Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Teacher's Pet

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE TEACHER'S PET (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Bill Forbes Craigievar Book 1

1- 8 1s cross RH to 2nd place (opposite sides), set to each other and turn R to BtoB position, set as in Double Triangle and turn 2s into centre (1s behind them)
9-16 2s cross below 3s and dance Fig of 8 round 3s to end in 1st place (own sides) as 1s dance down, cast to 2nd place and turn RH to face 1st corners
17-24 1s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting, 1s change places RH to face 4th corners
25-32 1s dance RSh reels of 3 across to 2nd place opposite sides and cross RH

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

Dance Information

The Teacher's Pet is an expression commonly used to describe the favourite pupil in a teachers' class.

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