Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Rose Garden (Wendell)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE ROSE GARDEN (S8x24) 2C (4C set) Kathy Wendell San Francisco Collection 2

1- 8 2s followed by 1s lead down middle for 2 bars, 1s followed by 2s lead up to top, 1s cast to 2nd place while 2s loop round to 1st place and 2s+1s cross RH
9-12 2s+1s set advancing into middle passing partners LSh and turn right about to face partner, turn partners 2H back to own sides
13-16 2s facing 1s set advancing (up down) passing LSh and turn right about to face other person and turn 2H back to original places
17-24 1s+2s dance 4H round to left and dance ½ Diamond Poussette

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

Dance Notes

9-16 The dancers should pass by the left shoulder, not the right shoulder. The pass happens after they have set to their own right and are setting back to the left.

They pull back their right shoulder to "turn right about," but that is after they pass.

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Instruction Videos

The Rose Garden (Wendell) - YouTube Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
Rose Garden Image
The Rose Garden, Sissinghurst Castle Gardens

Dance Notes by the deviser, Kathy Wendell - San Francisco Branch of RSCDS.
Image Copyright Bill Boaden under this Creative Commons Licence.

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