Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Devil's Staircase

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE DEVIL'S STAIRCASE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Geraldine and Holger Schuckelt Borderland Dances

1- 8 1s+3s dance double Figs of 8 round 2s (1s cross down, 3s cast up to start)
9-16 1s cross RH, cast and ¾ turn RH, pull back RSh to face 2nd corners (2s set up 11-12)
17-20 1s dance DoSiDo with 2nd corners. 1s finish facing each other in middle
21-24 1s ¾ turn RH, pull back RSh to face 1st corners
25-32 1s repeat bars 17-20 with 1st corners. 1s ¾ turn RH to 2nd place own sides

Note: At end of 2nd time, 1s ¾ turn moving down to 4th place while 4s step up 29-30

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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