Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Half Century Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HALF CENTURY JIG (J5x32) 5C Set Eric Finley North Ayrshire 50th Anniv

1- 4 All set, 1M and 5L petronella into centre while 1L casts to below 2nd place (3L steps down slightly) and 5M casts above 4th place (3M steps up slightly) (3M+5M now face 1L+3L) while 2s and 4s dance to ends and face down/up
5- 8 Centre couples circle 4H round to left while end trios set in double triangle formation and advance to invert triangle
9-12 Centre couples circle 4H round to right while end trios set ending with 2s and 4s dancing to top/bottom places as 1s and 5s end in 2nd/4th place and 3s in own place. 21354
13-16 1s turn RH to face 1st corners while 3s turn RH moving down to face 1st corners as 4s cast to 3rd place and 5s step down
17-24 1s and 3s turn 1st corners RH, partners LH, 2nd corners RH and partners LH to end in 2nd/4th places
25-32 1s and 3s dance ½ Figs of 8 round end couples, cross RH and cast to 3rd/5th places. 24153

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

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