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  Summer School 2023 Evening Dance Programmes

 

 

July 30 - August 6 2023
King's College and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

To access the videos/cribs/diagrams on the Scottish Country DanceDatabase please use the following links:

Sunday Welcome Dance: https://my.strathspey.org/dd/list/37815/

Monday Local Favourites: https://my.strathspey.org/dd/list/37713/

Tuesday Live Streaming Dance with St. Andrews Summer School: 

https://my.strathspey.org/dd/list/38379/

Wednesday evening we will enjoy Cape Breton Step Dancing with Colleen Putt

Thursday evening will be our Ceilidh - come prepared to share your hidden talents with your fellow dancers!

Friday Social Dance: https://my.strathspey.org/dd/list/38008/

Saturday Evening Ball Programme: https://my.strathspey.org/dd/list/38002/

 

To download a PDF of cribs and diagrams for individual events, use the links that appear with each day's programme

 

 Sunday: Summer School Welcome Dance   

Cribs     Diagrams

To download a single file with dance descriptions, cribs, and diagrams use this link

 Sunday's file

 

 Monday: Local Favourites

Cribs   Diagrams 

To download a single file with dance descriptions, cribs, and diagrams use this link

Monday's file


 Tuesday Dance with St. Andrews

Cribs   Diagrams

To download a single file with dance descriptions, cribs, and diagrams use this link

Tuesday's file

       

Friday Social Dance

Cribs   Diagrams

To download a single file with dance descriptions, cribs, and diagrams use this link

Friday's file

 

Saturday Ball

Cribs   Diagrams

To download a single file with dance descriptions, cribs, and diagrams use this link

Saturday's file

 

 

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Miss Milligan's Miscellany 

 

Teachers' Association (Canada) and The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society undertook a joint project in 2014.  The purpose of the project was to clarify some of the ambiguities and inconsistencies that are found in Miss Milligan's Miscellany.

 

We are indebted to Pat Coyle, Ruth Jappy, Jean Martin and Mervyn Short for the time and diligence they brought to this project. We trust you will find the Notes useful.

 

Notes on Miss Milligan's Miscellany

 

Scottish Country Dancing is done all over the world.  Frequently, these dances are being done by non-Scottish and even non-English speakers.  This leaves doubt in how a dance name is pronounced.  With the help of the phonetic pronunciation included in the Notes above and an audio file of the dance name being spoken, we hope to allieviate some of this doubt.  Please keep in mind that there are many dialects in Scotland and the audio files below represent only one of these dialects.

 

Please click on the dance name to hear how the dance is pronounced.

 

Audio Files

 

Abernethy Lassies

Anderson's Rant

The Banks of Allen

The Banks of Clyde

The Blithest Lass That Ever Was Seen

Bonnie Geordie's Wig

Bonnie Kitty

The Bonnie Links

Brechin Fancy

Brechin Lassies

The British Grenadiers

Caledonian Country Dance

Captain Mackintosh

Captain White

The Carl Cam' Ower the Croft

Charles Stuart

Clydeside Lassies

The Countess of Lauderdale's Reel

The Countess of Sutherland's Reel

Downie's Humour

Duke of Roxburgh's Reel

Edinburgh Jigs

Espie McNabb

The Fife Hunt

Frog in the Middle

The Gathering

Glasgow Regatta

Gramachie

Ha! Ha! The Wooin' O' It

Happy Returns

High Road to Wigton

The Highlandman Kissed His Mother

The Honey Moon

Hooper's Jig

Inverary

The Inverness Reel

Kelso Races

Kiss Under the Stairs

La Russe

The Ladies of Dingwall

The Lads of Saltcoats

Lady C Bruce's Reel

Lady Charlotte Bruce

Lady Dumfries

Lady Glasgow

Lady Home's Jig

Lady Lucy Ramsay

Lady Susan Stewart's Strathspey

Largo Law

Lass O' Loudon

Long Live the Queen

Lord Eglinton's Reel

The Marquis of Lorne

McLachlan's Reel

The Merry Oddfellows

Miss Betty Boyle's Reel

Miss Chirsty Stewart

Miss Corbett's Strathspey

Miss Margaret Hill

The Monifieth Star

The Munro Rant

The New Highland Laddie

The New Town of Edinburgh

Newington Assembly

Odd Thoughts

Prince Edward

Quadrille Country Dance

Queen Victoria

Rosnor Abbey

The Royal Visit

Ruffian's Rant

Sandy O'er the Lea

The Seagull

Shoulder to Shoulderr

The Thistle

What You Please

Willie's Rare and Willie's Fair 

 

 

Under this menu, you will find areas like FAQ, AskTAC and the Notes on Miss Milligan's Miscellany.

 

As time goes on, we hope to add to this list of useful teaching tips.