FFB3 Dance Calls

Index

Armstrong’s Waltz – by John Armstrong
Circle Waltz
Corofin Plain Set: figures 1, 2, 5, 6
Dabney Hall Contra – by Gene Hubert
Eightsome Reel
The Flannel Flower Schottische – by John Short, 2005
Garibaldi’s March Waltz
Lord Caernarfon’s Jig
The Nervous Groom – by Bill Unger, 2000
The Ourimbah Schottische – by John Short, 2009
Pam Gainsford’s Delight – by Noreen Grundseit, 1985
Rakes of Glasgow – (Strathspey) The Scottish Country Dance Book  (No.11)
Salmonella Evening (Salmon Chanted Evening) – by Louie Cromartie and Steve Zakon-Anderson
Turn of the Tide – by Ron Coxall, 1998
Walpole Cottage – by Pat Shaw, 1963
Winter Dreams Waltz – by Gary Roodman

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Armstrong’s Waltz

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Quadrille formation.

32 bars waltz 4 x

Bars/Instructions

1-4 Men allemande L with Corner
5-8 Men RH star
9-10 Men LH turn partner turning her into centre
11-14 Ladies RH star
15-16 Men giving RH to ladies LH turn her under arm into ballroom hold.
Men now facing around the set.
17-18 Sway (or rock) into centre and back
19-20 Couples dance onto next position
21-22 Sway into centre and back
23-24 Couples dance onto next position
25-26 Sway into centre and back
27-28 Men only dance onto last lady
29-32 Sway into centre and back. Dance last lady back home with two waltz turns

Repeat three more times to meet original partner.

Interpreted by Ian Crook

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Circle Waltz

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Couples in a Circle / 32-bar waltz
2 Balance forward & back (Step left foot + balance)
2 Lady passes in front of Gent on right + Honour
12 Repeat 3 times (Balance + Pass lady across)
4 Face new Partner with 2H hold: Balance in, out +
Tum single (turning in to centre)
4 Balance out, in + Turn single (turning out)
4 Ballroom hold: 2 sliding steps to centre, 2 out
4 2 waltz turns
32 Repeat

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Corofin Plain Set

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Figure 1

Reels: 112 bars

All: Lead around (ê.prom) + Turn Lady under (RH)

All: Dance around & Swing (Waltz)

Tops: Figure

Crossovers: Ladies cross (R shoulder) + Gents cross (L shoulder) + Ladies back + Gents back

Ladies chain (RH / L.Arm / RH)

Dance around & Swing

Crossovers

All: Dance around & Swing

Sides: Figure

All: Dance around & Swing + House the set

 
 

 

Figure 2

 

 
 

 

Jigs: 104 bars

All: Lead around + Turn Lady under

All: Dance around & Swing

Tops: Figure

Advance & retire (R~R)

Dance Lady over (Lady turns under twice)

Advance & retire

Dance Lady over

Sides: Figure

Tops: Figure

Sides: Figure

All: Dance around & Swing + House the set

 

Figure 5

Reels: 208 bars
All: Lead around + Turn Lady under
All: Dance around & Swing

Tops: Figure
Home: Advance & retire + House at Home
Across: Advance & retire + House across
Home: Advance & retire + House at Home
Across: Advance & retire + House across
Ladies chain
Dance around & Swing
Home + Across + Home + Across

All: Dance around & Swing

Sides: Figure

All: Dance around & Swing + House the set

Figure 6

Polkas: 208 bars

All: Circle – Advance & retire twice + Swing (waltz)

Figure

All: Polka body (In, out + turn on – 4 bars) 4 times

House around

Circle – Advance & retire twice

Corners: Swing

All: Figure repeat until Swing original Partner

All: Polka body + House around

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Dabney Hall Contra

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By Gene Hubert
Proper duple minor

A1 Actives lead through inactives, separate, and come up the outside to place, and swing their partners
A2 Down the hall 4 in line, turn alone, return and “bend the ends”
B1 Ladies chain over and back
B2 Long lines forward and back
Actives do half figure of 8 through couple above (ie the inactives they’ve just been dancing with).

