Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Tigger Bounce

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE TIGGER BOUNCE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Sue McKinnell THE TIGGER BOUNCE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Sue McKinnel

1- 8 1s+2s set and ½ turn RH to end in middle facing down in prom hold, 1s+2s dance down and 2s cast up behind 3L to end 2L in 1st place and 2M in Ladies 2nd place while 1s cast up behind 3M to end 1M in 1st place and 1L in 2nd place
9-16 1s+2s dance Ladies' Chain
17-24 1s+2s set then 1M+2M change places RH. 1s dance ½ RSh reels of 3 across (1L RSh to 2L, 1M RSh to 3M)
25-32 1s dance ½ RSh reels of 3 across (1L RSh to 3L, 1M RSh to 2L). 1s turn RH and end 2nd place own sides

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

The Tigger Bounce 8x32 Jig for 3C by Sue McKinnell

1-8 1C and 2C set then turn partners RH ½ to end in the center facing down in promenade hold. 2C and 1C dance down between 3C, 2C turning left as one and dancing up the women's side
WHILE 1C turn right as one and dance up the men's side. End 1M in original place, 2W in 1W place, 2M in 2W place, and 1W in 2M place.
9-16 1C and 2C dance ladies' chain.
17-20 1C and 2C set, then 1M and 2M cross RH.
21-24 1W and 2C, 1M and 3C dance ½ RS reel of 3, starting by 1W giving RS to 2W and 1M giving RS to 3M.
25-28 1W and 3C, 1M and 2C dance ½ RS reel of 3, starting by 1W giving RS to 3W in 3M place and 1M giving RS to 2M in 2W place. End 2, 1, 3 with 1C on opposite sides.
29-32 1C turn RH to 2nd place on own sides.


(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, Apr 2003)

Dance Information

This jig, The Tigger Bounce, is written for Sven Leyffer, who dances with enthusiasm and élan and who seems to have springs in his feet like Tigger from Winnie the Pooh.

Sven likes to twiddle and birl and first couple has a chance to twiddle in the half reels of three and a chance to birl in bars 29-32.

Suggested music is The Starry Eyed Lassie from Miss Ogilvie's Fancy by Green Ginger.

(Dance information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)

Tigger Bouncing

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