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The CD of 12 dances was produced to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Branch. The booklet contains instructions for the dances.
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St Andrews Branch RSCDS

Scotland's Social Dances Part 1

Instructional DVD covering four different forms of Scottish Social Dancing: Old Time, Ceilidh, Sequence and Country.
Part 1
Dances shown are:
Quicksteps:
Anniversary Two Step, Boston Two Step, Gay Gordons Two Step, Over the Top, Dinky One Step, Marine Four Step, Honeymoon Parade, Gypsy Tap, Southern Two Step, Flirtation Two Step, Lancelot Two Step, Jazz Twinkle, Mayfair Quickstep.
Swings:
Viennese Swing, Glyn-Gary Swing, Chicago Swing, Ragtime Swing.
Waltzes:
Hesitation Waltz, Lilac Waltz, Ruby Waltz, Waltz of the Bells, La Rinka, Sweetheart Waltz, The Veleta, Birthday Waltz, Owen and Catherine Harrison’s Waltz, Victory Waltz, Waltz Catherine, Newe Kilarney Waltz.
Foxtrots and |Saunters:
Balmoral Blues, White Heather Foxtrot, Harry Lime Foxtrot, Yearning Saunter, On Leave Foxtrot, Melody Foxtrot, Red Rose Saunter, Saunter Together.
Latin:
Square Tango, Royal Empress Tango, Tango Serida, Sally Ann Cha Cha, Rumba Rosalie.

Independent Video Productions

Scotland's Social Dances Part 2

Instructional DVD covering four different forms of Scottish Social Dancing: Old Time, Ceilidh, Sequence and Country.
Part 2: Ceilidh, Scottish Country and Quadrilles
Dances shown are:

Ceilidh:
Gypsy Thread, Waves of Tory, Strip the Willow (Square), Levi Jackson Rag.
Scottish Country Dances:
Shiftin’ Bobbins, Reel of the 51st Division, Postie’s Jig, Duke of Perth, Irish Rover, Black Mountain Reel, Nottingham Lace,
Quadrilles:
La Russe, Waltz Cotillion (Half), First Set of Quadrilles (6 figures)

Independent Video Productions

The Gates of Edinburgh

International Artists IA3032 S1: The Gates of Edinbrgh 4x32R; Hamilton House 4x32J; TheCamp of Pleasure 4x32S; Maria's (sic) Wedding 4x40R. S2:Highland Laddie 4x32R; The Gay Gordons; Waltz Country Dance 4x32W; Duke of Perth 4x32R; Bonnie Anne 96J

Blue Bonnets Scottish Country Dance Band

The Border City Collection

30 compositions by Felix Burns published by The National Association of Accordion and Fiddle Clubs, 2003. The booklet also includes: a short biography of Felix Burns; a contribution from Leo Burns (son); and a listing of all known compositions.

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

The MacAndrew Collection

A collection of the works of Hector MacAndrew: 29 Slow Airs and Laments; Slow Strathspeys 9; Marches 13; Quicksteps 6; Strathspeys 18: Reels 26: Hornpipes 1. Also included are 5 compositions by Peter MacAndrew and I by Monsignor Thomas Wynne. The introduction contains a biography of Hector MacAndrew. Published by Champion Recordings and Publishing (Scotland), Carnwath 2002

Hector Macandrew

Dancing Days are Happy Days

An illustrated booklet produced to accompany a concert and exhibition tribute to Bobby Watson, held in the Aberdeen Arts Centre on 21/4/2002. The booklet contains: a biography of Bobby Watson with illustrations; Programme ; details of the performers.

The Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust

Scotland Dancing Again

This video tells the story of The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - through 27 of its dances . It is illustrated with extracts from the Society's Archive. The text or the narration is provided in a separate booklet.
Written and presented by Dr. Alastair MacFadyen, Past President of the RSCDS.

Independent Video Productions

"Dancie" John Reid Remembered

A reminiscence of John Reid by Jim Kilpatrick. Published in the souvenir booklet of the 4th Annual General Meeting of the Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust, 2nd September, 2000. An account of the life of John Reid, with an introduction by Evelyn Hood.

The Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust

Reel Scottish Dancing

An instructional video which is suitable for both experienced dances and those new to this dance style. The video explains how to dance reels, jigs and strathspeys and includes a helpful commentary. The Steps are walked out and shown in slow motion and the most frequently used formations demonstrated with many walked through. 34 dances which appear frequently on dance programmes are demonstrated.
Details of the Steps, Formations and the Dances are listed in the Notes Section (below)

Anita Mackenzie (Independent Video Productions)

Book of Graded Scottish Country Dances Revision 1998

Instructions and music for twenty-four traditional Scottish Country Dances published by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, 1960: Leap Year (J); Watson's Reel (J); The Merry Reapers (J); Davy's Locker (R); Galloway House (R); The Highland Fair (J); Lady Catherine Bruce's Reel (J); The Honeymoon ((R); Mr. Watson's Favourite (R); Mrs, Cholmondeley's Reel (R); The Moray Reel (J); Mrs. Stuart Sinton's Reel (J); Miss Welsh's Reel (J); Berwick Johnnie (J);The Isles (J); Duff's House (J); Miss Betty Boyle (R); Wedderburn's Reel (R); Kitty Campbell's Reel (J); Tarry A While (J); Regent's Favourite (R); Kendall's Hornpipe (J); Argyll's Fancy (J); Miss Flora's Favourite (R)

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

A Highland Fling

A collection of some of the best traditional and modern highland dances and popular ladies' step dances. Sixteen dances and graded highland steps are demonstrated. The dances demonstrated are: Scottish Lilt; Highland Fling; The Shepherd's Crook; Seann Truibhas; Blue Bonnets; The Glasgow Highlanders; Wilt Thou Go to the Barracks Johnny?; Deeside Lilt; Hielan' Laddie; Argyll Broadswords; Flowers of Edinburgh; Earl of Errol; Miss Forbes; Come Ashore Jolly Tar; Blue Bonnets Over the Border; Foursome Reel and Tulloch

Anita Mackenzie (Independent Video Productions)

Step We Ceilidh on we Go

This is a companion instructional video to "Step We Ceilidh". The video shows how to do an additional 17 popular Scottish social dances and ceilidh dances and the steps required. The dances demonstrated are: Eva Three Step; Virginia Reel; Kelvingrove Twostep; Stern Polka;Mississippi Dip; Pat-as-Cake Polka; Pinewoods Twostep; Veleta Waltz; The Old Lancers; Swedish Masquarade; Duke of Perth; Britannia Twostep; La Va; Waltz Country Dance; Bluebell Polka; Inverness Circle; Lomond Waltz

Anita Mackenzie (Independent Video Productions)

The Nineties Collection

A collection of new Scottish tunes in traditional style by contemporary Scottish composers. The book comprises eight section; Airs; Hornpipes, Polkas Two Steps; Jigs; Marches; Pope Tunes; Reels; Strathspeys; Waltzes. Published by Canongate Books Ltd., Edinburgh 1995

Ian Hardie (Editor)

The Playford Ball

An illustrated commentary on early English Country Dances , interpreted by Ceil Sharp et.al. The Book gives instructions and music for 103 dances originally publish by John Playford. There are notes regarding the background to the dances and the music.
By Keller and Shimmer and published by The Country Dance and Son Society, Haydenville, MA

Country dance and Song Society

Step We Ceilidh

An instructional video introducing Scottish social dances. The video shows how to do 13 popular ceilidh dances and the steps required. The dances demonstrated are: Gay Gordons; Circle Waltz; Canadian Barn Dance; St Benrard's Waltz; Strip the Willow; Military Two Step; Pride of Erin; Highland Schottische; The Lancers (Five figure version)

Anita Mackenzie (Independent Video Productions)

Scottish Country Dances for Children Reprint 1991

Instructions and music for ten Scottish Country Dances for Children published by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, 1981:
The Dhoon (J); Le Papillon (J); A Jig for Mrs. Dunn (J); The Misses Cramb of Linlithgow (J) Miss Falconer's Fancy (R); The Old Man of Storr (R); The Maids of Currie (R); The Edinburgh Castle Reel (R); The Braes of Balluder (R); Come Under my Plaidie (J)

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Island Games

6 dances by John Drewry (5) and Bill Libby (1) with music, published by The Prince Edward Island Scottish Country Dancers. 3 dances; Midwinter, Abegweit, Marylou's Reel to mark the Canada Winter Games 1991. 1 dance; the Road to The Isle in support of the PE Island Tourist Theme for 1991. 3 other dances: The Rossington Strasphey, The Jolicure Jig and The Graelynda Strathspey.

RSCDS

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