Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Cuddy

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE CUDDY (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Bowie Dickson Dunedin Book 1

1- 8 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides (between 2s to start)
9-16 1s dance down for 2, up to top, cast 1 place and turn RH to give LH to 1st corners
17-24 1s+1st corners Balance-in-Line, 1s turn to 2nd corners, Balance-in-Line and turn RH to 2nd places own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s set, cross RH, set and cross back

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

A cuddy is a small cabin in a boat.

A cuddy boat is a boat with a small cabin with maybe a small galley and small head. It may have a small berth also. Normally the cuddy is not tall enough to stand in. "Cuddy cabin", while a redundant term (cuddy itself means cabin), is a common term among small boaters.

A cuddy boat is popular with people who want a little shelter and storage space but do not want to upgrade to a full cabin boat.

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