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Eightsome Reel

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Quadrille Sets, 4 couples, Numbering: Clockwise 1234
Scottish Reels 40+8×48+40 bars [Earl of Dunmore & friends from their recollection of “Round Reels”]  

The Opening (40 bars)

8     All: Join hands – Circle left + Circle right

4     Grand Cross: Ladies join RH (take Gents around)

4     Grand Cross: Gents join LH (take Ladies back)

8     All: Set twice & 2-hand turn Partner

16   Grand chain: slow chain, 2 bars/turn, one complete circle  

The Body (8 x 48 bars)

Active dancer (1L): Advance to centre, Others join hands

Repetitions: 2L, 3L, 4L, 1G, 2G, 3G & 4G

8     All (except Active): Circle left + Circle right / Active: Dance in the centre

8     Active: Set & Turn Partner / Set & turn Opposite Gent (or Lady) 8 Active+Active Gents (or Ladies): Reel of 3

8     All (except Active): Circle left + Circle right / Active: Dance in the centre

8     Active: Set & Turn Gent (or Lady) on right
Set & Turn Gent (or Lady) on left

8     Active + Cross Gents (or Ladies): Reel of 3

Active: Retire to circle / Next active: Advance to centre

48   Repeat: As above

The Finale (40 bars)

8     All: Circle left & right

4     Grand Cross: Ladies join RH (take Gents around)

4     Grand Cross: Gents join LH (take Ladies back)

8     All: Set twice & turn Partner

8     Grand chain: quick chain, 1 bar/turn

8     Swing Partner

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The Flannel Flower Schottische

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Written by John Short, July 2005

Introduction

This dance was written for the inaugural “Flannel Flower Ball”.

Formation

This is a quadrille with the ladies on their partner’s right. The couple with their backs to the music and the couple facing the music are “top couples”. The other two couples are “side couples”.

Music

This dance requires its own music, played as follows:

Part “A”           16 bars

Part “B”           8 bars

Part “A”           16 bars

Part “B”           8 bars

Part “C”          16 bars

Part “D”          8 bars

Part “C”          16 bars

Note that the original recording of the Flannel Flower Schottische did not have the second Part “B”. However this must be included for the following instructions.

MIDI file
MP3 file (1.4M, from live recording of the 2006 Flannel Flower Ball)

Stepping

The entire dance is in schottische time and walking steps, balances, rotary chasses and slip steps are used.

Chasses Crosse (pronounced “Shazzay Crossay”)

GentsChasses Crosse by dancing to right behind partner with four small slip steps. On the last slip step they close their left foot to their right foot but do not put weight on the left foot. Then balance diagonally forward and to the right by stepping diagonally on the left foot then stepping back on the right foot. The gent’s right hand is given to opposite corner during the balance.

GentsChasses Crosse Back by reversing the above balancing with corner using the right foot and the left hand.

LadiesChasses Crosse by dancing to left in front of partner with four small slip steps. On the last slip step they close their right foot to their left foot but do not put weight on the right foot. Then balance diagonally forward and to the left by stepping diagonally on the right foot then stepping back on the left foot. The lady’s right hand is given to opposite corner during the balance.

LadiesChasses Crosse Back by reversing the above balancing with corner using the left foot and the left hand.

Note that the ladies pass in front of their partners in both directions.

Flourish

This is the final movement of the dance. While promenading back to place in half ballroom hold, the gents should take their partner’s right hand in their right hand. On the last half bar, the ladies will turn clockwise out of the half ballroom hold (with right hands still joined) to face their partners. All dancers should raise their left hands behind them at shoulder height and create a pose on the last beat.

Instructions for “The Flannel Flower Schottische”

 

Part “A”

Chasses Crosse to Opposite Corner  — 2 bars

(See instructions above.) Drop hands.

Chasses Crosse Back to Corner  — 2 bars

(See instructions above.) Keep left hands joined.

Turn Corner — 1 bar

Turn corner by the left hand to finish in own place facing partner.

Turn Partner One and a Half Times — 2 bars

All turn partner by the right hand one and a half times to finish

in partner’s place facing away from partner.

Pull Past Opposite corner by the Left Hand — 1 bar

Give left hand to the person you are facing and change places

with them by pulling past them.

Gents have now progressed one place anticlockwise around

the set, ladies have progressed one place clockwise.

Repeat the Previous 8 bars — 8 bars

Repeat the previous 8 bars.

Everyone is now back with their original partner in opposite place.

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Total for Part “A” — 16 bars

 

Part “B”

Honour Partners — 1 bar

All honour partners.

Honour Corners — 1 bar

All honour corners.

Top Ladies Cross — 2 bars

Top ladies change places by walking past each other passing

right shoulder. Do not give hands.

 

Honour Partners, Honour Corners, Side Ladies Cross — 4 bars

Repeat previous 4 bars, side ladies crossing.

