Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Kendall's Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Kendall's Jig
Anon   RSCDS Graded SCDs Book 1 (adapted by Reuben Freemantle)
Jig   8 x 32 bars   2 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set
This is a derivative of Kendall's Hornpipe which avoids counter-intuitive phrasing, flows more naturally and is intended to be more suitable for the inexperienced.

  1-2   Giving right hands, 1s lead down;

  3-6   giving left hands, 1s lead up and cross up between 2s;

  7-8   1s cast to 2nd place on opposite sides;

  9-16 2s1s rights and lefts, Mn finishing facing out;

17-24 2s1s ladies' chain, all finishing facing in;

25-28 2s1s advance and retire;

29-32 1s turn by the right 1½ times.

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


Dance Notes

  1-2   2s step up.

    -16 No polite turn for Mn.

    -24 Mn finish with a quick polite turn; completion must not encroach onto the following bar.

    -32 Except when reaching 4th place of the full set, 1s retain right hand hold ready for leading down in the next repeat.

See Kendall's Hornpipe for the traditional dance from which this is derived.



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