Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Granny's Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Granny's Jig
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 3: A Dime A Dozen
Jig   4 x 32 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-8   ADVANCE, RETIRE AND BACK-TO-BACK: 1st woman and 2nd man advance, retire and dance back-to-back;

  9-16 ADVANCE, RETIRE AND BACK-TO-BACK: 1st man and 2nd woman repeat bars 1-8;

17-24 DOWN MIDDLE AND BACK: 1st couple lead down the middle and back;

25-32 CAST AND TURN: 1st couple cast to the 4th place and turn once round with right hands (2nd, 3rd, and 4th couples step up on bars 25-26).

(Dance Crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)

Dance Notes

As with all simple dances having the format, 4-Couple Repeat in a 4-Couple Set, and in which the 3rd and 4th couples have little or no part, this dance can readily be performed in a 3-Couple Set with the number of repeats adjusted appropriately if dancer numbers so dictate.

17-24 Take nearer hands down and back to facilitate the casting which follows.

(Dance Notes by Reuben Freemantle)

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