Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Apple Tree

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE APPLE TREE (R4x32) 4C set John Drewry Summer Collection 88
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1L dances in and followed by partner casts 1 place, crosses down to 4th place Men's side, up behind 3L, crosses up to own place and 1M to his place while 4L dances in and followed by partner casts up behind 3L, crosses up to 1L place, down behind 2L, crosses to original place and 4M to his place
9-16 All dance reels of 4 on sides, at end 2s and 3s do not pass but curve round so that 3s face up in 2nd place and 2s face down in 3rd place
17-24 1s+3s also 2s+4s set twice on sides, all turn twice round to right in Tulloch hold
25-32 1s+3s also 2s+4s set on sides and dance ¾ double Fig of 8 (1s crossing down and 4s crossing up to start). 31(4)(2)

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


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The apple is the pomaceous fruit of the apple tree, species Malus domestica in the rose family Rosaceae. It is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits.
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