Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Puggy 1

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Puggy 1
Reuben Freemantle  www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com
Jig   4 x 32 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-8   1s2s3s4s 8 hands round and back;

  9-12 1s slip down the middle;

13-16 1s slip back up the middle to finish below 4s;

17-24 2s3s4s1s 8 hands round and back;

25-32 2s 3s 4s 1s slip down the middle and back, finishing with 2s in the original first places.

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

Dance Notes

  1-32 This dance uses slip step throughout and so is suitable for the youngest children who haven't yet learnt any other step and are happier with 8 hands round and back rather than 4 hands round and back in two pairs of couples.

  9-12 1s take large steps.

13-16 1s take small steps to finish below 4s.


The Puggy 1 (3-couple version)
Reuben Freemantle  www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com
Jig   3 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   3 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-8   1s2s3s 6 hands round and back;

  9-12 1s slip down the middle;

13-16 1s slip back up the middle to finish below 3s;

17-24 2s3s1s 6 hands round and back;

25-32 2s 3s 1s slip down the middle and back, finishing with 2s in the original first places.

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

Dance Notes

  1-32 Like the 4-couple version, this dance uses slip step throughout and so is suitable for the youngest children who haven't yet learnt any other step and are happier with 6 hands round and back rather than 4 hands round and back in two pairs of couples.

  9-12 1s take large steps.

13-16 1s take small steps to finish below 3s.


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

The Puggy was the nickname of the steam­driven, 0-4-0 locomotives used for shunting and short­haul work in many industrial locations (notably distilleries and shipyards) in Scotland.
Bars 1-8 represent the driving wheels starting and reversing;
in bars 9-16, the puggy is moving around the goods yard;
bars 17-24 represent the driving wheels starting and reversing again;
in bars 25-32, the puggy takes three trucks (two in the 3-couple version) around the goods yard and shunts them back into the siding.

The Bowes railway featuring examples of 0-4-0 steam­driven locomotives - Video On YouTube

Puggy Image
'Puggy' Built In 1912 - Called 'Nora No.5'


Dance Information by the deviser, Reuben Freemantle.
Dance Information licensed under this Creative Commons Licence.
Image Copyright Agnellous.

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