Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Butterfly

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BUTTERFLY (J8x32) 3C (4C set) E Orr TW Silver Anniversary Book

1- 8 1s dance Fig of 8 on opposite sides (1s cross to 2nd place, behind 3s. 1s end in 1st place opposite sides)
9-16 1L+2M turn RH while 1M+2L turn LH, 1s dance down below 3s divide and cast up to 2nd place
17-24 1L+3M turn RH while 1M+3L turn LH, 1L dances up between 2s and casts into 2nd place while 1M dances down between 3s and casts up to 2nd place
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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

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Swallowtail Butterfly

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