The Sunday Class
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Taught/practised on: 2015 June 28 th
CANDYFLOSS  (S3x32)  Veronica Hughes  Leeds Golden Collection  1- 4 1s+3s set & ¾ turn RH to form line up/down centre  5- 8 1s+3s   dance   ½   reel   of   4,   1M+3L   turn   ¼   LH   to   end   between   2s   across the set  9- 12 2L+1M+3L+2M dance ½ reel of 4 13-16 2L+1M also 3L+2M set, change places LH, 2s pass LSh 17-20 2M    dances    RH    across    with    1s    as    2L    dances    RH    across    with    3s (“2 nd  corner positions”) 21-24 1s   turn   2H   ending   in   3 rd    place   as   3s   turn   2H   in   1 st    place   while   2s   pass LSh   &   dance   out   opposite   sides,   2s   dance   clockwise   ½   way   round      to 2 nd  place own side, all take promenade hold & face up 25-32 3s+2s+1s   Promenade   ending   with   3s   casting   off   to   2 nd    place   as   2s dance up to 1 st  place  2 3 1
Candy   floss,   or   cotton   candy   in   the   US,   is   spun   sugar.   The   sugar   is   heated   to   a   liquid   which   is   then   spun   out through   tiny   holes   to   make   very   thin   strands.   The   final   candy   floss   contains   mostly   air   with   an   average   serving weighing about 30 grams, and is often coloured and/or flavoured. Before   mechanisation,   spinning   sugar   was   an   expensive,   labour-intensive   task   and   so   was   not   generally   available. There are claims that the Italians spun sugar as early as the 15 th C and it certainly existed in Europe in the 19 th C. Interestingly   it   was   dentists   in   America   who   invented   machines for   spinning   sugar.   In   1897   William   Morris   (a   dentist),   with   a confectioner   called   John   C.   Wharton,   invented   the   first   machine and   introduced   the   product   to   a   wide   audience   at   the   1904   World Fair   as   “Fairy   Floss”,   and   extremely   successfully   sold   68,655 boxes at 25¢ per  box (equivalent to approx. $6 per box today). In   1921   Joseph   Lascaux,   a   dentist   from   New   Orleans,   Louisiana, patented a similar machine, calling the product “Cotton Candy”. The US celebrates National Cotton Candy Day on December 7 th .