Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Bonnie Charlie's Strathspey

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BONNIE CHARLIE'S STRATHSPEY (S3x32) 4C set C Broome

Fig 1
1- 8 All cross RH, all cross back RH
9-16 All circle 8H round to left
17-24 All turn partners 2H into Sq.Set (1s at top, 4s at bottom 2s on Ladies' side and 3s on Men's side Ladies on partner's right) and all dance ½ Grand Chain
25-32 1s+4s dance ½ R&L, 2s+4s dance ½ R&L

Fig 2
1- 8 All dance double reels of 4 (Ladies give LH in centre to start as Men set)
9-16 All set and turn corners 2H, set and turn partners 2H
17-32 All dance full Schiehallion Reel

Fig 3
1- 4 1s change places with 4s dancing under 4s arch and ½ turn corners with free hand
5- 8 1L+4M change places with 1M+4L dancing under 1M+4L arch and ½ turn corners with free hand
9-16 Repeat bars 1-8
17-24 All turn partners 2H approx. twice to original places and all Adv+Ret
25-32 All circle 8H round to left

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



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