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

Conanicut Grange, 6 West Street
Jamestown, RI

Please save the following Friday evenings in 2015!

January 9 and 23, February 13 and 27, March 13 and 27


7-8:30 P.M.
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.

January 9th featured dance will be "De'il Amang the Tailors" and on January 23 will feature "Davy Nick Nack."

Future featured dances:

February 13- Mairi's Wedding

February 27 - Reel of the 51st

March 13 - Flowers of Edinburgh

March 27 - Pinewoods Reel


Check Mairi's Wedding on the web

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)


Informative video and instructions of "The Reel of the 51st Division"

Check out the 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