Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Tinkling Jade

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Tinkling Jade 8x32 Strathspey for 3C in a 4 couple set by Sue McKinnell

1- 8 1C dance down for 2 bars, set to each other then pull RS back and dance out the ends to the right around 4th corners to 2nd place on own sides. 2C step up on bars 1-2.
9-16 Set and rotate for 3 couples.
9-10 All set.
11-12 All 3 men cast up and all 3 women cast down to end in lines across the dance.
13-14 All cross RH with partners.
15-16 All chase CW ¼ around the set. 312
17-24 1C cross passing LS, dance RS around 1st corners, in the ends, and LS around 4th corners to end in 2nd place on own sides facing out. (this is a figure of 8, 1W up around 3C and 1M down around 2C)
25-32 3C, 1C, and 2C dance a chain progression:
 25-26 3C and 2C turn ¾ RH while 1C dance CW ¼.
 27-30 3M and 2W turn LH 1 ½ while (in promenade hold) 1M and 3W AND 2M and 1W dance CW halfway.
 31-32 2C and 3C turn RH ¾ while 1C dance CW ¼. End 213


(Dance crib compiled by the deviser, Sue McKinnell, 2022)

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Tinkling Jade - YouTube Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video

Dance Information

This dance, Tinkling Jade, was written in honor of the arrival of Xiaowen and Tom's baby girl.

Suggested music is The Spirit of the Dance from Campbell's Birl by Keith Smith and Muriel Johnstone.

(Dance information by the deviser, Sue McKinnell)

There are some useful comments shown in the notes below this Tinkling Jade video on YouTube.

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