Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Pudsey's Reel

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Pudsey's Reel (R4x32) 4C set Sue Petyt

1-4 All four couples join hands on the side and advance for two skip change steps and retire for two skip change steps
5-8 All four couples turn partners with the right hand all the way round for four skip change steps finishing back on the side lines
9-12 All four couples join hands on the side and advance for two skip change steps and retire for two skip change steps
13-16 All four couples turn partners with the left hand all the way round finishing back on the side lines
17-24 First couple cast to fourth place with four skip change steps. Second, third and fourth couple step up on 19 and 20. First couple turn each other with the right hand all the way round for four skip change steps
24-32 All four couples circle round to the left with eight slip steps and back to the right with eight slip steps
Repeat with a new top couple

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue Petyt, 2009)


Dance Information

Written for the "Dance Scottish for Pudsey" event held at DG One in Dumfries in October 2010.

(Dance Information by the deviser, Sue Petyt.)


"Pudsey Bear" is BBC Children in Need's mascot. He was created and named in 1985 by BBC graphic designer Joanna Lane, who worked in the BBC's design department. The bear was named after her hometown of Pudsey, West Yorkshire, where her grandfather was mayor. A reproduction of the bear mascot (made of vegetation) is in Pudsey park, near the town centre.

BBC Children in Need (also promoted as Plant Mewn Angen in Wales) is the BBC's UK charity. Since 1980 it has raised many millions of pounds for children and young people in the UK.

One of the highlights is an annual telethon, held in November and televised on BBC channels. BBC Children in Need fundraising events are promoted nationally in other media.

Pudsey Bear Image
Pudsey Bear Raising Funds For BBC Children In Need, 2009


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