Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The ABC Jig (Burnell)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE ABC JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Brenda Burnell Silver Thistle Collection

1- 8 1M+3L set advancing to join RH with each other and LH with partners in diagonal line, Balance-in-Line, 1s+2L also 3s+2M dance LH across
9-16 1L+3M set advancing to join LH with each other and RH with partners, Balance-in-Line, 1s+2M also 3s+2L dance RH across
17-24 1L followed by partner casts behind 2L, cross, casts down behind 3M and dances up the middle with partner
25-32 1s dancing between 2s turn them with nearer hand, dance in and down between 3s and turn them with nearer hand (1½ times 2nd time through)

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Also see the dance ABC Jig (Kowalczik) by Judith Kowalczik.

ABC - The Ark Alphabet, c. 1868

Image copyright (cropped) McLoughlin Bros c. 1868 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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