Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Shake The Pudding Down

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

SHAKE THE PUDDING DOWN (R5x40) 5C set Harry Rhodes

1- 8 1s and 5s cross RH (2s/4s step up/down), cast in 1 place and dance ½ Fig of 8 round end couples
9-16 1L with 2s and 5M with 4s dance reels of 3 across while 1M+5L dance reels of 4 across with 3s, 1s and 5s end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s and 5s turn 1st corners RH, partners LH, 2nd corners RH and ¾ turn partner LH
25-32 1L with 2s and 5M with 4s dance RH across while 1M+5L dance RH across with 3s, 1s and 5s swap to dance LH across with other couple and end in middle (Man above Lady)
33-40 1s+5s dance ½ reels of 4 up/down middle, 5s turn 1¼ times to sides while 1M+3M also 1L+3L turn 1¾ times to end 25134

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


Dance Notes

Last 8 bars clarification.
Bars 33-40: 1s+5s dance ½ a reel of 4 up/down the middle. 5s turn 1¼ times to sides ending in second place, while 1M+3M turn RH 1¾ times and 1L+3L turn LH 1¾ times ending 25134

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