are sometimes required to be performed in three bars of music rather than the more normal Time allocations
(four bars or occasionally two bars).
Lead down or Lead up:
these are rare forms which must be combined with another 3-bar and a 2-bar Figure to complete the 8-bar Phrase.
For example, in bars 1-8 of Alex Gray's Scottish Country Dance The Mathematicians
1s lead down for 3 bars, back to top and cast to 2nd place; (i.e., three bars to Lead down
, three bars to Lead up
and two bars to Cast
to 2nd Place
Similarly, in bars 25-27 of Jennifer's Jig
1s followed by 2s lead down; this 3-bar Phrase
is followed by Turn
, for both Couples
, in two bars and Lead up
in three bars.
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