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BFMS is pleased to present its annual Baltimore Playford Ball on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at the Church of the Redeemer. There will be a review session at the same location from 1:30 to 4 pm. Reception is at 6:30 PM and the Ball is 7PM to 11 PM.

You may register online or by mail. Suggested attire is festive formal or historical. The traditional gift for a 40th anniversary is a ruby. Please wear something red in honor of this BFMS milestone.
 
Please bring non-marking dance shoes to help preserve the floor.

Your 2015 Ball Chairs are April Blum and Noël-Marie Taylor, reachable by email at playford at bfms.org


The Dances

Title Key/Meter   Title Key/Meter
Mendocino Redwood Dm 6/8   Indian Summer Am 3/4
The Boatman C 6/8   Hortonia G 4/4
The First Lady Bflat 6/8   Mount Hills D 2/2
Red and All Red G 2/4   Shandy Hall G 6/8
Wooden Shoes C 2/2   Arcadian Nuptials F 9/8
The American Husband G 2/4   The Detour G 2/4
Red House (Victor's Variant) Am 2/2   Zither Man Gm 2/2
John Tallis's Canon G 6/8   Well Hall F 3/2
Sunlight Through Draperies D 3/4   Dublin Bay Cm 6/8
Look Both Ways Gm 6/8      
 
All dances will be talked through and briefly prompted
You can also download a list of the Dances in PDF format.

Music By

Marty Taylor, winds and concertina
Janet Muse, piano
Paul Oorts, mandolin
Tina Chancy, violin, viola da gamba

 
1:30 - 4 PM Afternoon Review Session
6:30 PM Reception
7 - 11 PM Ball
 
Click Here for a schedule of dances at the Review Session.
Review, Reception and Ball at
The Church of the Redeemer
5603 North Charles St
Baltimore, Maryland 21210
Google Map Location

Questions? E-mail playford at bfms.org


Ticket Prices

Member pricing is for BFMS and CDSS affiliates.

  Members General
Admission
Students
Before September 26th $32$37$11
Sept 26 to Oct 2 $37$42$16
After Oct 2
At the door if available
$42$47$20

Registration

By Mail:
Download our flier and complete the form on the back page.

On-line:
On-Line ticket sales will end at 11:59 PM on Thursday, October 1, 2015.
Purchase your tickets on-line.
Pay securely with a credit card through PayPal.
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Please download our 2015 Playford Ruby Slippers Ball flier and Dance Directions for more information and to register by mail.


Dance Instructions

Notes and conventions:
  • Unless otherwise specified, all crosses, back-to-backs, and gypsies are by the right shoulder.
  • Unless otherwise specified, all circles, stars, gypsies, and turns are once around.
  • Unless otherwise specified, "turn single" is over the right shoulder.
  • 1s = first couple/ones; 2s = second couple/twos, etc.
  • CW = clockwise and CCW = counterclockwise
  • L = Left and R = Right
  • P = Partner and Ps = Partners
  • N = Neighbor and SSN = Same Sex Neighbor
  • Circular Hey is without hands; Changes of rights and lefts is with hands.
  • WHILE indicates that two things happen simultaneously

