Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Olive Tree

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE OLIVE TREE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Stoneywood Collection 2

1- 8 1s+2s set, ½ turn 2H to face down/up to each other, set and circle 4H ½ way round to left
9-16 1s set, turn RH, cast on own side to left and face 1st corners
17-24 1s set to corners and turn RH, cast on opposite side to left and face 2nd corners
25-32 1s set to corners and turn RH, 1M dances up between 2s and casts left to 2nd place while 1L dances down between 3s and casts left to 2nd place

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

Dance Information

The olive tree is an evergreen tree or shrub native to the Mediterranean, Asia and Africa. It is short and squat, and rarely exceeds 8-15 metres (26-49 ft) in height.
Olive Tree Image
Several Centuries Old Olive Tree
At The Esporão Estate In Reguengos De Monsaraz, Alentejo, Portugal

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