Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Puddocks

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

PUDDOCKS (R2x56) Sq.Set S Wilkie

Part 1

1- 8 1s+3s set advancing, turn 2H, circle left to places
9-16 2s+4s repeat bars 1-8
17-24 All set to partner, Ladies pass partner LH to face next Man, all set and turn 2H to face own partner (on corner)
25-32 All set to partner twice and turn RH 1½ times to original places
33-40 1s+3s set and slip step across (Men BtoB) to change places, set and slip step back to places (Ladies BtoB)
41-48 2s+4s repeat bars 33-40
49-56 All turn corners RH, partner LH, corner RH and Partner LH

Part 2

1- 8 1s+3s dance RH across ¾ way, dance LH across with 4s/2s
9-16 1s+3s dance RH across ¾ way, dance LH across with 2s/4s
17-24 All Adv+Ret, set advancing and retire with corners
25-32 All dance interlocking reels of 4 (RSh to corner)
33-40 1s+3s set and slip step across (Men BtoB) to change places, set and slip step back to places (Ladies BtoB)
41-48 2s+4s repeat bars 33-40
49-56 All circle 8H round and back ending in centre!

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


Dance Information

Puddocks is the Scots language term for frogs or toads.
Puddocks Image
Two Friendly Puddocks - Toads


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