Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Bejant Royal

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BEJANT ROYAL (R8x48) 3C (4C set) Lewis N Derrick

1- 8 1s set, 1s cross down RH to 2nd place opposite sides, cast to right into centre to form lines across (1L between 2s and 1M between 3s) and all set
9-16 1s turn RH to face 1st corners, turn 1st corners LH 1ΒΌ times to join hands with 1st+4th corners to BtoB position ready for...
17-24 1s dance Crown Triangles and end facing out on opposite sides
25-32 1s turn 1st corner RH, turn partner LH, turn 2nd corner RH and partner LH to end 1L facing 2s and 1M facing 3s
33-40 1s dance reels of 3 across (LSh to 1st corners to start) ending in 2nd place own sides
41-48 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

A "bejant" is a term for a first year undergraduate at St Andrews University, Scotland.

Prince William (grandson of Elizabeth II) attended St Andrews as a student - hence The Bejant Royal.
The Fresh Prince is the recommended tune.


Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, KG, KT, PC, ADC (William Arthur Philip Louis; born 21 June 1982) is a member of the British royal family. He is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. Since birth, he has been second in the line of succession to the British throne.

William was educated at four schools in the United Kingdom (Jane Mynors', Wetherby School, Ludgrove School and Eton College) and studied for a degree at the University of St Andrews.

He returned to St Andrews in February 2011 as patron of the university's 600th Anniversary Appeal.

Bejant Royal - Information Video

Bejant Royal Image
Bejant Royal - Prince William, 2009


Dance Information licensed under this Creative Commons Licence.
Text from this original Prince William, Duke of Cambridge article on Wikipedia.
Image Copyright file is licensed under this Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
Image Copyright Paisley Scotland, via Wikipedia.

Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing Instructions 'The Bejant Royal' page