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The Gardeners' Fantasia

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GARDENERS' FANTASIA (S3x32) 3C set Pamela Cook RSCDS Book 46

1- 8 1s+2s circle 4H round to left, 1s face 2s set and 1s turn inwards cast 1 place to face 3s
9-16 1s+3s dance the Rondel, 1s end in 3rd place and 3s end facing 1st corners. 2(3)1
17-24 3s set to and turn 1st corners; set to and turn 2nd corners. 3s end in 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L (begin on sides) while 3s dance up between 2s and cast to 2nd place, lead down LH between 3rd place, cross and cast up to 2nd place. 231

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

The Gardeners' Fantasia
Pamela Cook RSCDS Book 46
Strathspey 3 x 32 bars 3 Couple Repeat 3 Couple Set Longwise Set

  1-4   1s2s 4 hands round to the left, finishing facing up and down, retaining hands with partner;

  5-6   1s2s set;

  7-8   1s cast to 2nd position, finishing facing down with right hands joined WHILE 2s, retaining nearer hands, lead up to 1st place;

  9-16 1s3s rondel, 1s finishing in 3rd place, 3s facing first corners;

17-20 3s set to and turn first corners, finishing facing second corners;

21-24 3s set to and turn second corners, finishing facing up with nearer hands joined;

25-32 3s lead up, cast to 2nd place on opposite sides and cross down by the left into half figures of 8 across WHILE 2s1s rights and lefts, beginning on the sides.

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

Dance Notes

15-16 3s modify the end of the rondel by crossing to face first corners.

17-32 3s are the dancing couple.

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Etymology of the word "fantasia": Borrowed from...

Italian - fantasia "imagination, fancy, fantasy; musical composition with improvisational characteristics",
Latin - phantasia "fancy, fantasy; imagination",
Ancient Greek - phantasíā "appearance, look; display, presentation; pageantry, pomp; impression, perception; image".

The English word is a doublet of fancy, fantasy, phantasia and phantasy.

Wookey Hole, Fantasy Garden
Fantasy Garden - Wookey Hole, Somerset, England

Text from this original Fantasia article on Wiktionary.
Image copyright Chris Talbot under this Creative Commons Licence 2.0.

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