Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Devil's In The Detail

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE DEVIL'S IN THE DETAIL (R4x32) 4C set David A Haynes Teacher's Choice

1- 8 1s dance Fig of 8 round 2s
9-16 1s lead down middle and cast up to 2nd places
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 across (1M with 2s, 1L with 3s)
25-32 1s cross RH and cast to 3rd place, 1s cross LH and cast to 4th place

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

Dance Information

The Devil's In The Detail is an idiom that refers to a "catch or mysterious element hidden in the details", meaning that something might seem simple at a first look but will take more time and effort to complete than expected.

It derives from the earlier phrase, "God is in the detail" expressing the idea that whatever one does should be done thoroughly; i.e. details are important.

Devil's In The Detail
The Devil Is In The Detail Of This Building In Stonegate, York

Published in
Dance information licensed under this Creative Commons Licence 3.0.
Text from this original The Devil's In The Detail article on Wikipedia.
Image copyright Tim Green from Bradford (The Devil is in the Detail) Creative Commons Licence 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing Instructions 'The Devil's In The Detail' page