Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Two Up, Two Down

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TWO UP, TWO DOWN (S4x32) 4C set Derek Haynes Carnforth Collection 5

1- 8 1s+2s+3s set, cross RH, set and ½ turn partners LH into prom hold facing up
9-16 1s+2s+3s dance Allemande
17-24 All set, ½ turn partners RH, 3s+2s also 1s+4s circle 4H round to left
25-32 All dance reels of 4 on opposite sides ending 3214 on opposite sides
Repeat with 'up-side down' set and 4s leading

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


Dance Information

Two Up, Two Down is a common expression for a house, usually in a terrace of houses, which has two (bed) rooms above two (living) rooms.

It is also the name of a British sitcom starring Paul Nicholas and Su Pollard, aired for one series in 1979. The setting for this programme was a classic two up, two down house.

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Two Up, Two Down Terraced Houses


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