Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Fruitcake

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE FRUITCAKE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Greenburn Book 3

1- 8 2s dance RH across with 1s/3s (Lady up, Man down), 1s+3s chase clockwise ½ way to change places
9-16 2s dance LH across with 3s/1s (Man up, Lady down), 3s+1s chase anticlockwise ½ way back to places
17-24 1s turn 2s on sides LH 1½ times, turn 3s RH (once when in 2nd place and 1½ times when in 3rd place
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

Fruitcake (or fruit cake) is a cake made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts, and spices, and (optionally) soaked in spirits. In the United Kingdom, certain rich versions may be iced and decorated. Fruitcakes are often served in celebration of weddings and Christmas.
Fruitcake Image
Traditional Fruitcake


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