Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Homemade Jam

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

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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Homemade Jam - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

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:
- Configure Maison by Marian Anderson
- 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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