Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Teddybear's Picnic (Leyffer)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE TEDDYBEAR'S PICNIC (J4x32) 4C set Sven Leyffer

1- 8 All set, ½ turn RH and chase clockwise ½ way
9-16 Repeat ½ turning LH and chasing anticlockwise ½ way
17-24 1s slip step down, slip step back up and cast to 4th place
25-32 All circle 8H round and back

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


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Also see the dance The Teddy Bears' Picnic (Collin) by Irene Collin.

"Teddy Bears' Picnic" is a song consisting of a melody by U.S. American composer John Walter Bratton, written in 1907, and lyrics added by Jimmy Kennedy in 1932.

Kennedy lived at Staplegrove Elm and is buried in Staplegrove Church, Taunton, Somerset, England. Local folklore has it that the small wooded area between the church and Staplegrove Scout Hut was the inspiration for his lyrics.

It remains popular as a children's song.

If you go down to the woods today
You're sure of a big surprise.
If you go down to the woods today
You'd better go in disguise!

Teddy Bears' Picnic Image
Teddy Bears' Picnic - Campsie Mural


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