Tiny Dancer
by Sue McKinnell 8X32 Jig for 3C
1-8 1C set, cast off 1 place as 2C step up, and dance a half figure of eight up around 2C.
9-16 2C, 1C, and 3C dance a snowball grand chain with 2C crossing at the top to begin. (In a snowball grand chain, only 2C crosses RH to start, then 2C and 1C change LH on the sides, then 2C and 3C change RH on the sides while 1C cross RH, and finally 1C and 3C change LH on the sides while 2C cross RH in 3rd place. The ending order is 3C, 1C, and 2C with 1C on opposite side.)
17-24 All advance and retire then dance half RS reels across the dance, 1W giving RS to 3W in 1st position and 1M giving RS to 2M in 3rd position. Ending order is 3, 1, 2 with 3C and 2C on opposite sides.
25-32 Diagonal rights and lefts, 1W crossing up and 1M crossing down to begin.
Suggested music is Mr Morison from Gang on the Same Gate by Green Ginger.
I watched a show about 3 sets of kittens from birth to adoption. One of the litters of kittens was Abyssinian and the smallest kitten was named Tiny Dancer. She had it rough starting out as she couldn’t get to Mama for milk and had to be hand-fed, but she survived and turned out to be the most fearless and curious of the litter.