Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Falling Leaves

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FALLING LEAVES (S3x32) 3C (3C set) Hans Prade Snow Collection Strasbourg

1 - 4 1s cross down to 2nd place on opposite sides giving RH and face in (2s move up on [1-2]) and all set.
5 - 16 R&L for 3 couples
17 - 20 1L dance half a diagonal Reel of 3 with 2M and 1M, giving LSh to 2M, she finishes where she started the reel.
Order is now: Ladies' side: 2L 2M 3L Men's side: 1M 1L 3M
21 - 24 1L dance another half diagonal Reel of 3 with 3M and 2M, giving RSh to 3M, to finish again where she started.
Order: Ladies' side: 2L 3M 3L Men's side: 1M 1L 2M
25 - 28 1s change places diagonally with 3s RH, all set on the sidelines
Order: Ladies' side: 2L 1M 1L Men's side: 3M 3L 2M
29 - 32 1M with 3L (middle places) change places LH, all set on the sidelines.
All have got now a new partner: Ladies' side: 2L 3L 1L Men's side: 3M 1M 2M
Note:
Repeat the dance with new partners. After 3 times through all will have got again their original partners.
First lady in bars 17 - 24 in fact dances the track of a complete reel of 3 on the men's sideline.

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


Falling Leaves (S3x32) 3C (3C set)

1 - 4 1s cross down to 2nd place on opposite sides giving RH and face in (2s move up on [1-2]) and all set.
5 - 16 R&L for 3 couples
17 - 20 1L dance half a diagonal Reel of 3 with 2M and 1M, giving LSh to 2M, she finishes where she started the reel.
Order is now:
2L 2M 3L
1M 1L 3M
21 - 24 1L dance another half diagonal Reel of 3 with 3M and 2M, giving RSh to 3M, to finish again where she started.
Order:
2L 3M 3L
1M 1L 2M
25 - 28 1s change places diagonally with 3s RH, all set on the sidelines
Order:
2L 1M 1L
3M 3L 2M
29 - 32 1M with 3L (middle places) change places LH, all set on the sidelines.
All have got now a new partner:
2L 3L 1L
3M 1M 2M
Note:
Repeat the dance with new partners. After 3 times through all will have got again their original partners.
First lady in bars 17 - 24 in fact dances the track of a complete reel of 3 on the men's sideline.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Hans Prade)



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