BFMS is pleased to present its annual Baltimore Playford Ball on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at the Church of the Redeemer. There will be a review session at the same location from 1:30 to 4 pm, which will be followed by an optional potluck at a nearby private home. An after-dance party is also planned, beginning at approximately 11:45 pm, at a private home near the church.
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 2014 Ball Chairs are April Blum and Noël-Marie Taylor, reachable by email at playford at bfms.org
|Halfe Hannekin||6/8 G||Bonny Cuckoo||3/4 D|
|Companions||4/4 C||Emperor of the Moon||4/4 Gm|
|Golden Green||3/4 G||Banish Misfortune||6/8 D Modal|
|Lover's Knot||2/2 Am||Miss de Jersey's Memorial||3/4 Gm|
|Key to the Cellar||3/2 Bm||Winter Solstice||2/4 F|
|Beach Spring||3/2 D||Minor Spaniard||6/8 Em|
|Tango in Toronto||2/2 Dm||Cold Weather Waltz||3/4 D|
|Fandango||6/8 D||Smithy Hill||6/8 Dm|
|Duke of Kent's Waltz||3/4 G||De'il Take the Warr||4/4 C|
|Four Corners||4/4||Dublin Bay||6/8 Cm|
|All dances will be talked through and briefly prompted|
|You can also download a list of the Dances in PDF format.|
Marty Taylor, winds and concertina
Dave Wiesler, piano
Paul Oorts, mandolin
Edith Coakley, 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
Member pricing is for BFMS and CDSS affiliates.
|Before October 1st||$32||$37||$11|
|Oct 1 to Oct 10||$37||$42||$16|
|After Oct 10
At the door if available
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Please download our 2014 Playford Ball flier and Dance Directions for more information and to register by mail.
|A1||Men weave the ring CCW, passing L shoulders with P, R with 1st N (on the inside), and L with 2nd N. Turn P by the R once around.|
|A2||Ladies weave the ring CW, passing R shoulders with P, left with 1st N (inside), and R with 2nd N. Turn P by the L once around, until all three ladies are in the center of the set.|
|B1||Ladies star R once around and back to place. Men go into the center to star L, spiral out to face P.|
|B2||Side (curvy siding) with P over and back. Set to P and turn single.|
|C1||Weave the ring: pass P by the R, 1st N by the L, and gypsy 2nd N by the R all the way around to weave back, passing 1st N by the L. Ps pass R shoulders and loop to face in, with the lady on the right.|
|C2||All into the center and back. Face P; set to P, and pass by the R. The dance begins again with new partners, and men weaving CCW.|
|A1||Hands four at the top and bottom of the set. Circle once around.|
|A2||Lady 2 and Man 3 pass L diagonally across the set, and lead their respective groups of four in a serpentine single file line, ending proper and directly across from P. The set is inverted and proper (4-3-2-1).|
|B1||Top couple (original 4s) casts to second place while second couple (original 3s) moves up. (3-4-2-1). Then the two middle couples (original 4 and 2) cast down one place in tandem while the bottom couple (original 1s) moves up the set to second place. (3-1-4-2). Face across to P.|
|B2||Beginning with P across the set, four changes of rights and lefts.|
|A||1-4||Top couple lead down the center, past two couples. Cast up around the 3s into 2nd place while the 2s move up. (2-1-3-4)|
|5-8||1s turn P by the R halfway to trade places across the set. Face down, and turn this N (couple 3) by the L halfway, to trade places. (2-3-1-4)|
|9-12||Bottom couple repeats the figure lead up the center, past two couples. Cast down around the 3s into 3rd place while the 1s move down. (2-3-4-1)|
|13-16||4s turn P by the R halfway to trade places across the set. Face up, and turn this N (couple 3) by the L halfway, to trade places. (2-4-3-1)|
|B||1-6||All circle L halfway, balance the circle in and out|
|7-12||Release hands. Men balance back and forward moving slightly L (CW); while ladies balance forward and back moving slightly R (CCW). Take hands and circle R halfway (across from P).|
|13-16||Balance the circle, Ps 2-hand turn to get proper (once or once and a half).|
|A1||1-4||Top 1st corners chevron back to back, WHILE Man 2 casts up to Man 1's place.|
|5-8||Bottom first corners (Man 1 in 2nd place and Lady 3) chevron back to back, WHILE Lady 2 casts down to Lady 3's place. Ladies are now 1-3-2 and men are 2-1-3..|
|A2||Long 2nd corners (Lady 1 and Man 3) do a half-figure-eight pass L diagonally and cast up (Lady 1) or down (Man 3). Lady 1 is above, Man 3 is below. Slow 2-hand turn halfway. End close. Fall back to top and bottom of set.|
|B1||Men at the top and Ladies at the bottom star R all the way around "plus one." Lady 1 and Man 3 break the star when they have reached their PROPER side the second time. Circle six just TWO places. All improper. End close to new P. Turn single LEFT.|
|B2||Lines of three fall back. Lines of three set. Gypsy new P once and one half.|
|A1||Single file circle L one place; face in on the diagonal. Balance in and out.|
|B1||1st corners chevron back to back passing R and backing straight across the set into N's place WHILE 2nd corners cast to meet P ((man casts down, lady casts up).|
|B2||All half poussette, 2nd corners pushing. Merge to a line of four across the set, with 1st corners facing each other in the middle and 2nd corners on the outside facing a SSN's back.|
|C1||6 changes of a hey for four , 1st corners passing L to begin.|
|C2||When 2nd corners meet in the middle a second time they gypsy L three quarters WHILE. 1st corners walk CW three steps (around the gypsying 2nd corners), catch Ps eye, and gypsy P by the R once and one-quarter, to progressed places.|
|A1||1s long cast (2s wait and move up). 1s 2-hand turn once; 1s lead down thru the 3s, cast back to second place; 1s 2-hand turn once.|
|A2||2s (at the top) repeat that pattern; all back to original places|
|B1||Man 1 face DOWN, Men hey for 3, start by passing R. Man 1 zigzags to the bottom: pull by R with P straight across; pull by L with Man 2 on the diagonal; pull by R with Lady 2 straight across; pull byL with Man 3 on the diagonal; pull by R with Lady 3. Man 1 and Lady 3 turn single LEFT.|
|B2||Ladies repeat B1 Ladies hey for 3; Lady 1 zigzags to the bottom (2-3-1)|
|Last time only: ALL turn single LEFT on the last bar|
|A||1s 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.
