Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Jimp Waist

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE JIMP WAIST (S5x32) 5C set RSCDS Book 9
1s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1M+2L and 1L+2M in Allemande hold cross the dance passing LSh, Lady turns under Man's right arm, repeat back to places
9-16 2s+1s dance R&L
17-24 1s set Highland Schottische, turn 2H and cast down to 3rd place
25-32 2s+3s+1s circle 6H round and back

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

Dance Notes

On the second chord the first couple cross to second place opposite sides and the second couple move up to the top; 1M with 2L and 1L with 2M take allemande hold ready to dance.

The Jimp Waist needs to be danced in sets with a minimum of 5 couples to achieve the right progression.

Couples return to their own sides when they reach the bottom of the dance.

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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