Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Snowman

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SNOWMAN (R4x32) 4C Set Hans Prade Snow collection Strasbourg

1- 8 1s with 2s, 3s with 4s dance R&L
9-16 All dance Reels of 4 on the side lines
17-24 1s cast off to 4 place, while 2s, 3s and 4s move up [19 - 20], and all turn partner RH
25-32 Eight Hands round and back

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


The Snowman (R4x32) 4C set

1 - 8 1s with 2s, 3s with 4s dance R&L.
9 - 16 All dance Reels of 4 on the side lines.
17 - 24 1s cast off to 4 place, while 2s, 3s and 4s move up [19 - 20], and all turn partner RH.
25 - 32 Eight hands round and back.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Hans Prade)


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Dance Information

A "snowman" refers to a traditional and beloved winter figure created by shaping snow into a humanoid form.

Typically constructed during snowy weather, a snowman consists of three snowballs of different sizes stacked on top of each other, with the largest at the bottom and the smallest at the top. This basic structure forms the body, and additional features are added to create the facial features, arms, and other details.

The process of building a snowman is a popular winter activity, especially among children. It often involves rolling the snowballs to increase their size, decorating the snowman with accessories such as scarves and hats, and using objects like buttons or coal for the eyes and mouth. The final touch may include adding a carrot for the nose.

Snowman
Snowman


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