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Lara Friedman-Shedlov

  • Posted Rin Wuid 8x32 R to Eight by Thirty-Two
    RIN WUID 32-bar reel for 3 couples in a 4-couple set 1-4     1M follows 1L who casts off one place and dances across the set while 2L follows 2M who casts up one place and dances across the set 5-8    ...
  • Posted Music Melts Upon the Evening Breeze 3x32 or 8x32 S to Eight by Thirty-Two
    Music Melts Upon the Evening Breeze 32-bar Strathspey for 3 couples in a 3-couple or 4-couple set 1-4     1s cross with the right hand and cast off one place as 2s step up 5-8     1s dance all the way around...
  • Posted Last Set in the Hall 3x32 S to Eight by Thirty-Two
    THE LAST SET IN THE HALL 32-bar Strathspey for 3 couples in a 3-couple set 1 - 8     1s and 2s dance the Knot. 1s turn to face 1st corners 9 - 10     1s set to 1st corners 11 -...
  • Posted Malcolm's Shoes 8x32 J to Eight by Thirty-Two
    MALCOLM'S SHOES 32-bar jig for 3 couples in a 4-couple set 1-8    1s & 3s Set to partner. 1s cast 2 places [2], dance to top on own sides [2] and Set while 3s dance to top [2], cast two 2...
  • Posted Online Data about YMCAs and YMCA People to YMCA Archives News
    Ever wondered if you could find out which YMCA your grandfather worked for back in the 1930s? Curious about how long your hometown YMCA has been around? Are you interested in what kinds of programming the YMCA was offering in...
  • Posted Lagavulin 5x32 S to Eight by Thirty-Two
    LAGAVULIN 32-bar Strathspey for 5 couples in a 5-couple set 1-8    1s & 2s and 3s & 4s espagnole:     1s+2s (& 3s+4s) cross (Women lead across RH passing between Men) with Women changing places RH     1s+2s (& 3s+4s) cross back (Men...
  • Posted Janice 3x32 S to Eight by Thirty-Two
    JANICE 32-bar Strathspey for 3 couples in a 3-couple set 1-8    All 3 couples dance the petronella figure (petronella turn and set, repeat) to partner's side. 9-16    1C dance in slightly and cast to 2nd place, cross down between 3C, giving LH...
  • Posted The Battle of Trafalgar 6x40 H to Eight by Thirty-Two
    THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR 6x40 bar Hornpipe for 6 couples in two, side-by-side 3-couple sets. The dancers are arranged as two, side by side, 3 couple sets, i.e. 4M, 5M and 6M are back to back with 1L 2L and...
  • Posted YMCA Publishing Work with Russian Emigres: Preserving Culture in the Midst of Chaos to YMCA Archives News
    Melanie Doherty is a Project Archives Research and Reference Assistant at the Kautz Family YMCA Archives. She joined the staff in February 2012 as a student assistant on a project to compile summary descriptions of collections in the YMCA...
  • Posted The Road to Scurdie Ness 4x40 R to Eight by Thirty-Two
    THE ROAD TO SCURDIE NESS 40-bar reel for 4 couples in a 4-couple set 1 - 8    1s + 2s and 3s + 4s dance RH across and chase clockwise half way. 9 - 16    4s + 3s and 2s + 1s...
  • Posted Need Money to do Research at the Archives? Apply Now for the 2014 Clarke Chambers Fellowship to YMCA Archives News
    The application deadline for the annual Clarke Chambers Fellowship is coming up on April 15th. The fellowship supports travel to do research in the Social Welfare History Archives or the Kautz Family YMCA Archives. Preference is given to dissertation writers...
  • Posted Swirling Leaves 8x32 J to Eight by Thirty-Two
    SWIRLING LEAVES 32-bar jig for 3 couples in a 4-couple set 1-8     1st couple set, cross giving right hand, cast to second place on opposite sides, turn by left hand to face 1st corners. 2nd couple stepping up on bars...
  • Posted It's My Pleasure 8x32 J to Eight by Thirty-Two
    IT'S MY PLEASURE 32-bar jig for 3 couples in a 4-couple set 1-8     1st couple lead (right hands joined) down the middle for three and back to 1st place for three. On bars 7 and 8, 1st couple cast into...
  • Posted Turn, Turn, Turn 3x32 S to Eight by Thirty-Two
    TURN, TURN, TURN A 32-bar Strathspey for 3 couples in a 3-couple set 1-4     1st man cast off one place and turn 2nd lady once around with both hands, 2nd man stepping up on bars 1 and 2. 5-8     1st...
  • Posted Agnes Blackadder Fire Alarm 8x32 R+S Medley to Eight by Thirty-Two
    THE AGNES BLACKADDER FIRE ALARM 16-bar reel + 16-bar Strathspey medley for 2 couples in a 4-couple longwise set Everyone starts on the first repetition (not just the first 2 couples). Reel: 1-8    1st and 2nd couple lead down the middle...
