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" serves as the official mascot for BBC Children in Need, the UK charity established by the BBC in 1980.

Conceived and named in 1985 by BBC graphic designer Joanna Lane, the bear pays homage to her hometown, Pudsey, in West Yorkshire, where her grandfather served as mayor. A vegetation-based reproduction of the bear is situated in Pudsey Park near the town center.

BBC Children in Need, also known as "Plant Mewn Angen" in Wales, has raised substantial funds since its inception, supporting children and young people across the UK. Notably, the charity hosts an annual telethon in November, broadcasted on BBC channels, while fundraising events are nationally promoted through various media outlets.

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


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