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Bonavista

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BONAVISTA (R4x40) 4C set Georgina Finlay All Around the Circle

1- 8 1s and 4s petronella turn and set (as 2s step up and 3s down), 1s and 4s turn LH 1¼ times to face other partner in lines across (1s between 2s and 4s between 3s)
9-24 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance the Celtic Reel:-
' 9-12 1s+2s pass RSh as for reel of 4, 1s dance clockwise ¼ way while 2s dance ¾ LSh round each other to face other partner (up/down)
' 13-16 1s+2s pass RSh as for reel of 4, 2s dance clockwise ¼ way while 1s dance ¾ LSh round each other to face other partner (across)
' 17-24 1s+2s repeat bars 9-16
25-32 1s and 4s set twice to each other and dance ½ R&L to end on own sides in 2nd/3rd places
33-36 1M followed by 4M casts down behind 3M and dances up between 3s while 4L followed by 1L casts up and dance dances down between 2s
37-40 1s+4s dance LH across ¾ way to end on own sides in order 2413

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


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