Dance Flora's Cross 16509

Strathspey · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
Holger Schuckelt (2014)
Intensity
747/888/648/800 = 53% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
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Recommended Music
Extra info
This dance, devised in March ...

This dance, devised in March 2014, was inspired by the monument to Flora MacDonald in Kilmuir Cemetery on the Isle of Skye.
The cross shape formed by the reels of four is reminiscent of the memorial stone.

Flora's Cross 3/4L · S32

1--
1c & 3c Petronella turn into middline | set ; 1c+3c ¼ Reel4 on middline, 1W & 3M (end persons) passing Lsh into line of 4 across while{2} 2c set | 1W+2c+3M ¼ Reel4 across, 2c passing Lsh into middline
9--
Repeat [5-8] twice (3M,3W,1M,1W on middline, 2c in 2plx)
17--
3c & 1c turn RH ¾ (to 3,2x,1) | set ; 3c+2C ½ RHA | 3c+1c ½ LHA (2,1x,3)
25--
1c turn BH 1½ ; dance down and cast to 2pl (2,1,3)

Deviser's note:
On bars 31-32 of 2nd time through, 4th couple step up into third place while 1st couple loop into fourth place instead of casting up.

Flora's Cross 3/4L · S32

1-4
1s+3s Petronella turn & set to partners
5-8
1s+3s dance 1/4 reel of 4(i.e. pass RSh) while 2s set, 1L+2s+3M dance 1/4 reel of 4 across while 1M+3L set
9-16
Repeat 1/4 reel of 4 figure (bars 5-8) twice more from new places (End 3M+3L+1M+1L in line in centre, 2s in 2nd place opp sides)
17-20
1s+3s turn partners 3/4 RH to own sides & 3s+2s+1s set
21-24
3s+2s dance 1/2 RH across, 3s+1s dance 1/2 LH across. 2 (1) 3
25-32
1s turn 2H 1.1/2 times; dance down & cast up round 3s into 2nd place own side

Note: Bars 31-32 of 2nd time through, 4s step up into 3rd place while 1s loop into 4th place instead of casting up.

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Eric Ferguson
Added on: March 15, 2016, 1:34 a.m.
Quality: Demonstration quality

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Angelika Schmidkonz
Added on: May 26, 2018, 7:46 p.m.
Quality: Good

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