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The White Rose Of York

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THE WHITE ROSE OF YORK (S3x32) 3C set Y Mortier Competition Dances 1989

1- 8 1s+2s set, dance RH across ½ way, 1s+3s set and dance LH across ½ way
9-16 1L followed by partner cast up to 2nd place, cross, cast up to top and dance down centre to end 1L between 3s and 1M between 2s
17-24 All dance down the middle and back, 1M+2s turning to face down
25-32 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2L+3M (1s giving RSh to person on right to start), 1s pass L to dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2M+3L (1M+3L and 1L+2M pass RSh to start) ending on sides. 312

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

The White Rose of York
Y Mortier   Competition Dances 1989
Strathspey   3 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   3 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-2   1s2s set;

  3-4   1s2s right hands across halfway;

  5-6   1s3s set;

  7-8   1s3s left hands across halfway;

  9-16 1L followed by 1M cast up one place, cross, cast up to the top and dance down the centre line to finish 1L between 3s, 1M between 2s;

17-24 all lead down and back, finishing 2L1M2M facing down, 3L1L3M facing up;

25-28 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with partner's 1st corner positions, finishing by passing left shoulder;

29-32 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with partner's 2nd corner positions, finishing 3s1s2s.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Dance Notes

25-28 1s dance out of own sides to start.

Dance Information

The White Rose of York, a white heraldic rose, is the symbol of the House of York and has since been adopted as a symbol of Yorkshire as a whole.
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