The White Heather Jig (3-Couple Version)
Scottish Country Dance InstructionThe White Heather Jig (3-Couple Version)
James B. Cosh Adapted from 22 Scottish Country Dances (and 2 more)
Jig 3 x 40 bars 3 Couple Repeat 3 Couple Set Longwise Set
1-2 1s turn by the right;
3-4 1s cast;
5-8 1s turn by the left to finish 1L facing 2M, 1M facing 2L;
9-16 2M1L1M2L reel of 4 across;
17-24 1s turn corner, partner, corner, partner, finishing 1L facing 3M, 1M facing 3L;
25-32 3M1L1M3L reel of 4 across, finishing at the starting position;
33-36 3M1L 1M3L turn by the right, 3s finishing in 2nd place (3L turn on the spot to finish);
37-40 1s turn by the left, finishing in 3rd place.
(MAXICRIB. Scottish country dancing instructions compiled by Reuben Freemantle)
1-40 Keep the set wide so that the dancing couple have space to start the reels neatly with the right shoulder.
1-2 A quick turn (elbow grip).
3-4 2s step up by going diagonally inward and then outward.
5-8 A normal long arm turn.
-16 2s finish the reel of 4 across in 1st place.
17-22 Quick turns (elbow grip).
23-24 A more open grip to avoid going too far in this turn.
33-40 These are the changed movements; use long arm grip for these turns.
Dance InformationAlso see the original White Heather Jig by James B. Cosh which includes a Keith Rose crib diagram and a link to Dance Instruction Videos which are equally applicable to bars 1-32 of this adaptation.
Image copyright Walter Siegmund.