Dances & Events

South Argyll Branch generally hosts two dances each year.

In January we hold a 12th Night Dance which is open to our local clubs in South Argyll.
Our dance this year was to be on 15th January 2022 but has been cancelled.

Other dancers are welcome to attend if tickets are available.

SOUTH ARGYLL BRANCH 12th NIGHT DANCE 15th JANUARY 2022 HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CURRENT COVID MEASURES

JANUARY WELCOME  (J8x32)  2C (4C set) 
1- 8 1s turn RH & LH
9-16 2s turn RH & LH
17-24 1s dance down middle & back up to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s dance RH across & LH back
Torf  Let’s All Dance Too
SCOTLAND’S GARDENS  (R8x32)  3C (4C set)   
 1- 8      1s dance RSh reels of 3 on sides
 9-16     1s turn 2s RH on sides 1.1/2 times, 1M casts up on own side followed by partner & dances down centre to pick up 3s as 1L picks up 2s
17-24    1s with 2s & 3s dance down the middle & back to top with 1L+2s turning to face down
25-32    All set, 2s+3s set as 1s petronella turn to opposite sides; all set & 1s cross RH to 2nd place own sides
Roy Goldring  Auld Friends Meet
THE ROSE OF THE NORTH  (S8x32)  3C (4C set)  
 1- 4      1s lead down below 3s, cross & cast up to 2nd place on opposite side
 5-16     2s+1s+3s dance 3 couple R&L, 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24    1s set to & turn 1st corner 2H, set to & turn 2nd corner 2H. 1s finish BtoB in centre, 1M facing up, 1L facing down
25-32    1M+2s & 1L+3s circle 3H round to left & on bar 4 1s pull back RSh to face each other & set; 1s Petronella turn to 2nd place own side.  2 1 3
Roy Goldring  Leeds Silver Jubilee
THE ROYAL DEESIDE RAILWAY  (R8x32)  3C (4C set) 
 1- 8      1s cross down (no hands) below 3s, cast up 1 place opposite sides & dance in to face 2L, 1s+2L dance RH across
 9-16     1s+2M dance LH across & end 1L (with partner behind her) in centre facing up, 1s dance up & cast 1 place on own sides & face 3M
17-24    1s+3M dance RH across, 1s+3L dance LH across & end 1L (with partner behind her) in centre facing down
25-32    1s dance down below 3s & cast up on own sides to 2nd place, 2s+1s+3s turn RH
R Arrowsmith  RSCDS Bk 40
   THE SPRING FLING REEL  (R8x40)  3C (4C set)  
 1- 8      1s turn RH, cast (2s step up bars 3-4), cross RH, cast to Right to 1L between 2s facing down, 1M between 3s facing up
 9-16     1L+2s & 1M+3s Adv+Ret, circle 6H 1/2 round to Left
17-24    1M+3s & 1L+2s Adv+Ret, 1s turn RH 1.1/4 times to face 1st corners
25-32    1s dance 1/2 diag reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass RSh, 1/2 diag reel of 4 with 2nd corners. 1s end in middle 1M below 1L facing own sides
33-40    1L+2s & 1M+3s dance LH across. 1s end 2nd place opposite sides.  2s+3s turn LH while 1s turn RH 1.1/2 times to own side.  2 1 3
Samantha Burton  RSCDS Bk 50
THE HAPPY MEETING  (J8x32)  2C (4C Set)                                                    
1- 8      1M+2L cross passing RSh, dance LSh round partner, pass RSh up/down & dance RSh round standing Man/Lady (1M round 2M, 2L round 1L)
 9-16     1L+2M cross passing LSh, dance RSh round partner, pass LSh up/down & dance LSh round standing Man/Lady (2M round 1M, 1L round 2L)
17-24    1s dance 4 slip step down middle, set to each other, slip step up to top & cast to 2nd place
25-32    2s+1s Adv+Ret clapping on bar 28 & turn partners RH
RSCDS Bk 29
AUTUMN IN APPIN  (S4x32)  4C set                                              
3s & 4s start on opp. sides
 1- 8      2s+3s Petronella turn into centre & set to partner (Men BtoB), 2s+3s 3/4 turn partner RH & dance RH across 1/2 way to change places & end with other partner in prom hold (2M+3L facing Men’s side & 3M+2L facing Ladies’ side)
 9-10     1s & 4s Petronella turn into centre while 2M+3L dance out & up on Men’s side & 3M+2L dance out & down on Ladies’ side
11-12    1s & 4s set to partner while 2M+3L/3M+2L cross to other side passing between ‘gates’ (1s & 4s)
13-14    1s & 4s 1/2 turn RH into prom hold (1s facing Ladies’ side & 4s facing Men’s side) while 2M+3L/3M+2L dance down/up sides
15-16    All Promenade cl’wise 1 pl to end in square set (1s on Ladies’ side facing 4s on Men’s side, 2M+3L in 4th pl face up as 3M+2L in 1st pl face down)
17-24    1s+4s dance 1/2 Ladies’ Chain , 2s+3s dance 1/2 Men’s (2s & 3s ending with Lady on Mans left)
25-32    All set in square set & circle 8H round to left, dance into centre, turn right & spiral out to own side lines ending 2 4 (1)(3
John Drewry  RSCDS Bk 31
 CATCH THE WIND  (R8x32)  3C (4C set)          
 1- 8      1s set, cast 1 place & dance 1/2 Fig of 8 round 2s
 9-16     1s set twice with 1L pulling back RSh on bars 11-12  to face out, 1L followed by partner casts up & dances down the middle 1L to face 3M while 1M faces 2M
17-24    1s RSh reels of 3 across (1M with 2s & 1L with 3s)
25-32    1L followed by partner dances down cast up round 3M & crosses to end in 2nd place on own sides, 1s turn RH (4 bars)
