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Crystal Jig

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CRYSTAL JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Margaret Henderson Imperial 4

1- 4 1s cross RH and cast 2 places
5- 8 1s cross RH and cast up 1 place into centre (join LH) facing opposite sides while 2s and 3s turn partners RH once round, retain RH and 1L+2s also 1M+3s join LH
9-16 All set and all ½ turn partner and 1M+2s also 1L+3s join RH, all set and all ½ turn partners to end with 2s and 3s on sides facing out, 1s in centre, 1L facing up, 1M facing down...
17-24 1s dance reels of 3 across, LSh to 1st corner (1M with 3s and 1L with 2s) into...
25-32 1s dance reels of 3 on own sides, dancing up between 2s (1s in/up, 2s out/down, 3s out/up to start) All give hands when meeting in reel

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

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