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.

Bejant Royal Image
Bejant Royal - Prince William


Image Copyright British Embassy Tokyo / Alfie Goodrich UK in Japan- FCO [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

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