09.03.2017 19:30 - 22:00

We are going to celebrate Spring on Thursday, March 9th at Filippovskaya school (Malaya Pirogovskaya str., 13 building 1). Instead of the usual class we will have social dancing. The social dancing will start at 19:30.

Dress nicely and join us! Don't forget to bring something tasty, because there will be our traditional tea.
The price is 300 ₽.


Social dancing programme

IT'S NAE BOTHER (J8x32) 2/4L Derek Haynes: A Second Book of Graded Scottish Country Dances

1-8 1s+2s set, Ladies cross, passing partners RSh chase clockwise to own side (having changed places)
9-16 1s+2s dance RH across & LH back
17-24 1s+2s set, Men cross, passing opposite Lady RSh chase clockwise to own sides
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L


1-8 1M+2M+3M cross in front of partners & dance round behind next Lady, dance up & dance out behind own partner back to places
9-16 1L+2L+3L repeat above Fig
17-24 1M+2L change places RH, 1L+2M also 1M+3M change places LH, 1L+3L also 1M+4L change places RH & 1L+4M change places LH
25-32 All advance to pass partner RSh, turn to face partner & retire to own sides, all turn partners RH to end 2 3 4 1

SANDS OF MORAR (S8x32) 3/4L Barry Priddey: RSCDS XLV 6

1-8 1s dance Fig of 8 round 2s giving hands when possible
9-16 1s dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides (1s dance down between 2s to begin)
17-24 1s turn 2H & dance down middle to 3rd pl as 2s+3s continue reel & dance down behind 1s, all set & 1s followed by 2s+3s cast up to orig pls
25-32 1s+2s dance the Tourbillon :
  1s & 2s turn partners 2H 1/2 way, 1M & 2L lead partners on 1 place clockwise to end 1s on Ladies side & 2s on Men's side, 1s set to 2s
  1s & 2s 1/2 turn partners 2H, 1L & 2M lead partners on 1 place to end 2s in 1st pl & 1s in 2nd pl & 2s+1s cross RH to own sides

THE CRANBERRY TART (J8x32) 3/4L Terry Glasspool: Dances from the Seven Year Itch

1-8 1M sets & casts 1 place, sets & petronella turns between 3s facing up while 1L stands for 2 bars then sets, casts 1 place & sets
9-16 1M sets in line with 3s & all 3 Adv+Ret then 1M advances to partner while 1L petronella turns between 2s & sets in line with 2s then all 3 Adv+Ret
17-24 1L followed by partner dances reel of 3 across with 2s (RSh to 2L) to end in 2nd place own sides
25-32 1s dance RSh reels of 3 on sides giving RSh to 3s

CORNER AFTER CORNER AFTER CORNER (R8x32) 3/4L John Drewry: The Stoneywood Collection

1-8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place & turn RH 1.1/2 times to face 3rd corners
9-16 1s dance Pass+Turn with 3rd corners & pass RSh to face 4th corners, dance Pass+Turn with 4th corners & pass RSh to face 1st corners
17-24 1s dance Pass+Turn with 1st corners, pass RSh & dance Pass+Turn with 2nd corners & end 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on sides (LSh to 1st corner to start) & cross RH to 2nd place own sides

TOWN OF FLOWERS (S4x32) 4/4L Susan Tyler: Scottish Dance Archives

1-8 All dance 1/2 reels of 4 on sides, 4s+3s also 2s+1s dance RH across
9-16 Repeat bars 1-8
17-24 1s+2s+3s circle 6H round to left 1/2 way as 4s turn 2H 1.1/2 times, all petronella to own sides. 3 2 1 4
25-32 3s+2s also 1s+4s dance the Knot to end 2 3 4 1:
  Couples turn ptnrs RH 1/2 way to end in the centre facing down in Allemande position, the Lady having turned clockwise under her ptnrs arm
  Bottom couple followed by the others dance up on Ladies side
  Couples turn partners (slowly) by LH to own sides

LADY IN RED 2 (J5x32) 5/5L Simon Scott: RSCDS XLVIII 13

1-4 All set, 1s+3s+5s petronella turn into centre while 2M & 4M cast up 1 place as 2L & 4L cast down 1 place
5-8 1s+3s+5s set while 2s & 4s cross to opposite sides, 1s+3s+5s petronella turn to opposite sides while 2M & 4M cast down 1 place into middle to face up to partner as 2L & 4L cast up 1 place into middle & face down
9-16 2s+4s dance reel of 4 in middle
17-24 All dance LH across (2L+1s, 2M+3s+4L & 4M+5s) & end on opposite sides, all set & cross RH
25-32 1s+2s also 3s+4s Set+Link, 1s+4s also 3s+5s Set+Link. 2 4 1 5 3

A TRIP TO BAVARIA (R4x32) 4/4L James MacGregor-Brown: A Guide to Scottish Country Dancing (ex-Collins)

