Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Flowering Heather

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE FLOWERING HEATHER (S3x32) 3C set Gaye Collin The Musicians' Wedding

1- 8 1s+2s dance Diamond Poussette
9-12 Flirt and Cast:
   9-10 1L+2M dance 1 step towards each other, pull back RSh, dance out again to place (1 step) and face out
   11-12 1L+2M cast to Right (1L down, 2M up) while 1M+2L dance towards the middle and curve into their own sidelines
13-16 2s+1s circle 4H round to the left
17-24 2s+1s+3s set, dance back to back (DoSiDo), all set
25-32 1s cross RH and cast to 3rd place (3s step up 27-28). 1s 1½ turn 2H to finish in 3rd place

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


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Dance Information

The music for this dance is on the CD, The Musicians' Wedding, by Marian Anderson and her Band.

This dance, The Flowering Heather, was devised by Gaye Collin to teach beginners the All round Strathspey Poussette without having to change feet.

Flowering Heather in Scotland
Flowering Heather Or Ling (Calluna Vulgaris), Scotland


Dance information by the deviser, Gaye Collin.
Image copyright Anne Burgess under this Creative Commons Licence 2.0.

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