Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Sally Lightfoot

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SALLY LIGHTFOOT (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Bankhead Book 6

1- 8 1s slip step down for 4 steps and set, slip step up to top and cast to 2nd place
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides with 1s crossing down between 3s to start. 2(1)3
17-24 2L+1M also 2M+1L slip step across for 4 (Men BtoB) and set, slip step back (Ladies BtoB) and set
25-32 1s dance RH across (1M with 2s, 1L with 3s), 1L dances up between 2s and casts to 2nd place own side as 1M dances down and casts up to 2nd place

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


Dance Information

Also see the dance Jig For The Sally Lightfoot Crab by S Dee.

Two different species of crab share the name Sally Lightfoot:

The crab Grapsus grapsus is one of the most common crabs along the western coast of South America. It can also be seen along the entire Pacific coast of Central America and Mexico, and nearby islands.

Percnon gibbesi is the other species of crab commonly called Sally Lightfoot and is also referred to as the nimble spray crab or urchin crab. It has been described as "the most invasive decapod species to enter the Mediterranean"

Sally Lightfoot Image
Sally Lightfoot - Grapsus Grapsus


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