Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Homemade Jam

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HOMEMADE JAM (S4x32) 4C set Murrough Landon
1s and 2s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s+2s also 3s+4s Set&Rotate, 1L and 4L end facing out
9-16 1s+4s dance LH across, finish 1M+4L (facing down/out Ladies' side) and 4M+1L (facing up/out Men's side) in prom hold; All dance ½ LSh reels of 3 on the sides
17-20 1s+4s dance RH across, finish in prom hold with partner, 1s facing down/out on Ladies' side, 4s up/out Men's side while 3s and 2s cross RH and set
21-24 All dance ½ RSh Reels of 3 on sides, 4s and 1s separate and face down/up
25-32 4s+1s turn 2H on sides while 2s and 3s cross RH, all set on sides; All circle 8H left ½ way. (3)(1)42

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


Homemade Jam (S4x32) A 32 bar strathspey for four couples in a longwise set. Murrough Landon.
The dance starts with two chords: 1st and 2nd couples cross to opposite sides on the second chord.

1-8 1st and 2nd couples also 3rd and 4th couples dance set and rotate. 1st and 4th women end facing out.
9-12 1st and 4th couples dance left hands across and end facing out on the sides in promenade hold with the person who is not their partner: 1st woman with 4th man on the men's side, 1st man with 4th woman on the women's side.
13-16 All dance half left shoulder reels of three on the sides.
17-20 1st and 4th couples dance right hands across and end in promenade hold with their partner facing out on the sides: 1st couple on the women's side, 4th couple on the men's side while 3rd and 2nd couples cross giving right hands and set.
21-24 All dance half right shoulder reels of three on the sides. 4th and 1st couples end by separating and facing each other up and down just in from the sidelines.
25-26 4th and 1st couples turn their opposite with both hands opening up to end on the sidelines while 2nd and 3rd couples cross giving right hands.
27-28 All set on the sides.
29-32 All circle eight hands half way round to the left only to end in the order 3,1,4,2 with 3rd and 1st couples on opposite sides.

(Dance Crib compiled by the deviser, Murrough Landon, CC BY-SA May 2017)


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Dance Information

This dance, Homemade Jam, is for Annie Dufaut, an active member of SCD groups in both Geneva and Fourqueux (near Paris). She enjoys picking fruit and making jam, but does not like eating it, so her friends get the benefit of this tasty hobby.

Recommended Music:
Confiture Maison by Marian Anderson; she has generously made freely available her own recording of a two-chord 4x32 Strathspey using the tune (see Homemade Jam (Confiture Maison) - Scottish Country Dancing Music).
Tribute to Drummond Cook (Colin Dewar and SDB: Special Requests Vol. 8)

(Dance Information compiled by the deviser, Murrough Landon, CC BY-SA May 2017)



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