Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Tree Fern

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE TREE FERN (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Iain Boyd

1- 8 1s+2s+3s set, 2s followed by 1s dance down below 3s and cast up own sides 2s to top and 1s to 2nd place
9-16 2s+1s+3s set, 1s followed by 3s dance up to top and cast down own sides 1s to 3rd place and 2s to 2nd place
17-24 1s cross RH, cast up 1 place, lead down crossing and cast up to 2nd place own sides. 213
25-32 2s+1s turn on sides (Men LH and Ladies RH), 1s+3s turn on sides (Men RH and Ladies LH) but second time through turn 1½ times

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

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In general, any fern that grows with a trunk elevating the fronds (leaves) above ground level can be called a tree fern.
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