Maple Leaf Rant
Scottish Country Dance InstructionMAPLE LEAF RANT (R8x40) 3C (4C set)
1- 8 1s cross RH and cast, cross LH and cast - Lady up and Man down (end LH to partner and RH to 1st corners)
9-16 1s Balance-in-Line with 1st corners, ¼ turn and balance with 2nd corners, balance with 3rd corners and balance with 4th corners
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 on opposite sides giving LSh to 2nd corner (end facing 1st corner)
25-32 1s dance diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners (end in centre facing up with Lady on left)
33-40 1s lead up and cross to dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides (2s dance out and down to start)
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Dance InformationThis reel, Maple Leaf Rant, was collected in Carnoustie, Scotland, by Betty Grant.
It was written out by a local dancer on a paper towel from the men's washroom at the Beach Ballroom.
The dance was said to have been brought to Glasgow by a Canadian visitor in 1952 – '53. The author is still unknown.
Dance information taken from the original dance instruction leaflet.
Image copyright Willow.