Dance Blooms of Ben Lawers 583

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

Devised by
John Drewry (1975)
8888 0880 4884 8888 = 81% (1 turn), 81% (whole dance)
  • Figure of Eight (FIG8;1C;)
  • Reel of four - across (REEL;ACROSS;R4;)
  • Rondel (RONDEL)
  • 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.
  • Strathspey travel
  • Note: This list may be incomplete and/or incorrect.
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Blooms of Ben Lawers 4/4L · S32

3c and 4c start on opposite side (1,2,3x,4x).

1c+4c Figs8 on own side round the middle places, starting inwards while{8} 2c+3c cast into Figs8 across, round 1pl and 4pl respectively. 2c+3c finish in line across between 2pl and 3pl, the W on their starting sidelines, the M BtoB in the middle facing the other W
2c+3c Reel4 across for 6 bars | 2M+3M turn LH ¾ to finish 2M in the middle in 3pl M-side facing down and 3M in the middle in 2nd place W-side facing up while{2} 2W+3W cast R to meet P (order 1,3x,2,4x)
2c+3c cross RH between end couple and cast up/off to (1,3,2x,4x) ; All C set | All Turn P BH to finish in the middle for
1c+3c & 2c+4c Rondel (to 3,1,4x,2x)

Blooms of Ben Lawers 4/4L · S32

3s & 4s start on opp. sides

1s & 4s dance Figs of 8 on sides (1s in & down & 4s in & up to start) while 2s & 3s dance Figs of 8 across (casting to start), 2L & 3L end crossing down/up to other side to form line of 4 across with Men who cross down/up to BtoB facing other partner
2s+3s dance reel of 4 across & Men end turning LH to pick up partner (3s facing up & 2s down)
3s & 2s lead out ends crossing & cast in 1 place, all set & turn 2H to end 1s facing 3s & 2s facing 4s. 1 3 (2)(4)
1s+3s also 2s+4s dance Rondel to end 3 1 (4)(2)

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NameDateOwnerLast changed
Oldenburg 2017-12-06 2017-12-06 Martin McWilliam Dec. 5, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
Münster 11.05.2017 2017-05-11 Anika Rost May 11, 2017, 11:48 p.m.
Münster- A Silver Christmas Dance 2017-12-16 Martin McWilliam Nov. 20, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
Christmas Ball Münster 2017 - Silver Sparkle 2017-12-16 Edwin Werner Nov. 22, 2019, 1:35 p.m.
SCD Strathspey (Longway 3+4) Marc Hagebölling March 18, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Scarborough 2014 Truus de Ceuster Dec. 21, 2014, 11:09 p.m.

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Good dance!

Edwin Werner · Nov. 15, 2017, 9:43 a.m.

A very interesting strathspey and personal favourite which was on one of my own dance programmes in 2006. 1st and 4th couples should stretch their figures of 8 a bit to make it work out well, but it is really great fun. After the rondels (which are centrosymmetric as well!) 1st and 4th couples face out to start another go.

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