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This page contains dance instructions starting with our own dance, The Camberley Reel, which was devised for our 40th Anniversary Ball. Please try it and let us know what you think!  Following that comes The Floral Robertson Rant, as demonstrated by the Committee at our End of Season Party 2003.

 

After that come our Featured Dances for the current season.  We feature a different set of dances each year so that club members gradually become familiar with them and can dance them with relatively little instruction.  This season, this will operate on a 'dances of the month' basis.  Each featured dance will be taught thoroughly on an instruction evening, and then MCs at the next few social evenings will be asked to include it in their programmes to reinforce what we have learned.

 

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The Camberley Reel
 

The Floral
Robertson Rant

 

Charity Dance 2016

 

Burns' Night 2018

 

Spring Dance 2018

 

Club Special Dances 2017-18

 

To follow

 

 

The Camberley Reel (4 x 32 bar Reel)

1-8

ALL SET to partners, TURN partners RH. 1C and 4C CAST to centre as 2C and 3C LEAD to ends. 1C and 4C dance LEFT HANDS ACROSS half way to face corners, 1M faces 3W, 1W faces 3M, 4M faces 2W, 4W faces 2M.

 

9-20

DOUBLE INTERLOCKING REELS OF FOUR, giving R shoulders to corners to start, and dancing LH ACROSS half way in middle when passing L shoulders. Finish facing corners.

 

21-24

SET to corners, and TURN corners by the hand that takes 1C and 4C out through the ends and in at the sides.

 

25-32

1C dance HALF FIGURE OF EIGHT round 3C to own side, as 4C dance HALF FIGURE OF EIGHT round 2C to own side. ALL TURN partners RH once round in 4 bars.

 

Recommended music: The Craigellachie Band, 'After the Chord', CD6, track 4.

 

The Camberley Reel was devised by our President from 1989 to 2002, Jim Adams, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Camberley Reel Club, which was celebrated in September 2000.

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The Floral Robertson Rant

 

A square dance for eight dancers and eight coloured hankies held cornerwise.  Devised by Margret and David Talbot and demonstrated by the Committee at the "Flower Power" End of Season Party 2003.  With apologies to the original version, which follows.

 

The Floral Robertson Rant   S80+   Square Set

Quick Crib Circle 8 & back; ladies chain; heads reel 4; Hanky 5; set & turn cnrs; Hanky 4; sides reel 4; set & turn cnrs; Hanky 4; ladies circle L, set & turn ptnr; Hanky 5;  M repeat R; Hanky 4; chain; allemande.

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Music Notes

0-1

Bow & Curtsey

 

2-5

Eight hands round and back

crescendo

6-9

Women dance right hands across half way; turn opposite man with left hands; dance right hands across to place and turn partner with left hands

f

10-13

1C and 3C reel of four across; women passing left shoulders with each other,

crescendo

14-16

             Hanky – 5 bars

 

17-20

All set to corners with highland schottische; turn with both hands twice.

 

21-22

             Hanky – 4 bars

crescendo – ta ta ta ta

23-26

2C and 4C repeat reel and setting to corners

ff

21-22

             Hanky – 4 bars

 

26-28

Women circle four hands round to left; set to partners and turn with both hands.

 

29-31

             Hanky – 5 bars

 

32-36

Men circle four hands round to right, set to partners and turn with both hands, finish in place

to p . . .

43-44

             Hanky – 4 bars

 

45-50

Grand chain, one hand per bar

f

51-56

Promenade in allemande hold

 

 

Hanky movement: waving hanky aloft, turn simple (right shoulder back) using a high skipping step.

Recommended Music: The Floral Dance (Brighouse and Rasterick Brass Band) - with or without Terry Wogan.

 

The Robertson Rant   S80   Square Set   Book 39   (Original)

1-8

EIGHT HANDS ROUND AND BACK.

9-16

W RH ACROSS HALF WAY, TURN opp M LH, RH ACROSS HALF WAY, TURN partner LH.

17-24

1C and 3C REEL OF FOUR. Finish facing corners.

25-32

ALL SET to corners Highland Schottische, TURN BH twice.

33-48

2C and 4C REPEAT bars 17-32.

49-56

W FOUR HANDS ROUND TO L, SET to and TURN partners.

57-64

M FOUR HANDS ROUND TO R, SET to and TURN partners.

65-72

GRAND CHAIN.

73-80

ALLEMANDE round the set.

 

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Club Special Dances 2017 - 2018 - to follow

 

Did you know…?  Triumph is the only dance which has a pousette done by one couple only… the first couple travel down the middle of the dance from top to bottom of the set [rather than] finish with the ordinary pousette for, as an old Highlander said, “Ye canna go on being triumphant.”

Jean C. Milligan ‘Won’t you Join the Dance’

 

 

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