Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Cascade Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A CASCADE JIG (J4X32) 4C Set Shigeyoshi Kobayashi

1- 8 1s nearer hands joined dance down, out behind 4s, up and out behind 3s and up to original places while 2s and 3s dance up on sides and follow 1s.
On bar 8, 1s+2s also 3s+4s change places on sides (Men RH, Ladies LH). 1s+3s finish facing out
9-12 2s+1s also 4s+3s dance ½ double Fig of 8. (2)(1)(4)(3)
13-16 1s+4s+3s (bottom 3 couples) dance ½ reels of 3 on opposite sides (1s dance out and down to start). 3s+1s finish facing out. (2)(3)(4)(1)
17-20 2s+3s also 4s+1s dance ½ double Fig of 8. 3s+1s finish facing out. 2341
21-24 2s+3s+4s+1s dance ½ reels of 4 on own sides (Men pass RSh, Ladies pass LSh to begin) 1432
25-28 All circle 8H ½ round to opposite sides. (2)(3)(4)(1)
29-32 All turn partners ½ RH to face, pull back RSh and dance to opposite sides. 2341

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


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Dance Information

The notes to this dance, A Cascade Jig, allude to the gracefulness of one of Japan's most famous waterfalls Nachi no Taki in Nachikatsuura, Wakayama Prefecture and also to Mrs Nachiko Kamikura's graceful dancing - an apt comparison as the name "Nachiko" is related to Nachi no Taki.

With a drop of 133 meters (and 13 meters wide), Nachi no Taki (Nachi Falls) is the country's tallest waterfall with single uninterrupted drop.

A Cascade - Nachi-No-Taki
Nachi-No-Taki, Kumano Kodo World Heritage Site


Dance information licensed under this Creative Commons Licence 3.0.
Text from this original Nachi Falls article on Wikipedia.
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