Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Jamie's Jig (St Amand)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

JAMIE'S JIG (J4x32) 4C Deanna Saint Amand Let's All Dance Too

1- 8 All 4 couples Adv&Ret; 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance RH across
9-16 All 4 couples Adv&Ret; 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance LH across
17-24 1s lead down and back, finishing in 1st place facing out
25-32 1s cast to 4th place (2s+3s+4s step up 27-28) All 4 couples turn RH

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


Jamie's Jig (St Amand)
Deanna Saint Amand   Let's All Dance Too
Jig   4 x 32 bars   4 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Lengthwise Set

  1-4   All advance and retire;

  5-8   1s2s 3s4s right hands across;

  9-12 all advance and retire;

13-16 1s2s 3s4s left hands across;

17-24 1s lead down and back, finishing facing out;

25-28 1s cast to 4th place;

29-32 2s 3s 4s 1s turn by the right.

(MAXICRIB, Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)


Dance Notes

17-24 Nearer hands, for the leading up at least, makes the finish facing out more natural; with inexperienced dancers, slip step down and up with both hands joined works better still.

27-28 2s3s4s step up.

The original version of this dance as above is the most suitable for a Ceilidh event. Note that some of the videos linked below show alternative versions.


Dance Instruction Videos

Jamie's Jig (St Amand) - YouTube Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

Also see the dance Jamie's Jig (Buckle) by M Buckle
Also see the dance Jamie's Jig (Rhodes) by Harry Rhodes

Additional search terms: Ceilidh Dance.

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