Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Step Down

The term Step down is used by Scottish Country Dancers, most commonly a Couple in unison on both Sides) to move one Place Down on the Side line(s) of a Longwise set so as to vacate the Place needed by another dancer or Couple) performing a 2-bar Figure such as Cast up or Cross up.

It uses the special step which is described under Step up or Down.

For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Step down, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Chairman's Jig
Five Penny Ness
Georgie's Jig
Have A Bashie
Hills Of Langholm
Miss Stevenson's Fancy

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