Mendocino Redwood
Mary Devlin, Bob Fraley, and Elizabeth Fraley to Woodlands Walk by Jonathan Jensen
Dm 6/8 NIB Longways
VIDEO
A1All face up. All up a double and back. 2s (below) half figure eight up through the 1s.
A2All face down. Down a double and back. 1s half figure eight down through the 2s. (All improper)
B1Right hand star. Left hand star.
B21st corner people in 2nd corner position (top Man and bottom Lady) change by the Left. 2nd corner people in 1st corner position change by the Right. Partners two-hand turn to end proper, and face up.
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The Boatman
Interpreted by Cecil Sharp, 1916 to The Boatman, 1651.
C 6/8 Barnes Blue 14 3 couple longways
VIDEO (Video does not show progression)
1st Figure
Up a double
A1(2s are active) All lead up a double and fall back. Face Partner, set and turn single.
 A2That again.
 B1Man 2 half heys with the 1s while Lady 2 half heys with the 3s (Man 2 up, Lady 2 down). 2s meet and two-hand turn halfway WHILE the 1s and 3s two-hand turn all the way around. All improper.
 B22s change ends (Man 2 down, Lady 2 up) and half hey with the end couples. 2s meet and two-hand turn halfway WHILE the 1s and 3s two-hand turn all the way. All proper.
2nd Figure
Siding
A3Side by side siding – right shoulders with Partner. Set and turn single.
 A4Side by side siding – left shoulders with Partner. Set and turn single.
 B3Man 2 circles halfway with the 1s and opens to a line across, facing down WHILE Lady 2 circles halfway with the 3s and opens to a line across, facing up. The lines balance forward and back. 2s come into the center and two-hand turn slightly more than once around, WHILE the 1s and 3s turn once around. All improper.
 B42s change ends and half circle with the end couples. Lines forward and back. ALL two-hand turn. All proper.
3rd Figure
Arming
A5All arm Right with Partner. Set and turn single.
 A6All arm Left with Partner. Set and turn single.
 B5Man 2 stands still while Lady 2, Man 1 and Man 3 join hands and circle around Man 2. Man 1 and Man 3 back to place WHILE Couple 2 two-hand turns once around.
 B6Lady 2 stands still while Man 2, Lady 1 and Lady 3 join hands and circle around Lady 2. Lady 1 and Lady 3 back to place. Couple 1 casts to the bottom, WHILE 2s and 3s move up.
LAST TIME THROUGH: All two hand turn partner.
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The First Lady
Fried deMetz Herman to Lord Gregory's Fair Flower
6/8 Bflat – Barnes Blue 40 Longways
VIDEO (The video shows a skip change during A)
A1Lady 1 leads four consecutive half figure eights. Lady 1 goes first each time. Lady 1 and her Partner half figure eight down. Lady 1 and Man 2 half figure eight across.
A2Lady 1 and Lady 2 half figure eight up. Lady 1 and her Partner half figure eight across.
B1Ladies open chain by the right to their Neighbor across the set. Left hand turn with this Neighbor about halfway, to form a Left hand star, with the Lady in front of her Neighbor. Star Left almost all the way around, until the 1s are below. All face Partner across the set.
B2With both Ladies pushing, the 1s do a draw half poussette to end above WHILE the 2s do a regular half poussette to end below. All proper. 1s cast while 2s move up. ALL two-hand turn to get proper.
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Red and All Red
Interpreted by Charles Bolton to the tune published by Thompson, 1757
G 2/4 – Barnes Red 108 3 couple longways
VIDEO
A1All set forward to Partner, turn single, two-hand turn halfway, fall back. All improper.
A21s set to each other. Face Lady 2, set to her. These three circle left once around.
B11s set to Man 2. These three circle left once around. Man 1 leads Lady 1 behind Man 2 and Man 3 and leaves her there. Man 1 continues around the set (clockwise) to stand behind and between Ladies 2 and 3. Circle three on each side of the set. End facing across with the 1s in the middle.
B2Circle 6 all the way around. Actives (1s) stop in middle position WHILE the top and bottom couples continue clockwise to change places. ALL two-hand turn to get proper (3-1-2)
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Wooden Shoes
Kate van Winkle Keller and George A. Fogg, to Bartholomew Fair, reconstructed by Tom Cook
C 2/2 – Barnes Red 146 Longways
VIDEO
A11st corners set forward to each other, turn single, two-hand turn.
A22nd corners the same.
B11st corners change passing right. 2nd corners change passing right. Take hands, circle half, fall back.
B2Back to back with Partner. Three changes of a circular hey (no hands).
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The American Husband or Her Man
Tune and dance by Pat Shaw, 1977
Barnes Blue 3 – G -- 2/4
Formation: Sicilian circle with an extra couple (Couple 2) at right angles, facing the center.
Couples 1 and 3 progress in opposite directions (standard Sicilian circle progression) to new 2s while Couple 2 stays put.
A1Circle left once around. Set to your Partner. Grand right and left all the way around. All home.
A21s and 2s two changes of rights and lefts with hands. 2s and 3s two changes. 1s and 2s two changes. 1s and 3s two changes. All home
B1Ladies' Star Chain. Ladies make a Right hand star in the center. Pass first Neighbor and do a courtesy turn with second Neighbor (original corner). Repeat twice until the Ladies are home. All promenade halfway around. Couple 3 turn to face into the set. Men stand close behind their Partners.
