Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

See The Cuddy Kick

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

See The Cuddy Kick (M-8x(S16+R16)) 3C (4C set) Lewis N Derrick 1987

Strathspey
1-8 The 1st and 2nd couples dance the half-reel progression
9-16 The 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples dance six hands round to the left and back

Reel
17-18 All clap; the 1st couple advance setting to end back to back in the centre, man facing down, woman facing up while the 2nd and 3rd couples set turning on the sidelines to end with the 2nd couple facing down and the 3rd couple facing up
19-24 Passing first corner left shoulder to begin, the 1st woman dances a six-bar reel of three across with 2nd couple, while the 1st man does likewise with the 3rd couple, the 1st couple ending in the centre shoulder to shoulder facing opposite sides
25-28 The 1st woman with the 2nd couple, likewise the 1st man with the 3rd couple, dances right hands across once round; the 1st couple pass one another right shoulder on bar 28
29-32 The 1st woman with the 3rd couple, likewise the 1st man with the 2nd couple, dances left hands across once round, all ending 213 on own sidelines

Repeat having passed a couple

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Lewis N Derrick 2020)


Dance Notes

The half-reel progression:
1-2 The 1st and 2nd couples turn partners three quarters round by the right hand to end in a line in the centre of the set (men facing up, women facing down).
3-6 The 1st and 2nd couples dance half a reel of four up and down the set (ending with the women facing up and the men facing down).
7-8 The 2nd and 1st couples turn partners three quarters round by the right hand to end on own sidelines having changed places.

(Dance notes by the deviser, Lewis N Derrick)


Dance Information

Suggested tune: Captain Campbell/Oxford Street.

Devised September 1987; first published 1988; republished electronically 2020.

Copyright 1987, 1988, 2020 Lewis N. Derrick.



Dance information from The McGhie Scottish Country Dance Books, Volume 3, Peggy Mcghie's Reel And Other Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Lewis N Derrick.

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