Instructions for the dances at the CIECD Playford Ball, June 10, 2018

The dances are listed in alphabetical order, which is not necessarily how they will be presented at the Ball. Some of the dances may be omitted because of time limitations or to suit the needs of the dancers. This page is not intended as a basis for arranging your partners in advance.

The instructions given here are meant as an aide memoire to help experienced dancers familiarize themselves with the dances we will be doing. They will probably be inadaquate to get you dancing if you have not done country dancing before. However you need not have these dances memorized as all dances will be taught at the Ball.


Alice

Philippe Callens

Duple Proper Longways Waltz
A1 First corners set in place, not moving forward (1-2),
The same two right-hand turn halfway (3-4)
A2 Second corners the same (1-4)
B Facing partner, all fall back taking 2 single steps (1-2),
Partners cross by right shoulder (3-4),
Same 2 couples single file circle clockwise once around (5-8),
Partners two-hand turn (9-12)


Arcadian Nuptials

Triple Proper Longways

The tune is a slip-jig, in 9/8 time
A1 1's turn by the right once around and cast off into 2nd place, 2's moving up (1-4)
A2 1's turn by the left once around and cast to lines across the set, gent down between the 3's, lady up between the 2's (1-4)
B1 Lines of three forward and back (1-2),
Lead forward again, and on the return, the 1's turn single and move to form lines at the sides opposite to their home place (3-4)
B2 New lines of 3 forward and back twice (1-4)
C1 Circle left one time around (1-4)
C2 Partner two-hand turn to end proper (1-4)


Black Nag

Longways for 3 Couples

Part 1:
A All up a double, back a double (1-4),
That again (5-8)
B1 Couple 1 take two-hands and move up with 4 slipping steps (1-2),
Couple 2 the same (3-4),
Couple 3 the same (5-6),
All turn single (7-8)
B2 Repeat B1 back to place, couple 3 going first, all turn single (1-8)

Part 2:
A Partners side right, then left (1-8)
B1 Gent 1 and lady 3 change places with 4 slipping steps, leading with right shoulder and passing back-to-back (1-2),
Lady 1 and gent 3 the same (3-4),
Couple 2 the same (5-6),
All turn single (7-8)
B2 Repeat B1 back to place, all turn single (1-8)

Part 3:
A Partners arm right, then left (1-8)
B1 Gents hey for 3, skipping. Gent 1 start by passing gent 2 by right shoulders (1-6),
All turn single (7-8)
B2 Ladies hey as in B1 (1-6),
All turn single (7-8)


Candles in the Dark

by Loretta Holz

Duple Proper Longways Waltz
A1 1's dance assisted half figure 8 down through 2's (1-4),
1st gent and 2nd lady dance assisted half figure 8 across the set (5-8)
A2 2nd gent and 1st lady dance assisted half figure 8 across the set (1-4),
2's dance assisted half figure 8 down through 1's (5-8)
B Mirror back-to-back, 2's down the center between the 1's to start (1-4),
Circle left once around (5-8),
Mirror back-to-back, 1's up the center between the 2's to start (9-12),
All gypsy partners 1 1/2 to end proper (13-16)


The Dancing Wife

by Gary Roodman

Duple Proper Longways
A1 1’s lead down through the 2’s and cast up the outside to place (1-4),
Circle left once around with the couple above, your previous neighbors (5-8)
A2 2’s lead down through the couple below and cast up to place (1-4),
Circle left once around with the couple above, your current neighbors (5-8)
B1 1st corners change places passing by the right (1-2),
2nd corners change places passing by the right (3-4),
Neighbors change places along the set passing by the right (5-6),
All turn single right (7-8)
B2 2 changes of rights and lefts starting with right hand to partner (1-4),
All two-hand turn with partner (5-8)


Farewell Marian

by Gwyn Williams

Circle Mixer Waltz

Double circle, with gents in center facing partner
A1 Partners take 2 hands and slip 4 steps CCW (1-4),
Balance forward and back to partner (5-6),
Turn single in line of direction (7-8)
A2 Repeat A1 (1-8)
B Take right hands with partner, balance forward and back (1-2),
Trade places turning the ladies under the gent's arm (3-4),
Take left hands with left diagonal opposite, balance forward and back (5-6),
Trade places turning the ladies under the gent's arm (7-8)
A3 Waltz this new partner around the set (1-8)


Heartsease

2 Couples Facing

Part 1:
A Forward a double and back (1-4),
That again (5-8)
Chorus:
B1 With opposite fall back a double and come forward a double (1-4),
Turn opposite by the right (5-8)
B2 With partner fall back a double and come forward a double (1-4),
Turn partner by the left (5-8)

