Half Crown Jig
Scottish Country Dance Instruction
HALF CROWN JIG
(J4x32) Jig for 8 Dancers Chris Walker
arranged, at start:-
(Top) 1 2 3
(Top) 7 8
(Top) 6 5 4
arranged, after 32 bars:-
(Top) 7 3 4
(Top) 5 2
(Top) 1 6 8
1- 8 Middle 4 dancers (2857) dance RH across, end dancers (1+7+6 and 3+8+4) dances LH across
9-16 2+7+6 and 3+8+5 dance diagonal reels of 3 (7 giving RSh to 2 and 8 giving RSh to 5 to start)
17-24 1+7+5 and 2+8+4 dance diagonal reels of 3 (7 giving LSh to 1 and 8 giving LSh to 4 to start)
25-32 7+8 turn RH, 7+1 and 8+4 pass RSh to change places (no hands), 1+6 and 4+3 pass RSh and change place, 6+5 and 3+2 pass RSh and change place
Repeat 3 more times to end in original places
(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
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The half crown was a denomination of British money worth half of a crown, equivalent to two and a half shillings (30 pennies), or one-eighth of a pound. The half crown was first issued in 1549, in the reign of Edward VI. No half crowns were issued in the reign of Mary, but from the reign of Elizabeth I half crowns were issued in every reign except Edward VIII, until the coins were discontinued in 1967.
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