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The Acadian Jig

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THE ACADIAN JIG (J2x48) 4C set John Drewry Brodie Book
Longways set in Glasgow Highlanders positions

1- 8 2L followed by 1M dance also 3L followed by 4M dance Figs of 8 on sides round 2M+4L/3M+1L (dancing in front of partners to start) ending with 2L+1M at top facing down and 3L+4M at bottom facing up
9-16 All set twice (in sq formation), turn 'corners' (Men RH and Ladies LH) to end on sides (Men's side 2L 1L 3M 4M and Ladies' side 1M 2M 4L 3L)
17-24 1L followed by 3M also 4L with 2M dance Figs of 8 across round 1M+2L/4M+3L and back to each other's place (2L 3M 1L 4M and 1M 4L 2M 3L)
25-32 Two middle couples set and dance RH across ½ way, all set and cross to original places
33-40 All set and dance "La Baratte" with the opposite person:
 Men ½ turn Lady RH and retain hands but at arm's length from each other
 Men retrace steps with Lady turning right under Man's arm briefly into Allemande hold (Man behind Lady facing Ladies' original place) and releasing Ladies' RH, she turns under Man's left arm until almost in original places and then they change places LH to opposite places
41-48 All In prom hold with partner promenade ½ way round clockwise, 3s+4s (at top) also 1s+2s dance RH across

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

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This dance was devised by John Drewry in 1984 for dancers in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, and published in The Brodie Book.

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