19.11.2017 16:00 - 22:00

RSCDS Moscow Branch and Clann McCeol Ceilidh Band invite you to the ball for celebration of the 24th anniversary of our school.

In 1993 three businessmen from Scotland - Mike Mackie, Stuart Thom and Tom Crozier - founded the Saint Andrews Society of Moscow, and the first thing they organized was Scottish dancing classes under the direction of Irene Mackie. This was the beginning of our school.

Scottish Ceilidh Band Clann McCeol was one of the first bands from Moscow playing for the dancing events. Previously known as White Heather Band, last year they changed dramatically, made their debut under new name and fascinated everybody by new sound.

Price for dancers is 900 roubles in advance and 1200 roubles on entrance. Ticket for audience is 300 roubles.

The ball will be held in the 'Dance first' studio hall. The address is: 7 building 1 Leningradsky prospekt, first floor. 


Ball programme


1-8 Couples Adv+Ret, circle 4H round to left
9-16 Couples dance Ladies Chain
17-24 All set to partners twice & turn RH 1.1/2 times
25-32 Dancers set to opposite partner; change places RH, set to partners & change places LH to face next couple


1-8 1s set, cast & dance RH across with 3s
9-16 1s set, cast up & dance LH across with 2s
17-24 1s followed by 2s dance down, cast up behind 3s, in & dance up to top & 1s cast back to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L

THE WATER OF LEITH S32 4/4L John Wilkinson: 90 - Twelve anniversary dances celebrating ninety years of RSCDS Edinburgh Branch 11

1-8 1s+3s set. 1L dances down, casts up round 2M into middle facing down as 1M dances across, casts round 2L into middle facing up while 3s dance same round 4s. 1s+3s change places RH with partner into line of 4 in middle (M face down, L face up)
9-16 1s+3s dance reel of 4 in middle
17-20 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across
21-24 1M followed by 1L casts round 2L to 2nd place own sides as 3M followed by 3L casts round 4L to 4th place (2s+4s step up 23-24)
25-32 1s+4s dance Espagnole
  25-26 1s+4s cross (Ladies lead across RH passing between Men) with Ladies changing places RH
  27-28 1s+4s cross back (Men lead across RH between Ladies) with Men changing places RH
  29-32 4s turn RH as 1s turn LH

A TRIP TO MOSCOW R32 3/4L Moira Stacey: Footnotes 5

1-6 1s+2s set, hands joined on the sides, and dance RHA
7-8 1s cast off one place while 2s dance up NHJ and face out
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides, 1s starting in and down, 1s finish in 2nd place facing down
17-20 1s+3s dance LHA
21-24 1s dance down between 3s and cast up one place
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L


1-8 1s dance down between 2s & cast back to places, 1M+2M nearer hands joined dance across between 1L & 2L, divide & dance back to places
9-16 1L+2L nearer hands joined dance across between 1M & 2M, divide & dance back to places, 2s dance up & cast back to places
17-24 1M+2L set advancing, twirl & dance back to places, 1L+2M repeat this Fig
25-32 1s+2s dance 4H (skip change) round 1/2 way, set & cross RH


1-8 1s lead down to bottom & cross to cast up to 2nd pl on opp sides, 1s dance 1/2 Fig of 8 (L up round 2s, M down). 2 1 3
9-16 All cross RH & chase clwise 1/4 way into lines across, all change places with partner RH & chase clwise to opp sides. (3)(1)(2)
17-24 1s change places RH with person diagonally to right & new centre couple LH with person diag left, new centre cpl RH diag right & 2s (at top) cross RH as 1s & 3s 1/2 turn RH into Allemande hold
25-32 1s+3s dance Allemande. 2 3 1

TO BE A WIND J32 5/5L Masako (Marchan) Okada Naitoh: To Be A Wind (Bluebell Silver Jubilee 25 Dances Plus One)

1- 1C + 2C, 3C, 4C + 5C half RSh tandem reels, 3C passing 4C + 5C to begin
5- Top 4 couples (4, 5, 3, 1) half LSh reels of 4
9- Top 3 couples (1, 3, 5) half LSh reels of 3
13- Top 2 couples (5, 3) turn LH halfway WHILE bottom 3 couples (1, 4, 2) take hands and set
15- All chase counter clockwise 2 places
17- All set, change RH diagonally right (1C do nothing)
21- All set, change LH diagonally left (5M + 4L do nothing)
25- All set, change RH diagonally right (3M + 2L do nothing)
29- All advance for 1, L turn under M's right arm, retire for 2


