Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Bonny Water

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BONNY WATER (S4x48) 4C set Ruth Rintoul Alba Smiles Better

1- 8 All ½ turn and twirl to opposite sides, 1s and 3s dance ½ Fig of 8 round couple below
9-16 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance Ladies' Chain ending with Ladies passing LSh to face partner
17-24 All dance diagonal reels of 4 across with Ladies ending besides partner on sides
25-32 All set and 1s+2s also 3s+4s Petronella-in-tandem, all set (facing across) and cross RH
33-40 1s cast as 2s cross up RH, 3s cast up as 1s cross down RH, 1s cast down as 4s cross up RH and 1s cross RH
41-48 2s+3s also 4s+1s dance Diamond Poussette

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

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