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Cherry Blossoms (Boyd/Naitoh)

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CHERRY BLOSSOMS (S4x32) 4C set Iain Boyd (arranged by Masako Okada Naitoh) To Be A Wind

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s set, dance RH across, 1s/3s face out, 2s/4s remain in centre facing up; 1s/3s cast to 2nd/4th place own side as 2s/4s dance up to 1st/3rd place
9-16 1s and 3s turn partner 2H, cast up (2s/4s step down 11-12); 1s and 3s turn 2H, cast to 2nd/4th place (2s/4s step up 15-16)
17-24 2s+1s also 3s+4s ½ turn partner RH and circle 4H round to left (2 bars) and circle back to right (4 bars) to end in original places
25-32 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance Bourrel:
   25-28 1M+2L also 3M+4L set advancing, ¾ turn 2H and twirl to end BtoB (Lady facing up and Man down) while partners chase anticlockwise to face partner
   29-32 1s take prom hold facing Ladies' side and 3s do likewise facing Men's side and 1s and 3s dance clockwise round to change places while 2s and 4s set and turn partner 2H ¾ round. 2341

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

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Also see the dance Cherry Blossoms (Boyd) by Iain Boyd.

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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