Scottish Country Dance InstructionSUSAN'S JIG (J8x40) 3C (4C set) Rod Downey Cane Toad Collection
1- 8 1s cross RH and cast down below 3s, 1s cross LH and cast up round 3s and cross passing LSh to end facing 1st corners
9-16 1s dance reel of 4 with 1st corners and end dancing round each other LSh to face 2nd corners
17-24 1s dance reel of 4 with 2nd corners and end passing LSh to face 1st corners
25-28 1s couple turn 1st corners RH and at end of turn 1s pass RSh to face 2nd corners
29-32 1s turn 2nd corners RH and at end of the turn 1s pass RSh to 2nd place own sides
33-40 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)
Susan's Jig 8x40 bar Jig for 3 Couples Rod Downey The Cane Toad Collection
A three couple, 40 bar jig.
1-8 First couple cross over giving right hands, cast down behind second and third couples on opposite sides, cross over giving left hands, cast up round third couple on own sides and cross over passing by left shoulders to finish facing first corners.
Second and third couples move up on bars 3-4 and third couple move down on bars 7-8.
9-16 First couple dance a reel of four with first corners passing corners by right shoulders to begin. At the end of the reel first couple dance round each other by left shoulders to finish facing second corners.
17-24 First couple dance a reel of four with second corners passing corners by right shoulders to begin. At the end of the reel first couple pass by left shoulders to finish facing first corners.
25-28 First couple turn first corners with right hands once round. At the end of the turn first couple pass by right shoulders to finish facing second corners.
29-32 First couple turn second corners with right hands once round. At the end of the turn first couple pass by right shoulders to finish on own sides in second place.
33-40 Second, first and third couples dance six hands round and back.
Repeat having passed a couple.
(Dance crib compiled by the deviser Rod Downey, Johnsonville SCD Club Tutor)
Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams
Dance InformationThis dance, Susan's Jig, was devised in Wellington in June 1997 as a teaching dance to introduce 'diagonal reels of four'.
Susan Dorricott danced for many years with the Johnsonville Scottish Country Dance Club.
Suitable music is "Middling Thank You" recorded by Fiddlers Three Plus Two on "Scottish Dance Favourties, Volume 1" (RSCDS CD-3), Track 3.
(Dance information from The Cane Toad Collection Of Scottish Country Dances, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Rod Downey)
Published in The Cane Toad Collection, reproduced here with the kind permission of the deviser, Rod Downey.