Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Walnut Cake

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Walnut Cake J8x32 Anne Dejean
32-bar jig for three couples in a four-couple longwise set

1 - 8 1st couple cross right hands, cast off one place, cross left hands and set.
9 - 16 1st couple dance half rights and lefts on the diagonal twice and finish in second place own sides, as corners finish on opposite sides, 3rd couple in first place and 2nd couple in third place.
17 - 24 All advance and retire twice.
25 - 32 All cross right hands, 1st couple cast to the right as corners set facing up and down, then all cross left hands (up and down), 1st couple cast to the left to finish in second place on own sides as corners set to partners (there is no curving round when crossing over).

Repeat, having passed a couple.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser Anne Dejean)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

This dance, The Walnut Cake, was devised in February 2018.

This dance was devised to teach the formation half rights and lefts on the diagonal.

Dance information from The Walnut Book, published 2018, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Anne Dejean.

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