Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Baldovan Square

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THE BALDOVAN SQUARE (S96) Sq.Set John Drewry Brodie Book

1- 8 All pass partner with LH (1 bar), turn next person RH (3 bars), pass partner LH (1 bar) and turn corner RH (3 bars) back to original places
9-16 Ladies circle 4H round to left and dance LH across back to places
17-24 Men circle 4H round to left and LH across to places while Ladies dance clockwise around set ending LH to partner and Men in centre (RH wheel)
25-32 All dance round for 2 bars, Ladies lead partners on one place, all circle round to left and end turning partners 2H back to original positions
33-40 1s and 3s set to partners, turn RH into Allemande hold and pass other couple LSh, drop RH and Men pass Ladies in front and dance LH across to end BtoB with partner facing side couples (facing own corners)
41-48 1s+3s dance reels of 4 across with corners and end taking partner's LH and return to places
49-64 2s and 4s repeat bars 33-48 with reel up/down set
65-96 All repeat bars 1-32

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

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Baldovan was 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.

Baldovan, an old village to the north of Strathmartine
Baldovan 1974

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