Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Stafford 45th Anniversary Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

STAFFORD 45TH ANNIVERSARY JIG (J4x32) 3C (4C set) Stafford and District Caledonian Society

1- 8 1s dance modified "Stafford Knot":
 1- 4 1s cast (2s step up), 1s cross RH with partner
 5- 6 1s cast up, chase down centre (1L followed by 1M) to between 2s/3s facing partner (1M facing down, 1L facing up)
 7- 8 1s turn LH to face 1st corners
9-16 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, pass LH, dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners, pass LSh to face 3rd corner (pstn)
17-24 1s dance circular clockwise "Reels of 5" with 2s and 3s:
 17-20 1M dances ½ RSh reel of 3 with 3L and 2L (Men's side) while 1L dances ½ RSh reel of 3 with 2M and 3M (Ladies' side). 1s continue dancing clockwise across to opposite side (2s and 3s dance loops)
 21-24 1s repeat ½ RSh reels of 3 on other side. 1s continue clockwise dancing across to own side. (3)1(2)4
25-28 3s+1s+2s circle 6H ½ round to left. 2(1)34
29-32 1M pulls back RSh and followed by 1L dances down middle to 4th place own sides (3s+4s step up 31-32). 2341

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

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