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The Baltimore Folk Music Society
Requests the Pleasure of your Company
at the

Autumn Assembly Ball


BFMS is pleased to present its annual Baltimore Autumn Assembly Ball on Saturday, October 15, 2016, 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.
 
Please bring non-marking dance shoes to help preserve the floor.

Your 2016 Ball Chairs are April Blum and Sharon McKinley, reachable by email at playford at bfms.org


The Dances

Title Key/Meter   Title Key/Meter
Autumn in Amherst D 2/2   Barbarini's Tambourine D 2/4
Elizabeth Em 3/4   An Enchanted Place D 3/4
Foxfire Dm 6/8   Mary K Cm 3/2
Midwinter Maggot Dm 2/2   Old Wife Behind the Fire G 2/2
Room for Ramblers D 2/2   Sapphire Sea F 2/2
Softly, Good Tummas Dm 2/2   Saint Margaret's Hill Gm 3/2
Stepping Stones Am 3/4   Sweet Potato Pie C 6/8
Terpsicourante D 6/8   Turn of the Tide G 3/4
Wakefield Hunt G 6/8   The Wrights of Lichfield Am 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
Kathy Talvitie, piano
Daniel Beerbohm, flute and clarinet
Barbara Greenberg, violin

 
1:30 - 4 PM Afternoon Review Session
6:30 PM Reception
7 - 11 PM Ball
 
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 October 7th $35$40$15
Oct 7th to Oct 14 $40$45$20
After Oct 14
At the door if available
$45$50$25

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 13, 2016.
Purchase your tickets on-line.
Pay securely with a credit card through PayPal.
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Please download our 2016 Autumn Assembly 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

