2nd women pass by the right to begin. On bars 7-8, 1st couple progress to second place, while 2nd couple dance up to top place.
9 – 16 1st couple lead down the middle and up to finish in second place.
17 – 24 2nd and 1st couples dance four hands round and back.
Repeat, having passed a couple.
William Campbell: 19th Book of New and Favorite Country Dances
and Strathspey Reels, London 1798.
Original tune: The Marquis Huntley’s Highlanders (Traditional)
Platinum Anniversary Dances – RSCDS Stonehaven
40-BAR JIG FOR FOUR PEOPLE IN A SQUARE SET
1 – 8 All four dancers chase round the set to finish back In original places.
9 – 16 All dance right hands across once round and left hands back to place.
17 – 24 Dancers 1 and 3 set for two steps, set advancing for 2 steps and turn each other right hand for four steps to finish back in original places,
25 – 32 Dancers 2 and 4 repeat bars 17 – 24
33 – 36 All four dancers join hands and dance eight slipping steps to the left, finishing in original places.
37 – 40 All four dancers dance on one place to the left for 2 steps and set in that new position.
Repeat from new positions.
Dance devised by Children at Dunnottar School, Stonehaven
Original Tune: none given