Rancho Bernardo, CA

February 7, 2016

Band: Steve Moranto, David Collins, Jim George

  Dance Name Author Variants/comments
1 Corelli's Maggot Cathy and John Miller  
2 Draper's Gardens Playford 1709  
3 The Cotery Keller 1790 Triple minor
4 The Black Nag Playford 1670 3-couple set
called by Melinda Layden
5 Jack's Maggot Playford 1702  
6 Key to the Cellar Jenny Beer Triple minor
7 Trip to Greene Gary Roodman 3-couple set
8 Barbarini's Tambourine Walsh 1741  
9 Quite Carr-ied Away Pat Shaw Triple minor done in 4-couple sets
Dance of the month
10 Mad Robin Playford 1695  
11 Love and a Bottle Kynaston 1710 3-couple set
called by Victor Lindsey
12 Lilli Burlero Playford 1690  

A rough night. I was moving that day, and had no time to eat dinner, never mind practice the dances. That hit me hard with "Quite Carr-ied Away." Not one of my better moments.

"Quite Carr-ied Away" is on our upcoming ball, a triple minor to be done Scottish-style with four couple sets. So I started by re-doing the familiar "Key to the Cellar" in the four-couple set formation, explaining progression. That went fine.

But in the actual dance, several things got confused. Next time I do it, in the B-part I'm definitely going to have the ones notice their corner after the right-hand turn, and mention both the hey and the left-hand turn start with that person.

And get straightened out the circle 1/2 versus the circle 1.

Some evenings go better than others...

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