Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Maple Leaf Rant

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MAPLE 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)


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Dance Information

This 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.

Maple Leaf
Maple Leaf


Dance information taken from the original dance instruction leaflet.
Image copyright Willow.

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