Spring Masked Ball

 

Hosted by Device of Seagirt

The Barony of Seagirt (Victoria, BC )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Anastasia Daysshe
Date: April 18 , 2015
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on April 18th 2015
Site closes at: 12:00 AM

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




Welcome to the Spring Ball



 


“It will be held Saturday April 18th, Doors open at 1:30 pm,
and will go to 11 pm.


Place will be the Eastern Star hall at 3281 Harriet
street.


Price is 12 dollars at the door. 



 


“Hear ye, Hear ye “calls the herald. “Come one,
come all, to a Masked Ball “he smiles at the reaction
“Yes, you heard correctly, a Spring Ball with the Duck and
Drake Tavern within the Barony of Seagirt.


Costumes, you ask, It is encouraged of course, but we understand
not all will have them, so come as you are, and join in the fun as
we are welcoming newcomers to our event, so come, bring friends
that are curious, drag them out to have some fun 
!

 

Aprox
Schedule

130 gate opens
145 social starts
( classes if any want to teach can go here too )
4 pm Baronial court – moved to after first dancing set
430 aprox tavern opens
5 pm potluck
630 sharp dancing starts

710 ish –
Baronial court



Potluck Dinner following court


   Potluck by Birthday


   Jan Feb – Meats,      
April May June – Cheeses
Pickles,          
July Aug –  Veggies / Fruits,
and        Oct – Dec 0 Rice,
Pasta, Starches.

There will be bread and Nuts on the table as usual.


Duck and Drake Tavern – Following court as well I
beleive

 


“Upstairs in the hall, will be the Mask ball starting at 630
sharp.


Downstairs will be a Tavern, run by the lovely Anna Jane, perhaps
with game boards should people decide to bring them, socilaizing ,
candlelight (oh la la).


 


“The ball will consist of Dance cards, and dances set in
timed blocks. See Schedule below


For those who do not know the dances, there will be some teaching
upstairs in the afternoon

 


Dancing Starts 6:30 Pm.

 


 Will be four sets,
one at 630, 730, 830 and 930


 


6:30 Vert


   Gathering
Peascods


   Gay
Gorden


   Christchurch
Bells


   Hole in the
wall


  
Portsmith


 


7:30 Purpure


  
Childgrove


   Female
sailor


   Hunt the
Squirrel


  
Toltentanz


   Black
nag


 


8:30 Argent


   Barons
Bransle


   Ruftly
Tufty


   Hit and
Miss


   Gone around
the Harbour


   Sarasons
Bransle


  


9:30 Azure


   Upon a summers
Day


   Faerie
Queen


   Ma na
Vue


   Sellengers
Round


  
Korabuska


 


 


Dance steps for the dances being done


 

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

 

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




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