C'est Si Bon
Scottish Country Dance InstructionC'EST SI BON (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Brian Charlton Waratah Collection
1- 8 1s+2s set advancing and turn 2H to face down. 2s+1s dance down below 3s, cast up to end 2s in 1st place, 1s in 2nd place own sides
9-16 1s dance up between 2s, cast to 2nd place, turn RH to end in 2nd place facing out
17-24 2s+1s+3s dance RSh reels of 3 on sides (1L down, RSh to 3L, 1M up, RSh to 2M). Bars 23-24 1s cross (1L from 1st place, 1M from 3rd place) to 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance LSh reels of 3 on sides (1L down, LSh to 3M, 1M up, LSh to 2L). Bars 31-32 1s cross (1L from 1st place, 1M from 3rd place) to 2nd place own sides
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
C'est si bon A 32 bar Reel for 3 couples in a 4 couple longwise set.
1 - 4 First and second couples set advancing and turn with two hands to face down.
5 - 8 Second and first couples dance down, cast up behind third couple to finish with second couple in first place and first couple in second place on own sides.
9 - 16 First couple dance up between second couple, cast to second place, turn with the right hand and face out in second place on own sides.
17 - 24 Second, first and third couples dance reels of three on the sides, first woman giving right shoulder to third woman and first man giving right shoulder to second man to start. On bars 23-24, first couple cross, first woman from first place and first man from third place to second place on opposite sides.
25 - 32 Second, first and third couples dance reels of three on the sides, first woman giving left shoulder to third man and first man giving left shoulder to second woman to start. On bars 31-32, first couple cross, first woman from first place and first man from third place to second place on own sides.
Repeat having passed a couple.
(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Brian Charlton, 2009)
Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams
Dance Instruction VideosC'est Si Bon - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
Dance Information"C'est Si Bon" is French for "it's so good".
This dance, C'est Si Bon, was devised to honour Catherine Bonner for her long term service to Scottish Country Dancing in the Sydney area, particularly to the St John's Wahroonga and Gosford Classes.
The dance was programmed as a 'Mystery Dance' for the Gosford Class Social in February 2010, with music selected by Chris Duncan. The Social was a celebration of her 80th birthday, her service to Gosford Class and her receiving a Branch Award through Sydney Branch.
The title refers to Catherine having been born in France, her name and her reputation in the Sydney area.
Music: The tune selected by Chris Duncan is Culburnie Cottage by Alastair Fraser.
Dance information by the deviser, Brian Charlton.