The Heptathlon Jig
Scottish Country Dance InstructionTHE HEPTATHLON JIG (J7x32) 7 Person Set Alan W White St. Andrew Society (London)
A set of 7 dancers, 2 lines of 3 on the sides and with number 1 in the middle facing up
(Top) 2 3 4
(Top) 7 6 5
1- 8 1+2+3 dance RH across; 1+6+7 dance LH across
9-16 1+3+4 dance RH across; 1+6+5 dance LH across
17-24 1+3+6 reel of 3 across (1+3 pass RSh to start)
25-28 1+2 turn RH 1½ times to change places, ending with dancer 2 in centre facing down
29-32 Dancer 2 sets, pulling back RSh to set again facing up while 1+3+4+5+6+7 set, turn to left and chase 1 place clockwise to end:
(Top) 7 1 3
(Top) 8 5 4
Repeat 6 more times
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Dance Instruction VideosThe Heptathlon Jig - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
Dance InformationA heptathlon is a track and field combined events contest made up of seven events.
There are two heptathlons - the women's heptathlon and the men's - composed of different events. The men's heptathlon is older and is held indoors, while the women's is held outdoors and was introduced in the 1980s, first appearing in the Olympics in 1984.
60 metres hurdles
Jessica Ennis - Women's Heptathlon, Olympic Champion, Olympic Stadium, London, 2012
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