Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Walnuts And Honey For Breakfast

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Walnuts And Honey For Breakfast S8x32 Anne Dejean
32-bar strathspey for three couples in a four-couple longwise set

1 - 8 1st and 2nd couples set and, giving right hands, change places, then 1st and 2nd men together and 1st and 3rd women together set and, giving right hands, change places.
9 - 16 All dance a bourrel for three couples.
17 - 24 All set and dance six hands once round.
25 - 28 1st couple cross with the right hands and cast to the right to finish 1st woman between 2nd couple in first place and 1st man between 3rd couple in third place, while corners dance half rights and lefts without polite turn.
29 - 32 All dance a kind of back to back: 1st couple dance a very long step on bar 29 until passing by the right, and as they pass back to back on bar 30, they also pull back right shoulder to turn by a quarter, while corners dance towards each other and remaining facing partners turn halfway round pulling back right shoulder; then all retire together.

Repeat, having passed a couple.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser Anne Dejean)

Dance Notes

Bars 29-30, those 1st couples who find it uneasy or uncomfortable to pass back to back while turning by a quarter pulling back right shoulder (setting with the left foot!) can finish facing partner on bar 29 and just turn by a quarter remaining facing partner on bar 30.

The most important thing is to be ready to retire at the same time as the other couples for covering.

(Dance notes by the deviser, Anne Dejean)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

This dance, Walnuts And Honey For Breakfast, was devised on 1st April 2018.

Walnuts and honey on buttered bread: definitely a good choice!

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

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