Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Flower's Favourite

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Flower's Favourite
Variation of Miss Flora's Favourite: RSCDS Graded Book
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 6: A Dozen Dances
4x32 bar Jig
3-couple dance in 4-couple longways set

  1-4   DOWN MIDDLE, CROSS AND TURN: 1st couple lead down middle, cross over, and turn 3rd couple (1st man and 3rd woman with left hands; 1st woman and 3rd man with right hands): 2nd couple step up on bars 1-2;

  5-8   ADVANCE AND RETIRE: 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples advance and retire;

  9-16 CIRCLE AND BACK: 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples circle and back;

17-24 DOWN MIDDLE AND BACK: 2nd couple dances down the middle followed by 1st and 3rd couples who dance up the side to follow 2nd couple nearer hands joined, then 2nd couple dance up through 1st and 3rd couples who divide and follow them back (end with 1st couple in middle);

25-32 UP AND CAST TO BOTTOM: 1st couple dances up middle to top (2 bars), casts off to bottom of set (4 bars), and cross to own side in 4th place giving right hands.

Repeat with new top couple.

(Dance crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)

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