Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Upstairs Downstairs

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS (R4x32) 4C set Ian Brockbank
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1M and 4M cast in 1 place, set to each other and turn RH
9-16 1L and 4L repeat turning LH
17-24 2s+1s also 4s+3s dance RH across, 1s+4s dance LH across to end BtoB in centre facing corners (Men face Men)
25-32 1s and 4s dance 'Hello-Goodbye' setting (set to corners, set on sides, set to next corner and into centre facing partner) and petronella turn to place 24(1)(3)

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


Dance Information

Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series originally produced by London Weekend Television (LWT) and revived by the BBC. It ran on ITV in 68 episodes divided into five series from 1971 to 1975.

Set in a large townhouse in Belgravia in London, the series depicts the servants "downstairs" and their masters-the family "upstairs" between the years 1903 to 1930, and shows the slow decline of the British aristocracy. Great events feature prominently in the episode but minor or gradual changes are also noted.

The series stands as a document of the social and technological changes that occurred between those 27 years, including the Edwardian period, the Suffragettes, First World War, the Roaring Twenties and the Wall Street Crash.

The show received outstanding acclaim worldwide winning multiple awards and was a rating hit for ITV.

Upstairs Downstairs Image
South Facing Front To Belton House
The Smaller Window Sizes Of The Lowest And Uppermost Floors Show That Servants Were Confined To Delegated Areas


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