Dance Because he was a Bonnie Lad 441

Also known as “Prince Charles' Reel”.

Medley · 112 bars (S64+R48) · 4 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: OnceOnly)

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Steps
  • Highland, Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
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This dance was taken from ...

This dance was taken from an old Jacobite dance of 1745 which was danced by followers of Prince Charles Stuart.

The dance was arranged from a dance collected by Mrs MacNab’s brother in North Carolina, USA.

Because he was a Bonnie Lad 4/4L · M112

Strathspey

1-8
All dance RSh reels of 4 on sides
9-16
All set twice & turn partner 2H
17-24
1M & 2M cross to face 2L &1L (1M in front of 2M) also 3M & 4M cross to face 4L & 3L (3M in front of 4M), all set & Men dance round Ladies RSh back to places (again 1M & 3M in front of 2M & 4M)
25-32
All set twice, turn 2H into 2 diagonal lines of 4 (1M & 2L also 3M & 4L in own places & partners BtoB between them
33-40
All dance RSh diagonal reels of 4
41-48
All set twice & turn 2H to end in original places
49-56
1s & 3s set advancing to partner & turn 2H (Ladies on partners left) to face 2L/4L, set & circle 3H round to left 1/2 way to face 2M/4M
57-64
1s+3s set twice to 2M+4M & circle 4H round for 2 steps, turn partner 2H to original places

Reel

1-8
1s+2s also 3s+4s dance 1/2 R&L with setting between each hand to person just passed
9-16
All repeat bars 1- 8
17-24
All Men set for 8 bars (Highland Steps) as partners set twice & advance turning with 4 PdB steps to right to give their backs to the Men
25-32
All Men dance RSh round partner to face them, all set twice with Ladies again turning their backs on the Men
33-40
All repeat bars 25-32
41-48
All Men dance forward 3 PdB steps, pat partners on shoulder & dance back 1 step, Ladies turn to face partner, turn RH to end facing in middle

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NameDateOwnerLast changed
Mary Isdal Macnab 2018-01-01 Dance ForFun Jan. 13, 2017, 1:41 p.m.

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