Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Ruby Do The Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

RUBY DO THE JIG (R4x32) 4C Set Liz Stead ASCDS Ruby Book
2 chords - 2nd chord 3s and 4s cross to opposite sides

1- 8 1s and 4s set, cross RH and repeat while 2s+3s circle 4H round and back and finish in promenade hold, 2s facing 1L and 3s facing 4L
9-12 2s+3s dance ½ diagonal RSh reel with 1L and 4L, 2s+3s pass LSh (2s face 1M and 3s face 4M)
13-16 2s+3s in promenade hold dance ½ diagonal RSh reel with 1M and 4M to finish 2s in 2nd place on opposite sides and 3s in 3rd place. 4(2)3(1)
17-20 2s+3s set and cross RH. 42(3)(1)
21-24 All turn RH for 4 bars into Allemande hold to end 4s+2s facing up and 3s+1s facing down. 42(3)(1)
25-32 4s+2s dance Allemande while 3s+1s dance an inverse Allemande (to bottom) 24(1)(3)

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

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