Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Lead Down And Up

The dance term Lead down and up is simply a combination of Lead down and Lead up to Original Places.

It is a particularly common Figure in older dances such as Petronella and Cumberland Reel (both in RSCDS Book I).

Normally, 8 bars are allocated to this though there are many exceptions:

For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Lead down and up, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Airyhall Delight
Brechin Lassies
Clydebank Strathspey
Cumberland Jig
Findlay's Jig
Margaret Parker's Strathspey
Shiftin' Bobbins
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