The Birthday Cake (Sherman)
Scottish Country Dance InstructionTHE BIRTHDAY CAKE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Holly V Sherman
1- 8 1s+2s+3s circle 6H round and back
9-16 1s+2s set and link; 1s+3s set and link. 231
17-24 1s cross RH, cast up 1 place (3s step down); 1s turn ½ RH, pull back RSh and dance slightly toward own side to end joining RH with partner and LH with 3rd corner
25-32 1s dance the "Spoke" with 3rd corner, 2nd corner, 1st corner and 4th corner (moving clockwise round) ending in 2nd place own side
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Dance InformationAlso see the dance The Birthday Cake (Pollock) by Pollock Sisters.
"The Birthday Cake" Augusta Ludwig (1834-1901)
Published in http://minicrib.org.uk/Publications/8%20Dances%20-%20Holly%20V%20Sherman.pdf.
Image copyright Augusta Ludwig [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.