Joans' Jig

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Dance details

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Name: Joans' Jig Type: Jig Times & Bars: 4 X 32
Set: 4 Couple Longwise Minimum couples required 4
Devised by: Derek Haynes Year[1] 1978
Published in: Scottish Dance Archives

The Second Carnforth Collection of Scottish Country Dances

Music: "Mrs Joan Newby" by Iain MacPhail

Dance instructions

1 - 4 First and second ladies, also third and fourth ladies set to each other and change places with the Right hand.
5 - 8 First and second men, also third and fourth men set to each other and change places with the Right hand.
9 - 12 2s with 1s, also 4s with 3s dance 4 hands across with the Right hand to finish with the ladies facing out.
13 - 16 1s & 4s dance 4 hands across with the Left hand while 2s and 3s chase clockwise &frac12 way around the outside of the set. Finish with the ladies facing out.
17 - 24 3s with 1s, also 4s with 2s dance mens chains.
25 - 32 All dance 8 hands round and back.

Notes

2 & 4s change sides on the second chord.

First published by Scottish Dance Archives in January 1978

References & Footnotes

  1. Year denotes the year in which the dance was devised or first published