Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Warm Up Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Warm Up Jig
John Fletcher
Jig   n x 32 bars   n Couple Repeat   n Couple Set   Progressive Large Circular Set
Start with all couples (L on partner's right) in one large circle, facing in.

  1-8   All hands round to the left and back;

  9-16 each M figure of 8 with partner and first corner (dance in front of and all round partner and then in front of and all round L on his left), finishing facing in;

17-24 each L figure of 8 with partner and first corner (dance in front of and all round partner and then in front of and all round M on her right), finishing by taking right hand with partner and turning into promenade hold, facing anticlockwise;

25-30 all promenade anticlockwise and release hold;

31-32 each M turn on the spot to face in WHILE each L continue one place to finish on the right of her new partner (her former first corner).

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


Dance Notes

If necessary, make concentric circles to accommodate all those wishing to dance.

For use as a warming up dance, the deviser recommends walking the first repeat gently, walking the second repeat more vigorously, dancing the third repeat gently with small steps and dancing subsequent repeats purposefully.

It is also eminently appropriate as a ceilidh dance.


Dance Information

Also see the dance Warm Up by John Fletcher.
Also see the dance Warm Up 2 by John Fletcher.

Warm Up Image
Januar By The Fireside, Glass painting From Norwich, c. 1480/1500


Image Copyright [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
Additional search terms: Ceilidh Dance.

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