Room for Ramblers
Walsh, 1712
D 2/2; Longways duple minors
VIDEO
A11-4(Dancers begin in a line of 4, facing up, TWOS in the middle, all proper M1-M2-L2- L1.) Up a double and back.
5-8TWOS (in the middle) cast down while the ONES 2-hand turn once around.
A21-4ONES (above) cast down while TWOS move up, trading places (TWOS improper).
5-8ONES half-figure-8 up through the TWOS (all improper).
B1-41st Corners cross. 2nd Corners cross.
5-8With Neighbor, lead out, turn alone and lead back.
9-10ONES cast to the end of a new line of 4 (as new TWOS move up to meet them).
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Turn of the Tide
Ron Coxall, to "Moonlight Moorings" by Heather Bexon, 2002
G 3/4; Longways duple minor, Improper
VIDEO
A1-8Circle LEFT halfway; 2-hand turn Partner halfway. TWOS lead down and cast up.
9-16Circle LEFT halfway; 2-hand turn Partner halfway. ONES lead down and cast up.
B1-4ONES lead down, turn toward each other, and fall back down the set.
5-8ONES lead up, turn toward each other, and fall back up the set, to original place (above).
Turning Poussette:
9-10Ladies draw their Partners straight back out of the set (holding both hands).
11-12Still holding both hands with Partner, Men step LEFT to face along the line (Ladies pivot in place to accommodate). Then Ladies step LEFT to face their Partners across the set (Men pivot in place to accommodate).
13-16Ladies draw Partners straight back into line. All 2-hand turn halfway, open to new Neighbors.
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Terpsicourante
Gary Roodman, 2000, to "Courante" by Praetorius.
D 6/8; 4-couple longways, 1s and 3s Improper
VIDEO
A11-10Facing up and down, with Neighbor, side-by-side RIGHT shoulder siding; set and turn single, gypsy halfway to change places; face Partner across the set.
A21-10With Partner, side-by-side RIGHT shoulder siding; set and turn single; gypsy halfway to change places.
B1-8With Partner, RIGHT hand turn once around. Men change places, passing RIGHT. Ladies change places, passing RIGHT.
C1-4At each end, circle halfway, middle couples (1 and 4 standing back to back) trade places, Men leading their Partners.
5-8At each end, with new couple, circle halfway, new middle couples trade places in similar fashion.
9-12At each end, with new couple, circle halfway; middle couples trade places, end facing up and down.
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Elizabeth
Colin Hume, 1991
Em 3/4; Longways duple minor
VIDEO
AONES set and 2-hand turn halfway, end facing the TWOS. Neighbors set and 2-hand turn halfway.
BPartner back to back. Circle halfway, end close, then fall back on the side with Neighbor.
COpen Ladies' chain: Ladies pull by RIGHT, turn Partner LEFT, pull by RIGHT, turn Neighbor LEFT.
DONES cross and cast down, then half-figure-8 up and cast down to progressed places while the TWOS wait for the ONES to cross, then cross up and cast down, meeting below and dancing up the middle to new Neighbors.
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Barbarini's Tambourine
Walsh, 1745
D 2/4; Longways duple minor
VIDEO (Florida)
A11st Corners cast LEFT (up or down the set) around your Neighbor; pass (LEFT shoulders) in the center of the set, loop around your Partner, and end in each other's places. (Men are below.)
A22nd Corners cast RIGHT (up or down the set) around your Partner, pass (RIGHT shoulders) in the center of the set, loop around your Neighbor and end in each other's places, close to your Partner across the set. Take inside hands with your Neighbor. (All improper.)
B1Fall back 3 steps, drop hands and walk forward, cross by the RIGHT , face your Neighbor and back to back with your Neighbor along the set. Then face across and back to back with your Partner across the set.
B24 leisurely changes of rights and lefts. 2-hand-turn your Partner once around.
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Saint Margaret's Hill
Playford, 1713
Gm 3/2; 3-couple set
VIDEO
AONES(ACTIVES) cast to 2nd place; TWOS move up. ACTIVES 2-hand-turn three-quarters (Active Lady above). ACTIVES take hands with the end couples (Active Lady with the top couple). ALL fall back, then come forward, join hands and circle halfway.
B1ACTIVES face RIGHT, turn this corner by the RIGHT, then turn your Partner by the LEFT until the ACTIVE Lady faces down. ACTIVE Man turns in toward his Partner, to face down. ACTIVES lead down between the THREES, separate, cast up to middle place, 2-hand-turn halfway.
B2ACTIVES face RIGHT, turn this corner by the LEFT, then turn your Partner by the RIGHT until the ACTIVE Lady faces up. ACTIVE Man turns in toward his Partner, to face up. ACTIVES lead up between the TWOS, separate, cast down to middle place, and ALL 2-hand turn halfway.
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Stepping Stones
Tom Cook, tune by Brian Jenkins
Am 3/4; Longways duple minor Improper
VIDEO
A1-8Ladies (in 1st Corner positions) RIGHT hand turn three-quarters, while Men cast one place up or down (along the set). Men turn LEFT halfway, end facing Partner along the line. Step RIGHT and honor Partner.
