Dance The Fruit-Cake 9350

Also known as “The Fruit Cake” (spelling).

Jig · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
John Drewry (1999)
Intensity
848/848/844/888 = 87% (1 turn), 62% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Skip-Change, Slip-Step
Published in
Online Sources
Extra info
John Drewry wrote this dance ...

John Drewry wrote this dance for Rosalind Zuridis.

Other notes from Greenburn Book 3:

  1. When 1st couple are repeating the dance, during bars 21 -24, 1st and original 4th couples can turn with the right hand one and a half times, before dancing the circle. This is a convenient way of taking the original first couple down to the bottom to be ready for a clean start with the new top couple.
  2. Mrs. Zuridis has written an article about me for the London Reel. In it she says that if she ever creates a dance it will be called "Drewry's Cake". Maybe this dance will help her on her way, but I hope that she does not think that I am an absolute fruit-cake or even a half-baked one!

Please also note, the spelling of this dance is not consistent. In "New dances by John Drewry (devised in the period 1999 - 2000)" this dance is spelled "Fruit Cake, The". In the "Greenburn Book 3" (2000) and in "The Reel" (No. 230, Dec 1999, page 2) it is spelled "The Fruit-Cake".

The Fruit-Cake 3/4L · J32

1–
1c+2W & 2M+3c RHA, finish 1W + 3M facing out ; 1c (1W leading) +3c (3M leading) chase clw half round 2c to (3x,2,1x)
9–
3c+2M & 2W+1c LHA, finish 1M + 3W facing out ; 3c (3W leading) +1c (1M leading) chase cclw half round 2c to (1,2,3)
17–
1M+2M & 1W+2W 1½ LH turn to exchange places ; 1M+3M & 1W+3W Turn RH
25–
2c+1c+3c circle6 and back

On second time through, 1c may turn 3c RH 1½ on bars 21-24

The Fruit-Cake 3/4L · J32

1-8
2s dance RH across with 1s/3s (Lady up, Man down), 1s+3s chase clockwise 1/2 way to change places
9-16
2s dance LH across with 3s/1s (Man up, Lady down), 3s+1s chase anticlockwise 1/2 way back to places
17-24
1s turn 2s on sides LH 1.1/2 times, turn 3s RH (once when in 2nd place & 1.1/2 times when in 3rd place
25-32
2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back

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