Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Snowball Fight

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SNOWBALL FIGHT (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Hans Prade Snow Collection Strasbourg

1- 8 1s cross over RH, cast one place. (2s up), 1s dance petronella turn, 1M between 2s, 1L between 3s, and all set in lines across
9-16 Opposing Reels of 3 across, 1s give RSh to 3rd corner to start
17-24 1s petronella to 2nd place own sides, all set on the side lines, all advance and retire
25-32 Six Hands round and back

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


Snowball fight (R8x32) 3C (4C set)

1 - 8 1s cross over RH, cast one place. (2s up), 1s dance petronella turn, 1M between 2s, 1L between 3s, and all set in lines across.
9 - 16 Opposing Reels of 3 across, 1s give RSh to 3rd corner to start.
17 - 24 1s petronella to 2nd place own sides, all set on the side lines, all advance and retire.
25 - 32 Six hands round and back.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Hans Prade)


Dance Information

A "snowball fight" is a lively and playful winter activity that involves participants throwing snowballs at each other.

Typically enjoyed during periods of heavy snowfall or when there is enough accumulated snow on the ground, a snowball fight is a popular pastime, particularly among children and those who embrace the wintry spirit.

Participants in a snowball fight engage in good-natured competition, using the natural and abundant resource of snow to create projectiles. The snowballs are formed by compacting snow into a round shape, and the objective is to toss them at opponents while avoiding being hit oneself. The soft and cold nature of the snowballs makes the activity generally safe and enjoyable.

The setting for a snowball fight can vary, from impromptu skirmishes in backyards or local parks to more organized events in communities or schools. In some regions, heavy snowfall may lead to widespread participation in these delightful battles, fostering a sense of camaraderie and shared enjoyment of the winter weather.



Published in https://www.minicrib.org.uk/Publications/Snow%20Collection.pdf

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