Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Chairman's Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE CHAIRMAN'S JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring

1- 8 1s cross down to dance reflection reels on opposite sides 1s ending in partner's place
9-16 1M+2L turn 1½ times LH while 1L+2M turn 1½ times RH, 1M+3L turn RH 1½ times while 1L+3M turn 1½ times LH. 23(1)
17-24 1s cross up to dance reflection reels on own sides 1s ending in 3rd place in centre facing up
25-32 1s set to 3s, 1s set advancing to 2s as 3s step down, 1s dance to the top and cast into 2nd place

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


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The chairman is the highest office of an organized group such as a board, committee, or deliberative assembly.

The person holding the office is typically elected or appointed by the members of the group. The chairman presides over meetings of the assembled group and conducts its business in an orderly fashion. When the group is not in session, the officer's duties often include acting as its head, its representative to the outside world and its spokesperson.



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