1-8 1s turn RH cast 1 place, turn LH & 1L casts up as 1M casts down to form lines of 3 across facing each other
9-16 1L+2s & 1M+3s set twice then 1s cast back to 2nd places & turn RH ending on own sides
17-24 2s+1s+3s set twice & turn partners 2H
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L

GRIMALDI 700 R88 4S Roy Goldring: Auld Friends Meet

1-8 1s+3s dance R&L
9-16 2s & 4s in prom hold dance reels of 3 on sides (start LSh to person on left)
17-24 2s+4s dance R&L
25-32 1s & 3s in prom hold dance reels of 3 across (start LSh to person on left)
33-40 All set to partner & change places RH, Ladies dance LH across ending in partner's place facing out
41-48 Ladies dance out behind partner & loop LSh all the way round next Man to end in original opposite Mans position
49-56 All set to new partner & change places RH, Men dance LH across ending in own place facing out
57-64 Men dance out behind new partner & loop LSh all the way round next Lady to end in original opposite Mans position
65-72 1L+3M also 1M+3L dance in & dance RSh once round other partner, 1M & 3M followed by own partner dance out between facing couple & cast clockwise to original places
73-80 2s & 4s repeat above figure
81-88 All circle 8H round & back

FROM SIBERIA WITH LOVE J32 3/4L Vladimir Garbuzov:

1-- 1c+2c RHA to RHJ in centre ; 1c & 2c turn P RH staying in the middle for
9-- 1c+2c lead down ; and up staying in centre
17-- 1c cast off while 2c dance to 1pl | 1c ½ Fig8 R | 2c+1c+3c set (2,1x,3)
25-- 1c turn 2cnrs RH ; pass P Rsh to 2pl | set (2,1,3)


1-8 1s turn 2H, cast to 2nd place, dance down between 3s, cast up 1 place on own sides & dance in to face 1st corners
9-16 1s turn 1st corner RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH, partner LH end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 across (1L+2s & 1M+3s) giving LSh to 1st crnrs & 2s+1s+3s turn 2H
25-32 1s dance Pass+Turn with 1st corners & pass RSh to face 2nd corners, dance Pass+Turn with 2nd corners & dance to places

NEVER AT SEA R48 6/6L J C Haddow

1-8 1s cross RH & cast to 2nd place, cross LH & cast to 3rd place while 6s cross RH & cast to 5th place, cross LH & cast to 4th place
9-16 1M+6L Prom hold dance reel of 3 with 4s (pass 4M LSh to start) while 6M+1L dance reel of 3 with 3s (pass 3M LSh) end 1s in 3rd place side by side facing up & 6s in 4th place facing down ready for:..
17-24 1s & 6s dance reflection reels on sides dancing up/down between 3s/4s to start
25-32 1s+6s dance R&L ending with 1s facing up & 6s facing down
33-36 End couples cross RH while cpl in 2nd+3rd pl also cpl in 4th+5th pl dance 1/2 RH across & all (1st+2nd pl, 3rd+4th pl, 5th+6th pl) change pl LH on side
37-40 Repeat bars 33-36
40-44 Repeat bars 33-36
45-48 All turn partners RH 5 4 6(1)(3)(2)

JOIE DE VIVRE J32 3/4L Irene van Maarseveen: RSCDS XXXIX 2

1-8 1s set, cast 1 place, 1s dance down between 3s & cast back to 2nd place on own sides
9-16 2s+1s+3s turn RH & chase 1/2 way round clockwise
17-24 3s+1s+2s dance DoSiDo, set & 1/2 turn partners RH for Allemande
25-32 3s+1s+2s dance Allemande


1-8 All circle 8H round & back
9-16 1s+3s dance the Swirl: Turn partner RH into Allemande hold & dance LSh round other couple 1/2 way, dance LH across & swirl to face side couples (BtoB with ptnr & Lady facing Man)
17-24 All dance reels of 4 across
25-32 All set & dancing couples dance out between side couples, cross & cast to change places RH with partner back into places
33-40 All set & advance with partners, retire diagonally with corners & set
41-48 1L+4M dance R&L with 3L+2M (on diagonal)
49-56 1M+2L dance R&L with 3M+4L (other diagonal)
57-64 All set with corners, Adv+Ret with partners & set
65-88 2s & 4s repeat bars 9-32
89-96 All circle 8H round & back


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