Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Normandy Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE NORMANDY JIG (J4x48) 4C set Nimmo

1- 8 1s+3s turn RH, cast down 1 place, turn RH (4 bars) to end in prom hold (Lady on Men's left) with 1s facing 2M and 3s facing 4M
9-16 1s and 3s dance RSh reels of 3 across with 2s/4s and into centre facing partner (L facing down M up)
17-24 1s+3s set (Ladies Coupé and set while Men dance Cuts and points)
25-32 1s+3s dance RSh reel of 4 and end in original places
33-40 All Adv&Ret and turn RH into Allemande hold
41-48 1s+2s also 3s+4s dance 6 bars of Allemande, 1s cast to bottom while 3s lead up to 2nd place while 2s and 4s retire. 2341
The last time through, there will be a pause at bar 46 to kiss partners and retire

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


Dance Information

The title of this dance, The Normandy Jig, comes from the Normandy Hotel in Renfrew, which was the venue for the wedding reception of Lyndsey McCrudden and Alasdair Brown in 1996, the dance being written to celebrate their marriage.

Normandy Hotel
Normandy Hotel, Renfrew


Dance information reproduced here with the kind permission of Alasdair Brown.
Image copyright Johnny Durnan under this Creative Commons Licence 2.0.

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