Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Pair Of Jeans

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

The Pair Of Jeans (R8x32) A 32 bar reel for three couples in a 4 couple set. Roy Goldring, Auld Friends Meet

1- 8 Reels of 3 on opposite sides (1s Cross down to begin), end 1s and 3s face up and down
9-16 1s+3s R&L, 1s end on opposite sides facing out
17-24 1s+2s ¾ Double Fig of 8 (1s Cast as 2s Cross up to begin), 1s Turn LH ½ way to end in centre, side by side, M facing 2s, L facing 3s, Left Hands Joined
25-32 All Set, All Set to partner; All Set, 1L facing 2s, 1M 3s, 1s Turn RH to 2nd place

(Dance Crib compiled by Teresa Lockhart, Toronto, 2019)


The Pair Of Jeans (R8x32) A 32 bar reel for three couples in a 4 couple set. Roy Goldring, Auld Friends Meet

1- 8 1st couple cross through second place on their opposite side to dance reels of three with 2nd and 3rd couples.
To begin: 2nd couple dance out and up and 3rd couple dance in and up.
Finish all in their original order: 1st couple (on their opposite side of centre), just inside the sidelines, face down and 3rd couple, just inside the sidelines, face up.
9-16 1st and 3rd couples dance rights and lefts up and down the middle.
Finish: 3rd couple in their original place and 1st couple, in their partner's original place, face out.
17-22 1st and 2nd couples dance ¾ of double figures of eight.
To begin, 1st couple cast off and 2nd couple cross up.
23-24 1st couple (now in second place on their own side) turn, left hand, just over half-way round.
Finish: 1st couple, side by side in the centre, retain left hand; 1st man face 2nd couple and 1st woman face 3rd couple.
25-26 All set.*
27-28 All set to partner.*
On bar 27, 1st couple release hands and pull back left shoulder to face each other.
29-30 All set: 1st woman facing 2nd couple and 1st man facing 3rd couple.*
On bar 29, 1st couple (pulling back left shoulder) take right hands.
31-32 1st couple turn, right hand, to second place on their own side.

* During bars 25-30, 2nd and 3rd couples remain on the sidelines.

(Dance Crib compiled by Dr Paul Maloney, Toronto teacher, 2019)


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Dance Information

This dance, The Pair Of Jeans, was devised by Roy Goldring to honour Jean Hamilton and Jean Noble, both long-time, (still active 2019) Toronto teachers and RSCDS Scroll of Honour awardees.
The Pair Of Jeans Image
The Pair Of Jeans: Jean Hamilton on left, Jean Noble on right


Dance Information by Rob Lockhart, All Rights Reserved, 2019.
Image Copyright (cropped) Jean Hamilton, Jean Noble, Rob Lockhart, All Rights Reserved, 2019.

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