Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Chrys Greenyer's Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Chrys Greenyer's Jig (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Lewis N Derrick 1988

1-4 The 1st man and 3rd woman set to one another, then the 1st man casts off one place, the 2nd man stepping up, while the 3rd woman casts up one place, the 2nd woman stepping down
5-8 Giving right hands, the 1st man and 3rd woman cross over in second place, then the 1st man casts off one place on the women's side while the 3rd woman casts up one place on the men's side to end in one another's places; the 2nd couple step back into their original places on bars 7-8
9-12 The 1st woman and 3rd man set to one another, then the 1st woman casts off one place, the 2nd woman stepping up, while the 3rd man casts up one place, the 2nd man stepping down
13-16 Giving left hands, the 1st woman and 3rd man cross over in second place, then the 1st woman casts off one place on the men's side while the 3rd man casts up one place on the women's side to end in one another's places; the 2nd couple step back into their original places on bars 15-16
17-18 With hands joined on the sidelines, the 3rd, 2nd and 1st couples set to partners
19-24 The 3rd and 2nd couples dance three-quarters of a double figure of eight across the set; the 2nd couple cross up to begin while the 3rd couple (in top place) cast off; the 2nd couple end in top place, the 3rd couple in second place all on own sides
25-30 The 3rd and 1st couples dance three-quarters of a double figure of eight across the set, the 3rd couple crossing down to begin while the 1st couple (in third place) cast up; ending 213 all on own sides
31-32 With hands joined on the sidelines, the 2nd, 1st and 3rd couples set to partners

Repeat having passed a couple

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Lewis N Derrick 2020)


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

This dance, Chrys Greenyer's Jig, was devised for Chrys Greenyer, chairperson and teacher, Worthing Branch of the RSCDS.

Suggested tune: The Glasgow Gaelic Club.

Devised August 1988; first published 1989; republished electronically 2020.

Copyright 1988, 1989, 2020 Lewis N. Derrick.



Dance information from The McGhie Scottish Country Dance Books, Volume 4, The McGhie's Seat And Other Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Lewis N Derrick.

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