|B||All 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.|
|A1||All Star RIGHT. All Star LEFT.|
|A2||1s chasse down the center two steps, then chasse back to place and cast below WHILE 2s move up.|
|B1||Ps take R hands, balance forward and back, and change places, with the men turning their partners under. Repeat using L hands.|
On the R diagonal (outside the set), turn by the R once around. Turn P by the L once around.
|A1||1-8||Ps set and turn single R, end facing SSN. Ns 2-hand turn once around and open up, facing P across the set.|
|A2||1-8||Lines go forward and back. Set forward to P. 1s cast down WHILE 2s lead up.|
|B1||1-4||2s (above) cross and cast WHILE 1s (below) meet, lead up, and curve to face OUT|
|5-8||2s half-figure-8 up, taking SSN's hand (men take lefts, women take rights) for an "assisted half figure eight." 1s (above) face P across the set.|
|B2||1-4||1s (above) cross and cast WHILE 2s (below) meet, lead up and curve to face OUT|
|5-8||1s half-figure-eight up, taking SSN's hand. All progressed and proper.|
|A1||ACTIVES (top), turn by the R once around, long cast to 2nd place; middles move up.|
|A2||Actives turn by the L once around, long cast to 3rd place, bottom couple move up.|
|B1||ALL slipping circle left and right (order is 2-3-1)|
|B2||Actives lead to the top and cast down to 2nd place WHILE 3s move down. 1s meet in the middle and do a buttonhook (Active Lady turn single left, Active man turn single right).|
|A3||Actives 2-hand turn first corner (Active Man turns Lady 3 below; Active Lady turns Man 2 above). Actives meet P in the middle and 2-hand turn.|
|A4||Actives 2-hand turn second corner. Actives meet in the middle and two hand turn at least once and a half, with a skipping step if you wish.|
|B3||Actives do a full figure 8 around the standing end couples. Active Man goes up and Active Lady goes down. Actives pass L to change ends.|
|B4||Heys for three across the set, with Active Man heying at the bottom and Active Lady at the top. Actives meet in the middle and lead down WHILE 3s cast up. 2s are new actives.|
|A||ACTIVES (middle couple) turn P by the R, turn first corner by the L; P by the R, turn second corner by the L; turn P by the R, turn third corner (same sex) by the L; turn P by the R, turn fourth corner by the L. Actives end at the top or bottom of the set, facing each other.|
|B1||ACTIVES cross by the L (man up, woman down), and Star LEFT about three-quarters with the end couple, until Actives are on their proper side ACTIVES unwind the star and lead a single file line of three along the side of the set. END couples stop just halfway around (end couples have changed places) WHILE ACTIVES keep going.|
|B2||ENDS set to each other and 2-hand turn to get proper, and ACTIVES reach original home position. ACTIVES meet and lead down WHILE the bottom couple casts up (new Actives) and the top couple does a cloverleaf turn up.|
|A1||Men CW around P. Men Star LEFT once around and back to place.|
|A2||Ladies CCW around P. Ladies Star RIGHT once around and back to place.|
|B1||Head Men only, set to each other and cross by the R. Side couples Star RIGHT halfway (change places) and turn single left WHILE the Head men turn the Opposite Head Lady once and one half. Head ladies walk CW around the outside of the set.|
|B2||HEAD men do a chevron back to back (pass L shoulders) WHILE Head Ladies finish the CW half circle to meet P. Take hands eight, circle one-quarter left, and cloverleaf turn. (In to P)|
|A||All face up. Take inside hands with current P. Up a double and back. Repeat|
|B1||Shaw (side by side) siding R with P and then L with P.|
|B2||Set and turn single. 2-hand turn, and move one place L. Take inside hands with new P.|
|A1||1s cast to 2nd place WHILE 2s move up. 3s gate the 1s down and back to middle place.|
|A2||Lines of 3 on the side forward and back. 2s (above) gate the 1s up.|
|B1||Heys for three on the ends of the set. Lady 1 goes UP and Man 1 goes DOWN.|
|B2||1s meet and gypsy in the center. ALL 2--hand turn P to get proper.|
|A1||Double Mad Robin with the Ladies moving R and into the center while the Men move L and back. End home. Half poussette, ladies pushing.|
