Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Heston Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE HESTON JIG (J4x32) Sq.Set Niall Mitchell Thistle Dubh 2

1- 8 1s+3s cross RH, ½ turn new corner LH to Balance-in-Line on sides (3L+2L+2M+1M and 3M+4M+4L+1L) and all ½ turn LH into square
9-16 1s+3s turn ¾ partner into prom hold and dance ½ reel of 3 across (1s RSh to 2M and 3s RSh to 4M to start), all continue in same direction to end with 4M+2L in 1st place and 4L+2M in 3rd place, 1M in 4th place and 3M in 2nd place with 1L and 3L in centre BtoB facing 2L and 4L
17-24 Ladies dance LSh reel of 4 to end with 1L and 3L on their partner's right
25-32 4s+2s dance in and dance LH across, 4L and 2L followed by partners dance to 3rd and 1st places

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

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