Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Tiptoe Jig

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TIPTOE JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Bayly Imperial 3

1- 8 1s set, cast 1 place, 2s+1s+3s set, 3s lead up to top while 1s+2s cast down 1 place
9-16 3s+1s dance ¾ double Fig of 8 round 2s (1s cross up to start), 3s cross RH and all end in centre facing up
17-24 1s+2s+3s dance Allemande
25-32 3s+2s+1s dance Progressive Grand Chain:
 25-26 3s (at top) turn once round RH as 2s+1s change places RH on sides
 27-28 2s (at bottom) turn once round LH as 1s+3s change places LH on sides
 29-30 1s (at top) turn once round RH as 3s+2s change places RH on sides
 31-32 3s (at bottom) turn once round LH as 1s+2s change places LH on sides. 213

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

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Tiptoe Jig - Scottish Country Dancing Instruction Video
Tiptoe Jig
Tiptoe Jig, c. 1873
Rhyme, by Gertrude Heath - Oh, the Doggie and the Froggie and the Pig! They said, Oh, we will dance a friendly jig - By the pale moons light We will dance all night, With a jiggy-jig, jiggetty - jig!

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