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Hooper's Double Jig

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HOOPER'S DOUBLE JIG (J4x32) 4C set Iain MacLennan-Brown

1- 8 All clap as 1s and 4s cross passing RSh and cast in, 1s+4s dance RH across
9-16 All clap as 1s and 4s cross passing RSh and cast back to original places, 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance LH across. 1234
17-20 1M+3L also 2M+4L change places RH and 1L+3M also 2L+4M change places RH
21-24 1M+3L also 2M+4L change places RH and 1L+4M change places LH while others dance anticlockwise to next vacant place (ignoring 2L and 3M places)
25-32 3s+1s also 4s+2s dance R&L. 3142

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

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Also see the dance Hooper's Jig MMM 2.

The word hooper is an archaic English term for a person who aided a cooper in the building of barrels by creating the hoop for the barrel.

The wooden parts that make up a barrel are called staves, while the rings that hold them together are called hoops. Barrel hoops are generally made of galvanised iron, though historically they were made of flexible bits of wood called withies. While wooden hoops could require barrels to be "fully hooped", with hoops stacked tightly together along the entire top and bottom third of a barrel, iron-hooped barrels require fewer hoops.

Barrel Making - Information Video

Hooped Barrel
Denominations Of The Different Parts That Make Up An Oak Wine Barrel, Such As Staves And Hoops

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