Dance Flowers of the West 2254

Strathspey · 40 bars · 4 couples (3x,4x) · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2413)

Devised by
John Brenchley (1992)
Intensity
8008/8008/8888/8888/8888 = 80% (1 turn), 80% (whole dance)
Formations
  • Hands round - 4 (HR;4P;)
  • Hands across - 4 (HX;4P;)
  • Reel of four - on side (REEL;R4;SIDES;)
  • Targe (TARGE)
  • Note: This list may be incomplete and/or incorrect.
  • Note: Due to limitations in the underlying data, the relative order of formations in this list may be different from the order of formations in the actual dance.
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
Recommended Music

Flowers of the West 4/4L · S40

This is a centro-symmetrical dance. 3c & 4c start on opposite sides

1--
1c+4c Turn RH | cast in to middle places (2c+3c step to ends) ; 1c+4c ½ R&L (to 2,4,1x,3x)
9--
4c+1c the Targe: 1W+4W turn ¾ RH while{2} 1M+4M chase ¼ cclw to line up/dn | 1M/4M turn 4W/1W LH ; 1W+4W turn ¾ RH while{2} 1M+4M chase on ¼ cclw | repeat the ¾ RH turns and finish (2,1,4x,3x)
17--
Parallel Reels4 on the sidelines
25--
End couples with middle couples ½ RH turn on sidelines | middle couples LHA while{4} end couples chase clw ½ round the set | repeat ½ RH turns on sidelines (2,4,1x,3x)
33--
All set, turn partner BH ; flowing into 2c+4c & 1c+3c circle4 left (2,4,1x,3x)

Flowers of the West 4/4L · S40

3s & 4s start on opp sides

1-8
1s & 4s turn RH, cast in 1 place & dance 1/2 R&L
9-16
4s+1s dance the Targe :
9-10 1st & 4th Ladies 3/4 turn RH while Men dance 1/4 way round anticlockwise
11-12 1st Man with 4th Lady & 1st Lady with 4th Man full turn LH
13-14 1st & 4th Ladies 3/4 turn RH while Men dance 1/4 way round anticlockwise
15-16 1st Man with 4th Lady & 1st Lady with 4th Man turn LH to end on sides to end 2 1 (4)(3)
17-24
All dance RSh parallel reels of 4 on sides
25-32
End couples (2s+1s & 4s+3s) 1/2 turn RH on sides, middle couples (2s+3s) dance LH across while end couples chase clockwise to other ends, end couples 1/2 turn RH on sides to end 2 4 (1)(3)
33-40
All set, turn partners 2H into two circles of 4H round to left. 2 4 (1)(3)

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Jamie McDougall
Added on: Oct. 12, 2016, 4:07 a.m.
Quality: Demonstration quality

NameDateOwnerLast changed
Bedford SDG 2017-04-09 Social 2017-04-09 Keith Rose March 29, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
FSCDC Club 28 February 2012 2012-02-28 Anselm Lingnau Nov. 4, 2014, 2:13 p.m.
BSCD Dances Taught 2016-2017 Jamie McDougall Sept. 16, 2016, 2:37 a.m.
BSCD Dances Taught 2016-2017 Jamie McDougall Sept. 16, 2016, 2:37 a.m.

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