B2Shetland Reel: Lady 3, with Man 3 close behind, initiates a hey for three by cutting between Couple 2 and Couple 1. At the end of the Shetland Reel, all swing or two hand Partner until Couples 1 and 3 face in their original line of direction (backs to current 2s), and Couple 2 faces the outside wall.. Couples 1 and 3, who are facing a couple from a neighboring set, progress to next 2s, with Men passing left shoulders, WHILE Couple 2 crosses the set and wheels around to welcome their new neighbors.
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Red House
Based on Playford 1695, variant by Victor Skowronski 2003
Barnes Blue 105 Am 2/2 Longways
VIDEO
A11s forward a double to meet WHILE 2s fall back. 1s fall back WHILE 2s meet. 1s set and cast down, WHILE 2s lead up.
A2That again, but 1s set and cast up WHILE 2s lead down. All home.
B1Man 1 casts down below Man 2, with Lady 1 following.. Man 1 leads Lady 1 up through the 2s, passing clockwise around Lady 2 into progressed places. 2s move up at the end of the phrase.
B2Lady 2 (now above) casts down below Lady 1, with Man 2 following. Lady 2 leads Man 2 up through the 1s, passing counterclockwise around Man 1 into original place. 1s move up.
C1Man 2 does a hey for 3 across the set with the 1s, passing Lady 1 by the right to begin.
C2Lady 2 does a hey for 3 across the set with the 1s, passing Man 1 by the left to start. At the end of this second hey, the 1s loop down, to end below as the 2s meet and lead up.
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John Tallis's Canon
Pat Shaw, 1965 to a hymn by Thomas Tallis
Barnes Blue 124 G 6/8 Longways 2nd corners repeat 1st corners moves 4 steps later.
VIDEO
See also the ANIMATION
A1Corners meet and fall back. Corners cross by the right and turn over the left shoulder, face in.
A2That again. All home.
B1Corners once around by the right.* Corners fall back. Set and turn single right.
B2Corners once around by the left.* Corners fall back, then move forward to progress: 1st corners move down (Man 1) or up (Lady 2) passing in front of their same sex 2nd corner Neighbor to find the next set. 2nd corners veer toward the outside of the set to let the 1st corners pass.
 LAST TIME: 1st corners turn single in place. With partner (a current 2nd corner), cloverleaf turn.
* Half turn for the 1st corners, 2nd corners join for half a star, 1st corners drop out and 2nd corners continue for a half turn. All home.
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Sunlight Through Draperies
Tom Roby, 2002, to Judy & Jim's Wedding by Larry Unger
D 3/4 NIB Longways
VIDEO
A11st Corners back to back (Right shoulder) almost all the way around, catch each other's eye, then turn single Right back to place (pull Right shoulder back). Gypsy Partner (across) by the Right.
A22nd Corners back to back Left shoulder almost all the way around, catch each other's eye, then turn single Left back to place. Gypsy Partner by the Left.
B1Take hands, circle Right (the way you are already turning) all the way around. Balance the ring forward and back, drop hands and turn single Right.
B2Take hands, circle Left (the way you are already turning) all the way around. Balance the ring forward and back. 1s cast down WHILE 2s move up.
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Look Both Ways
Rich Jackson, 1989 to Jump at the Sun by John Kirkpatrick
Gm 6/8 NIB Longways
VIDEO
A11st Corners twirl into each other's place. Cross back holding Right hands. 2nd corners join for a Right hand star once around. All home.
A22nd Corners the same. All home.
B1In long lines (proper) at the side take hands and all slip Left and then Right. With original Neighbors, circle Left all the way around. All home.
B2Half poussette clockwise. Face up. Cast and lead, lead and cast. (2s above cast down and lead up.)
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Indian Summer
Elizabeth Goosen to Susan's Waltz by Jonathan Jensen
Am 3/4 NIB Longways
VIDEO
A11st corners set forward, turn single back to place. Gypsy Rght once around.
A22nd corners the same.
B1Take hands. Moving one place left with each step, balance in and out, in and out until everyone is improper. Face Partner across the set. Set to Partner, pass Partner by the right and look for new Neighbors (1s look down, 2s look up).
B2Star Right once around with your new Neighbors. With original Neighbors Star Left.
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Hortonia
Philippe Callens to Squire Parsons by O'Carolan
G 4/4 Barnes Blue 61 Four couple longways. TWOS and FOURS improper
No video.
A1Step Right and honor Partner. Partners cross Left, turn Left to face in. Take hands and circle Right (Counterclockwise) halfway. The set is inverted. Man 1 (at bottom of the Men's line ) casts up, followed by the other three dancers on the Men's side while Man 4 (at the top of the Ladies' line) casts down, followed by the other three dancers on the Ladies' side. Partners back to back (across the set). All home.
