Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Professor's Nightmare

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE PROFESSOR'S NIGHTMARE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) L Miller

1- 8 1s followed by 2s+3s lead down the middle and up (3s leading) with 2s+3s casting back to places
9-16 1s+2s dance the Knot
17-24 1s+3s dance the Knot
25-32 1s lead up crossing RH and cast to 2nd place, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s

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

Dance Information

The Professor's Nightmare is the name of a rope trick where 3 different lengths of rope are made to appear the same length for a while, then made to 'return' to their original lengths.

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