Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

A Jig For Jack

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

A JIG FOR JACK (J3x32) 3C (4C set) J Trevor Stephenson The Ayton Collection

1- 4 1M+3L set, turning left about on bar 2, 1M+3L cast 2 places down/up (2M+3M also 1L+2L step up/down)
5- 6 2M+2L set, turning left about on bar 6 to face out, while 1M+3L cross the set to below/above 2L/2M and finish facing out
7- 8 1M+2L take promenade hold and dance up Ladies' side to finish 1M/2L in 1st/2nd places while 3L+2M take promenade hold dance down Men's side to finish 3L/2M in 3rd/2nd places (1L/3M step down/up)
9-10 1M+2L drop RH, ½ turn LH to finish 2L/1M in 1st/2nd places facing in while 3L+2M drop RH, ½ turn LH to finish 2M/3L in 3rd/2nd places facing out also 1L+3M set, turn left about to cast on bar 10
11-14 1s/3s take promenade hold dance up/down Ladies'/Men's side to finish in centre in 1st/3rd places facing down/up nearer hands joined while 2s dance in on bar 11 and turn ¾ LH to 2nd place own side. (1)2(3)
15-16 1s+2s+3s set advancing to form circle
17-24 1s+2s+3s circle 6H round to right and back
25-32 1s+3s cross RH, 1s cast to 2nd place and turn LH to own sides (2s step up 27-28). 213

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

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