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Total for Part “B” — 8 bars

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Part “A” 16 bars

Repeat Part “A”

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Part “B” 8 bars

Repeat Part “B”.

Everyone is now in original place.

 

Part “C”

Top Couples Advance and Retire — 2 bars

In ballroom hold, top couples slip step twice toward centre of set and twice away. (This is slow.)

Top Couples Rotary Chasses — 2 bars

In ballroom hold top couples (slow) rotary chasses once anticlockwise around the inside of the set, opening out into a half ballroom hold, finishing facing anticlockwise around the set.

Promenade Back to Place — 4 bars

Top couples in half ballroom hold promenade back to place.

Sides Repeat Previous 8 bars — 8 bars

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Total for Part “C” — 16 bars

Part “D”

Top Couples Cross — 2 bars

In ballroom hold top couples change places, using slip steps, gents passing back to back. To suit the music, this movement is danced as two slow slip steps followed by four quick slip steps. Remain in ballroom hold.

Side Couples Cross — 2 bars

Side couples repeat previous 2 bars. Remain in ballroom hold.

Top Couples Cross Back — 2 bars

Top couples cross back to place, ladies passing back to back.

Remain in ballroom hold.

Side Couples Cross Back — 2 bars

Side couples repeat previous 2 bars. Remain in ballroom hold.

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Total for Part “D” — 8 bars

Part “C”

All Advance and Retire — 2 bars

In ballroom hold, all couples slip step twice toward centre of set and twice away. (This is slow.)

All Rotary Chasses — 2 bars

In ballroom hold all couples (slow) rotary chasses once anticlockwise around the set, opening out into a half ballroom hold, finishing facing anticlockwise around the set.

Grand Cross Back to Place — 4 bars

In half ballroom hold with partners, gents put left hand into centre, form a grand cross and promenade back to place.

Advance and Retire, Rotary Chasses and Grand Cross — 8 bars

Repeat the previous 8 bars but finish with a “flourish” (see above).

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Total for Part “C” — 16 bars

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Garibaldi’s March Waltz

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Formation:  Couples formed up in a circle facing along LOD (anticlockwise).

Men on inside of circle, holding inside hands (open extended hold).

Some choose to hold high above shoulder height (head hight).

Music:  Garibaldi’s March Waltz

 Bars Part A to Slow March
4 Commencing with outside foot, six slow steps down LOD.Cross over on steps 7 and 8, (lady turning anticlockwise under man’s right arm). Followed by a slow pronounced bow/curtsey on the 8th step.A hold on the music allows extra time for this
4 Repeat sequence to place
  Part B to 23-4 Varsoviana style music.  Music is slow.
2 Take right hands, crossover turning lady under then quickly changing hands bow and curtsey
2 Take left hands, cross back, turning lady under changing hands again and bow and curtsey
4 Take two-handed hold and pas de valse (forward walk steps) two waltz steps, circling to the right around half way and then reverse to the left.
4 Using a mazurka emphasis or bounce, repeat the forward waltz steps completely to the right in one small circle around place.  (Some callers will call LEFT)Man turns the lady under his left hand in time for a slow pronounced curtsy. There is a hold in the timing of the music on the last bar to allow for the curtsy, and a change of partners where the lady then quickly steps forward to the next man to make it progressive.

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Lord Caernarfon’s Jig

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The Nervous Groom

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By Bill Unger

(version of 2 November 2000)

A 32 bar jig for 3 couples in a 4 couple longwise set.

Bars 1-8: 1’s dance down between the 3’s, cast up on own sides to 2nd place,

1’s dance up between the 2’s and cast down on own side to 2nd place.

2’s step up to 1st place on bars 3 & 4.

1’s take nearer hands whenever sensible.

Bars 9-16: 1’s cross, passing R shoulders, to turn 1st corners RH,

1’s then cross up and down, again passing R shoulders, to turn 2nd

corners RH.

1’s finish in 2nd place on opposite sides, facing their 1st corners.

Bars 17-22: 1’s dance reels of 3 (6 bars) with their corners, starting L shoulder to 1st corner.

Bars 23-24: 1’s cross to 2nd place on own sides, giving R hands in passing

Bars 25-32: 2’s, 1’s and 3’s dance 6 hands around and back.

Repeat, having passed one couple. Dancing couple step to bottom of set after

the second time through as a new dancing couple start from top place.

The Nervous Groom Notes:

Devised by Bill Unger, Friday 13 and Saturday 14 October 2000.

