Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Caryl's Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE CARYL'S JIG (J2x64) 4C set P Taylor Imperial 3

1- 8 1s and 4s Fig of 8 round next couple to end in middle facing other couple and holding nearer hands
9-16 1s+4s advance towards each other, Ladies also Men dance out own sides and cast to original places as 2s+3s adv to centre and turn to face corners, all set
17-32 All interlocking diagonal RSh reels of 4 and turn corners RH to end in original places ready for reels of 4 on sides
33-40 All RSh reels of 4 on sides ending with 1M and 3M also 2L and 4L facing in and 2M and 4M also 1L and 3L facing out to Balance-in-Line on the sides
41-48 All Balance-in-Line, 2s and 3s turn 1s and 4s into centre to form St Andrews Cross, all set, turn corners into lines across (1s and 4s on outside)
49-56 All Balance-in-Lines across, 2s followed by 1s dance under arches made by 3s and 4s who dance up, all dance out to side lines to end 3412
57-64 All circle 8H round and back

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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