Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Pudsey Bear

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Pudsey Bear
Louise Macdougall  www.rscds.org/article/children-in-need--pudsey-dance
Jig   4 x 32 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-8   all 8 hands round to the left and back;

  9-10 1L, followed by 2L3L4L, chase across the top of the set and cast around 1M;

11-12 2L3L4L continue to chase anticlockwise WHILE 1L dance between 1M and 2M to follow 4L;

13-16 2L3L4L1L continue to chase anticlockwise outside the set to finish 2L3L4L1L on Ls' side;

17-24 Mn dance a mirror image of bars 9-16, chasing clockwise to finish 2M3M4M1M on Mn's side;

25-28 2s 3s 4s 1s dos-à-dos with partners;

29-32 2s 3s 4s 1s turn partners by the right.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

As with many 4-couple ceilidh dances, this can readily be adapted for 3 couples to suit the number of dancers available; the 3-couple version is less of a scramble in bars 9-24.

  9-24 There is more ground to cover than normally in these chases around the set and so all must move quickly.

(Dance Notes by Reuben Freemantle)


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