Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Hot Punch (Mitchell)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HOT PUNCH (J4x32) 4C Set John W Mitchell Whetherly Dance Sheet 21
2 chords - 2nd chord 3s and 4s cross to opposite side

1- 8 All set, 1s and 4s cast in 1 place (2s and 3s step up/down); 1s and 4s cross RH and cast up/down into lines across (1s between 2s, 4s between 3s)
9-16 All advance and retire up/down set; 1s+4s dance ½ R&L (4s now between 2s, 1s between 3s, Man facing Lady)
17-24 4s+2s also 1s+3s dance reels of 4 across. At end 4s and 1s start turning partner LH
25-32 4s and 1s continue turning LH moving up/down (4s to top on opposite sides facing out, 1s to 4th place own sides facing out); 4s and 1s cast to 2nd/3rd place and dance ½ Fig of 8 up/down round 2s/3s. 24(1)(3)

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

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