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The White Rose Of York

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THE WHITE ROSE OF YORK (S3x32) 3C set Yvonne Mortier Competition Dances 1989

1- 8 1s+2s set, dance RH across ½ way, 1s+3s set and dance LH across ½ way
9-16 1L followed by partner cast up to 2nd place, cross, cast up to top and dance down centre to end 1L between 3s and 1M between 2s
17-24 All dance down the middle and back, 1M+2s turning to face down
25-32 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2L+3M (1s giving RSh to person on right to start), 1s pass L to dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2M+3L (1M+3L and 1L+2M pass RSh to start) ending on sides. 312

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

The White Rose of York
Yvonne Mortier   Competition Dances 1989
Strathspey   3 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   3 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-2   1s2s set;

  3-4   1s2s right hands across halfway;

  5-6   1s3s set;

  7-8   1s3s left hands across halfway;

  9-16 1L followed by 1M cast up one place, cross, cast up to the top and dance down the centre line to finish 1L between 3s, 1M between 2s;

17-24 all lead down and back, finishing 2L1M2M facing down, 3L1L3M facing up;

25-28 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with partner's 1st corner positions, finishing by passing left shoulder;

29-32 1s half diagonal reel of 4 with partner's 2nd corner positions, finishing 3s1s2s.

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

Dance Notes

25-28 1s dance out of own sides to start.

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

The White Rose of York (also called the Rose Alba or Rose Argent), is a white heraldic rose and a symbol of the House of York which has since been adopted as a symbol of Yorkshire as a whole.

During the English civil wars of the fifteenth century, the White Rose was the symbol of Yorkist forces opposed to the rival House of Lancaster.

The White Rose Of York
The White Rose Of York

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