Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Belle Of The Ball (McKinnell)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BELLE OF THE BALL (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Sue McKinnell

1- 4 1M+2L set advancing, ¾ turn 2H and twirl to end BtoB (2L facing up and 1M down) while partners chase anticlockwise to face partner
5- 8 Set to partners and turn RH, 2s to own sides in 1st place and 1s turn RH to 1M facing up as 1L faces down
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across giving RSh to 2nd corners (1M with 2s, 1L with 3s) and end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s dance Pass&Turn with 1st corners and pass RSh to face 2nd corners, Pass&Turn with 2nd corners and 1s turn LH to end Lady facing up and Man down
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 across (LSh to 1st corner) and end 2nd place own sides

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

Belle Of The Ball (McKinnell) by Sue McKinnell 8X32 Strathspey for 3C

1-8 1C and 2C dance the bourrel. On the last two bars, 2C turn RH to 1st place on own sides WHILE 1C turn RH to end in the center, 1W facing down and 1M facing up.
9-16 Reels across the dance, 1C giving RS to 2nd corners to begin and ending by dancing through 2nd place on own sides to face 1st corners.
17-24 1C dance corners pass and turn with 1st corners, pass RS to face 2nd corners, dance corners pass and turn with 2nd corners, and turn LH to end in the center, 1W facing up and 1M facing down.
25-32 Reels across the dance, 1C giving LS to 1st corners to begin. 1C end in 2nd place on own sides.


(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Feb 2011)

Dance Information

This strathspey, Belle Of The Ball (McKinnell), is for my cat Belle. Belle was a pure-bred American Shorthair in silver and black and had gorgeous tabby markings.

Suggested music is Bonnie Ina Campbell from Tayor and Imbrie Live.

Belle Of The Ball
American Shorthair Cat - The Belle Of The Ball

Dance information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell.
Image copyright odin_aka_zero-one licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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