Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Ilka Joy

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

ILKA JOY (R4x32) 4C set Alex Gray Tweeddale Collection 3
3s and 4s start on opposite sides

1- 8 1s and 4s set and turn RH, cast in 1 place and dance LH across ½ way
9-16 1s+4s retain LH give RH to corner and Balance-in-Line, ½ turn corner, Balance-in-Line and ½ turn corner to end on sides. 24(1)(3)
17-24 All dance ½ 4 Couple R&L:
   17-18 All cross RH
   19-20 Dancers in 1M and 2M positions also 3L and 4L positions change places LH on sides while dancers in 1L place and 3M place cross diagonally LH as dancers in 2L and 4M positions cross diagonally LH,
   21-24 Repeat Bars 17-20 to end facing own partner. 31(4)(2)
25-32 All circle 8H round and back

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

"Ilka Joy" is Scots for "every joy".

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