Dance Fugal Fergus 2360

Jig · 48 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 2134)

Devised by
Hugh Foss (1963)
Intensity
888/888/888/888/884/000 = 80% (1 turn), 60% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
Published in
Extra info
Fugue. Men dance 8 bars ...

Fugue. Men dance 8 bars behind the ladies. This is the only dance described in this delightful and interesting book that analyses a large variety of possible SCD figures; it is in the section "Counterpoint".

See also Waverley.

Anselm Lingnau writes: "While we're on the subject of Fugal Fergus, it's probably worth mentioning that it is a derivative of the dance Waverley (or Fergus McIver) from RSCDS Book 15. The chases from the original are fairly evident in Foss's adaptation, as is the setting and crossing (even though in Fugal Fergus it goes across the dance, while in Waverley it goes up and down). Waverley also features the poussette and double triangles, which Fugal Fergus does not. Fugal Fergus is dance #1 in Hugh Foss's book The Waverley Fugues, which contains 12 "fugal" dances of increasing complexity, and it is the only one in the book based on an existing dance. As an exercise in devising dances, The Waverley Fugues remains unsurpassed, and it offers many interesting challenges for advanced dancers. My personal favourites are Rob Roy (#6) and Dugald Dalgetty (#9)...."

Fugal Fergus 3/4L · J48

This dance is a fugue; the M copy the W 8 bars later.
1W+2W+3W dance:

1–
Across the top and behind the men to own places
9–
Set | cross ; set | cross
17–
Set | cross RH ; chase clw round top to places (3,2,1)
25-40
1½Reel3 on own side (2W starts out and down) {12 bars} ; 1W+2W turn LH 1½ (to 2,1,3)
41–
stand

while{48}

1–
1M+2M+3M stand
9-48
the M repeat the W's movements in mirror image 8 bars later, giving RH on [19-20].-On [28] the M pass just below their P who is 4 bars into the reel, and face up .

Fugal Fergus 3/4L · J48

Fugue dance - Men copy Ladies 8 bars later

1-8
1L followed by 2L+3L dance anticlockwise round 1+2+3M & back up to places (Men stand)
9-16
1L+2L+3L set & cross, set & cross back (Men repeat Ladies Figs but 8 bars behind)
17-24
1L+2L+3L set & cross RH, turn to right & 1L followed by 2L+3L dance clockwise & down own side (Men Ditto)
25-32
1L+2L+3L dance reel of 3 on own side (1L RSh to 2L to start) (Men Ditto)
33-40
1L+2L+3L dance 1/2 reel of 3 on own side, 1L+2L turn LH 1.1/2 times on side to change places (Ditto but 1M & 2M pass LSh)
41-48
All Ladies stand while Men complete last Fig (Men Ditto & end 1M+2M turning RH)

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