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Dance Hooper's Jig2979

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3.4/5 (8 votes)
rank: 46 of 959

Jig · 32 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4

Devised by:
Unknown
Intensity
804 840 706 880 = 55% (1 turn), 41% (whole dance)
Formations:
Hands across - 4 (HX;4P;)
Rights and Lefts (R&L)
Note: Due to limitations in the underlying data, the relative order of formations in this list may be different from the order of formations in the actual dance.
Steps:
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Published in:
Miss Milligan's Miscellany of Scottish Country Dances [34]
A Guide to Scottish Country Dancing [131]
99 More Scottish Country Dances [28]
Miss Milligan's Miscellany Volume II [12]
Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams. Ed. 8 [82]
Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams. Ed. 7 [68]
Scottish Country Dances in Diagrams. Ed. 6 [65]
Online Sources:
http://www.highlandmistdancers.org/HM3goldenoldies.html#hooper
Recommended Music:
Peter's Peerie Boat (Tom Anderson)

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From Lara Friedman-Shedlov (Aug. 30, 2012, 6:45 p.m.)

I would probably rate this dance higher if the crossings during the loop figure were R, L, R, L instead of R, R, R, L (someone told me once that they "used to be" that way but got changed somewhere along the line). This dance is often considered easy, but the transition from the loops to the rights and lefts (i.e. the progression) is rather tricky.

This cannot be attributed to a specific person.
Some sources suggest ‘hooper’ is merely an old form of ‘cooper’, a barrel maker, while others suggest that it was the specialist function of making and fitting the metal hoops on barrels as opposed to the making of the wooden staves.

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NameArtistAlbumMediaTrkTypeTimePaceClip
Hooper's Jig Jimmy Shand and his Band The Legendary Jimmy Shand CD 16 J32 84:22 32.8 [S]
Hooper's Jig Jimmy Shand and his Band A Scottish Fancy CD+ 7 J32 84:22 32.8 [S]
Hooper's Jig Jimmy Shand and his Band The Pride of Scotland LP 6 J32 84:22 32.8 [S]
Hooper's Jig Jimmy Shand and his Band A Scottish Fancy LP+ 7 J32 84:22 32.8 [S]
Hooper's Jig Neil Barron and his Scottish Dance Band Music for Scottish Dancing CD+ 1 J32 84:36 34.5 [S]
Hooper's Jig The Atholl Players Dances of Scotland Volume 1 MC 6 J32 85:16 39.5 [S]
Hooper's Jig The Atholl Players Dances of Scotland Volume 1 LP 6 J32 85:16 39.5 [S]
Hooper's Jig Jim Johnstone and his Band Dancing with Jim Johnstone LP 1 J32 80:00 0.0
Hooper's Jig Bill Hendry The Scottish Sound of the Bill Hendry Band LP 3 J32 40:00 0.0
Hooper's Jig Jim Johnstone and his Band The Sound of Jim Johnstone and His Band ? 13 J32 50:00 0.0
Hooper's Jig Stan Hamilton and his Flying Scotsmen Scottish Dance Time Vol 3 LP 6 J32 84:40 35.0 [S]
Hooper's Jig Frank Reid and his Band Dance with the London Highland Club LP 14 J32 84:30 33.8
Hooper's Jig Rob Gordon and his Band The Kilt is my Delight LP 7 J32 84:17 32.1
Hooper's Jig Alasdair Fraser & Muriel Johnstone Just As It Was 1 CD 3 J32 84:50 36.2
Hooper's Jig The Thistle Band On Stage With..., Volume 1 MC 5 J32 80:00 0.0
Hooper's Jig The Deirdre Adamson Quartet Come More Scottish Country Dancing CD+ 1 J32 84:32 34.0
Hooper's Jig Muriel Johnstone & Keith Smith Delaware Valley Spring Ball 2003 CD 6 J32 84:55 36.9 [S]
Hooper's Jig West Telferton Caledonian Dance Band Industrial Strength CD 2 J320:00 0
Hooper's Jig Ian Hutson & his Scottish Dance Band Let's Celebrate CD 4 J32 84:32 34.0
Hooper's Jig Irvine Valley SCD Band Favourite SCDs Vol 1 CD 3 J32 84:41 35.1
Hooper's Jig George Rennie Scottish Dance Band Old Tyme Favourites Vol 2 CD 8 J32 84:29 33.6
Hooper's Jig Bill Hendry Dance Band The Scottish Sound of the Bill Hendry Dance Band CD 15 J32 42:17 34.2
Hooper's Jig Pinewoods 2010 Musicians Live From C Sharp CD 2 J32 84:48 36.0
Hooper's Jig Marian Anderson and her Band Saint Bernard's Waltz CD 16 J32 84:23 32.9
Hooper's Jig Vancouver Fiddle Orchestra Vancouver - 20th Anniversary CD 4 J32 84:46 35.8

Eric Ferguson's SCD Cribs

1–
All clap, 1c cross Rsh and cast off one (2c up) ; 1c+3c RHA
9–
All clap, 1c cross back Rsh, cast up to own place (2c down) ; 1c+2c LHA
17–
1M+3W change places RH | 1W+3M change RH, while{} 1M+3W dance a Rsh loop ; 1M+3W cross back RH while{} 1W+3M loop | 1W+3M cross back LH, 1W to 2pl, while{} 1M casts to 2pl (2c up)
25–
2c+1c R&L
Crib was checked by its author · Source: Eric T. Ferguson

MiniCribs

1-8
All clap & 1s cross passing RSh, cast to 2nd place & dance RH across with 3s
9-16
All clap & 1s cross passing RSh, cast to 1st place & dance LH across with 2s
17-24
1M+3L change places RH & 1L+3M change places RH (as 1M+3L loop round), 1M+3L change places RH (as 1L+3M loop round) & 1L+3M cross LH 1L ending in 2nd place (as 1M casts to 2nd pl)
25-32
2s+1s dance R&L
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From Lara Friedman-Shedlov (Aug. 30, 2012, 6:45 p.m.)

I would probably rate this dance higher if the crossings during the loop figure were R, L, R, L instead of R, R, R, L (someone told me once that they "used to be" that way but got changed somewhere along the line). This dance is often considered easy, but the transition from the loops to the rights and lefts (i.e. the progression) is rather tricky.