Winter 2017 two-hand set dance

Face each other, skip forward take hands, lady passed on front (her arm in from)

Skip forward 2 beats, sevens outward, sevens inward, lady in back, her hand on partner’s left shoulder

Pop234567 (sevens outward), sunshine arms send in place, sevens while turning over right shoulder, sevens inward, lady in front (partner’s hands on her right shoulder)

Pop234567 (sevens outward), sunshine arms send in place, sevens while turning over left shoulder, sevens inward, face each other

Skip around in circle (be back by 6), face each other.

Take hands and sevens to back, open arms and circle to right, close arms and sevens to front, open arm and circle to right.

Spin lady, skip to back, spin again, face front, point and bow.

Spring 2017 slip jig and hornpipe

Slip jig 1st step:

(Right foot) Point in-out-in kick butt back

Jump-switch jump-switch (right foot in back)

Step right foot front to point

Skip-1(left) Skip-1-2(right) (right)Leap 2-3 Step front point right

(Grapevine) Whip right 1-2-3-4-5 (Legs are uncrossed)

Gallop-right walk-turn

Step-right left-lift step-right switch turn and point

Slip jig 2nd step: keep the momentum going

Step lift-hop-down step lift-hop-down

Skip1(right) skip(left)2-3 leap2-3 (right, end with left in front), hop-buttkick flutter(rightfoot), place right foot in front

Hop(leftbuttkick) slide-left, hop(rightbuttkick) slide-right

Cut left, cut right, hoppy walkaround step left, step right, step left.  (Immediately go into next step)

(Old: Gallop, turn switch-kick, turn-on-right, point left. Twist-twist-twist forward something something)

Hornpipe 2nd step:

Hop cross-step-step step-heel(left) (half grapevine), hop-over step-right hop-onto-right (left buttkick)

Rally rally rally back (right in back)

Rally-right back-toe-right back-toe-left whip-right, rally-right  toe-toe-toe cut-left-bang

Rally-left hop-over-right, rally-right hop-over-left

Slide-right slide-left

Rally rally rally back (while turning), rally up rally back.

 

Rally practice

Rallys should come from moving the ankle, not the leg/calf.

Sit on edge of chair, lift thighs slighly.  Lift leg up and down, keep the foot is slightly flexed at 45*, rally from the ankle down (curl toes to rally back).

First Irish Dance class of 2017

I had dance class the day after the 2016 election and Addi, our dance teacher sub and public school teacher, was like, “I have spent the whole day watching grown adults cry.  I am going to enjoy the heck out of dance class today because it will be the highlight of my week.”  So.  Yes.  Sounds like a good way to start the year.

We did receive my favorite presents ever for Christmas from our amazing friends in Alaska: duel-ready lightsabers!   Art & I totally wandered around the house whacking each other for at least a half hour.  Now all we need is a lightsaber dueling dojo and we will be set.

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Half a slip jig step from Janelle:

(Right foot) Point in-out-in kick butt back

Jump-switch jump-switch (right foot in back)

Step right foot front to point

Skip-1 Skip-1-2 Leap 2-3 Step front point

(Grapevine) Whip right 1-2-3-4-5 (Legs are uncrossed)

Gallop-right walk-turn

Step-right left-lift step-right kick-butt-left whip-left to turn (the last bit may be wrong footed)

New Treble Reel Step from Jessica:

Bang rally-right back-toe-right

Rally-left back-toe-left step-back-left whip right

(repeat)

Rally-back rally-back rally-back

(pause)

Charleston-whip right foot from back to front

Swivel feet 1-2-3-4 < > < >

(Then repeat on left)

Maggie’s Christmas step:

Step-right step-left

Swivel feet 1-2 <>

Rally back

(repeat on left)

R dance slip jig swingy:

Skip 1 skip 1 skip 1-2 leap-2-3 step en pointe kickbutt pause

Skip 1-2 switch skip leap 2-3 whip-up

Addie’s class

Hornpipe:

Rally front rally front rally front rally front

Slide right slide left

Left rally, back switch, front click

Skip right, left leap 2 3

Rally right, back toe (right), back toe left, rally right back toe (right)

Right Heel heel heel, back back, heel heel heel, hop onto right foot

Rally back rally back rally back, extend front left (like developpe)

 

Ninja point reel:

Right hop step up, left lift step up,

Skip right, deer left leap 2 3,

Pull back left 2 3

Point right turn point (left)

Point out point in, turn, point hop back

Spooky hornpipe

Music:  Screw the nut (think “Hefflelumps and woozles” from Winnie the Pooh).  Has a slow start.

Hop-left drum-right step-step

Hop-left drum-right step-step

Rally-front rally-front rally-front hop back (right foot in back)

(Right foot) rally front gallop click and click

Rally front right, back-toe-right, back-click, back-toe-left, cut-front-right step.

Rally-right, back-toe-right, quarter turn & heel, hop-front-right (Old: Rally front rally front, rally front turn, hop front right)

Rally gallop right, left skip click, step, funny walk right, funny walk left, funny walk right,  tap right (or pas du chevalle), rally hop back

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I have things to write about my July trip to Orlando regarding Harry Potter world and Star Wars, but haven’t had the brain time to get organized.

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Alistair is more of a woozle

Drum notes:  inside of big toe to heel, put weight on heel

Sarah’s reel

Point hop back, step switch 2-3

Leap 2-3, leap 2-3

Kick butt left crossover 2-3

Hop kick butt right (turn left) back 2-3

Step front flip/fouette walk turn 2-3

Point hop back

Rally notes:

Like a bug tongue that flips out and then curls back in.  Less hop more down.  Bicycle.  Clear foot over sock top.