Masked Ball – Spring

 

Hosted by Device of Seagirt

The Barony of Seagirt (Victoria, BC )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Anastasia Daysshe
Date: April 28 , 2012
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on April 28th 2012
Site closes at: 12:00 AM

Event site:
Eastern Star Hall
3281 Harriet St. Victoria, BC V82 3S3



Greetings one
and All

Welcome to the Anual Spring Ball for the
Barony of Seagirt. Doors open at 3 pm.

 

Site Fee is 10.00

Dinner is additional and is a fundraiser for
Archery.

Food for the evening is being run as a tavern, not as a feast.
 Dishes and cutlery are not provided, you do need to bring
your own.
Currently, the menu stands at: lentil soup, meat stew, salad,
apple galettes, tuna stuffed eggs and deviled eggs.  
Each item will be priced individually, but menu is subject to
change.  
Menu and prices will be posted by the kitchen for
ordering.

Annna Jane, our Lovely Tavern Mistress is once more running a
Tavern.

Bring your game boards, and play games in the
tavern.

Bring your dancing Slippers and Dance to the
Bard in the box ( still working on Banquo ) to the 4 Sets of Dances
upstairs, starting at 630, 730, 830, and 930.

5 songs will be taught, the rest will be
not.

 

Songs are in No particular order. They will be
posted in Order at the Ball.

 


Dance Steps

Baron’s
Bransle

(Circle
formation)

Step Left,
Step Left, Step Right. Left Kick, Right Kick, Left
Kick.

 

Rufty
Tufty

(Box of 2
couples)

All
forward a double and back. Again

Pas de ba
left, right and turn single. Again.

Men lead
partners away from the set, change hands and lead. All turn
single.

Men lead
opposite woman away from the set, change hands lead back. All turn
single.

Partners
side twice

Pas de ba
left, right and turn single. Again.

Men lead
partners away from the set, change hands and lead. All turn
single.

Men lead
opposite woman away from the set, change hands lead back. All turn
single.

Partners
arm twice

Pas de ba
left, right and turn single. Again.

Men lead
partners away from the set, change hands and lead. All turn
single.

Men lead
opposite woman away from the set, change hands lead back. All turn
single.

 

 

Hit and
Miss

(Box of 2
couples)

All
forward double and back. Again

Chorus :
All forward again, men lead opposite woman away from the
set.

Changing
hands then leads same woman back.

Opposite
face, fall back tiny double.

Facing
partner, pass by left, pass by right, pass by left, pass by
right.

Side left,
right

Chorus

Arming,
Disarming 

Chorus

 

Gone
around the harbour

(Box of 2
couples)

Pas de ba
left, right and cast. Again.

First
corners forward to meet, while first corners meet, second corners
balance back.

Second
corners forward to meet while first corners fall out and balance
back.

All take
hands circle four halfway. Repeat back to place.

Pas de ba
left, right and cast. Again.

First
corners forward to meet, while first corners meet, second corners
balance back.

Second
corners forward to meet while first corners fall out and balance
back.

All take
hands circle four halfway. Repeat back to place.

First
corners arm left while second corners take two steps forward and
turn left halfway.

Arm right
with partner back position. Change places with
partner.

Second
corners arm left while first corners take two steps forward and
turn left halfway.

Arm right
with partner back to improper position.

Couple one
circle once around, couple two change places. Reverance, Reverance
opposite.

Couples
take right-hand, pass. Opposite left-hand pass.

Couples
right hand pass. Opposite arm left hand into grand
hey

( men
going counterclockwise )

arm right
with a seventh person in grand hey with men going
clockwise

( changing
direction )

till back
to place.

First
corners change places, second corners change places, first corners
change places, second corners change places. Arm right with
partner. Repeat set.

Couples
take right-hand, pass. Opposite left-hand pass.

Couples
right hand pass. Opposite arm left hand into grand
hey

( men
going counterclockwise )

arm right
with a seventh person in grand hey with men going
clockwise

( changing
direction )

till back
to place.

First
corners change places, second corners change places, first corners
change places, second corners change places. Arm right with
partner. Repeat set.

 

Sarasons
Bransle

(Long
line)

Turn to
the Left, traveling step, over Left Shoulder. Clap 3
times.

Turn to
the Right, traveling step, over right shoulder. Clap three
times.

Repeat
both above.

Cross the
set, change places with Partner. (Leading with Left Shoulder.) Clap
three times.

Cross the
set back, change places with Partner. (Leading with Left Shoulder.)
Clap three times.


 

Childgrove

(Long
line)

Partner
side left, Doe si Doe left.