Romaine Butterfield  RSCDS Bk 45
THE EARL OF INVERNESS  (J4x40)  Sq.Set                                                            
 1- 8      All circle 8H round & back
 9-16     1s+3s change places, 1s dancing under arch made by 3s & set; 3s+1s change places (1s making arch) & set
17-24    2s+4s repeat bars 9-16 (4s making 1st arch)
25-32    Ladies dance RH across & Men dance LH across 1.1/4 times to meet new partner
33-40    All Promenade anticlockwise round set
A Kellett
ANNA HOLDEN’S STRATHSPEY  (S8x32)  2C (4C set)                 
 1- 8      1s+2s dance RH across, 1s cross down to 2nd pl as 2s cast up then 1M+2L turn LH as 1L+2M turn RH into a line across (1s between 2s) facing down
 9-16     1s+2s dance down in line, 1s turn & face up as 2s turn in behind, dance up, 1s casting to 2nd place opp sides as 2s dance to 1st place own sides
17-24    2M+1L also 2L+1M set & Petronella turn-in-tandem into middle, set & Petronella turn-in-tandem to sides
25-32    1s+2s set, circle 4H round 1/2 way; 1s turn 2H 1.1/2 times to 2nd place own side
John Drewry  RSCDS Bk 42
NEW YEAR JIG  (J8x32)  3C (4C set)                                
 1- 8      1s dance Fig 8 on own sides (pass 2s RSh to start).  1L ends facing out
 9-16     Reels of 3 on sides (1s+2s pass RSh to start).  1L end facing out
17-24    1L followed by 1M dances behind 2L, up between 2s, behind 2M, across set to 2nd place own side (2s step up 23-24)
25-32    1s+3s dance RH across.  2s+1s dance LH across.  1L finishes facing out, ready to start again
Maureen Robson  RSCDS Bk 51
INVERNEILL HOUSE  (R8x32)  3C (4C set)                                
 1- 8      1s+2s dance 1/2 double Fig of 8 (1s cross down), 1s dance down between 3s as 2s dance out & up then 1s cast up to 2nd place opp sides
 9-16     1s+3s dance 1/2 double Fig of 8 (1s cross down), 1s dance up between 2s & cast to 2nd place own sides
17-24    1s Petronella to opposite sides
25-32    2s & 3s Petronellato own sides while 1s cast RSh round 1st corner & cross between 2s/3s, 1s cast to 2nd place own sides & all set
 John Drewry  RSCDS Bk 35
12 COATES CRESCENT  (S4x32)  4C set                                   
 1- 8      All set on sides & cross RH, all set & cross back RH
 9-16     1s dance down to meet 4s who dance up & 1L+4L also 1M+4M dance out own sides, cast back to places & 1s lead down to 4th place (2s+3s+4s step up 15-16)
17-24    3s+4s (middle couples) dance R&L
25-32    2s+3s also 4s+1s dance RH across & LH back
RSCDS Bk 40
THE REEL OF THE 51ST DIVISION  (R8x32)  3C (4C set)                 
 1- 8      1s set & cast below 3s, lead up to face 1st corners
 9-16     1s set & turn 1st corners RH to balance in diagonal line, set & 1s turn LH to face 2nd corners
17-24    1s set & turn 2nd corners RH to Bal-in-Line, set & 1s turn LH to 2nd place own sides
25-32    2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back
Jimmy Atkinson & Peter Oliver  RSCDS Bk 13
Extras
EH3 7AF  (J8x32)  3C (4C set)                                            
 1- 8      1s lead down the middle & back to top. 2s & 3s step in on bar 8 ready for …
 9-16     1s+2s+3s Promenade ending with 1s casting to 2nd place
17-24    1s pass by the right & turn 1st corners RH to end L between 2s & M between 3s, 1s pass by the right & turn 2nd corners RH to end between crnrs
25-32    1M dances RH across with 2s & 1L with 3s, 1L dances up between 2s & casts to 2nd place own side as 1M dances between 3s & casts up
Roy Goldring  RSCDS Bk 40
THE HIGHLAND LASS  (R8x32)  3C (4C set)                                                 
 1- 8      1s dance in & cast 1 place, 1s dance 1/2 reels of 3 across (Lady with 2s & Man with 3s)
 9-16     1s dance down between 3s, cast up to 2nd place opposite sides & dance 1/2 reels of 3 across (Man with 2s & Lady with 3s)
17-24    2s+1s dance R&L
25-32    1s dance down between 3s, cast up to 2nd place & 2s+1s+3s turn RH
RSCDS Bk 30

                                     

                                 

                           

EH3 7AF  (J8x32)  3C (4C set)                                             Roy Goldring  RSCDS Bk 40

 1- 8      1s lead down the middle & back to top. 2s & 3s step in on bar 8 ready for …

 9-16     1s+2s+3s Promenade ending with 1s casting to 2nd place

17-24    1s pass by the right & turn 1st corners RH to end L between 2s & M between 3s, 1s pass by the right & turn 2nd corners RH to end between crnrs

25-32    1M dances RH across with 2s & 1L with 3s, 1L dances up between 2s & casts to 2nd place own side as 1M dances between 3s & casts up

THE HIGHLAND LASS  (R8x32)  3C (4C set)                                                 RSCDS Bk 30

 1- 8      1s dance in & cast 1 place, 1s dance 1/2 reels of 3 across (Lady with 2s & Man with 3s)

 9-16     1s dance down between 3s, cast up to 2nd place opposite sides & dance 1/2 reels of 3 across (Man with 2s & Lady with 3s)

17-24    2s+1s dance R&L

25-32    1s dance down between 3s, cast up to 2nd place & 2s+1s+3s turn RH