Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A City In Bloom

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A CITY IN BLOOM (J3x32) 3C set Irene van Maarseveen Many Happy Hours

1- 8 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s+3s on own sides (in to start), cross up and out between 2s+3s and behind 2s to meet in prom hold facing 2M
9-16 1s dance ½ RSh reel of 3 across with 2s and end facing 3L (2s dance up to 1st place), 1s dance ½ LSh reel of 3 across with 3s and end 3rd place opposite side (3s dance up to 2nd place). (2)(3)(1)
17-24 3M+2s also 3W+1s dance RH across; all ½ turn partners RH to face, twirl and dance out to own sides
25-32 All circle 6H round and back

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

This dance, A City In Bloom, was dedicated to Atsuko Clement, Muriel Johnstone, Keith Smith, and Bill Zobel, on the occasion of Pretoria Branch's 35th Anniversary celebration in October 2007.

Pretoria is named after the Voortrekker leader Andries Pretorius, and South Africans sometimes call it the "Jacaranda City", because in October Jacaranda trees cover the city with a wonderful mauve blanket, the thousands of jacaranda trees planted along its streets and in its parks and gardens.

Pretoria is one of South Africa's three capital cities, serving as the seat of the executive branch of government, and as the host to all foreign embassies to South Africa. (Cape Town is the legislative capital and Bloemfontein the judicial capital.)

Pretoria straddles the Apies River and extends eastward into the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountains. It has a reputation as an academic city and center of research, being home to the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), the University of Pretoria (UP), Sefako Makgatho Health Science University (SMU), the University of South Africa (UNISA), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and the Human Sciences Research Council.

A City In Bloom, Jacaranda trees in Pretoria
A City In Bloom, Jacaranda Trees In Pretoria

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Text from this original Pretoria article on Wikipedia.
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