  • Posted Who Am I? 8x40 R to Eight by Thirty-Two
    WHO AM I? 40-bar reel for 3 couples in a 4-couple longwise set 1-8     1s, 2s & 3s dance Mirror Crossover Reels of Three, 1s dancing out and down through second position opposite side to begin and finish in partner's...
  • Posted Need Money to Travel to the Archives? Apply Now for the Clarke Chambers Fellowship to YMCA Archives News
    The application deadline for the annual Clarke Chambers Fellowship is coming up on April 15th. The fellowship supports travel to do research in the Social Welfare History Archives or the Kautz Family YMCA Archives. Preference is given to dissertation writers...
  • Posted Minister on the Mississippi 8x32 S to Eight by Thirty-Two
    THE MINISTER ON THE MISSISSIPPI or THE REVEREND ALAN GRANT 32-bar Strathspey for 3 couples in a 4-couple longwise set 1-4     1C lead down for 4 bars. 2C step up on bars 3-4. 5-8     1C lead up for 2 bars...
  • Posted Outside the Box 4x32 J to Eight by Thirty-Two
    OUTSIDE THE BOX 32 bar Jig for 4 couples in a 4 couple longwise set 2nd and 4th couples begin on opposite sides 1- 4    All four couples dance set and link in tandem. Danced as follows:     1-2     All, joining hands...
  • Posted The YMCA in Africa to YMCA Archives News
    The first YMCA in Africa was founded in Liberia in 1881, and the American YMCA was working to spread the movement on that continent as early as 1890. Records of YMCA international work in 25 different African countries are available...
  • Posted Explore the History of a University: George Williams College to YMCA Archives News
    Did you know the YMCA started several colleges and universities? The YMCA was a pioneer in many areas of education, including night schools, English as a second language instruction, and vocational education. In addition, at least two institutions of higher...
  • Posted Now Online and in Print: Over 1,000 Reports of YMCA Work in China to YMCA Archives News
    We are excited to announce that our extensive collection of reports on YMCA work in China has been digitized and is now available online! (See below for details on how to search.) The reports, written by 243 YMCA foreign secretaries...
  • Posted Maggie and Caitlin 8x32 R to Eight by Thirty-Two
    MAGGIE AND CAITLIN 32-bar reel for 3-couples in a 4-couple set 1-4     1st couple set advancing, turn both hands to face down nearer hands joined. 5-8     1st couple dance below 3rd couple, cross and cast up to 2nd place on...
  • Posted Start Your Engines 8x32 J to Eight by Thirty-Two
    START YOUR ENGINES 32-bar jig for 3 couples in a 4-couple set 1-8     LS Reel on ladies side. 1L, followed by her partner, dance LS reel on ladies' side. 1M passes his partner when dancing through 3L position (as in...
  • Posted Silver Heather 8x32 J to Eight by Thirty-Two
    SILVER HEATHER 32-bar jig for 3 couples in a 4-couple longwise set 1 - 4    1W followed by 1M cast off one place (2C step up on 3-4) and cross to opposite side 5 - 8     2C + 1C RHA (and...
  • Posted Heathery Breeze 4x32 S to Eight by Thirty-Two
    HEATHERY BREEZE 32-bar Strathspey for 4 couples in a 4-couple set 1-8     1s dance Mirror Crossover Reel of Three finishing in partner's original place 9-10     1s cross down to second position own sides facing out while 2s continue reeling to...
  • Posted Groundhog Day 8x32 S to Eight by Thirty-Two
    GROUNDHOG DAY 32-bar Strathspey for 2 couples in a 4-couple set 1-4    1s+2s Set & Cross RH 5-8     Set & 3/4 Turn Both Hands to face each other in the middle (Man facing down, ladies facing up). 9-16    1s+2s dance reel of...
  • Posted Travel Fellowship Available to Visit the Archives to YMCA Archives News
    The application deadline for the annual Clarke Chambers Fellowship is coming up on April 15th. The fellowship supports travel to do research in the Social Welfare History Archives or the Kautz Family YMCA Archives. Preference is given to dissertation writers...
  • Posted Full Text of WWI Newspaper Now Online to YMCA Archives News
    A nearly complete run of Trench and Camp, a newspaper published by the YMCA for army camps during World War I is now available online via the University of Minnesota's UMedia Archive. The full text of the Camp Upton (Long...
  • Posted Finding Pamphlets in the YMCA Archives to YMCA Archives News
    A list of over 2,000 pamphlets in the YMCA Archives is now available online. The succinct communication form of the pamphlet allowed the YMCA to craft targeted messages for targeted audiences. This collection wonderfully illustrates the evolution of the YMCA's...
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