Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Jamie's Jig (St Amand)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Jamie's Jig (St Amand)
Deanna Saint Amand   Let's All Dance Too
Jig   4 x 32 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   All advance and retire;

  5-8   1s2s 3s4s right hands across;

  9-12 all advance and retire;

13-16 1s2s 3s4s left hands across;

17-24 1s lead down and back, finishing facing out;

25-28 1s cast to 4th place;

29-32 2s 3s 4s 1s turn by the right.

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

Dance Notes

17-24 Nearer hands, for the leading up at least, makes the finish facing out more natural; with inexperienced dancers, slip step down and up with both hands joined works better still.

27-28 2s3s4s step up.

The original version of this dance as above is the most suitable for a Ceilidh event. Note that some of the videos linked below show alternative versions.

Dance Instruction Videos

Jamie's Jig (St Amand) - YouTube Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

Also see the dance Jamie's Jig (Buckle) by M Buckle
Also see the dance Jamie's Jig (Rhodes) by Harry Rhodes

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