Squash Blossom
by Sue McKinnell 8x32 Jig for 3C
1-8 1M and 2W set advancing, then take RH and continue setting while 2W turns under their raised arms to face own side. 2W followed by 1M dance out to and up the W's side of the dance to end with 2W in 1st place and 1M in 2nd place. 2W and 1M take hands on the side and set.
1W and 2M set to each other, then 2M sets while 1W dances across the top of the set. 1W and 2M change places passing LS on the M's side to end 2M in 1st place and 1W in 2nd place. 2M and 1W take hands on the side and set.
9-16 1C and 3C dance ladies chain across and back, beginning with 1W and 3W giving left hands.
17-24 Mirror reels on the sides of the dance, 1C dancing in and up, 2C dancing out and down, and 3C dancing out and up; 1C end in 2nd place on opposite sides.
25-32 2C, 1C, and 3C take hands on the sides and advance and retire. 1C turn RH 1 to own sides.
Suggested music is Icebreaker from Tartan Capers.
The figure in bars 1-8 reminds me of the squash blossom motif in much Native American jewelry.