|A2||Circle L 3 places. 2-hand turn P (on the side of the set) once and one half. Face in.|
|B1||Full hey for four, with the MEN passing L. End the hey with the Ladies back to back in the center, facing Ps. Gypsy P by the R about three-quarters.|
|B2||Men initiate a Star LEFT by taking left hands, Ladies join the Star BEHIND partners. Turn the star once around, release hands and slide along the ready for the double Mad Robin with new Ns.|
|A1||FIRST corners set and turn single; BUT 1s two-hand turn|
|A2||SECOND corners set and turn single; BUT 2s two-hand turn|
|B1||1s down the center 3 steps, face P, set, lead up and cast below WHILE 2s move up.|
|B2||ALL circle L once around. 2s gate the 1s UP and around to progressed places.|
|A1||1-4||1s turn by the R once and one half moving slightly down the set to end between the 2s, facing opposite sex N.|
|5-8||LEFT shoulder half hey ending with 2s in the middle, 1s on the outside proper.|
|A2||1-4||2s turn by the L once and one half to end facing SSN.|
|5-8||RIGHT shoulder half hey, ending improper, Lady 1 and Man 2 above.|
|B1||1-4||Circle L 3 places (Men above), balance the ring.|
|5-8||Men half-figure-eight down (Man 2 on the right leads) to change places|
|9-12||Mirror back to back, Men leading through the Ladies.|
|13-16||Circle R 3 places and face across.|
|B2||1-8||1s lead down two steps, turn and fall back 2 steps, lead UP two steps, separate around the 2s, and meet above WHILE 2s fall straight back, side step up two steps; come forward two steps to meet P, face down and lead down, splitting the 1s, ending below. All improper and NOT progressed.|
|9-12||Slow 2-hand turn with P once around. Balance forward and back|
|13-16||Cross by the R, face away from SSN (1s face UP, 2s face DOWN), back up, passing R with SSN to progressed places.|
|A1||1-4||Circle L halfway. Step L, swing right foot; Step R, swing left foot.|
|5-8||Repeat A1 to get home.|
|9-16||Ladies cross R and loop R, while Men cross R and loop R. Repeat, this time end facing out with N, Lady on the R. Take inside hands with N.|
|A2||1-4||Ns lead out a double. California twirl to face back in.|
|5-8||Ladies pull by R and take L with P. Men turn P under (Swat the Flea), so that Ladies are on the outside and Men are back to back.|
|9-12||Half a hey for four, passing P by the LEFT|
|13-16||Men draw P to progressed place. Step L swing right foot. Step R, swing left foot.|
|A1||FIRST CORNERS: Man 1 advances while Lady 2 retreats. Reverse. Gypsy L once around, tight turn single R.
All Star RIGHT, keep P's hand and turn R halfway, turn single L. All improper.
|A2||SECOND CORNERS: Lady 1 advances while Man 2 retreats. Reverse. Gypsy R once around, tight turn single L.
All Star LEFT; keep P's hand and turn L halfway, turn single R. All home.
|B||FIRST CORNERS start a half hey, passing R.
FIRST CORNERS meet in the center and "boomerang" gypsy R all the way around to face SSN.
ALL with SSN pass L for half a hey (First corners followSSN across the set). All end proper and progressed (2s above). Gypsy P once around.
|A1||The head couples and the ACTIVES (middle couple)do a full mirror hey (top couple splits the ACTIVES to begin), WHILE the side couples side (Sharp or curvy siding) and turn single.|
|A2||ACTIVES separate and hey for three with the closest side couple WHILE the head couples set and turn single. ACTIVES end the hey facing each other in the center of the set.|
|B1||Grand Square plus one: The heads and sides do a Grand Square (sides facing each other and head couples facing the head couple across the set) ending home, WHILE ACTIVES back out to the nearest side, face UP (toward the music), back away from the music (down) until ACTIVES are at the bottom corners of the square, turn, meet each other in Couple 3's original position, and lead up to their original position.|
|B2||Progression: In "Skater's hold" the ACTIVES changes places with Couple 1, Men passing L. Couple 1 changes places with Couple 2; Couple 2 changes with Couple 3; Couple 3 changes with Couple 4. Couple 4 becomes the ACTIVE COUPLE, and the former Actives, now Couple 1, initiate the mirror hey for the next round.|
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