Part 2:
A Side right with partner (1-4),
Side left with opposite (5-8)
B1&2 Chorus

Part 3:
A Arm right with partner (1-4),
Arm left with opposite (5-8)
B1&2 Chorus


Hole In The Wall

Duple Proper Longways
A1 1's cast down below 2's and lead up the center to place (1-4)
A2 2's cast up above 1's and lead down the center to place (1-4)
B 1st corners change places (1-2),
2nd corners change places (3-4),
Circle left halfway (5-6),
1's cast down one place, 2's lead up (7-8)
Note:
The music is in 3/2, so there are 3 steps per measure.

As part of a continuing experiment we will be dancing this dance with no teaching or prompting. If you know the dance, or feel you are experienced enough to pick up a new dance easily, please join in. This is a fairly straightforward dance so dancing with an experienced partner may be sufficient, even if you don't know the dance. However, if you don't feel confident enough to join in we hope you will enjoy the performance of the other dancers.

Videos of some people doing this dance. Be aware that our local styling may be a bit different than that seen in the videos. However, these should give you a feel for how the dance fits the music and some ideas for how to make your own dancing elegant and graceful.

Hole In The Wall Video 1

Hole In The Wall Video 2


Jaque Latin

Duple Proper Longways
A1 Lady 1 hey with the gents on the gents' side of the set, end at home (1-8)
A2 Gent 1 hey with the ladies on the ladies' side of the set, end at home (1-8)
B1 1's cross, cast down below the 2's (2's moving up) (1-4),
1's cross again, cast down below the next 2's (2's don't move) (5-8)
B2 1's lead up between these 2's to original neighbors (1-2),
1's set to original neighbors (3-4),
1's lead between original neighbors and cast back to progressed place (5-8)
C1 All set twice [facing center of original foursome] (1-4),
Star left halfway (5-8)
C2 All set twice [facing center of original foursome] (1-4),
Star right halfway (5-8)

Jovial Beggars

Duple Proper Longways
A1 1's Chase: Gent 1 cast, lady 1 follow to 2nd place, 2's moving up (1-4),
1's gypsy left halfway to get proper (5-6)
A2 2's Chase: Lady 2 cast, gent 2 follow to 2nd place, 1's moving up (1-4),
2's gypsy right halfway to get proper (5-6)
B1 1's lead down the center of the set, turn alone and lead back between the 2's (1-4),
2's gate the 1's around to a line of 4 facing up (5-8)
B2 Lines of 4 up a double and back (1-4),
1's lead up and cast to progressed place while 2's meet and lead up (5-8)

Lilli Burlero

Duple Proper Longways
A 1's lead down through 2's and cast back to place (1-4),
2's lead up through 1's and cast back to place (5-8)
B1 1st corners trade places (1-2),
2nd corners trade places (3-4),
All fall back a double, then come forward a double turning single (5-8)
B2 Partners trade places passing right shoulders (1-2),
Neighbors trade places, backing up and passing right shoulders (3-4), [end facing partners across the set]
3 changes of a circular hey, skipping (5-8)

Mr. Beveridge’s Maggot

Duple Proper Longways

The music is in 3, but is not a waltz
A1 1's cross (Hole In The Wall style), falling back on last 3 steps (1-2),
1's and 2's back to back (3-4)
A2 1's turn single right (1),
Right-hand turn neighbor (2-3),
1's left-hand turn halfway to return to original places (4)
B1 1's cross and move down outside one place while 2's meet and lead up (1-2),
Partners back to back, then 1's move in between 2's to form line of four facing up (3-4)
Taking hands, lines lead up 5 steps and close (5-6),
fall back, 1's rolling in front of 2's to end in 1st place (7-8)
B2 1's full figure 8 down through 2's (1-6),
1's cross and move down outside one place, 2's lead up (7-8)


Six for the Six Proud Walkers

by Fried De Metz Herman

Duple Improper Longways
A1 Circle left halfway (1-2),
Neighbors fall back a double (3-4),
Top couple (2's) gate the 1's up the center and down the outside (5-8)
A2 Repeat A1 with the 1's being the top couple gating the 2's, finishing at home places (1-8)
B1 2 changes of rights and lefts, starting with partner (1-4),
Partners turn by the right 1 1/2 time, ending facing up (5-8)
B2 Double figure 8, 2's cast down, 1's cross up the center to start (1-8)


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