Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Moffat Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Moffat Jig (J4x32) 4C set Sue Petyt

1-2 First man and third lady, second man and fourth lady, change places giving left hand
3-6 The four ladies (at the top) and the four men (at the bottom) dance right hands across
7-8 All dance two places round the set clockwise. (It may be necessary to pinch some time from the right hands across)
9-10 Third man (in first man's place) and first lady (in third lady's place), fourth man (in second man's place) and second lady (in fourth Lady's place) change places giving left hand
11-14 The four ladies (at the top) and the four men (at the bottom) dance right hands across
15-16 All dance two places round the set clockwise. (It may be necessary to pinch some time from the right hands across). Finish 2 1 4 3
17-24 Second and first couples, fourth and third couples dance rights and lefts. Omit polite turns at the end and face up and down on the sides. (facing the person you changed left hands with)
25-28 Dance half a reel of four on the sides passing right shoulder on the man's side and left shoulder on the Ladies' side to begin. Finish 3 4 1 2
29-32 Second couple cast up to top place on their own sides, first, fourth and third couples step down on 31 and 32
Repeat from new positions

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Sue Petyt, 2005)


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Dance Information

Written for the Moffat Scottish Country Dance Class (which meets in St Andrew's Church hall 2012).
St Andrew's Church, Moffat Image
St Andrew's Church, Moffat.
Built In 1887 In Red Sandstone, This Is The Largest Parish Church In SW Scotland


Dance Information by the deviser, Sue Petyt.
Image Copyright John Fielding under this Creative Commons Licence.

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