Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Puggy 1

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Puggy 1
Reuben Freemantle
Jig 4 x 32 bars 4 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Longwise Set

  1-8   1s2s3s4s 8 hands round and back;

  9-12 1s slip down the middle;

13-16 1s slip back up the middle to finish below 4s;

17-24 2s3s4s1s 8 hands round and back;

25-32 2s 3s 4s 1s slip down the middle and back, finishing with 2s in the original first places.

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

Dance Notes

  1-32 This dance, The Puggy 1, uses slip step throughout and so is suitable for the youngest children who haven't yet learnt any other step and are happier with 8 hands round and back rather than 4 hands round and back in two pairs of couples.

  9-12 1s take large steps.

13-16 1s take small steps to finish below 4s.

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Also see the derivative dance The Puggy 1 (3-Couple Version) by Reuben Freemantle, adapted for 3 couples.
Also see the derivative dance The Puggy 2 by Reuben Freemantle.

The Puggy was the nickname of the steamĀ­driven, 0-4-0 locomotives used for shunting and shortĀ­haul work in many industrial locations (notably distilleries and shipyards) in Scotland.
Bars 1-8 represent the driving wheels starting and reversing;
in bars 9-16, the puggy is moving around the goods yard;
bars 17-24 represent the driving wheels starting and reversing again;
in bars 25-32, the puggy takes three trucks (two in the 3-couple version) around the goods yard and shunts them back into the siding.

(Dance information by the deviser, Reuben Freemantle)

The Bowes Railway Featuring Examples Of 0-4-0 Steam Driven Locomotives - Information Video

'Puggy' Built In 1912 - Called 'Nora No.5'

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