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The Celebration Jig (Goldring)

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THE CELEBRATION JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring Auld Friends Meet, 1994

1- 6 1s+3s dance "The Capstan":-
' 1-2 1s nearer hands joined dance down 2 places while 3s cast up to 1st place
' 3-4 3s nearer hands joined dance down 2 places while 1s cast up to 1st place
' 5-6 1s nearer hands joined dance down 2 places curving into 3rd place while 3s cast up to first place
7- 8 1s+2s ½ turn on side (Men RH, Ladies LH)
9-16 1s cross down to dance reels of 3 on opposite sides (3s out/down, 2s out/up to start). 2s+3s end reels with loops, 1s face 2nd corner (pstn)
17-24 1s join LH with partner, RH with corner and Balance-in-Line, 1s ½ turn LH while corners chase 1 place clockwise; repeat with 1st corner (pstn)
25-32 1M+2s also 1L+3s dance RH across to all on opposite sides (2)(1)(3); all turn partner 1½ RH

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


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