Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Falling Leaves (Prade)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FALLING LEAVES (S3x32) 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 side lines
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 side lines.
All have got now a new partner: Ladies' side: 2L 3L 1L Men's side: 3M 1M 2M

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

Dance Notes

Repeat the dance with new partners. After 3 times through all will be back with their original partners.
First Lady in bars 17-24 actually dances the track of a complete reel of 3 on the Men's sideline.
Falling Leaves (S3x32) 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 side lines
Order:
2L 1M 1L
3M 3L 2M
29 - 32 1M with 3L (middle places) change places LH, all set on the side lines.
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 side line.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Hans Prade)


Dance Information

Also see the dance Falling Leaves (Quarrie) by Avril Quarrie.
Falling Leaves
Falling Leaves


Published in https://www.minicrib.org.uk/Publications/Snow%20Collection.pdf
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