Squashed in the Kitchen With Bonny

8x32 reel for 2 couples in a longwise set
1-8 1C dance a REEL OF 3 with 2W across the dance, 1W giving right shoulder to 1M to begin. Finish the reel in a line of three facing down the dance, 1M in the middle with 1W on his right. 2M steps in to face 1M on bar 8.
9-16 As in "Royal Albert Country Dance": All four DANCE DOWN the set (2M dancing backwards). On bar 4 the two women join 2M in a line of three facing up. All four DANCE UP (1M dancing backwards). On bar 16, 1W joins her partner.
17-24 POUSSETTE (1C, who are reversed, begin by dancing towards the men's side).
25-28 1C dance a HALF FIGURE EIGHT around the standing 2C.
29-32 1C dance MIRROR TURNS with 2C (men give LH, women give RH).

Devised by Dan Grundtner, Doug Kurze, John Perry, and Doug Schneider at the Twin Cities Branch After Ball Party in November 1993 to memorialize dancing in Bonny McIntyre's kitchen. Published in 1995 by the RSCDS Twin Cities Branch in 20 Years 20 Dances.

If you enjoyed this dance, please consider purchasing a copy of 20 Years 20 Dances (includes original music by Sherry Wohlers Ladig for three dances) published by the RSCDS Twin Cities Branch in honor of its twentieth anniversary in 1995. Copies are available from the branch secretary, Judith Palmateer (palmatj@aol.com) or TACBooks (e-mail: tacbooks@sympatico.ca).


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