Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Red Nose Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

RED NOSE JIG (J4x40) Sq.Set Denise Spooner 2nd Book Graded SCDs

1- 8 1s+3s cross (1s under 3s arch), repeat back to place (3s under 1s arch)
9-16 2s+4s repeat
17-24 All Ladies dance Figs of 8 round partner and corner (in front of partner to start)
25-32 All Men dance Figs of 8 round partner and corner (in front of partner to start)
33-40 All Adv+Ret (1 step) and promenade anticlockwise ¾ way round set

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


Red Nose Jig
Denise Spooner   RSCDS Book of Graded SCDs 2
Jig   4 x 40 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Square Set

  1-4   1s cross under arch made by 3s;

  5-8   3s cross under arch made by 1s;

  9-12 2s cross under arch made by 4s;

  9-12 4s cross under arch made by 2s;

17-24 each L figure of 8 (dance in front of and all round partner and then in front of and all round first corner (M on her right));

25-32 each M figure of 8 (dance in front of and all round partner and then in front of and all round first corner (L on his left)), finishing by taking promenade hold with partners, all facing in;

33-34 all advance and retire, finishing facing anticlockwise;

35-40 all promenade anticlockwise 3 places, finishing 4s1s2s3s.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

34-34 Mn take a very small step when retiring to facilitate facing anticlockwise in promenade hold.


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