9-16Men (now in 1st Corner positions) RIGHT hand turn three-quarters, while Ladies cast one place up or down (along the set). Ladies turn LEFT halfway, end facing Neighbor along the line. Step RIGHT and honor Neighbor. Stay offset.
B1-8With this Neighbor LEFT shoulder back to back. Then face across and RIGHT shoulder back to back with Partner.
9-16With your Neighbor, slow RIGHT-hand turn. Then with your Partner, 2-hand-turn halfway, end close, and fall back.
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Old Wife Behind the Fire
The Neal Collection, 1726
G 2/2; Longways duple minor
VIDEO
A1ONES set and cast down (TWOS move up). ONES 2-hand turn once around.
A2TWOS set and cast down (ONES move up) TWOS 2-hand turn once around.
B1ONES cross and cast (TWOS move up). TWOS cross and cast below to the middle of a line of 4.
B2Lead up a double, fall back and bend the line; two changes of rights and lefts.
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The Wrights of Lichfield
Gary Roodman to La Precieuse, Chaxelle, 1796.
Am 6/8; 3-couple set.
VIDEO
A1TWOS/ACTIVES separate (Active Man up, Active Lady down) and half-hey-for-3 across the top or bottom of the set, start passing RIGHT shoulder; and end in the middle of a line of 3, facing away (up or down). Lines of 3 lead out, fall back, and turn over the RIGHT shoulder to face back in.
A2ACTIVES half-hey-for-3 on the opposite side of the set (along the line), start passing RIGHT shoulder; and end in the middle of a line of 3 facing out. Lines of 3 lead out, fall back, and turn over the RIGHT shoulder to face back in.
BTOP Man and BOTTOM Lady invert their respective lines by casting RIGHT. All end across from Partner. All circle LEFT halfway and fall back. Partners back to back. While the top couple does a 2-hand-turn, the bottom two couples circle halfway, and change places with Partner, passing RIGHT shoulders.
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Softly, Good Tummas
Nathaniel Kynaston, 1718
Dm 2/2; Longways duple minor
VIDEO
A1All single file CW (two sides of the set), walk forward on the diagonal to meet, turn single LEFT out, clap.
A2All single file CCW (back to original place), walk forward on the diagonal to meet, turn single RIGHT. Clap. Face across.
B1ONES cast, TWOS move up. Set to Partner. 2 changes of rights and lefts.
B2Fall back setting, All cross by the RIGHT. While the ONES catch RIGHT hands and turn down the set to end proper and progressed, the TWOS pass wide, face up, and lead up (separately) to end progressed and proper.
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Sweet Potato Pie
C 6/8 NIB Sharon McKinley, tune by Jonathan Jensen, 2014
C 6/8; Longways duple minor
VIDEO
A1RIGHT-hand star once around. Take two hands with Partner, and half poussette CW (1st Corners push).
A2With the NEXT couple (not original Neighbors), LEFT-hand star once around. Take two hands with Partner, and with original Neighbors, half poussette CW (2nd corners push) back to place.
B1Original Neighbors back to back. Circle halfway, fall back (all progressed and improper).
B2ONES half-figure-8 up through the TWOS. TWOS half-figure-8 down through the ONES.
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Mary K
Gary Roodman to Scherzo in Cm, Dave Wiesler
Cm 3/2; Longways duple minor Improper
VIDEO
A1Men cast RIGHT (around Neighbor) into each other's places. 2-hand-turn Partner halfway (along the line).
A2Ladies cast RIGHT (around Partner) into each other's places. 2-hand-turn Neighbor halfway (along the line).
BCircle LEFT halfway. Pass Partner by the RIGHT across the set, loop RIGHT to face Partner. 2 changes of rights and lefts (starting with Partner). 2-hand-turn Partner all the way around. End the turn with the ONES facing up (below their TWOS) and the TWO facing across (above their ONES).
CPetits Fours (3 steps per "side")
With original Neighbors: ONES lead up the center (3 steps and face each other); fall back (3 steps and face down); dance down the outside (3 steps and face in); and dance forward to meet in the center (3 steps and face down). (ONES are below their original TWOS and above their new TWOS, progressed and proper).
While TWOS fall back (3 steps and face down); dance down the outside (3 steps and face in); dance forward to meet in the center (3 steps and face up); and dance up the center (3 steps and face each other). (TWOS are now below their new ONES.)
With new Neighbors: ONES lead down the center (3 steps and face each other); fall back (3 steps and face up); dance up the outside (3 steps and face in); and dance forward to meet in the center (3 steps), turn to face down (new Neighbors).
While TWOS fall back (3 steps and face up); dance up the outside (3 steps and face in); dance forward to meet in the center (3 steps and face up), and dance down the center (3 steps), turn to face up (new Neighbors).
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An Enchanted Place
Antony Heywood to "Planxty Hewlett" by Turlough O'Carolan.
