Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Jack Daniel's Waltz

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Jack Daniel's Waltz 2x64 or 4x64 bar waltz for four couples in a square set. Dániel Gera, 2015.
Dancers use classical Waltz steps throughout the dance.

1-8 All couples, with nearer hands joined, advance and retire twice.
All couples, with nearer hands joined, dance twice: one chassé step to the right, one chassé step to the left.
9-16 Ladies dance diagonally left towards the man of the next couple (1st woman towards 2nd man, 2nd woman towards 3rd man, 3rd woman towards 4th man, 4th woman towards 1st man), and pulling right shoulder back turn to face their partner.
All couples giving both hands, turn one and a half times. (At the end, all the men are in the middle of the set).
17-24 All dance a half St. Andrew's Cross anticlockwise: All four men dance left hands across halfway, while retaining nearer hands with partner.
All couples giving right hands, turn one and a half times. (At the end, all the women are in the middle of the set).
25-32 All dance a half St. Andrew's Cross clockwise: All women dance right hands across halfway, while retaining nearer hands with partner.
All couples, giving right hands, turn one and a quarter times to finish in original positions.
33-36 All couples, with nearer hands joined, advance and retire twice.
37-40 1st and 3rd couples dance across to the opposite side of the set passing right shoulder (no hands) with the dancer opposite. (1st man pass 3rd woman, 3rd man pass 1st woman)
41-44 All couples advance and retire twice. (holding nearer hand)
45-48 2nd and 4th couples repeat bars 37-40.
49-52 All couples take ballroom hold and dance two waltz steps in place, during which all couples turn halfway to the right.
53-64 All couples waltz once round the set anticlockwise. (At the end all couples are opposite where they started ie 1st couple is in 3rd place).

Repeat from new positions.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Dániel Gera, 2015)


Crib Diagram

Jack Daniel's Waltz Diagram
Jack Daniel's Waltz - From A Reel Goulash 2

Dance Information

This dance, devised by Dániel Gera (2015), was inspired by a dancer saying at the beginners' course: "This dance would be much easier to dance after having a Jack Daniel's..."

Recommended music: Tempo range: 35 - 45 BPM

(Dance information from A Reel Goulash 2, Budapest Book of Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with kind permission)


Jack Daniel's is a brand of Tennessee whiskey and the top-selling American whiskey in the world.

It is produced in Lynchburg, Tennessee, by the Jack Daniel Distillery, which has been owned by the Brown-Forman Corporation since 1956. Jack Daniel's home county of Moore is a dry county, so the product is not available for purchase at stores or restaurants within the county.

Jack Daniel's - Information Video

Jack Daniel's
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