Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

40 Years Together (Beaney)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

40 YEARS TOGETHER (S4x40) 4C set Helen Beaney

1- 8 All set, 1s+4s set again and 1s dance in towards partner and cast, 1s to 4th place as 4s lead up curving into 1st place facing out
9-16 4s+2s and 3s+1s dance double Fig of 8 (4s and 3s cast to start)
17-24 4s+2s and 3s+1s dance RH across, dance LH across
25-28 4s+2s and 3s+1s "set and mirror link" (end dancers [4s and 1s] cast down/up as middles [2s and 3s] dance up/down)
29-32 4s+1s circle 4H round to left
33-40 All circle 8H round and back

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Also see the dance Forty Years Together (Martlew) by Ken Martlew.

Helen Beaney created this dance to commemorate the 40th wedding anniversary of her parents, Jill Down and Frank Bonar, on August 7, 2005.

Jill and Frank originally met through their shared interest in Scottish Country Dancing.

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