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Jean Martin Of Aberdeen

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JEAN MARTIN OF ABERDEEN (S3x32) 3C set Muriel A Johnstone 3 Dances 2006

1- 8 1s turn RH and cast 1 place, all circle 6H round ¾ way to left and end in lines of 3 across (Ladies face down and Men up)
9-16 All set and change places with partner RH, all circle 6H round ¾ way to left and end in middle facing up. 312
17-24 All dance Allemande. 213
25-32 1s+3s (bottom 2 couples) dance the Bourrel:
 1M+3L set advancing, ¾ turn 2H and twirl to end BtoB (up/down middle L facing up and M down) while 1L+3M chase anticlockwise ½ way to face partner
 1s+3s set to partners and turn 2H to own sides having changed places. 231

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

Jean Martin of Aberdeen
Muriel Johnstone 3 Dances 2006
Strathspey 3 x 32 bars 3 Couple Repeat 3 Couple Set Longwise Set

  1-4   1s turn by the right and cast;

  5-8   all 6 hands round to the left ¾ to finish in lines across, Ls facing down, Mn up;

  9-12 all set and cross up and down by the right with partner;

13-16 all 6 hands round to the left ¾ to finish 3s1s2s on the centre line ready for allemande;

17-24 3s1s2s allemande, finishing 2s1s3s;

25-32 1s3s dance the bourrel, finishing 2s3s1s:

25-26 1M3L set advancing WHILE 1L 3M chase anticlockwise to halfway between 2nd and 3rd places on opposite sides;

27-28 1M3L turn approximately 2/3 with both hands, release hold and turn halfway on the spot to finish back-to-back on the centre line, 3L facing up, 1M down, WHILE 1L 3M continue to chase anticlockwise to finish on the centre line, facing partners;

29-30 3s 1s set to partners;

31-32 3s 1s turn partners ¾ with both hands, finishing 2s3s1s on own sides.

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

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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.

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

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