Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Founder's Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

FOUNDER'S JIG (J8x32) 2C (4C set) Muriel A Johnstone Ladies of Dunse

1- 8 1s+2s set, 1s cross RH as 2s cast up; 1s turn opposite dancer LH (1M+ 2L and 1L+2M) into line across and Balance-in-Line. Men turn to face down on last step
9-16 1s+2s dance down the middle in line of 4, 2s turn inwards, and dance back to 1st place own sides followed by 1s who end in 2nd place opposite sides
17-20 2M+1M change places RH, 2L+1L change places RH
21-24 All set to partner and ½ turn partner RH to end 1s facing down and 2s up, nearer hands joined with partner. (1)2
25-32 1s+2 set, 1s+2s change places, 1s dancing under arch made by 2s, 1s dance down for another step, Lady turns under partner's arm to change sides and 1s dance up to 2nd place own side. 2 1

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

Dance Information

This dance refers to Miss Margaret Rae, founder of the Duns And District RSCDS Branch and was published in the booklet "The Ladies Of Dunse", a collection of dances from Duns and district published by The Duns and district branch of the RSCDS in 1995.

Front cover of The Ladies Of Duns booklet
Miss Margaret Rae And Wilma Miller, "The Ladies Of Dunse" Booklet

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