Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Four Double Six Six Four Jig

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FOUR DOUBLE SIX SIX FOUR (46664) JIG(J4x64) 4C set Andrew Hodgson and Heather McBurnie 40 Years On

1- 8 1s+2s circle 4H round and back
9-16 1s cross down and dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides
17-24 1s cross down and dance reflection reels of 3 on own sides
25-32 1s set and cast down to 4th place and 2s+3s+4s step up on bars 27-28, 1s cross up and face up between 2nd and 3rd places
33-40 1M dances RH across with 3L+4L as 1L dances LH across with 3M+4M, 1s cross and cast to 4th places own sides
41-48 1s cross up and dance reels of 3 on opposite sides with 3s+4s (dancing up round 3s to start)
49-56 1s cross up and dance reels of 3 on own sides with 3s+4s (dancing up round 3s to start)
57-64 4s+1s dance 4H round and back

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


Dance Notes

MiniCrib December 2013 shows the above instructions for the numeric title but the following alternative instructions for the alphabetical title:

25-32 1s set advancing to meet in middle with nearer hands joined facing down, 1s dance down for 4 bars to 4th place as 2s+3s+4s join hands and step up on bars 27-28 then 1s set.


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Dance Information

46664 was Nelson Mandela's prisoner number, issued when he was incarcerated on Robben Island in 1964; he was transferred to Pollsmoor prison on health grounds and later to Victor Verster prison from which he was released in 1990. Following his five-year term as President of South Africa, he used Four Double Six Six Four as the name for a series of charity concerts intended to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in the country.
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Nelson Mandela


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