Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Caper For Priscilla

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A CAPER FOR PRISCILLA (R3x40) 3C set W. Ernst Eder Martello Tower Book 6

1- 8 1s+2s set and dance RH across ½ way, set and cross RH to own sides
9-16 All Ladies dance down and ½ way round to other side (behind Men), all Ladies dance through Men to own sides and set
17-24 All circle 6H round and back
25-32 All Men dance down and ½ way round to other side (behind Ladies), all Men dance through Ladies to own sides and set
33-40 2s+1s dance R&L. 312

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

Dance Information

This dance, A Caper For Priscilla, was devised by Ernst Eder after he danced a Priscilla Burbage dance, "Mrs Watt's Tea Kettle" (published in the booklet "Kitchen Capers"), at the Vermont Harvest Festival, Old Lantern, Charlotte, Vermont, United States.

Caper is a word used to describe skipping or dancing about in a lively or playful way.

Caper For Priscilla

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