Bonny Kate of Aberdeen ~ Williams is an English Country Dance. It was published by Thompson in 1771 in 24 Country Dances for the Year 1771, London. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2023. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.
Hey contrary sides Hey your own sides cross over 2 Cu. Lead up the middle and cast off Hands 6 round and right and left at Top
The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance will often be slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color, however the border of each dancer indicates what role they currently play so the border color may change each time through the minor set.
The dances of George Williams (including interpretations like this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.
|1s cross between 2s into mirror heys on the opposite side
|1s cross again into mirror heys on their own sides
|1s cross right go below 2s, cross left go below 3s
|1s lead to top and cast to middle as 2s lead up
|Circle six left
|1s+2s face partner four changes of a circular hey
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