Two of the dances on this year’s Aurora ball programme are new, unpublished, dances. The full instructions are given here, for your convenience.
The Seal and the Beaver (J4x32) 4C set (3rd & 4th couples on opposite side) K Ferguson-Jones
Written for Louise and Joshua Msika, on the occassion of their wedding, August 2018
Wining and Dining (J5x32) 5C set K Ferguson-Jones
A 5*32 jig, to celebrate the occasion of Sara Andrews’ 50th birthday. Bars 13-20 are very slightly borrowed from the Aurora classic, the Elephant Stampede.
1-8 1st and 3rd couples (dancing couples) long cast to 2nd and 4th places, 2nd and 4th couples stepping up on bars 3 and 4. Dancing couples spin to finish facing first corners.
9-12 Dancing couples set to their own corners (corners set back), and turn two hands, opening out so that the dancing ladies and their corners face down the set, and the dancing men and their corners face up the set.
|2M – 1L||2L|
|4M – 3L||1M – 4L|
|5M||3M – 5L|
|Positions at bar 12|
13-16 Dancing couples, with corners, advance and retire on the diagonal.
17-24 Dancing couples pass right shoulder with their own corners to dance reels across the set, reels of 3 at the top and bottom and a reel of 4 in the centre.
25-32 Dancing couples turn left hand ¾, cast off one place on their own sides, and spin to finish. 24153.