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Kirsten's Jig

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KIRSTEN'S JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Ron Wallace, 2015

1- 8 1- 8 1s+2s dance the Bourrel:
   1M+2L set advancing, ¾ turn RH and twirl to end BtoB (Lady facing up and Man down) while partners chase anticlockwise ½ way
   Set to partners and turn ¾ RH 2s to own sides 1s to face 1st corners
9-16 9-12 1s pass corners RSh, pass RSh to face 2nd corners while corners Advance, slap thighs, Bar 10: clap own hands and clap other opposite corner 2H, corners Retire
13-16 1s+2nd corners repeat 9-12. 1s end joining RH facing up in middle
17-24 Mirror reels of 3 on sides giving hands, 1s dance up and cross to own side, 2s out/down, 3s out/up to start. End 2s at top facing out, 1s in 2nd place in middle facing up
25-32 Non-progressive Allemande:
   25-26 1s dance up middle in prom hold before changing to allemande hold while 2s cast off, meet in 2nd place and take prom hold
   27-28 1s dance bars 3-4 of a standard allemande for two couples while 2s dance up the middle and into allemande hold and follow 1s
   29-32 2s + 1s dance bars 5-8 of a standard allemande for two couples. 213

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

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