Dance The Poppy and the Thistle 17253

Strathspey · 32 bars · 4 couples (3x,4x) · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 3142)

Devised by
Deanna Saint Amand (2015)
Intensity
8448/8888/8008/8888 = 81% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
Extra info
The logo selected for the ...

The logo selected for the 50th anniversary of the Los Angeles Branch depicts the entwined stems of the California Golden Poppy and the Thistle of Scotland framed by the name of our Branch at the top, with the dates 1966-2016 at the bottom and a large 50 in the center. Bars 9-24 of the dance outline the shape of our anniversary logo.

The Poppy and the Thistle 4/4L · S32

3c & 4c start on opposite sides (1,2,3x,4x)

1--
1c & 4c cross RH | cast inwards (2c & 4c step out) ; all set | turn P BH ½ opening to face 2c & 4c down, 1c & 3c up, all NHJ with W on M's right (2x,1,4x,3)
9--
»Zig Zag Progression« [All set advancing, passing LSh to exchanged places | 1c & 4c (ends) turn P BH ½ opening to face 1c down, 4c up while{2} 2c & 3c (middles) set advancing, passing LSh to exchanged places, all NHJ with W on M's right ; repeat [9-10] | 3c & 2c (ends) dance forward and loop to sides while{2} 1c & 4c (middles) set advancing, passing LSh to exchanged places, NHJ] (3,4,1x,2x)
17--
4c & 1c dance out through end cpls | cast inwards (to 3,4,1x,2x) ; 4c+1c set | ½ RHA (3,1,4x,2x)
25--
Circle8{2} L | set in the circle ; Circle8{2} R to sides | all set (3,1,4x,2x)

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