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A Capital Jig

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A CAPITAL JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Tine Mackay 5 dances 2009

1- 8 1s+2s Set and Rotate and end 1s facing up, 2s down:-
' Set, rotate singly and dance on 1 place clockwise, change places RH on sides and dance on 1 place to own sides (1s in 2nd place facing up)
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides (RSh to 2s)
17-24 1s set and turn RH to face own sides, 1s dance LH across (1L with 2s, 1M with 3s) to end 2nd place opposite sides
25-32 1s set and turn RH to face opposite sides, 1s dance LH across (1M with 2s, 1L with 3s) ending 2nd place own sides

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


A Capital Jig
Tine Mackay   5 dances 2009
Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-8   1s2s set and rotate, finishing 2s facing down, 1s up;

  9-16 2s1s3s parallel reels of three on own sides, 2s1s giving right shoulder to start;

17-20 1s set and turn by the right to finish on the centre line, facing own sides;

21-24 2s1L 1M3s left hands across, 1s finishing on opposite sides;

25-28 1s set and turn by the right to finish on the centre line, facing opposite sides;

31-32 2s1M 1L3s left hands across, finishing 2s1s3s on own sides.

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

Dance Notes

    -16 1M must pull left shoulder back to finish facing in.


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