Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Thorntonian Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE THORNTONIAN JIG (J4x32) 4C set Colin Blackhall Hunter Valley Book

1- 8 1s and 4s cross RH and cast in 1 place (2s/3s step up/down); 1s face 2s, 4s face 3s and all set, 2s+1s and 4s+3s turn ¾ RH into 2 lines across and retain RH as 1L+2L and 3M+4M join LH in middle
9-16 All Balance-in-Line, drop LH in middle and ½ turn RH to reform lines across (1M+2M and 3L+4L join LH in middle); All Balance-in-Line, drop LH in middle and turn ¼ RH to sides. (1)23(4)
17-24 All turn partner RH (1s and 4s turn partner 1½ RH to own sides); 1s Cross&Cast (2s step up). 2(1)34
25-32 1s set, cast (3s step up); 1s cross RH, cast (4s step up). 2341

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

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