Le Trèfle À Quatre Feuilles
Scottish Country Dance InstructionLE 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)
Dance Instruction VideosLe Trèfle À Quatre Feuilles - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
Dance InformationThis 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.