Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

C'est si bon

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

C'est si bon A 32 bar Reel for 3 couples in a 4 couple longwise set.

1 - 4 First and second couples set advancing and turn with two hands to face down.
5 - 8 Second and first couples dance down, cast up behind third couple to finish with second couple in first place and first couple in second place on own sides.
9 - 16 First couple dance up between second couple, cast to second place, turn with the right hand and face out in second place on own sides.
17 - 24 Second, first and third couples dance reels of three on the sides, first woman giving right shoulder to third woman and first man giving right shoulder to second man to start. On bars 23-24, first couple cross, first woman from first place and first man from third place to second place on opposite sides.
25 - 32 Second, first and third couples dance reels of three on the sides, first woman giving left shoulder to third man and first man giving left shoulder to second woman to start. On bars 31-32, first couple cross, first woman from first place and first man from third place to second place on own sides.
Repeat having passed a couple.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Brian Charlton, 2009)


Dance Information

The dance was devised to honour Catherine Bonner for her long term service to Scottish Country Dancing in the Sydney area, particularly to the St John's Wahroonga and Gosford Classes.

The dance was programmed as a 'Mystery Dance' for the Gosford Class Social in February 2010, with music selected by Chris Duncan. The Social was a celebration of her 80th birthday, her service to Gosford Class and her receiving a Branch Award through Sydney Branch.

The title refers to Catherine having been born in France, her name and her reputation in the Sydney area.

Music: The tune selected by Chris Duncan is Culburnie Cottage by Alastair Fraser.



Dance Information by the deviser, Brian Charlton.

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