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Gary Scott's Jig

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GARY SCOTT'S JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Tim Wilson

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, 1s dance ½ Figs of 8 round (1L round 2s, 1M round 3s) and end facing 1st corners
9-16 1s dance ½ diag reel of 4 with 1st corners and pass LSh to face 2nd corners, 1s dance ½ diag reel of 4 with 2nd corners and end turning right about into Double Triangle position
17-24 1s dance Double Triangles and end 2nd place opposite sides (3)(1)(2)
25-32 3s+1s+2s set and turn RH, then chase clockwise ½ way. 213

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


GARY SCOTT'S JIG 32 Bar Jig For 3 Couples In A 4 Couple Set Tim Wilson

Bars 1 - 8 1st couple cross over with right hands and cast off one place as 2nd couple step up. 1st couple dance a half figure of eight-man down around 3rd man, woman up around 2nd woman. Finish facing 1st corners.
Bars 9 - 16 1st couple dance a half reel of 4 on the diagonal with 1st corners, passing left shoulders in the center to face 2nd corners. Repeat with 2nd corners. 1st couple pull back right shoulders to end in the center, facing opposite sides, back to back.
Bars 17 - 24 3rd, 1st, and 2nd couples dance double triangles. 1st couple finish in second place on opposite sides.
Bars 25 - 32 3rd, 1st, and 2nd couples set, turn partner with right hands once round and chase clockwise back to own side.
Repeat, having passed a couple.

(Dance Crib compiled by Tim Wilson, 2004 - Copyright © 2004 by Tim Wilson. All rights reserved.)


Dance Information

Devised for Gary Scott whose presence in the Noe Valley class has added immeasurably to our joy. His gentle good humor will be missed by all as he embarks on a new phase of life in England.

Recommended Music: A sprightly jig with good flight.

(Dance Crib compiled by Tim Wilson - Copyright © 2004 by Tim Wilson. All rights reserved.)



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