Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Symmetrical Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE SYMMETRICAL JIG (J4x32) 4C set Peter J Clark Corberry Collection 2
2 chords - 2nd chord 3s and 4s cross to opposite side

1- 8 1s and 4s set, turn partner RH; 1L followed by 1M casts behind Ladies' side to 4th place (Men's side) while 4L followed by 4M casts up behind Men's side to 1st place (Ladies' side). 42(3)(1)
9-16 4s and 1s set, change places and repeat back to place while 2s dance Fig of 8 round 1st place and 3s dance Fig of 8 round 4th place
17-24 2s+3s dance RH across; 4 couples turn partner RH to end 4s+2s facing up and 3s+1s facing down (on opposite sides) in allemande hold
25-32 4s+2s allemande up (normal) while 3s+1s allemande starting down. 24(1)(3)

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

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