My Bonny Beau
by Sue McKinnell 8X32 Strathspey for 3C
1-8 1C set, dance down between 2C and 3C, cross below 3C, and cast up to 2nd place on opposite sides. 2C step up on bars 3-4.
9-16 2C, 1C, and 3C dance a circulating knot. (In a circulating knot, 2C and 3C dance as if 1C and 3C of a 3-couple knot while 1C dance as if 2C in an inverted 3-couple knot Ė 1C turns to the women's side and dances up to begin.)
17-24 1W with 2C in 3rd place and 1M with 3C in 1st place dance RH across. 1C end in the center LS to LS. 1W followed by 2M and 2W dance up the W's side, across in 1st place, and down the Ms side to 2nd place while 1M followed by 3W and 3M dance down the M's side across in 3rd place, and up the W's side. Ending order is 2, 1, 3 with 1C on opposite sides.
25-32 6-bar reels on the sides of the dance, 1C giving RS to 2nd corners to begin. On the last 2 bars, 1C cross LH to 2nd place on own sides.
Suggested music is Lady in Red from The Devil's Quandary.
This dance is for my cat Beau. Beau was one of a pair of American Shorthair silver and black tabbies and though he didnít have the gorgeous markings of his sister, Belle, he had a really sweet face and disposition.