Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Nonagenarian (Dix)

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE NONAGENARIAN (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Ann Dix The Buckie Lad

1- 8 1s set, cast (2s step up). 1L+2s and 1M+3s dance RH across. 213
9-16 1s set, turn ½ RH, face partner, pull back RSh and cast round 1st corner into middle, 1L facing down (top), 1M facing up (3rd place) while 2M+3L turn ½ RH, face each other, pull back RSh and cast to diagonally opposite place
17-24 1s repeat bars 9-16 dancing with 2nd corners. 1s end 2nd place opposite sides. (3)(1)(2)
25-32 3s+1s+2s chase clockwise ½ round to own sides (4 bars) and all turn partners RH. 213

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

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

Dance Information

Also see the dance Jack's The Lad by Roy Goldring which has The Nonagenarian as an alternative name.

This jig, The Nonagenarian (Dix) was devised for Bill Forbes to celebrate his 90th birthday.

A Nonagenarian is a person who is between 90 and 99 years old.

Nonagenarian Birthday Cake
Nonagenarian Birthday Cake

Image copyright mags (90th Birthday Cake) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

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