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The Floozie In The Jacuzzi

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THE FLOOZIE IN THE JACUZZI (R2x48) Sq.Set Gillian Jennings Birmingham Diamond Jubilee Book

1- 8 All set and ¾ turn RH, Men chase clockwise ½ way while Ladies dance LH across once round to face new partner
9-16 All set and ½ turn new partner RH, Ladies chase clockwise ½ way while Men dance LH across once round to face own partner
17-24 All dance ½ reverse Schiehallion reel (2 places to left and Men follow Ladies) to end in original places
25-32 All set (facing in) and set facing next couple (1s face 2s and 3s face 4s), all dance ½ R&L with next couple
33-40 All set (facing in) and set facing other couple (1s face 4s and 3s face 2s), all dance ½ R&L with other couple. 3412
41-48 All circle 8H round and back

Repeat back to original places

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

The Floozie in the Jacuzzi
Gillian Jennings Birmingham Diamond Jubilee Book
Reel 96 bars 4 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Square Set

  1-4   All set and turn partners ¾ by the right;

  5-8   Mn chase clockwise halfway and face in WHILE Ls left hands across once round to face opposite M in partner's place;

  9-12 all set and turn opposite halfway by the right;

13-16 Ls chase clockwise halfway WHILE Mn left hands across once round, all finishing on opposite sides, Mn facing out, Ls in;

17-24 all dance reverse half Schiehallion Reel (Mn follow partners):

17-18 Mn cast anticlockwise to partner's place WHILE Ls follow second corner (three dancers away on partner's side);

19-20 repeat bars 17-18 from new positions, Ls casting, Mn crossing diagonally to the left, following partners;

21-24 repeat bars 17-20 from new positions, all finishing in original places;

25-26 all take nearer hands with partners and set facing in, finishing 3s facing 4s, 1s facing 2s;

27-28 3s facing 4s, 1s facing 2s, set;

29-32 3s4s 1s2s half rights and lefts;

33-34 all take nearer hands with partners and set facing in, finishing 3s facing 2s, 1s facing 4s;

35-36 3s facing 2s, 1s facing 4s, set;

37-40 3s2s 1s4s half rights and lefts, finishing 3s4s1s2s;

41-48 8 hands round and back;

49-96 repeat bars 1-48 from new places, finishing 1s2s3s4s.

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

Dance Notes

17-24 The reverse Schiehallion Reel is the normal Schiehallion Reel performed in reverse (but with the dancers travelling forwards, of course): the Mn face out and follow 2 bars behind their partners; the Ls face in and follow their second corners; and the couples progress clockwise around the square set.

27-32 Set and start the half rights and lefts facing on what would be the first corners' diagonal in a longwise set.

35-40 Set and start the half rights and lefts facing on what would be the second corners' diagonal in a longwise set.

(Dance notes by Reuben Freemantle)

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Dance Information

The floozie in the jacuzzi is the nickname of a statue in Birmingham, England which has had the nickname adopted for it.

Standing in Victoria Square since 1994, Mistry's fountain is the largest sculptural piece in the square. Mistry's winning design for Victoria Square consists of four sets of works named River, Guardians, Youth and Object (Variations), representing youth and eternity.

River is affectionately nicknamed as 'The Floozie In The Jacuzzi'. It is a bronze statue of a woman, 2.8 metres (9 ft) tall, 2.5 m (8 ft) wide and 4 m (13 ft) long. The surrounding pool is paved with Wattscliff sandstone.

Engraved in the rim of the upper pool by Bettina Furneé are the following words from the poem Burnt Norton by T. S. Eliot

And the pool was filled with water of sunlight,
And the lotos rose, quietly, quietly,
The surface glittered out of heart of light,
And they were behind us, reflected in the pool.
Then a cloud passed, and the pool was empty.

This last line proved prophetical, as in 2008 a water leak from the fountain occurred and as a result it was only switched on for special occasions and maintenance. After a £300,000 restoration in 2010 the fountain was turned back on. After another leak occurred, the water was turned off in 2013 and the main pool was filled with soil and bedding plants and no longer functions as a fountain (2016).

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Floozie In The Jacuzzi, River, Victoria Square Birmingham
Floozie In The Jacuzzi, The River, Located In Victoria Square Birmingham

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