1-4 1s & 4s cross RH while 2s+3s dance 1/2 RH across, 1s+3s & 2s+4s change places LH on sides
5-16 Repeat 1-4 another 3 times (end cpls cross RH, middle cpls 1/2 RH across; cpls in 1st+2nd place also 3rd+4th place change places LH) All finish in original places
17-24 1s set to 2s & cross over to face 3s, set & cross to face 4s
25-32 1s set to 4s & cross over to 4th place on opposite sides, all Adv+Ret 2 steps & 1s change places RH (2H popular) to retire to own sides

THE LADY OF THE DANCE (S80) 4S Mary Howard

1-8 Ladies dance RH across 1/2 way, turn opposite Man LH into prom hold & all promenade anti-clockwise 1/2 way
9-16 Men dance LH across 1/2 way, turn opposite Lady RH into prom hold & all promenade clockwise 1/2 way
17-24 1s & 3s continue to promenade to original places & then Adv+Ret while 2s & 4s Adv+Ret & promenade clockwise to original places
25-32 1s & 3s dance NHJ to centre, join hands with opposite person & face side couple, set passing facing couple, centre couples set & pass while side couples turn 2H, all set & pass facing couple (2s & 4s end with Lady on Mans left)
33-40 1L+3M & 1M+3L cross (1M+3L make arch), dance out between 2s/4s & cross to meet partners, 1s & 3s set & turn partners 2H (All in opposite places with Lady on Mans left)
41-56 2s+4s repeat bars 25-40 with 2M+4L making arch 2H (All in original places with Lady on Mans left)
57-64 All DoSiDo with corners & Set+Link with partner
65-72 All dance Grand Chain
73-80 All dance Allemande & end turning Ladies into centre for bow/curtsey


1-8 1s+3s set advancing & Bal-in-Line, turn partners RH & 1s cast to 3rd place while 3s lead up to 1st place
9-16 3s+1s set advancing & Bal-in-Line, turn partners RH & 3s cast to 3rd place while 1s lead up to 1st place
17-24 1s lead down & back to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L


1-8 1L followed by partner casts below 3s, 1L crosses & dances up behind Men as 1M dances up centre to 1st places on opposite side & 1s set
9-16 1M followed by partner repeat above Fig & set in own places
17-24 1s lead down the middle & back
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. 2 1 3

THE WIND ON LOCH FYNE (S3x32) 3T John Bowie Dickson: Dunedin Dances Book 1

1-8 1s cross over (Man between 3s, Lady between 2s) & dance Fig of 8 & end turning RH 1/2 way to face partner in original places
9-16 All dance interlocking RSh reels of 4 & end by turning RH to bring Men into centre
17-24 Men dance LH across in centre 2 places while Ladies dance clockwise 1 place, turn partner RH & repeat ending in triangular set order 2 3 1
25-32 All set & circle 6H round for 2 steps, turn partner 2H & continue to circle 6H round to pstns. 2 3 1

FOLLOW ME HOME (J8x32) 3/4L Ellie Briscoe: RSCDS XXXVIII 3

1-8 1s set & cross RH, cast 1 place & turn LH (ending in a diagonal line LH to partner & RH with 1st corner)
9-16 1s Bal-in-Line with 1st crnrs, 1/2 turn crnrs & 1s followed by crnrs chase cl'wise to 3rd crnr (pstn) & 1s dance in to give LH to 2nd crnrs
17-24 1s Bal-in-Line with 2nd crnrs, 1/2 turn crnrs & 1s followed by crnrs chase anticl'wise to 4th crnr (pstn) & 1s end in 2nd pl opp sides
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance 1/2 reels of 3 on the sides 1s giving LSh to 2nd corner (pstn), set & cross RH

THE PIPER AND THE PENGUIN (R88) 4Sq Roy Goldring: The Scotia Suite of Scottish Country Dances

1-8 Ladies dance RSh round their corners, dance RH across ending in centre
9-16 Ladies dance LSh round their partners, dance LH across & back to places
17-24 Men dance RSh round their partners, dance RH across ending in centre
25-32 Men dance LSh round corners, dance LH across & back to places
33-40 1s & 3s turn partners RH 1.1/4 times, Men followed by partners dance out between side couples & back to places (1M thru 4s & 3M thru 2s)
41-48 1s+3s dance R&L
49-64 2s+4s repeat bars 33-48
65-72 Ladies dance in turning right about to dance out, cast clockwise to opposite Lady's place
73-80 Men dance in turning left about to dance out, cast anticlockwise to opposite places
81-88 All turn partners RH 1.1/4 times into prom hold, Promenade anticlockwise 1/2 way round to original places

POSTIE'S JIG (J4x32) 4/4L Roy Clowes: Commonwealth Ceilidh Dances

1-8 1s & 4s set & cast in 1 place, 1s & 4s dance 1/2 Figs of 8 round new end couples
9-12 1M+4M & 1L+4L cross (men making an arch) & turn corners with free hand to face up/down
13-16 1s+4s dance down/up (couple dancing up make the arch) & turn corners
17-24 Repeat bars 9-16 from new pstns
25-32 1s+4s dance 1/2 R&L, turn partner RH

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