Unit 2: Prescribed Dances

New materials have been prepared for the updated list of the Unit 2: Prescribed Dances. They are available as free downloads and therefore are not available for purchase in our online shop or as a digital download from all popular music download sites. The free download links for these appear further down this page.

For more information on the Unit 2: Prescribed Dances please download the helpful guide below

Track listing
  1. Duke of Perth
  2. Summer Wooing (Book 38)
  3. General Stuart’s Reel (Book 1)
  4. Westminster Reel
  5. Rodney’s Rant (Diamond Jubilee Dances)
  6. The Starry Eyed Lassie (Book 23)
  7. Miss Hadden’s Reel (Book 23)
  8. Mrs Stewart’s Jig (Book 35)
  9. Alltshellach (Book 23)
  10. Miss Gibson’s Strathspey (Leaflet Dances 2014)
  11. Mrs Hamilton of Wishaw (Book 23)
  12. The Village Reel (Book 20)
Videos of dances

Each dance from Unit 2 has been professionally videoed and is available to watch on our YouTube channel. We hope you enjoy these walkthroughs!

VIEW THE PLAYLIST

 

Teaching tracks

Here you will find the resources for each of the dances that make up the Unit 2 dances. For each there are available a set of ‘teaching tracks’ which consist of the dance broken down into sequences of bars that teachers are likely to use in teaching the dance. For each dance there are two sets. One set with a ‘Ready and…’ and one set with introductions.

If candidates are reliant on using recorded music for the exam then these tracks should be used. They can all be downloaded. If they are going to be played using a computer (PC / laptop / etc), then they should not be modified using any form of speed control. 
If they are transferred to a CD to be played through a CD player, then care should be taken to ensure that the tracks are played at the correct speed. This can be checked by playing track 11, the strathspey Mrs Hamilton of Wishaw. If it is played at the correct speed the time from the start of the first chord to the final note of the end chord will be 2 minutes 8 seconds. 

Follow the links for the resources for individual dances below.

Biographical notes of composers and tunes will be coming soon.

To view the teaching tracks please click on the name of the tune; to download please click on the specific bars, open the file on your computer and unzip.

Please click on the link to download a zip file. Once downloaded, please unzip the contents. 

Sequence: Ready and..   
Sequence: 4-bar Intro  

Please click on the link to download a zip file. Once downloaded, please unzip the contents. 

Sequence: Ready and..   
Sequence: 4-bar Intro  

Please click on the link to download a zip file. Once downloaded, please unzip the contents. 

Sequence: Ready and..   
Sequence: 4-bar Intro   

Please click on the link to download a zip file. Once downloaded, please unzip the contents. 

Sequence: Ready and..   
Sequence: 4-bar Intro  

Please click on the link to download a zip file. Once downloaded, please unzip the contents. 

Sequence: Ready and..   
Sequence: 4-bar Intro   

Please click on the link to download a zip file. Once downloaded, please unzip the contents. 

Sequence: Ready and..   
Sequence: 4-bar Intro  

Please click on the link to download a zip file. Once downloaded, please unzip the contents. 

Sequence: Ready and..   
Sequence: 4-bar Intro   

Please click on the link to download a zip file. Once downloaded, please unzip the contents. 

Sequence: Ready and..   
Sequence: 4-bar Intro   

Please click on the link to download a zip file. Once downloaded, please unzip the contents. 

Sequence: Ready and..   
Sequence: 4-bar Intro   

Please click on the link to download a zip file. Once downloaded, please unzip the contents. 

Sequence: Ready and..   
Sequence: 4-bar Intro  

Please click on the link to download a zip file. Once downloaded, please unzip the contents. 

Sequence: Ready and..    
Sequence: 4-bar Intro   

Please click on the link to download a zip file. Once downloaded, please unzip the contents. 

Sequence: Ready and..   
Sequence: 4-bar Intro   

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