Scottish Country Dance InstructionBALDOVAN JIG (J4x32) 4C set Douglas Henderson Baldovan Dances
1- 8 All cross RH and cross back LH, 1s lead down between 2s, cross and cast up to 1st place opposite sides
9-16 1s+2s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides, 1s dancing between 2s to start and 1s end in 2nd place (on opposite sides)
17-24 1s+3s+4s dance reels of 3 on sides, 1s dancing out and 3s in and up to start, 1s end in 3rd place (on opposite sides)
25-32 All set, 1s cast to bottom, lead up 1 place, cross and cast back to bottom
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams
Dance InformationAlso see the dance Baldovan Reel by Douglas Henderson, from Baldovan Set Dances (Paperback 1960 by Douglas Henderson).
Also see the dance Baldovan Strathspey by Douglas Henderson, from Baldovan Set Dances (Paperback 1960 by Douglas Henderson).
Baldovan Jig was devised by Douglas Henderson who lived for a time in Dundee and named it after Baldovan, an old village to the north of Strathmartine which is itself to the north of Dundee, in the Scottish county of Angus.
Baldovan village was developed most significantly in the 1830s in order to expand Dundee to the north.
For a long while the village became an independent community with their own tram terminus and railway station, Baldovan and Downfield, serving the northern suburbs of Dundee around Strathmartine, including Bridgefoot, Downfield and Baldovan. Services were provided by the Dundee and Newtyle Railway.
Baldovan village however, is no longer there having been substantially swallowed up in Dundee's later redevelopments, only now remembered in Baldovan Road, which runs from Strathmartine to Downfield.
Recommended Music: Baldovan Jig composed by Betty Low, published in Baldovan Set Dances.
Baldovan Set Dances, 1960
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Text from this original Baldovan Railway Station article on Wikipedia.
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