Teaching Dance #2
by Sue McKinnell 4x32 Jig/Reel for 4C
(Set Dance)
1-8 1C lead down the middle and back up to place.
9-16 1C & 2C, 3C & 4C dance RH across and LH across.
17-24 1C & 2C, 3C & 4C circle left and back, ending with 1C facing down and 2C, 3C, & 4C facing up.
25-32 1W & 2W, 1M & 2M change places RH. 1W & 3W, 1M & 3M change places left hand. 1W & 4W, 1M & 4M change places RH. 1C turn LH once round.
Repeat 4 times.
Suggested music is a lively jig or reel. I find the dances on The Macadians Play Burns Night in the Annapolis Valley has several tracks that work well.
This dance is one of four that were written for a teaching session at the Chicago Highland Games. Since the people who participate in this are usually totally unfamiliar with Scottish Country Dancing, I needed simple dances with easy figures and an easy progression.