Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Whirligig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Whirligig 32 bar jig for 2 couples, facing each other round the room Shelagh Dempsey

1-4 Women change places right hand, Men change places right hand
5-8 Repeat back to place
9-16 Circle four hands round and back
17-20 Set and link
21-24 Chase clockwise half way round the set
25-28 Turn person opposite once round with right hand
29-32 Set, near hands joined with partner
31-32 Releasing hands, set pulling right shoulder back to face a new couple
Repeat with new couple

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Shelagh Dempsey, May 2000)

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