Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Devil In The Bearpit

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE DEVIL IN THE BEARPIT (R3x32) 3C set Alan Paterson Collecta Ursis

1- 8 1s+2s set, dance RH across ½ way, set and dance LH across ½ way back to places
9-16 1L+2M change places RH as partners cast 1 place and turn other partner LH (as in Ladies' Chain), 1L+2M turn RH 1¾ times to end 2s in 1st place, 1s in centre with 3s stepping in behind
17-24 1s+3s dance Poussette. 213
25-32 2s+3s+1s circle 6H round and back

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

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