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The Sugar Loaf Jig

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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 (1L+3s on Ladies' side, 1M+2s on Men's side); 1s pass LSh to face 1st corners and dance ½ diagonal reel of 4, 1s end BtoB facing own sides
25-32 1s join hands with corners and set, 1s dance round each other by right into 2nd place opposite sides (corners continue setting); 3s+1s+2s chase clockwise ½ round to places. 213

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


Dance Information

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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