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The Heptathlon Jig

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THE HEPTATHLON JIG (J7x32) 7 Person Set Alan W White St. Andrews Society (London)
A set of 7 dancers, 2 lines of 3 on the sides and with number 1 in the middle facing up
(Top) 2 3 4
(Top)    1
(Top) 7 6 5

1- 8 1+2+3 dance RH across, 1+6+7 dance LH across
9-16 1+3+4 dance RH across, 1+6+5 dance LH across
17-24 1+3+6 reel of 3 across (1+3 start RSh)
25-28 1+2 turn RH 1½ times ending with 2 in centre, all set and turn to left and turn 1 place clockwise (dancer 2 into middle) to
(Top) 7 1 3
(Top)    2
(Top) 8 5 4
29-32 Dancer 2 sets facing down and sets facing up

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


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