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Quarries' Jig

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QUARRIES' JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Kent W Smith RSCDS Book 36

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place and dance round 1st corners passing corners LSh
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across (1st Man with 2s and 1st Lady with 3s), 1s turn LH to face 1st corners
17-18 Centre dancers change with 1st corners RH while 2nd corners set
19-20 1st corners (in centre) change places LH while new 1st and 2nd corners dance clockwise round to next corner place
21-24 Repeat the Fig in bars 17-20 from new places
25-32 Repeat 17-20 from new places, 1s end by turning LH to 2nd place on opposite sides, 2s+1s+3s set on sides and 1s cross back RH

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


Quarries' Jig
Kent W Smith   RSCDS Book 36
Jig   8 x 32 bars   3 Couple Repeat   4 Couple Set   Longwise Set

  1-4   1s set and cast;

  5-8   1s half figures of 8 round first corners;

  9-16 2M1M2L 3M1L3L reels of 3 across, 1s finishing by turning by the left to face first corners;

17-18 1M3L 2M1L cross by the right (on first corners diagonal) WHILE second corners set;

19-20 1s and second corners chase one place clockwise round the set WHILE first corners cross by the left in the centre;

21-24 repeat bars 17-20 from the same positions (with different dancers);

25-28 repeat bars 17-20 again, 1s finishing in 2nd place on opposite sides;

29-30 2s1s3s set on the sides;

31-32 1s cross to own sides.

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


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Dance Information

This dance, Quarries' Jig, was devised by Kent Smith (Chicago Branch) and inscribed to Avril and David Quarrie, teachers and active members of the Chicago Branch RSCDS and the Loch Michigan Scottish Country Dance Group since 1983.

Loch Michigan SCD Group Dance Hall Image
Avril And David Quarrie Teach Loch Michigan SCD Group At This Heritage Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA


Image Copyright Bmicomp [CC0], from Wikimedia Commons.

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