Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Bonnie Jean Of Aberdeen

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Bonnie Jean Of Aberdeen
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 6: A Dozen Dances
3x32, 4x32 bar Reel
3- or 4-couple dance in 3- or 4-couple longways set

  1-8   SET TWICE AND WHEEL: 1st and 2nd couples set twice and dance right hands across (ending with 1st woman facing out);

  9-16 FIGURE OF 8: 1st couple dance parallel figures of 8 on own side, 1st man around 2nd and 3rd men, 1st woman around 2nd and 3rd woman;

17-24 REELS OF 3: 1st couple dance right shoulder parallel reels of 3 on own side with 2nd and 3rd couples, 1st man with 2nd and 3rd men, 1st woman with 2nd and 3rd women;

25-32 CHASE AND TURN: 1st woman casts behind women to the bottom of set followed by her partner (2nd 3rd and 4th couples step up on bars 27-28), then 1st couple dance 1½ right arm Tulloch turn to end on own side at the bottom of the set.

Repeat with new top couple.

(Dance Crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)

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