Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Hot Punch

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HOT PUNCH (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Bon Accord Book

1- 8 1s+2s set and dance RH across 1½ times round
9-16 2s+1s set and cross RH to own sides, 1s set and turn RH to face 1st corners
17-24 1s turn 1st corners LH, partner RH, 2nd corner LH and partner RH
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance crossing reels:-
' 1s pass dance out through 3rd place opposite sides out/up to 2nd place and cross up RH to 1st place own side and out/down to 2nd place while
' 3s dance out/up to 2nd place, cross up RH to 1st place opposite sides, dance out/down and cross down RH to original places while
' 2s dance out/down to 2nd place, cross down RH to 3rd place opposite sides, dance out/up and cross to 1st place own sides.

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

Dance Information

Punch is a general term for any of a wide assortment of mixed drinks, either soft or alcoholic, often rum, generally containing fruit or fruit juice, and often served hot.

The drink was brought from India to England in the early seventeenth century, and from there it was introduced into other countries. Punch is typically served at parties in large, wide bowls, known as punch bowls.

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