Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Laurieston Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

LAURIESTON JIG (J4x32) 4C set Alice McLean Laurieston Collection 1
2s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1L followed by partner dance Fig of 8 round 2L+3M (in front of 2L to start) while 4L followed by partner dances Fig of 8 round 3L+2M
9-16 2L+3L change places LH and turn partners RH on sides, cross back LH and turn RH adjacent Man on sides
17-24 2s dance up between 1s and cast to places while 3s dance down and cast to places, all 4 couples set and ½ turn partners RH ready for...
25-32 All dance Interlocking Allemandes:-
' 1s+2s dance normal Allemande but end in 3rd/1st places while 3s+4s Allemande (down) and up to 4th/2nd places. 2(4)1(3)

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

Dance Information

This dance, Laurieston Jig is from the Laurieston Collection of dances by Alice McLean. Laurieston is a district in the Gorbals area situated south of the River Clyde, in the Scottish city of Glasgow.
Laurieston Image
Carlton Place, Laurieston
The showpiece of Laurieston, the residential suburb built by the brothers John and David Laurie in the early 1800s.

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Text from this original Laurieston, Glasgow article on Wikipedia.
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