Ones turn
down the set, twos face up to set.

Side
right, Doe si doe right

All turn
opposite one and a half times.

All turn
partner once.

Ones do a
full figure 8 around couple twos and back to
place.

Repeat

 

Female
Saylor

(Long
line)

First
couple lead up through couple above, and cast around back to
place.

Then lead
down through couple below, and cast around back to
place.

Half
figure 8 through couple below, and back to place.

Turn one
full circle, once around. (Ending improper) 

Ones turn
down the set, while twos face up the set

Doe si Doe
with opposite. Turn two hands with opposite.

Facing
partner, Doe si doe.

Couple one
change places and cast out moving down the set, well couple twos
spin up into place.

Repeat.

 

Hunt the
squirrel

(Long
line)

First
couple lead down between twos and back to place.

Lords
through the ladies and back to place.

Twos
through the one’s and back to place.

Ladies
through the Lords and back to place.

Man one
take three steps forward towards lady two, honour, turn over left
shoulder back to place.

Lady one
take three steps forward towards man two, honour, turn over left
shoulder back to place.

Circle
four half way, change places

repeat


Toltentenz

(Circle)
Lady Standing in front of Lord, holding hands.

Step
Left, Step Left, Step Right, Step Right. Step Left, Step
Right.

Lady
spinning Clockwise to stand behind lord.

Repeat
Step Pattern

Lady
finishing the spin to stand back in front.

Repeat
All

 

Black
nag

( Lines 3 )

Partners
lead up a double then back. Again.

Turn and
face your partner. First couples four slip steps up the
hall.

Second
couples four slip steps up the hall.

Third
couples, four slip steps up the hall.

Everyone
turn single (turn over left shoulder in place)

Third
couples back. Second couples back, First couples
back.

Everyone
turn single.

Partners
side twice.

First man
and third woman change places, leading with right
shoulder.

First
woman and third man the same.

Seconds
switch places.

All turn
single.

Seconds
switch places.

First
woman and third man change places.

First man
and third woman change places.

All turn
single.

Arming,
right then left.

Men, hey
for three, skipping, Ladies turn single on last four
beats.

Ladies,
hey for three, skipping, Lords turn single on last four
beats.

Couple one
cast off and move to the bottom of the set. Repeated three
times.

 

Upon a
summer’s day

( Lines 3 )

Partners
up a double and back. Set and turn single.
Repeat.

Chorus :
Taking hands along beside, all fall back a double, and
forward.

Second and
third man make an arch while second and third woman the same, first
couple lead down center and separate, first man going through men’s
arch to bottom place while first woman go through woman’s arch to
bottom place second and third couples moving up.

All fall
back a double and forward. Repeat with second couple leading down
through center.

All fall
back a double and forward. Repeat with third couple leading down
through center.

Partners
side, set and turn single. Undo it, set and turn
single.

Chorus

Partners
arm, set and turn single, disarm, set and turn
single

Chorus

 

Faerie
Queen

(Line
for 6 couples only)

Lady
round up, Set and turn, Lord round down, Set and turn, 4 beat
Rev.

Turn and
face up, Double up, Set and Turn, Double up, Set and
Turn

Facing
partner, Pass left, Pass right, Pass left, Pass
right,

Side
Left, Set and Turn, Side Right, Set and Turn, 4 beat
Rev

Palm to
Palm partner, Ladies in, Palm to palm

Palm to
Palm partner, Ladies in, Palm to palm

Palm to
Palm partner

Lady
round up, Set and turn, Lord round down, Set and turn  4 beat
Rev.

Mirror
hey all.  Rev 4 beats

Arming,
Set and Turn, Disarming, Set and Turn, 4 beat Rev

Palm to
Palm partner, Ladies in, Palm to palm

Palm to
Palm partner, Ladies in, Palm to palm

Palm to
Palm partner

Ladies
pulled and placed in circle edge. Lords led and placed in circle
edge.  ( See diagram )

Grand
Rev in Circle form 

8 Slip
steps  and back

Pa de ba
in Left, Right, Left, Right – Hey

Pa de ba
out Left, Right, Left, Right

Turn two
hands once round 

Pa de ba
in Left, Right, Left, Right – Hey

Pa de ba
out Left, Right, Left, Right

Turn two
hands once round 

Grand
hey ( twice round, Changing direction at partner 
)

Arming,
Disarming

( almost
a drum roll beat down )

Deep
reverence ( 8 beats )

8 Slip
steps and back 

Pa de ba
in Left, Right, Left, Right – Hey

Pa de ba
out Left, Right, Left, Right

Pa de ba
in Left, Right, Left, Right – Hey

Pa de ba
out Left, Right, Left, Right

Lady
Skips around lord ( as in first steps )

Lord
Skips around Lady

Lord
spin Lady in, as Lady lifts arm – Final Hey


Ma Na’a
Vu

( circle )

Counts
PART 1

1-2 Touch
R toe FWD. Hold

3-4 Touch
R toe to R side. Hold

5-8
Twinkle step – step BACK on R (5). Step L next to R (6). Step FWD
on R (7). Hold (8)

L foot is
left on the spot, and not brought FWD.

