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Mrs Stewart's Jig

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MRS STEWART'S JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Frans Ligtmans RSCDS Book 35

1- 8 1s set, 1L followed by partner casts 2 places, 1L crosses (below 3s) and casts up on Men's side to 2nd place facing down while 1M dances round 3L and up the middle to 2nd place Ladies' side facing down
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance Grand Chain, end with 2M and 1M facing out
17-24 2s+1s dance Ladies' Chain
25-32 2s+1s+3s Adv&Ret for 2 steps and 1s turn 1½ RH to own sides

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

Mrs Stewart's Jig
Frans Ligtmans   RSCDS Book 35
Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-2   1s set;

  3-8   1L cast 2 places, cross and cast up to 2M's place WHILE 1M cross, cast 2 places and dance up between 3s to 2L's place, 1s finishing facing down;

  9-16 2s1s3s grand chain, 2M 1M finishing facing out;

17-24 2s1s ladies' chain;

25-28 2s1s3s advance and retire;

29-32 1s turn by the right 1½ times.

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

Dance Notes

  2-2   1L pull right shoulder back to face out on the left foot step.

  9-16 All must move quickly to finish in starting positions, 2M 1M facing out.

17-18 Mn cast anticlockwise (pull left shoulder back); i.e., down when on own side, up on Ls'.

    -24 2M 1M finish ladies' chain with polite turn.

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