WA publications and dances

From time to time WA Branch dancers write dances, or are the subject of a dance.  This page collects some of those dances.

Bond, Lewis Bond

Devised by John Brenchley, 2023
Instructions for Bond, Lewis Bond

Christine's Fancy

Devised by John Brenchley, 2002
Instructions for Christine's Fancy

Dancing Girls

Devised by John Brenchley, 2015
Instructions for Dancing Girls

The Darlington Dancer

Devised by John Brenchley, 2020
Instructions for The Darlington Dancer

Donna's Dancing Shoes

Devised by Francis Walduck, 2014
Instructions for Donna's Dancing Shoes

Emmett's Chase

Devised by John Brenchley, 2010
Instructions for Emmett's Chase

Gold in the West

Devised by John Brenchley, 2019
Instructions for Gold in the West

Gypsy Crown

Devised by Donna Rynne, 2020
Instructions for Gypsy Crown

High Society

Devised by John Brenchley (RSCDS Book 46)
Instructions for High Society

The Open Road

Devised by John Brenchley (published in The Kangaroo Paw)
Instructions for The Open Road 

Wyn's Fancy

Devised by John Brenchley, 2015
Instructions for Wyn's Fancy


The Other Kangaroo Paw

Recorded by Marian Anderson and her Scottish Dance Band.  15 tracks.

Includes an insert in the cover that contains instruction for 10 new dances.  

Original tunes by Marian Anderson and Iain Mckenzie. 

Dances 11-14 are published elsewhere so links are not provided below.   Links to music are provided below for original tunes only.

      DANCE                                                                       TYPE                           TRACK LENGTH

1    Warm Up March - suitable for the Lion Gate 5x32 March       3.17

2    Emmett's Chase 8x32 Jig 4.50 Music Emmetts' Chase

3    A Special Occasion 3x48 Reel 2.53

4    Far North Queensland 5x32 Strathspey 5.21 Music Far North Queensland

5    May's 100 8x32 Jig 4.44 Music May's 100

6    The Anne Archdeacon Reel 4x40 Reel 3.13 Music Anne Archdeacon

7    Audrey & Peter's Jubilee 3x48 Strathspey 4.48 Music Audrey & Peter's Jubilee

8    The Torridon Cross 4x48 Jig 3.44 Music Torridon Cross

9    The Two Gray Cats     4x40 Reel 6.11 Music Two Grey Cats

10   A Highlander in Glasgow 4x32 Strathspey 4.18

11   Christine M Phillips (RSCDS Book 46) 8x32 Jig 4.54

12   High Society (RSCDS Book 46) 4x40 Reel 3.14

13   The Swan & The Tay (SCD for Perth 800) 3x32 Strathspey 3.20

14   Perth Meets Perth (SCD for Perth 800) 4x32 Reel 2.38

15   Cool Down Waltz Waltz 2.58

CD now available = A$22.00 (plus packaging and postage where applicable)

Available from the Branch Treasurer: treasurer@rscdswa.com 

The Kangaroo Paw

A Collection of Scottish Country Dances devised by John Brenchley

Published by the Western Australia Branch of the RSCDS. 

The CD (with music by Marian Anderson & her Scottish Dance Band) includes an extra track for a three couple encore for 'Anne and Five Partners'.

             DANCE                                                        TYPE                     

1    The Kangaroo Paw 8 x 32 Reel             

2    The Open Road 4 x 32 Jig               

3    Christine's Fancy 3 x 32 Strathspey              

4    Reeling Roy 4 x 48 Reel     

5    Torridon Lassies 8 x 40 Jig                 

6    The Glengarry Homestead 4 x 32 Strathspey               

7    The Buckinghamshire Lass 4 x 40 Reel   

8    Anne and Five Partners 5 x 48 Jig      

9    The Avon Valley Strathspey 1 x 80 Strathspey      

10   Lauraine's Delight 3 x 48 Reel

11   One of a Kind Medley (40R, 40S, 40R)

12   Flowers of the West 4 x 40 Strathspey   

 13   Dancing Girls 8 x 32 Jig