Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Prairie Crocus

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE PRAIRIE CROCUS (S3x32) 3C set Peter McClure Prairie Gold

1- 8 1s cast and dance ½ Fig of 8 round 3s
9-16 All advance 1 step and set (LF then RF) and retire 1 step, all turn 2H to own sides (1s 1½ times) and 1s end facing down as 3s face up
17-24 All dance ½ Grand Chain (2s cross to start), all chase clockwise to own sides
25-32 All dance 3 couple knot

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


Dance Information

RSCDS Winnipeg Branch says that this dance was written for a workshop class and named by workshop members (1996). The dance includes a different approach to advancing, retiring, and setting.

The Prairie Crocus Anemone patens (also known as Pulsatilla patens), serves as Manitoba's floral emblem. The prairies of southern Manitoba were its main habitat, but these have been subject to agriculture and development, so the plant is not as widespread as in former times.

Prairie Crocus Image
Prairie Crocus, Coat Of Arms - Blason City, Winnipeg, Manitoba


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