Last updated: Tuesday July 28, 2015

Dance Books and Items of Interest


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The Princess Bride Collection: A collection of dances devised by three friends who dance in the Portland, Oregon and Southwest Washington State Branches of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society -- three friends who can't resist saying "Ooo! what if..." to each other -- inspired by their memories of the movie by the same name. The e-book download is available, for an optional donation.
     Dances are:
       Farm Boy                            32 S 4C
       The Screaming Eels                  32 J 3C
       Swashbuckling Dread Pirate Roberts  32 H 3C
       The Cliffs of Insanity              32 J 3C
       A Dizzying Intellect                32 J 3C
       Secrets of the Fire Swamp           32 J 3C
       The Impressive Clergyman            32 S 3C
       The Wing                            40 R 3C
       The Six-Figured Man                 48 J 3C
       A King in Patagonia                 32 R 3C
       Four White Horses                   32 J 4C
       Aas Yooou Wiiissshhh                32 S 3C
   
The e-book is available here.


Just Desserts: A follow-up to A Feast of Dances, this book was also from a dance contest for the Vancouver USA SCD 25th Dinner Dance anniversary and the 1st for the newly formed RSCDS SW WA State Branch. Dances were so close in points that a "dance off" was held to pick the winner! Enjoy! The e-book download is available, for an optional donation, and the printed book is $5.00 plus S&H.
     Dances are:
       Admirable Fred                    64 J 4C
       Cape Disappointment Light         32 S 4C
       Chopped Nuts & Chocolate Swirls   32 J 3C set
       Duncan Burn                       32 R 3C
       Eleventh and Main                 32 S 1C
       It's Kosher                       32 R 4C
       Lightnin' Bug, The                32 J 3C set
       MAB of McLeod                     32 R 3C
       Merry Lad's Affair, The           32 R 3C
       Mint Truffles                     32 S 3C
       Red Wine & Truffles               32 J 3C
       Ships in the Night                32 S 3C
   
Music: The Devil in the Dishwasher, McCornack Hall, and Pedaling to Plummer by Linda Danielson, and Marge in Motion by Lisa Scott.

The e-book is available here. The printed book is available through TAC Books or through us:


An International Language: Dances and music herein were devised by dancers/musicians who attended one or both of the group's cultural exchange tours to Japan to instruct school children. The e-book download is available, for an optional donation, and the printed book is $5.00 plus S&H.
     Dances are:
       Mishima Onsen              32 S 3C
       Niji No Sato               32 J 3C
       Origami Crane, The         40 S 4C
       Shabu Shabu               128 R 4C Sq
       Shin Kobe Eki              32 S 3C
       Shinkansen, The            32 R 3C
       Tokyo Flyer                40 J 3C set
       Nihon de Waltz             32 W Circle
   
Music: The Committee Strathspey, Brian's Birthday Reel, Lissa's Strathspey, Reel Life, and Waltz for Stacey and Brian by Jan Tappan; Nightingale Castle, Miss Rosie's Favorite, and The Shortest Day by Linda Danielson

The e-book is available here. The printed book is available through TAC Books or through us:


A Feast of Dances: The dances herein were for a contest in honor of the 10th Dinner Dance anniversary of the Vancouver USA Scottish Country Dancers. $5.00 plus S&H.The e-book download is available, for an optional donation, and the printed book is $5.00 plus S&H.
     Dances are:
         The Folksy Fivesome            32 R 5 dancers
         The Dark-eyed Junco            88 R Sq set
         Bumbershoots of Pomeroy        32 S 4C set
         Lady Laura Kintoul             40 S 4C set
         I.5 Bridge Portland/Vancouver  32 S 4C set
         Spin Dizzy                     56 (64) R Sq set
         The Origami Crane              40 S 4C set
         What If...                     64 J 2C Circle
         The Friendship Bridge          40 S 3C
   
The e-book is available here. Printed book limited stock - contact:


Washington State Centennial: As part of the Washington state 100 year celebration of statehood a contest was held to find a celebration dance. This book is the result. The e-book download is available, for an optional donation, and the printed book is SOLD OUT.
     Dances are:
       Wagons West                   32 S 4C set
       Westward Ho!                  40 R 3C 
       Wedding at Roche Harbor       32 S 3C
       The Reel of the Sound         32 H 3C
       The Rhododendron Strathspey   32 S 3C set
       Mt St Helens Reel             32 R 4C set
       Mt St Helens                  16 S/16 R 4C
       The Reel Seahawks             40 R 4C set
       Washington's Columbia River   32 S+32 R 4C
       Evergreen Fairs               32 J 3C
   
Music: Westward to Washington by Alexis Lawson.

The e-book is available here.


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