Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Jane Rattray's Jig

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Jane Rattray's Jig 8x48 Jig for 3 Couples in a 4 Couple Set George T Watt

1 - 8 1st Couple set, 1st Lady casts off 2 places, crosses below the 3rd Couple and dances up to 2nd place, own side, 1st Man crosses down to dance out between 2nd and 3rd Ladies (2s step up on 3+4) to follow his partner across below the 3rd couple to 2nd place.
9 - 16 1st Lady leading, 1st Couple dance Right Hands across with the 3rd Couple and Left Hands across with the 2nd Couple, 1s finish facing their 4th Corners.
17 - 20 1s dance Corner Pass and Turn with their 4th corners who ½ turn by the Right Hand and cast out to the opposite place. 1st Couple meet and pull their Right Shoulders back to face their 3rd Corners.
21 - 24 1s dance Corner Pass and Turn with their 3rd Corners who ½ turn by the Right Hand and cast out to the opposite place. 1s meet, pull back their Right Shoulders to finish back to back, to face out their opposite side in 2nd Place ready for Double Triangles.
25 - 32 1 dance Double Triangles with the 2s and 3s right round to finish facing out the opposite side.
33 - 36 While the 1st Couple dance out and cast to their Right, dance up or down to meet in the middle, the 3s and 2s will dance ½ Rights and Lefts.
37- 40 while the 1st couple turn 1¼ times by the Right Hand or Birl, the 2s and 3s will turn once right round with the Right Hand.
41 - 48 All dance 6 Hands round and back in a Circle.

(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, George T Watt, 2024)


Dance Information

Jane Rattray was a much loved dancer in Perthshire who sadly passed away suddenly early in 2024. The dance incorporates some of her favourite formations.

Recommended tune "Duncan MacDonald's Fiddle", by Ron Gonnella.

(Dance information by the deviser, George T Watt, 2024)

Jane Rattray
Jane Rattray


Published in Jane Rattray's Jig, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, George T Watt.
Image copyright George T Watt, all rights reserved, 2024.

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