Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Hot Cross Bun

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE HOT CROSS BUN (R3x32) 3C set Remco Knooihuizen Dunedin Dances Book 6

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast (2s step up); 1s turn ¾ LH to face 1st corners
9-16 1s set to 1st corners and change places with corners RH (corners end BtoB facing 1s); 1s+1st corners dance ½ diagonal reel of 4. Corners pass RSh to face 2nd corners (3L facing 2L, 2M facing 3M)
17-20 ½ diagonal reel of 4. 1st corners pass LSH to face 1s again (in 3rd corner positions, 3L facing 1M, 2M facing 1L)
21-24 1st corners set to 1s and change places RH
25-32 1s turn ¾ LH to 2nd place opposite side; 3s+1s+2s set and cross RH with partner. 312

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

Dance Notes

If preferred, LH turns Bars 5-8 and 25-28 can be 1¾ turn.

May also be danced as R8x32 (4C set)

(Dance notes by MINICRIB)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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A hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with currants or raisins, marked with a cross on the top, and traditionally eaten on Good Friday in the British Isles, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and some parts of America.

The buns mark the end of Lent and different parts of the hot cross bun have a certain meaning, including the cross representing the crucifixion of Jesus, and the spices inside signifying the spices used to embalm him at his burial.

Hot Cross Bun
Hot Cross Bun

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