Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Cherry Blossom

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CHERRY BLOSSOM (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Ian Brockbank

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast 1 place, dance RH across (1M with 2s and 1L with 3s) and 1s end by casting up/down round 3rd corners
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across giving LSh to 2nd corners
17-24 1s pass RSh and set to 2nd corners, change places RH, corners turn LH 1ΒΌ times to face 1st corner (pstn) while 1s+1st corner persons chase 1 place clockwise
25-32 1s change place RH with corner persons in middle and turn LH to 2nd place opposite sides, 2s+1s+3s set and cross RH

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


Dance Information

A cherry blossom is a flower of many trees of genus Prunus. The most well-known species is the Japanese cherry, Prunus serrulata, which is commonly called sakura.

Cherry blossom trees are widely distributed, especially in the temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere including Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Mainland China, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Myanmar, Thailand and West Siberia.

The cherry blossom is considered the national flower of Japan (along with the chrysanthemum).

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Cherry Blossom In Sugimura Park, Hashimoto


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