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
Steps
  • Strathspey setting, Strathspey travel
Published in
Recommended Music
Extra info
The notes explain that "Western ...

The notes explain that "Western Australia is often referred to as the Wild Flower State due to the abundance of its wildflower species."

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, cross RH with partner (2s & 3s step up/down), 1M+4L & 4M+1L turn 3/4 LH on sides into line of 4 across (Ladies in centre)
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 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 (2s+4s & 1s+3s). End 2 4 (1)(3)

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

NameDateOwnerLast changed
Kilmorack Country Dancing Winter Social Friday March 13th 7:30pm start 2020-03-13 Peter Jamieson Feb. 16, 2020, 2:54 p.m.
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FSCDC Club 28 February 2012 2012-02-28 Anselm Lingnau Nov. 4, 2014, 2:13 p.m.
munlochy party 29 4 20 2020-04-29 Peter Jamieson Feb. 27, 2020, 12:05 p.m.
Spring Classes 2020 2020-01-11 Fiona Newton Feb. 2, 2020, 12:20 a.m.

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