A2Step Left and honor Partner. Partners cross Right, turn Right to face in. Take hands and circle Left (Clockwise) halfway. The set is inverted. Lady 1 (at bottom of the Ladies' line) casts up, followed by the other three dancers on the Ladies' side, while Lady 4 (at top of the Men's line) casts down, followed by the other three dancers on her side. Partners back to back (across the set). All home.
B1In lines of four at the sides, fall back a double, come forward, turning single Right. In groups of four at the top and bottom of the set, Star Right. In these fours, Men cross by the right, Ladies cross by the left. New middle couples half draw poussette with ladies pushing, WHILE the ends two-hand turn once around.
B2In new groups of four, Circle Left halfway. Fall back with Neighbor. Men gate their Neighbor Lady through the center of the set. Face across; two changes of rights and lefts. Face your partner, set and turn single.
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Mount Hills
Playford 1721
D 2/2 Barnes Blue 82 – Longways
VIDEO
A11s cross and cast. 2s move up. 1s half figure eight up.
A22s cross and cast. 1s move up. 2s half figure eight up.
B11st corners change. 2nd corners change. Circle half, turn single left.
B2Back to back. Three changes of a circular hey (no hands).
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Shandy Hall
George Middleton, 1977
G 6/8 Barnes Blue 116 Four couple longways
VIDEO
A1Top three couples Circle Left halfway, WHILE the bottom couple turns by the right once around.
Bottom three couples Circle Left halfway, WHILE the top couple turns by the right once around.
A2That again. All improper
B1Top two couples Right Hand Star just halfway. Couple 1 (now in second place) and Couple 3 Star Left halfway. Couples 1 (now in third place) and Couple 4 Star Right halfway (1s now at the bottom). All step Right and honor Partner. (Stay offset.) All proper.
B2Left shoulder back to back with Partner across the set. Set and turn single.
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Arcadian Nuptials
Thompson 1765
G 9/8 NIB Triple Minor
VIDEO
A11s turn by the Right and cast into second place WHILE the 2s move up.
A21s turn by the Left. Lady 1 casts up, Man 1 casts down into lines of three across.
B1Lines of three up a double and back. Lines up a double again, and the 1s twirl into second place improper, to form lines at the side. Lines at the side forward and back. Lines at the side forward again, and back up, to form a circle of six.
B2All dance a slipping circle Left once around. All two-hand turn Partner to end proper.
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The Detour, or Round and Round
Dance and Tune by Sharon McKinley 2007
G 2/4 NIB Longways
VIDEO
A1Neighbor Right-hand turn halfway along the line. Next Neighbor, Left-hand turn all the way around, back to original Neighbor. Neighbor Right-hand turn halfway, Left-hand turn your previous Neighbor all the way around, back to original Neighbors. All home.
A2Star Right with your original Neighbors. Star Left. All home.
B11st corners change. 2nd corners change. Circle Left halfway, all turn single Left. All home.
B21s cross and cast WHILE 2s meet and lead up. 1s half figure eight up WHILE 2s cast down and lead back up, ready to turn next Neighbor by the Right.
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Zither Man
Colin Wallace to a tune by Ian Jones
Gm 2/2 NIB 3 couple longways, COUPLE ONE IMPROPER
VIDEO
A1Top two couples half poussette Partners across, Counterclockwise, Men pushing. New middle couple (original 1s) face down. Bottom two couples half poussette Neighbors up and down, Men push.
A2Bottom two couples half poussette Partners across, Ladies push. New middle couple (original 3s) face up. Top two couples half poussette with Neighbors, Ladies push. (Original couple 1 at the bottom)
B1Mirror hey for three. The couple at the top (Original 2s) start the hey. (2-3-1)
B2Top two couples (original 2s and 3s) do a mirror back-to-back (with 2s splitting the 3s). Couple 3 takes inside hands and falls all the way to the bottom of the set WHILE the original 1s (the bottom couple) two-hand turn halfway to get improper, then cast up one place, to middle position (2-1-3). Take hands and circle halfway. (3-1-2, 3s improper)
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Well Hall
Playford 1701
F 3/2 Barnes Blue 137
VIDEO
A1s Right hand turn once and one half (improper). Cast to second place WHILE the 2s move up. 1s gypsy half to end proper.
A22s the same.
B11st corners change. 2nd corners change. Circle halfway, cloverleaf turn with your Partner (up or down).
B22nd corners change, 1st corners change. Circle halfway, 1s cast down WHILE 2s move up.
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Dublin Bay, or We'll Wed and We'll Bed
Playford 1713, reconstruction by Bernartd Bentley
Cm 6/8 Barnes Blue 31 Longways
VIDEO
A1s set forward to corners, Lady crossing first. Turn corner by the R until 1s are above.
1s cross passing L and cast down WHILE 2s move up. 1s dance into the center and turn a buttonhook (Lady turns R, Man turns L) up to finish back to back facing SSN. Arm RIGHT an even number of times to end in a line of four, facing down, 1s in the middle.
BAll fall back a double (up the hall) and come forward a double, turning towards SSN to face up. All fall back a double (down the hall) and come forward a double. 2s gate the 1s to progressed place.
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