Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Everlasting Flower

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE EVERLASTING FLOWER (R4x40) 4C set Gunnar Numeus Scandinavian Dance Book 1
2 chords - 2nd chord 3s+4s cross to opposite sides

1- 8 1s+2s and 3s+4s set, dance RH across, 1s and 4s cast out of ends to 2nd/3rd place (2s and 3s lead up/down). 21(4)(3)
9-16 1s+4s dance RH across. 1M+4L face up, 4M+1L face down and dance ½ LSh Alternating Tandem reels of 3 on sides (2s and 3s dance loops at end)
17-24 1s+4s repeat, dancing LH across and ½ RSh Alternating Tandem reels of 3 on sides
25-32 Reels of 3 across, 1s and 4s, in prom hold with partners (1s RSh to 2L, 4s RSh to 3L). 1s end on Men's side (1M in 2nd place, 1L in 3rd place) while 4s end on Ladies' side (4M in 3rd place, 4L in 2nd place)
33-40 1L+4L change places RH and retain hands while 1M and 4M set, 1s+4s dance ½ RH across, 1s+4s turn partner RH (4 bars). 24(1)(3)

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

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