Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Jig For The Sally Lightfoot Crab

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A JIG FOR THE SALLY LIGHTFOOT CRAB (J8x32) 3C (4C set) S Dee

1- 8 1s slip-step down 4 steps and set, slip-step to top and set while 2s and 3s set turning left and slip-step across passing BtoB with partner and set turning left, slip-step back to own side
9-16 1L followed by her partner casts 1 place and crosses, casts down round 3M and dances up middle to end between 2s facing up as 1M ends between 3s
17-24 All facing up slip-step to right and back with 2s+1L turning to right and 1s turn RH to 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round to left for 3 bars then pivot and circle back to places

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


Dance Information

Also see the dance Sally Lightfoot by John Drewry.

Two different species of crab share the name Sally Lightfoot:

The crab Grapsus grapsus is one of the most common crabs along the western coast of South America. It can also be seen along the entire Pacific coast of Central America and Mexico, and nearby islands.

Percnon gibbesi is the other species of crab commonly called Sally Lightfoot and is also referred to as the nimble spray crab or urchin crab. It has been described as "the most invasive decapod species to enter the Mediterranean"

Sally Lightfoot Image
Sally Lightfoot - Grapsus Grapsus


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Text from this original Sally Lightfoot article on Wikipedia.
Text from this original Grapsus Grapsus article on Wikipedia.
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