July 22, 2010

46664 Jig 4x64 J


46664 JIG

64-bar Jig for 4 couples in a 4-couple set.

1-8    1st and 2nd couple circle four hands round and back.

9-16    1st couple with 2nd couple and 3rd couple dance reels of 3 on opposite sides of set.

17-24     1st couple with 2nd couple and 3rd couple dance reels of 3 on own sides.

25-26     1st couple set advancing to meet in the middle with nearer hands joined facing down.

27-30     1st couple dance down to 4th place, 2nd, 3rd couple and 4th couples join hands and step up on bars 27-28.

31-32     1st couple set.

33-36     1st woman dances right hands across with 4th and 3rd woman while 1st man dances left hands across with 4th and 3rd man, 1st couple ends in 4th place.

37-40     1st couple set twice.

41-48     1st couple with 4th couple and 3rd couple dance reels of 3 on opposite sides of set.

49-56     1st couple with 4th couple and 3rd couple dance reels of 3 on own sides.

57-64     4th and 1st couple circle four hands round and back.

Devised by Heather McBurnie and Andrew Hodgson (andrew [at] hodgson.za.net), Cape Town, July 2008 in honour of Nelson Mandela on the occasion of his 90th birthday. First danced on Saturday 18th July 2009, the inaugural Mandela day. You can learn more about Mandela day by visiting http://mandeladay.com

Suggested tune: Willie's Ga'en A-coortin
Suitable CD recording: Peggy's Wedding, Twelve Modern Scottish Country Dances from Book 22 by David Cunningham and his Scottish Dance Band.

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July 2, 2010

Ke Nako - It is Time 3x32 S

KE NAKO - IT IS TIME

In honour of the 2010 Soccer World Cup - proudly hosted by South Africa.

32-bar Strathspey for 3 couples in a 3-couple set


1 - 2     1st, 2nd and 3rd couples turn partners once round with two hands and stay in the middle facing their partners.

3 - 4     1st, 2nd and 3rd couples set to their partners and pass left shoulders on the second setting step to finish back to back with their partners facing opposite sides.

5-8     1st, 2nd and 3rd couples dance out to opposite sides and chase half way round the set to finish in the order 3, 2, 1 with 2nd couple facing 1st corners.

9 - 16      2nd couple dance set to corners and partners with their corners. On the last two bars 2nd couple set advancing and pass left shoulder on the second setting step to finish with 2nd woman facing 3rd couple at the top and 2nd man facing 1st couple at the bottom.

17 - 20     2nd woman and 3rd couple dance right hands across once round. 2nd man and 1st couple dance likewise.

21 - 24     2nd woman, followed by 3rd woman and 3rd man and at the same time 2nd man, followed by 1st man and 1st woman, dance the snake pass to finish on own sides in the order 1, 2, 3:

2nd woman, followed by 3rd woman and 3rd man, cross down and chase anticlockwise through 3rd man and 3rd woman's place to 2nd woman's place while 2nd man, followed by 1st man and 1st woman, cross up and chase anticlockwise through 1st woman and 1st man's place to 2nd man's place. 2nd couple pass left shoulder to start.

25 - 28     1st and 2nd couples set, 1st couple cast off into 2nd place while 2nd couple, joining nearer hands with partners, dance up and curve the long way round into 1st place.


29 - 32     1st and 3rd couples set, 1st couple, joining nearer hands with partners, dance down and curve the long way round into 3rd place while 3rd couple cast up into 2nd place.


The order is now 2, 3, 1.

Repeat twice more.

Devised by Wouter Joubert (WouterJ [at] tshwane.gov.za), Pretoria, South Africa, June 2010.

Recommended tune: "Of Meetings and Partings" by Wouter Joubert

The Tswana expression "Ke nako" which can be translated with "It is time" was widely used during the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa.

[UPDATED to correct wording of bars 29-32 on 5 July 2010]

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