Jamestown Scottish Dancers
Jamestown Scottish Dancers
Buchanan Tartan
(Most Every Other Friday)

Conanicut Grange, 6 West Street
Jamestown, RI

Our Next Dance is Friday, May 1

The last few dances of the spring are May 1 and 15

The Second Annual Ball will be Friday, June 5!


Dancing starts at 7:00PM and goes to 8:30
All Are Welcome! No Experience Needed. All dances taught and prompted. Please wear comfortable shoes.

$5.00 for an individual, $10 for a family

Featured dances will be dances set aside for experienced dancers. There will be a talk-through but very little prompting.

On May 1 the featured dance will be "Mrs. MacLeod"

1-8 - 1s+2s dance RH across and LH back

9-16 - 1s lead down the middle and up to face 1st corners

17-24 - 1s set to 1st corners and turn 2H, set and turn 2nd corners

25-32 - 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides, man down, lady up, giving LSh to 1st corners and cross to 2nd place own sides


Davy Nick Nack

Reel of the 51st on YouTube


Mairi's Wedding

1-8 - 1s turn RH & cast down to 2nd place, 1s turn LH to face 1st corners

9-16 - 1s dance 1/2 diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, 1s dance 1/2 diagonal reel with 2nd corners

17-24 - 1s dance 1/2 diagonal reel with 3rd corner (positions,) 1/2 diagonal reel with 4th corner (positions)

25-32 - 1s dance reel of 3 across (Lady up with 2s, Man down with 3s - LSh to 1st corner)

33-40 - 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back (slipping ring)


Crib diagram to the strathspey Lady Auckland's Reel:

Buchanan Tartan

The first and second lady take near hands, cross, cast around the men, return to place and do a two-hand turn. The men do the same.

1st couple goes down the center and back. Then the 1's and 2s allemande. First couple repeats.


Contact us at email or at 401-423-1574or on Facebook

Links for further information about Royal Scottish Country Dancing: Royal Scottish Country Dance Society -Dictionary of Scottish Dancing: Scottish Dance Dictionary