Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Jack's The Lad

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

JACK'S THE LAD (S3x32) 3C set Roy Goldring Social Dances 2002 (Leeds 40th Anniv)

1- 8 1s cast 1 place (4 bars) and dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s)
9-16 1M casts up and dances down as 1L casts down below 3s and dances up, 1s dance LH across (1L with 2M+3M and 1M with 2L+3L) and face 1st corners
17-24 1s set to 1st corners, set to 2nd corners ending Man between 2s facing down and Lady between 3s facing up, 1s set and change places RH
25-32 1s dance RSh reels of 3 across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s) and 1s end crossing down to 3rd places (3s up)

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

This strathspey, Jack's The Lad, also has the alternative name The Nonagenarian, because it was devised for Jack Brown's ninetieth birthday.

Nonagenarian Birthday Cake
Nonagenarian Birthday Cake

Image copyright mags (90th Birthday Cake) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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