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Uncle Bill's Jig

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UNCLE BILL'S JIG (J8x32) 2C (4C set) Roy Goldring G and S Dances 3

1- 8 1s+2s dance RH across; 1s turn RH 1¼ to finish 1L between 2s, 1M following
9-16 2s+1L in a line of 3 across dance down, followed by 1M; 2s turn inwards and join hands with 1M, 2s+1M in a line of 3 across, dance up to finish 2s in 1st place
17-24 1M followed by 1L casts round 2L and across to own sides in 2nd place; 2s+1s circle 4H round to Left
25-32 2M+1L RH; 2L+1M turn LH. 2 1

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

Uncle Bill's Jig
Roy Goldring Graded and Social Dances 3
Jig 8 x 32 bars 2 Couple Repeat 4 Couple Set Longwise Set

  1-4   1s2s right hands across;

  5-8   1s turn by the right 1¼ times to finish 2M1L2L with nearer hands joined, 1M behind 1L, all facing down;

  9-12 2M1L2L followed by 1M dance down, release hands and turn about, finishing 2M1M2L with nearer hands joined, 1L behind 1M, all facing up;

13-16 2M1M2L followed by 1L dance up, 2s finishing in 1st place, 1L behind 1M, facing up;

17-20 1M followed by 1L cast around 2L, finishing in 2nd place on own sides;

21-24 2s1s 4 hands round to the left;

25-28 2M1L turn by the right;

29-32 2L1M turn by the left.

(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)

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