THE PUMPKING BAKER
32-bar reel for 3 couples in a 4-couple longwise set
|1-8||Mirror reels of 3, 1C dancing in and down to begin|
|9-12||1C mirror turns with 2C 1-1/2 times to change places, women turning LH, men turning RH|
|13-16||1C mirror turn 3C about 1-3/4 round with the other hand (women RH, men LH) to end back-to-back in the middle ready for|
|25-32||Six hands round and back.|
Tune: No specific tune assigned as of yet, but a driving reel is suggested.
Devised by Craig Chamberlain and Lara Friedman-Shedlov (lfriedmanshedlov [at] gmail.com) in December 2007, based on a sequence of formations Craig thought he remembered doing before. We couldn't find a dance that had the sequence, so we made one up. The word "pumpking" originated as a typo for the word pumpkin, but was subsequently given its own definition: "to gorge on deliciousness."
Comment from: Member
A note: We debated a bit over whether the turns on bars 13-16 should be a little less than once around to finish back-to-back (i.e. slow) or a little less than twice around (i.e. fast). When we tried the dance, our dancers really found the faster turns exhilarating, so that’s what we decided on.