9-10 Shift
body weight only L (rocking action back). Hold

11-12
Shift body weight FWD onto R foot (rocking action FWD).
Hold

13 Shift
body weight BACK onto L

14 Shift
body weight FWD onto R

15-16
Close L to R. Do not transfer weight to L. Hold

PART
2

1-4 Facing
center, do a Yemenite R. Step on R toe to side
(1)

Step on L
toe next to R heel (2)

Step on R
FWD, crossing slightly in front of L (3)

Hold
(4)

5-8 Turn
to face LOD (CCW). Take 3 steps FWD (L, R, L).
Hold

Hands are
brought to shoulder level for these three steps.

9-32
REPEAT PART 2, counts 1-8, three more times.

 

Sellengers

 (
circle)

All take
hands in circle eight steps the left and eight steps
back.

Chorus

Single
step in, single step in, double step out.

Turn and
face partner, set and turn single.

Single
step in, single step in, double step out.

Turn and
face partner, set and turn single.

Double in,
double in.

Chorus

Partners
side twice

Chorus

Partners
arm twice.

Chorus


Korabuska

(Spoke
wheel ‘ ish ‘ circle)

Right,
together Right, together

Left,
together. Left, together

Right,
together, Left, together

Turn to
face partner, Drop hands

Spin over
left (ladies out of circle, lords in) Clap

Spin over
right (back to facing partner) Clap

Take right
hands, pull together, Keeping hands, step apart

Lady under
Lords arm, changing places, Drop hands

Spin over
left (ladies in to circle, lords out) Clap

Spin over
right (back to facing partner) Clap

Take right
hands, together, apart

Lady spins
(turning to her right), back to place

Repeat. On
the last set, the Lord goes down to his left knee, turned so his
right leg is behind the lady for her to sit on. His dropping
generally drags the Lady down to sitting position given the dance
position, so it’s an easy lead.

 

Gathering
Peascods

All join
hands, eight slip steps left, all turned single
right.

Eight
steps back, all turned single right.

Men’s
star

Women
star.

Men double
in, women double in, men double in, all turned single, and as
they’re coming back.

Women
double in, men double in, women double in, all turned single, women
as they’re coming back.

Partner
side, turned single, side, turn single.

Women
star.

Men’s
star.

Women
double in, men double in, women double in, all turned single, women
as they’re coming back.

Men double
in, women double in, men double in, all turned single, and as
they’re coming back.

Partners
arm,  turn single, disarm, turn single.

Men’s
star

Women
star.

Men double
in, women double in, men double in, all turned single, and as
they’re coming back.

Women
double in, men double in, women double in, all turned single, women
as they’re coming back.

 

Gay
Gorden

(Spoke
wheel circle)

Three
steps forward, turn, three steps back.

Three
steps forward, turn, three steps back.

Together
with your partner, away from your partner.

Lady
crossing in front of your partner into center of
set.

Together
with your partner, away from your partner.

Lady under
partners arm to a new partner.

Repeat

 

Christchurch
Bells

 (
long Line )

First man
turns second woman right hand once around then turned partner left
hand once around.

Second man
turned first woman left hand around then turn partner right hand
around.

Circle for
hands once around skipping

Clap
hands: own, partners right, own, partners left

First
couple cast off while second couple move up.

Repeat

 

Hole in
the wall

 (
long Line )

First
couple honour, cast out and around and up through number two’s back
to place.

Second
couples honour,  move up through ones, around and back to
place.

First
corners change places, second corners change
places.

Circle
four half way.

First
couple cast out and down while second couples move
up.

Repeat

 

Portsmith

 (
Long Line )

First man
across the set (diagonally down) and do a hey for three with his
two ladies.

First
woman the same, doing a hey for three with her two
Lords.

First
couple half figure 8 through the couple below them and change
places.

Facing
your partner, pass left, pass right with opposite, pass left with
partner.

Repeat

 


If you have any questions.

Contact
– Anastasia Daysshe – moc.liamtoh@mdaisatsanA – 250 474 –
6174




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