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Alex Doig's Jig

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ALEX DOIG'S JIG (Dunblane Drummer) (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Summer Collection 1

1- 8 1s set, cross RH, cast 1 place and turn LH to face 1st corner
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across giving RSh to 1st corner while 2s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides and 1s end turning LH to face 3rd corner
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 across giving RSh to 3rd corner while 2s+3s dance reels of 3 on sides and 1s end turning LH to face 1st corner
25-32 1s+1st corners turn RH, 1s pass RSh to turn 2nd corner LH and dance into 2nd place own side. 213

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


Alex Doig's Jig
John Drewry   Summer Collection
Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   1s set and cross;

  5-8   1s cast and turn by the left to finish facing first corners;

  9-16 WHILE 2s3s dance reels of 3 on own sides, 1s dance reels of 3 across the dance (starting by giving right shoulder to first corner and finishing by turning halfway by the left to face partner's first corner);

17-24 WHILE 2s3s continue to dance reels of 3 on own sides, 1s dance reels of 3 across the dance (starting by giving right shoulder to partner's first corner and finishing by turning halfway by the left to face own first corner);

25-28 1s turn first corner by the right and pass partner right shoulder;

29-32 1s turn second corner by the left and dance across to second place on own sides.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

  9-24 Timing is critical in these interlocking reels of 3.

    -16 1s should have completed their half turn by the end of this bar; if not, the 2s and 3s must help them into the second set of interlocking reels.


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