Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Wishing Tree

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE WISHING TREE (S3x32) 3C set Jean Attwood Alexander Dances 10

1- 8 1s and 3s turn partner ¾ 2H, set (Highland Schottische 4 bars), turn partner ¾ 2H picking up 2s to form circle. (1)2(3)
9-16 All circle left (2 bars), Men turn Lady on right once round (2H), reform circle, circle left (2 bars) to sides and all set
17-20 2s dance ½ diagonal R&L with 1L and 3M (2M down, 2L up)
21-24 2s dance ½ diagonal R&L with 1M and 3L (2M down, 2L up). 321
25-28 2s+1s set, turn partners 2H moving clockwise to 2s on Ladies' side, 1s on Men's side
Top: 3L, 2L, 2M
Top: 3M, 1L, 1M
29-32 2s+1s set, 1L and 2M cross to own sides while 1M casts up to 2nd place, 2L casts to 3rd place. 312

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



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