Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Le Trèfle À Quatre Feuilles

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LE TRÈFLE À QUATRE FEUILLES (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Anne Dejean The Walnut book 2

1- 8 1s turn RH, cast (2s step up bars 5-6), ½ turn RH to face 1st corners
9-24 "The Four Leaf Clover Shape":
 9-12 1s dance Corners pass and turn with 1st corners and pass RSh to face 2nd corners
 13-16 repeat bars 9-12 with 2nd corners to end facing 3rd corners
 17-20 repeat bars 9-12 with 3rd corners to end facing 4th corners
 21-24 repeat bars 9-12 with 4th corners to finish in 2nd place own sides
25-32 All dance 6H round and back. 213

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

Le Trèfle À Quatre Feuilles J8x32 Anne Dejean
32-bar jig for three couples in a four-couple longwise set

1 - 8 1st couple, giving right hands, turn once round, cast off to second place (2nd couple move up on bars 5-6), and giving right hands again, turn halfway round to face first corners.
9 - 24 The Four Leaf Clover Shape:
 9 - 12 1st couple dance corners pass and turn with first corners and pass partner by the right to finish facing second corners.
 13 - 16 Repeat bars 9-12 with second corners and finish facing third corners (one place on to the left).
 17 - 20 Repeat bars 9-12 with third corners and finish facing fourth corners (one more place on to the left).
 21 - 24 Repeat bars 9-12 with fourth corners and finish in second place on own sides.
25 - 32 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples dance six hands round and back.

Repeat, having passed a couple.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser Anne Dejean, April 2019)

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Dance Information

This jig, Le Trèfle À Quatre Feuilles, was devised to introduce the corners pass and turn formation.

It was very popular in a group where only a very few people understand English, so it was given the French name for a four-leaf clover.

(Dance information with the kind permission of the deviser, Anne Dejean)

Published in The Walnut Book 2, reproduced here with the kind permission of Anne Dejean.

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