Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

If All The Snow Goes Up In Flames Its Ashes Yet Remain

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

IF ALL THE SNOW GOES UP IN FLAMES ITS ASHES YET REMAIN (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Jens Heckmann Freiburg Corona Collection

1- 8 1s cross down to dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides, 1s end facing 1st corners
9-20 Dance to Corners and Set (12 bars):
   Couple in middle change places with corners passing RSh, corners pass RSh in middle with a ¼ turn to right to face next corner while supporting corners set (2 bars). Repeat 5 more times to end with corners in diagonally opposite place and 1s in the middle
21-24 1s dance ¾ RSh turn (no hands) to 2nd place facing out while 3s+2s chase clockwise ½ way. 213
25-32 1s chase clockwise ½ round to 2nd place while 2s+3s Adv&Ret diagonally. 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 (lady up, man down round 4th corner)

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

The title of this dance, If All The Snow Goes Up In Flames Its Ashes Yet Remain, is an approximate translation of a line from the German play The Weavers (Die Weber) written by Gerhart Hauptmann in 1892, expressing desperate optimism.


"Die Weber" (The Weavers) Poster For Hauptmann's Play, Emil Orlik (1870-1932), Colour Lithographic, 1897


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