Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Chrysanthemum

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CHRYSANTHEMUM (R96) Sq.Set Betty Grant

1- 8 All Ladies cast behind partner into centre, dance RH across and dance LSh round partner back to places
9-16 All Men cast behind partner into centre, dance LH across and RSh round partner to places
17-24 All dance Star Grand Chain ½ way round, Ladies end with backs to centre facing partner
25-32 All dance DoSiDo, turn partner RH 1¼ times to end in circle holding hands
33-40 All dance Star Grand Chain ½ way round, Ladies end with backs to centre facing partner
41-48 All dance DoSiDo, turn partner RH 1¼ times to end Ladies facing out and Men in
49-64 All dance full Schiehallion Reel
65-72 All slip step left for 2 bars, set and slip step back, set and end with Ladies giving RH in centre with partner on left
73-80 All dance St Andrews Cross and dance out to original places
81-88 All circle 8H round and back
89-96 All advance, drop hands with corners and retire to Sq.Set with partner, face corner, turn LH and face partner for bow/curtsey

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


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Dance Information

Chrysanthemum was devised by Betty Grant in 1986 to commemorate her visit to Tokyo as a member of the Oriental Fling Tour led by the late Bob Blackie.
The dance was presented to the Tokyo Scottish Bluebell Club. Betty said, "Chrysanthemums are a world-wide family of flowers. We Scottish country dancers are also a world-wide family."

Chrysanthemums are flowering plants native to Asia and northeastern Europe. There are countless horticultural varieties and cultivars.

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Chrysanthemum


Dance Information (devised by information) by R Lockhart.
Dance Information (the flower information) licensed under this Creative Commons Licence.
Text from this original Chrysanthemum article on Wikipedia.
Image Copyright Digigalos.
Additional search terms: Crysanthemum.

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