D 3/4; Square formation.
VIDEO
A1Lady 1, pursued by Man 1, dances CCW halfway around the square while the other 3 couples circle LEFT halfway. The circle opens up to let Couple 1 back in, and all circle RIGHT (CCW) back to original places.
A2LEFT-hand turn Corner. RIGHT-hand turn Partner and face in.
BProgressionCouple 1 leads in [6], faces each other, and with the Lady pulling, in "Pooh-sette" formation, moves to Couple 2's original side [6]. As Couple 1 begins the Pooh-sette, Couple 2 takes inside hands to make an arch, and dances to the center. Couple 2 faces each other and Pooh-settes to Couple 3's original side, as Couple 3 dances forward, Pooh-settes to Couple 4's place, and Couple 4 ends in Couple 1's original place.
MeanwhileAs each couple arrives in progressed position, the Lady lets go by the right (his left) and assists her Partner to dance CW around her, ending on her left, both facing into the set. Then each couple dances all or some of the following: Cloverleaf turn [6]; step RIGHT and honor [6]; step LEFT and honor [6]. 2-hand-turn [6]. Note that each couple begins the Meanwhile figure at a different point in the music; therefore each couple dances a different portion of the Meanwhile figure. Couple 1 starts with the cloverleaf turn and dances the entire figure. Couple 2 dances both honors and the 2-hand-turn. Couple 3 dances the left honor and 2-hand-turn..Couple 4 dances just the 2-hand-turn.
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Sapphire Sea
Christine Robb to "Tom Kruskal''s," by Emily Troll and Amelia Mason
F 2/2; Longways duple minor
VIDEO
A1-4Circle LEFT all the way around.
5-81st Corners RIGHT hand turn once around.
9-122nd Corners LEFT hand turn once around.
13-16ONES cast down into the middle of a line of 4, while the TWOS lead up and cast to the ends of the line of 4 ending with Man TWO and both ONES all facing Lady TWO.
B1-8Dolphin Hey: ONES, acting as a unit, start a hey for 3 by passing RIGHT shoulders with Lady TWO. Man ONE takes the lead as the ONES leave the women's line. Lady ONE retakes the lead as the ONES leave the men's line, ending in a line of 4 (M2-M1-L1-L2) facing up the hall.
9-16Up a double and back. TWOS gate the ONES about halfway, letting go early to move to progressed places.
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Foxfire
Steve Sargent, tune by Daron Douglas.
Dm 6/8; Longways duple minor, Improper
VIDEO
A1Circle LEFT halfway; all cast back one place. Ladies cross LEFT. Men cross LEFT.
A2Circle RIGHT halfway, all cast back one place. Ladies cross RIGHT. Men cross RIGHT (home) and face Partner across the set.
B1Mad Robin, Ladies into the middle first. Still facing your Partner, set and turn single. Turn to face your Neighbor.
B2Gypsy your Neighbor, pass this Neighbor by the RIGHT and back to back the next.
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Wakefield Hunt
Thompson, 1779
G 6/8; Triple Minor, Triple Progression
VIDEO
A1Man 1 cast to middle place (Man 2 moves up). Man 1 set to Lady 3 and 2-hand-turn once around.
A2Lady 1 cast to middle place (Lady 2 moves up). Lady 2 set to Man 3 and 2-hand-turn once around.
B1Take hands 6, slipping circle LEFT and then RIGHT. (1s in middle place.)
B23s gate the 1s DOWN, then 2s gate the ones UP (1s in middle place.)
C11s RIGHT hand star with 3s below; then LEFT hand star with 2s above.
C2ONES and THREES face across, 3 changes of rights and lefts (with hands), beginning with Partner (ONES are now at the bottom of the set). .ONES cast down the outside of the set one additional place while the couple below them (2s in the next set) lead up .
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Autumn in Amherst
Philippe Callens to "Red Star Line" by Kathy Talvitie
D 2/2; Longways duple minor, Improper
VIDEO
A1-4Step RIGHT and honor Partner. Turn single LEFT. Turn Partner by the LEFT once around.
5-8Turn Neighbor RIGHT (along set), take hands, circle LEFT halfway, fall back with Neighbor.
B1-2Ladies change by the RIGHT, Men change by the LEFT
3-4With Ladies pulling, Partners dance a three-quarters draw poussette, opening out to face in opposite directions: ONES face up, TWOS face down.
5-6All forward a double and back
7-8All individually cast RIGHT. With the Man in the lead, all dance forward to progressed places (TWOS above the ONES). Face Partner, all cross by the RIGHT to face in.
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Midwinter Maggot
Gary Roodman to a tune by Jonathan Jensen
Dm 2/2
VIDEO
A1ALL up a double and back. ONES cast down, TWOS lead up and cast to the ends of a line of 4 facing up.
A2Line of 4 up a double and back, bend the line, Circle LEFT halfway, pass Partner by the RIGHT, and face CW.
BSingle file circle LEFT (CW ) halfway, turn single LEFT; single file circle RIGHT (CCW) halfway, turn single RIGHT. 2 changes of rights and lefts (starting with Partner), Partners 2-hand-turn once and a half to end progressed, proper, and facing up.
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