Dance A Valley Full of Tree-Tops 6870

Reel · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
John Drewry (1986)
404/808/848/888 = 53% (whole dance)
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
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The notes for the dance ...

The notes for the dance say it was devised for the Mary Prentice weekend at Treetops Hotel, Aberdeen.

The title is a quotation from Midwinter by John Buchan: "At first it was like the twanging of fine wires in a wind, mingled with an echo of organ music heard over a valley full of tree-tops."

A Valley Full of Tree-Tops 3/4L · R32

1L & 3M change places RH & cast to 2nd place, turn LH in middle to end BtoB facing partners
1L+3M dance diagonal reel of 4 with corners
1s & 3s set to partners, 1M & 3L set again while partners turn to right & dance to original places, 1s+2L also 3s+2M dance RH hands across
1s+2s+3s Promenade & 1s cast to 2nd place while 2s step up

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