Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Adelle's Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Adelle's Jig 8x32 bar Jig for 3 Couples Rod Downey They Stole My Wife From Me last Night Collection
A three couple 32 bar jig

1-4 First couple turn with the right hand.
5-6 First couple cast off one place, the second couple step up.
7-8 First couple set, turning to the face the third couple on the last setting step.
9-16 Grand chain, with second couple crossing, and the first couple and third couple changing places to begin.
17-20 All three couples advance and retire.
21-24 First couple turn with the left hand.
25-32 Second and first couple dance rights and lefts.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser Rod Downey, Johnsonville SCD Club Tutor)

Dance Notes

Adelle's Jig (Intermediate Version) is the same except that bars 1-6 have the first couple set (1-2) cross RH and cast into second place on opposite sides. And on bars 21-24 first couple turn RH one and a half times.

(Dance notes by the deviser, Rod Downey)

Dance Information

This dance was devised on 30th March, 2009 in Wellington as a teaching dance for grand chain.

Adelle is one of Johnsonville's young club members. Since this is a teaching dance, the following variation can also be useful, especially the same night as teaching "Mrs Stewart's Jig".

Recommended music is "Jock McLeod's Wedding March" by Alexander McColl, played either ABAB or AABB and a suitable recording is "Flights of Fancy" on Celebrate Fifty Years of Dancing by the Boston Branch of the RSCDS, track 3.

(Dance information from They Stole My Wife From Me Last Night Collection Of Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Rod Downey)

Published in They Stole My Wife From Me Last Night Collection, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Rod Downey.

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