Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

La Noix De Grenoble

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

LA NOIX DE GRENOBLE (R4x32) 4C Set Anne Dejean Walnut Book

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across and LH across back to place
9-16 1M+2L also 3M+4L turn RH; 1L+2M also 3L+4M turn RH
17-24 1s slip step down middle (4 bars) and slip back up (2 bars) to finish in 4th place own side (2s+3s+4s step up 21-22), All clap 4 times
25-32 All circle 8H round and back. 2341

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

La Noix De Grenoble (Kids In The Alps) R4x32 Anne Dejean
32-bar reel for four couples in a longwise set

1 - 8 1st and 2nd couples together as well as 3rd and 4th couples together dance right hands across, and then left hands across back to places.
9 - 12 1st man and 2nd woman, as well as 3rd man and 4th woman, giving right hands, turn once round.
13 - 16 1st woman and 2nd man, as well as 3rd woman and 4th man, giving right hands, turn once round.
17 - 24 1st couple slip down the middle of the set for 4 bars and up for 2 bars, finishing in fourth position on their own sides (2nd, 3rd and 4th couples step up on bars 5-6), all dancers clap four times.
25 - 32 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 1st couples dance eight hands round and back.

Repeat from new positions.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser Anne Dejean)

Dance Notes

This is also suitable for three or five couples.

In this case, the single couple at the bottom of the set turn right hand and then left hand while the others dance hands across, they then stand still during bars 9-16.

(Dance notes by the deviser, Anne Dejean)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

This reel, La Noix De Grenoble, was devised in November 2012.

This is an easy dance quite suitable for warming up or for ceilidhs. It was devised after teaching in a secondary school, but finally never used there. Later, it was taught and performed in a nursery school in the area of Grenoble by the "older ones" (5-6 year-old children), quite difficult for them though.

At that time, the dance was called "Kids In The Alps", but it was renamed for publishing in the Walnut Book.

("La Noix De Grenoble" translates to "The Walnut of Grenoble" in English.)

(Dance information from The Walnut Book, published 2018, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Anne Dejean)

Published in The Walnut Book 1, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Anne Dejean.

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