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The Sunday Class
Taught/practised on: 2012 November 25 th December 16 th 2014 March 2 nd
BLOOMS OF BON ACCORD (R4x32) 3s & 4s on opposite sides John Drewry Deeside II  1- 8 All set, 1s+2s & 3s+4s dance RH across once round, 1s & 4s cast in 1 place to 2 1 4 3 9-12 1s & 4s cross RH, cast to ends, meet partners in promenade hold, dance into centre of dance 13-16 1s+4s dance round pass RSh & turn to end 1s in the middle on Men’s side facing up & 4s in the middle on Ladies’ side facing down 17-24 All (1s & 4s in promenade hold) dance reels of 3 on sides 25-28 1s+4s dance RH across in centre once round to end 4s facing up & 1s facing down 29-32 1s & 4s lead out of ends, cross & cast up 1 place to end 2 4(1)(3)
This dance was devised in 1971 to commemorate the winning by the City of Aberdeen of the “Britain in Bloom” Competition for the third successive year. Aberdeen has long been famous for its 45 parks and gardens, and citywide floral displays which include two million roses, eleven million daffodils and three million crocuses.  The city has won the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom 'Best City' award ten times, the overall Scotland in Bloom competition twenty times and the large city category every year since 1968. However, despite recent spurious reports, Aberdeen has never been banned from the Britain in Bloom competition. Aberdeen's success in the Britain in Bloom competitions is often attributed to Johnston Gardens, a small park of one hectare in the west end of the city containing many different flowers and plants which have been renowned for their beauty. In 2002, the garden was named the Best Garden in the British Isles.