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Hooper's Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HOOPER'S JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) MMM 2

1- 8 All clap and 1s cross passing RSh, cast to 2nd place and dance RH across with 3s
9-16 All clap and 1s cross passing RSh, cast to 1st place and dance LH across with 2s
17-24 1M+3L change places RH and 1L+3M change places RH (as 1M+3L loop round), 1M+3L change places RH (as 1L+3M loop round) and 1L+3M cross LH 1L ending in 2nd place (as 1M casts to 2nd place)
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L

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


Hooper's Jig
Anon   99 More Scottish Country Dances
Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   All clap, 1s cross (giving right shoulder, no hands) and cast;

  5-8   1s3s right hands across;

  9-12 all clap, 1s cross (giving right shoulder, no hands) and cast up;

13-16 1s2s left hands across;

17-18 1M3L cross diagonally by the right;

19-20 1L3M cross diagonally by the right;

21-22 1M3L cross diagonally by the right;

23-24 1M cast WHILE 2s step up WHILE 1L3M cross diagonally by the left, 1L finishing in 2nd place;

25-32 2s1s rights and lefts.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

  3-4   2s step up.

  7-8   2s step down.

    -16 All back in original places.

19-20 1M 3L loop to the right.

21-22 1L 3M loop to the right.

23-24 1L3M cross diagonally by the left WHILE 2s step up WHILE 1M cast.


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