Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Jess's Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

JESS'S JIG (J8x40) 3C (4C set) D Seager Pensioner's Collection

1- 4 1M+2L change places RH and 1M dances RSh round 1st corner to end in middle just below 3rd place
5- 8 1L+2M change places RH and 1L dances RSh round 1st corner to end in middle just above 1st place
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 on sides giving LSh to 2nd corner ending in middle above/below 2s/3s
17-20 1s dance RH across ½ way (1L with 2s and 1M with 3s) and 1s pass each other RSh and turn to face partner then twirl to dance down/up as corners set
21-24 1s dance LH across ½ way (1M with 2s and 1L with 3s) and dance round 3rd corner to 2nd place own sides. (2)13
25-32 2s+1s dance ½ R&L, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s. 123
33-40 1s turn 2s on sides 1½ times (Ladies LH and Men RH) and turn 3s with other hand once round in 4C set (1½ times in 3C set)

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

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