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The Dalston Jig

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THE DALSTON JIG (J4x40) 4C set Pat Harland The Sunday Class 1

1- 8 1s+3s cast 1 place, 1s+3s turn RH, 1s cast to 4th place as 3s lead up to 2nd place. 2341
9-16 2s+4s repeat bars 1-8, finishing 3412 facing up/down on sides
17-24 3s+4s and 1s+2s set advancing passing each other LSh; 3s+2s set advancing passing each other LSh while 4s+1s set and face in; 4s+2s and 3s+1s dance RH across
25-32 4s cross RH, cast (2s step up), 4s cross RH, cast (3s step up)
33-40 All circle 8H round to left (6 steps), pivot pulling RSh back and all chase to places. 2341

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

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This dance, The Dalston Jig, was devised by Pat Harland for her daughter's 40th birthday.

It describes a school day in Dalston: taking the children to school, shopping, meeting again outside the school gates in the afternoon and then returning home.

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