The Peony Flower
Scottish Country Dance InstructionThe Peony Flower by Sue McKinnell 8x32 Strathspey for 3C
1-8 1C set and cast to 2nd place. 1C turn RH into promenade hold facing 2M. 2C step up on bars 3-4.
9-16 1C with 1st corners dance a reel of three (1C in promenade hold). 1C end facing 3M in promenade hold
WHILE 2W and 3M set diagonally then cross passing LS and dance out the ends of the dance and cast behind own lines to return to original places.
17-24 1C with 2nd corners dance a LS reel of three (1C in promenade hold). 1C end in the center of the dance
WHILE 3W and 2M set diagonally then cross passing RS and dance out the ends of the dance and cast behind own lines to return to original places.
25-28 1C turn RH to 2nd place on own sides of the dance.
29-32 2C, 1C, and 3C take hands on the sides and advance and retire.
(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Jul 2001)
Dance NotesNote: Timing is very important on the diagonal reels in this dance.
In particular, 1C should reach the center of the dance no earlier than the end of bar 4 to allow the other dancers to cross through the center of the dance before them.
(Dance notes by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)
Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams
Dance InformationSuggested music is Sugar Candie from Live and Well by The Music Makars.
The Peony Flower Of Kanonji In Sasayama, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Dance information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell.
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