Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Cathie Mclaren's Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

CATHIE MCLAREN'S JIG (J8x40) 3C (4C set) Douglas Henderson Tay Bridge Pocket Book

1- 8 1s cross RH, cast (2s step up), cross LH and 1L casts up, 1M casts down to join LH with partner in centre, RH to 1st corners
9-16 1s dance the Spoke:-
' 9-10 Balance-in-Line, Drop RH and dancing couple move anticlockwise to next corner (pas-de-basque throughout)
' 11-16 Repeat with next 3 corners
17-24 1s dance LSh reels of 3 on opposite sides (1L+3M and 1M+2L pass LSh to start). 1s end facing 1st corners
25-32 diagonal RSh reels of 4. 1s end in 2nd place opposite sides facing down
33-40 2s+1s+3s dance reflection reels of 3 on opposite sides (1s dance out/down, 3s in/up, 2s in down to start). 1s cross from 1st place to 2nd place own side

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

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