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Bonnie Jean Of Aberdeen

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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)


Dance Information

Jean Martin was the chairman of Aberdeen RSCDS and devised the idea of a children's book of dances and CD.

Jean Martin then went on to become Vice Chairman of the Society and in November 2002, she was voted as Chairman of the whole RSCDS at the full AGM which was held in Aberdeen.

In 2016 the RSCDS Management Board nominated teacher, examiner, and adjudicator Jean Martin as Honorary President.

Aberdeen RSCDS Adult Classes are taught by Walter Sutherland and Jean Martin and meet at South St Nicholas Church Hall, Kincorth, Aberdeen in 2018.

Aberdeen - Information Video

South St Nicholas Church Image
South St Nicholas Church Hall, Kincorth, Aberdeen, Scotland
Venue For Walter Sutherland And Jean Martin - Aberdeen RSCDS Adult Classes


Text from this original Aberdeen Branch History article.
Image Copyright Bill Harrison under this Creative Commons Licence.

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