Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Sugar Loaf Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SUGAR LOAF JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Bill Forbes Craigievar Book 3

1- 8 1s cross RH and cast 1 place, 1s dance ½ Figs of 8 across (Lady up and Man down)
9-16 1s dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s), 1s pass LSh to face 2nd corners and dance ½ diagonal reel of 4, 1s end with ½ turn LH
17-24 1s dance RH across (Lady with 3s and Man with 2s), 1s pass LSh to face 1st corners and dance ½ diagonal reel of 4, 1s end BtoB facing own sides
25-32 1s set with corners, turn round each other to right to 2nd place opposite sides and 3s+1s+2s chase ½ way to places

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

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A sugarloaf was the traditional form in which refined sugar was produced and sold until the late 19th century when granulated and cube sugars were introduced.

A tall cone with a rounded top was the end-product of a process that saw the dark molasses-rich raw sugar refined into white sugar.

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Sugar Loaf

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