Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Betty's Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

BETTY'S JIG (J4x32) 4C set John Drewry Canadian Book

1- 8 1s and 4s cast in 1 place while 2s and 3s cross up/down and face out, 2s+1s also 4s+3s set on sides with nearer hands joined and turn round once
9-16 Repeat above Fig from new positions i.e. 2s and 3s cast while 1s and 2s cross up/down, set on sides and turn (all now on opposite sides)
17-24 1s and 4s cast in 1 place while 2s and 3s cross up/down to ends on own sides and face in, 1s+4s ½ turn partner RH, ½ RH across and ½ turn partner to end with 4s in 2nd place facing down and 1s in 3rd place facing up with nearer hands joined
25-32 4s+1s circle 4H round and back. 2413

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

There is also a Scottish highland dance, Betty's Jig, sometimes danced today at Highland games around the world, as part of Scottish National dances repertoire.

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