Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Rampant Unicorn Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE RAMPANT UNICORN JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Jim Rae To Be a Wind

1- 8 1s+2s dance La Girandole:-
' 1-4 1s+2s join hands and set, 1L+2M ¾ turn RH while 1M+2L cast up/down
' 5-8 1s+2s dance RH across ¾ way and turn partner RH 2s to own sides and 1s face 1st corners
9-16 1s dance ½ Reel of 4 with 1st corners and turn right about to face 4th corners, 1s dance ½ Reel of 4 with 4th corners and turn right about to face 3rd corners
17-20 1s dance ½ Reel of 4 with 3rd corners and turn right about to face 2nd corners, 1s dance ½ Reel of 4 with 2nd corners and pass RSh to own sides
25-32 All circle 6H round and back

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


Dance Information

The Rampant Unicorn is a mythical beast often found in heraldy with variously the body of a horse, the tail of the heraldic lion, the legs and feet of the deer, the head and mane of a horse, to which is added the long twisted horn from which the animal is named, and a beard.

The Rampant Unicorn Image
The Rampant Unicorn
As Found On The Coat Of Arms Of The Municipalitie Of Cuarnens, Canton Of Vaud, Switzerland


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