Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Buttercup

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BUTTERCUP (J8x40) 3C (4C set) Sophie Pearce and Maddy Pearson Perth 800 SCDances

1- 8 1s nearer hands joined Slip step or dance down and cast up behind own lines back to place
9-16 1s dance in and cast below 3rd place to meet in promenade hold and dance up to top
17-24 1s+2s promenade and 1s cast to 2nd place as 2s dance to top
25-32 1s+1st corners advance and retire, 1s+2nd corners advance and retire
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Instruction Videos

The Buttercup - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

Buttercups are flowering plants of the genus Ranunculus. Mostly perennials, they usually flower in spring. Many species have bright yellow petals and can be found in gardens, meadows or by water courses.

Creeping Buttercup

Dance information licensed under this Creative Commons Licence 3.0.
Text from this original Ranunculus, Buttercup article on Wikipedia.
Image copyright Sannse.

Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing Instructions 'The Buttercup' page