Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Walnut Chaser

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

WALNUT CHASER (J5x32) 5C Set Anne Dejean Walnut Book

1- 8 1L followed by other Ladies dances across, down behind Men, across and up own side to place
9-16 Men repeat 1- 8
17-24 All dance DoSiDo with partner and turn partner 2H
25-32 1s weave down own side to bottom, in front of 2s, behind 3s, in front of 4s and behind 5s, all step up bars 31-32

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

Walnut Chaser (Pontcharra Chaser) J5x32 Anne Dejean
32-bar jig for five couples in a five-couple longwise set

1 - 8 1st woman, followed by all the women, crosses, dances down behind men, crosses and dances up to places.
9 - 16 Men repeat above figure.
17 - 24 All dance back to back and turn partners both hands.
25 - 30 1st couple dance down one place, cast off one place, dance down one place, cast off one place back to the sidelines.
31 - 32 All step up.

Repeat from new positions.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser Anne Dejean)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

This jig, Walnut Chaser, was devised in January 2017.

A very easy dance, suitable for a ceilidh or a warm-up. It was devised as a variation of Rabbie's Reel and Charlestown Chaser for a teaching and performance project in a nursery school in my hometown Pontcharra, so that different classes could learn very easy but slightly different dances.

It was originally called "Pontcharra Chaser" and renamed for The Walnut Book.

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

Published in The Walnut Book 1, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Anne Dejean.

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