Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Geneviève's Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

GENEVIEVE'S JIG (J4x32) 4C set Martin Sheffield RSCDS Book 32

1- 8 1s set, "change under" to circle 4H all the way round to left with 2s
9-16 1s+2s+3s dance a special Progressive Chain - 1s+2s start by "changing under" on sides then "changing under" on sides with 3s while 2s "change under" across etc. 4 changes to end (3)1(2)4
17-18 3s and 4s (end couples) dance in to face up/down dance while 1s+2s cross (1L+2M dancing under arch made by 1M+2L)
19-20 1s and 2s "change under" on sides while 3s+4s change places up/down dance (4s dancing under arch made by 3s)
21-22 3s and 4s "change under" to other sides while 1s+2s cross (1M+2L dancing under arch made by 1L+2M)
23-24 1s and 2s "change under" on sides while 3s+4s change places up/down dance (3s dancing under arch made by 4s)
25-26 3s and 4s "change under" to other sides while 1s and 2s advance towards partners
27-28 1s+2s dance RH across ½ way while 3s and 4s set facing up/down
29-32 All dance the following simultaneously:-
' (a) 1s dance down under arch made by 4s and "change under" to own sides
' (b) 4s dance to 3rd place and set
' (c) 2s dance up under arch made by 3s and "change under" to own sides
' (d) 3s dance to 2nd place and set

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


Dance Notes

"Change under" means that the Lady holds partner's right/left hand in her left/right hand and dances under their raised arms.

(Dance Notes by Charles Upton)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams



Additional search terms: Genevieves.

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