Lead Down And UpThe dance term Lead down and up is simply a combination of Lead down and Lead up to Original Places. Depending upon the succeeding Figure, the Couple may Finish exactly where they Started, Facing In or Facing Out or on the Centreline, Facing Up or Facing each other.
Normally, 8 bars are allocated to this though there are many exceptions:
- in The Sailor, 4 bars only (17-20);
- in Cabbages And Kings, 6 bars (9-14).
For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Lead down and up, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Margaret Parker's Strathspey
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