“My wedding to Adrienne took place on the afternoon of the 14th. With thanks to Anthony and Lisa Simon and the Australian Colonial and Folk Dancers, who looked after me by letting me dance with them at the Granny Smith Festival on Saturday morning, and to my best man, Bill Franzsen, who looked after me from there to the wedding.
First danced at Epping SCDC, 1 November 2000, Anne Kennedy presiding.
Thanks to Anne for sorting out some of the details below.
Music: 8×32 in a scottish jig. I haven’t got a suggested tune, but make it a jig with some bounce and life to it. ABAB would be my preference, the dance is 4 fairly distinct 8 bar phrases. 1’s need to move well to complete the full track of bars 1-8 on time, but it is not too hard.
Suggested phrasing is in two 4 bar segments: 4 bars to go down and cast up, 4 bars to go up and cast down. It is the first 4 bars that need a sharp start and good movement, you can slow down a bit after that. In bars 9-16 make both turns 3/4 turns for 2 bars, so the suggested phrasing is: cross for 2, turn 3/4 for 2, cross for 2, turn 3/4 for 2. 1’s don’t give hands for either crossing (note the contrast with the crossing on bars 23-24). Bars 17-22 are reels on the side, first couple on their opposite sides, with the last two bars of the phrase (23-24) for the first couple to cross back to their own sides. Last 8 bars are a simple circle. Could finish the last time through with all 4 couples in the circle.”

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The Ourimbah Schottische

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Pam Gainsford’s Delight

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Pam Gainsford's Delight

This is used with express permission of : The Sydney Playford Dance Group and is taken from the book "A Decade of Dancing".

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Rakes of Glasgow

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Salmonella Evening (Salmon Chanted Evening)

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By Louie Cromartie and Steve Zakon-Anderson
Improper duple minor

A1 Neighbours allemande right once and a half
Men allemande left once and a half
A2 All gypsy and swing partner, end facing across, and take hands in a circle
B1 { Balance the ring, Petronella turn one place to the right
& B2 {Repeat that two more times (ie 3 times in all)
{ Balance the ring, and pass through (by right shoulders) along the line.

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Turn of the Tide

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Longways set: Duple Improper / 32-bar waltz (Moonlight Moorings: Heather Bexon) [Ron Coxall c.1998]
4     Circle left in fours 1/2 way, 2-hand turn Partner 1/2 way
4     2s: Lead down through the 1s and cast back
4     Circle left in fours 1/2 way, 2-hand turn Partner 1/2 way
4     1s: Lead down through the 2s and cast back

2     1s: Facing down, join nearer hands – Lead down while…
2s: Facing up the set, turn single away from Partner +
Meet above 1s facing up the set

2     1s: Turn to face up, change hands, Fall back down the set while…
2s Fall back down the set

4     1s: Lead up [4b], Turn to face Partner (2-hand hold) while…
2s: Lead up [2b], Cast down, Meet Partner below 1s (2-hand hold)

Turning Poussette
(representing a boat turning on its anchor at the turn of the tide)

2     Gents push Partner away from the centre
1     Ladies 1/4 turn / Gents step left (face up or down set)
1     Ladies step left / Gents 1/4 turn (face across)
2     Gents push Partner to the centre of the set
2     2-hand turn Partner and open to form a new circle of 4
32 Repeat

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Walpole Cottage

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Lines of 3 facing lines of 3 in a circle around the hall / 4 x 4+48-bar reels
[Pat Shaw 1963]

4     Lines: Advance & retire (Introduction…) then working a.c/w…

4     Centres: RH turn 1/2 way + with Opposite’s LH Ptnr: LH turn
4     Centres: RH turn 3/4 + with Opposite’s RH Ptnr: LH turn
4     Centres: RH turn 3/4 + with Own LH Ptnr: LH turn
4     Centres: RH turn 3/4 + with Own RH Ptnr: LH turn
8     Corners: RH star + LH star
8     Lines: R.Shldr reels of three (Centre + RH Ptnr leading)
4     Lines: Advance & retire
4     All: Circle left 1/2 way
4     Lines: Advance & retire
4     Groups of three: Basket left 21/2 or 31/2 times – Finish facing new line of 3

4+48 Repeat: Begin with the introduction each time

Written for the farewell of Leonie Morris & Grace Meikle at Cecil Sharp House. “Walpole Cottage” was the name of their house in Chipstead, Surrey.

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Winter Dreams Waltz

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