Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Horsewell's Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HORSEWELL'S JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Moira Stacey Footnotes

1- 8 1s Set&Cast 1 place, 1s+3s dance ½ R&L
9-16 2s Set&Cast 1 place, 2s+1s dance ½ R&L
17-24 1s cross RH cast round 1st corners (pstn) into lines of 3 across (1L between 3s at top and 1M between 2s), all Adv&Ret (up/down)
25-28 1s change places RH and cast round 2nd corners (pstn) to 2nd place opposite sides while 3s+2s set facing diagonally and dance ½ RH across
29-32 All set and 1s cross RH

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


Horsewells Jig A jig for three couples in a four couple set by Moira Stacey

1-4 1st couple set and cast one place.
5-8 Half rights and lefts with the 3rd couple.
9-12 2nd couple set and cast one place.
13-16 Half rights and lefts with the 1st couple.
17-20 1st couple cross giving right hands and cast round 1st corner position to finish three and three across 1W between 3rd couple facing down and 1M between 2nd couple facing up.
21-24 All advance and retire.
25-28 1st couple cross giving right hands and cast to the right to finish in second place on the opposite side, while the 2nd and 3rd couples set facing diagonally in, right hands across ½ way round to own sides.
29-32 All join hands on the side and set, 1st couple cross giving right hands.
1st couple repeat from second place.

(Dance Crib compiled by Moira Stacey, - Copyright © by Moira Stacey. All rights reserved.)


Dance Information

Recommended music is "The Horse's Well" by Roger McKone played by Kenny Thomson and the Wardlaw Band on the cd "We Twa".
(Recommended by Moira Stacey)

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