[CAM] Dancing at St. Ed's

masanger at kwm.sca.org masanger at kwm.sca.org
Tue Sep 2 18:54:02 CDT 2008


I'll need a refresher on the first one, the others I know reasonably well.

Rose Marian

> Greetings to the list!
>
> Sorry for such the short notice, but we would still like to dance at the
> St. Ed's Fair!  I've put together just a few dances that should be
> fairly easy to teach.  I'm listing them (with notes!)  at the bottom of
> this email so that those of you who may already be sort of familiar with
> the dances can refresh your memories.  For those of you who don't know
> them, I am happy to try and teach some Thurs night fighter
> practice, at the Highland Games, and we can do a walkthrough before
> actually doing each dance at St. Ed's.  If you have any suggestions,
> please let me know!
>
> Adeliz
>
> Montarde Bransle (a line of 4 dancers)
> A:	1 – 8 Take 4 left doubles
> B:	9 – 10 1st person turns in place with 4 kicks
> 	11 – 16 2nd person turns same, followed by 3rd and 4th
> A:	1 – 8 Take 4 left doubles, while 1st person weaves in and out to join
> at the end of the line (in front of 2nd person, behind 3rd
> person, in front of 4th)
>
> Repeat kicks and weaves until each person has gone through the line
> once.
>
> Hole in the Wall (a longways set of couples)
> 1 – 4 1st couple casts off around twos, leads up the middle back to
> place 5 – 8 2nd couple casts up around ones, leads down the middle to
> place 9 – 10 1st man and 2nd woman change places
> 11 – 12 2nd man and 1st woman change places
> 13 – 14 All hands halfway around
> 15 – 16 Ones cast down while the twos lead up the center to progress
>
> Official Bransle (Toss the Wench) (a circle of couples)
> A)	1 – 8 Double left, double right, repeat
> B)	9 – 16 Eight singles left
> •	During the 7th single, the woman steps in front of the man
> •	During the 8th single, the woman jumps as the man moves her to the
> left, everyone gaining a new partner
> Ladies, please do not jump onto the man (no matter how much you like
> him). Lords, please do not TOSS the lady, simply move her to the left as
> she jumps.
>
> Sellinger's Round (a circle of couples)
> Verse 1:
> 1 – 8 Take hands and circle 8 slip steps left and 8 slip steps right
> Chorus:
> 9 – 12 Two single steps into the center, and a double back to place
> 	13 – 16 Face partner, set and turn single
> 	17 – 24 Repeat 9 – 16
> Verse 2:
> 1 – 8 Holding hands, forward a double to the center, and a double back
> out ("beerhall run")
> Verse 3:
> 	1 – 8 Siding
> Verse 4:
> 	1 – 8 Arming
>
> Black Nag (a set of 3 couples)
> Verse 1:
> 	1 – 4 Double forward, double back.
> 	5 – 8 Repeat
> Chorus:
> 9 – 10 Face partner, take two hands, first couple slips up the hall
> 	11 – 12 Followed by 2nd couple
> 	13 – 14 Followed by 3rd couple
> 	15 – 16 All turn single
> 17 – 24 Couples slip back to place in reverse order, all turn single
> Verse 2:
> 	1 – 8 Siding
> Chorus:
> 9 – 10 First man and 3rd woman change places
> 11 – 12 First woman and 3rd man change places
> 13 – 14 Second man and 2nd woman change places
> 	15 – 16 All turn single
> 17 – 24 Reverse the changes, returning to place, all turn single
> Verse 3:
> 	1 – 8 Arming
> Chorus:
> 	9 – 14 Lord's hey (figure 8)
> 	15 – 16 Lords turn single
> 	17 – 22 Ladies hey (figure 8)
> 	23 – 24 Ladies turn single
>
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