Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Hot Punch

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HOT PUNCH (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Bon Accord Book

1- 8 1s+2s set and circle left 1½ times round. (2)(1)3
9-16 2s+1s set and cross RH to own sides, 1s set and turn RH to face 1st corners (1s may set 9-10 then turn by right arm - elbow grip - to face 1st corners)
17-24 1s turn 1st corners LH, partner RH, 2nd corner LH and partner RH
25-32 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides with crossing:
 1s continue turn moving down, cross out through 3rd place opposite sides, cast up to 2nd place and cross up RH to 1st place own side and cast to 2nd place while
 3s dance out/up to 2nd place, cross up RH to 1st place opposite sides, cast to 2nd place and cross down RH to original places while
 2s dance out/down to 2nd place (3s pass in front), cross down RH to 3rd place opposite sides, cast up to 2nd place (3s pass in front) and cross up to 1st place own sides. 213

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


Dance Information

Punch, in this context, is a general term for any of a wide assortment of mixed drinks, either soft or alcoholic, often rum, generally containing fruit or fruit juice, and often served hot.

The drink was brought from India to England in the early seventeenth century, and from there it was introduced into other countries.

Punch is typically served at parties in large, wide bowls, known as punch bowls.

Hot Punch
Hot Punch


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