Dance The Devil in the Bearpit 8811

Reel · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 3   (Progression: 231)

Devised by
Alan Paterson (1998)
Intensity
880 771 808 888 = 73% (1 turn), 74% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Published in
Online Sources
Recommended Music

The Devil in the Bearpit 3/3L · R32

1–
1c+2c set | half RHA ; set | half LHA, 1M& 2W remain facing down/up (1,2,3)
9–
1W+2M change places RH while{2} their P cast down/up one place | Turn P LH ½ (as for L-Chain). ; 1M+2W cast down/up | wait {2} while{2} 1W+2M turn 1¾ RH to finish 2c in 1pl and 1c BHJ in centre (3c step in) for .
17–
1c+3c Poussette (2,3,1)
25–
All circle6 and back .

Variant on ladies chain figure and an unexpected entrance to Poussette. devised on 30 October 1998, to be danced to the music for Deil Amang the Tailors. The Devil in the title is, of course, the one who has finished with the Tailors and is now in Berne, Switzerland, visiting the city's chief tourist attraction.

The Devil in the Bearpit 3/3L · R32

1-8
1s+2s set, dance RH across 1/2 way, set & dance LH across 1/2 way back to places
9-16
1L+2M change places RH as partners cast 1 place & turn other partner LH (as in Ladies), 1L+2M turn RH 1.3/4 times to end 2s in 1st place, 1s in centre with 3s stepping in behind
17-24
1s+3s dance Poussette. 2 1 3
25-32
2s+3s+1s circle 6H round & back

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