Dance Spiffin' 8709

Jig · 32 bars · 5 couples · Square   (Progression: 23451)

Devised by
Quarries and Friends (1992)
Intensity
80808 04048 04048 40008 = 42% (1 turn), 53% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
Published in
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Extra info
The dance was devised on ...

The dance was devised on December 25, 1992, by ten dancers, namely David and Avril Quarrie, Suzie Kinsman, Ingrid Kendall, Sue Eisley, John Collins, Elaine Brunken, Mary Brown, and Mel and Ellie Briscoe at Christmas at the Spiff Inn, Mt. Sidney, VA, USA.

"Spiffin'" is a British expression meaning everything done just right.

Description revised April 8, 1993.

Spiffin' 5S · J32

5c (dancing couple) stands facing 1c in centre of square set, numbered clw as usual.

1–
5c parallel Lsh Reels3 with 1c+3c
9–
5M+4c LHA while{4} 5W+2c RHA ; 5c dance (NHJ) between 1c, divide, 5M(5W) casting left(right) round 1W(1M) back into the centre for
17–
5M+4c RHA while{4} 5W+2c LHA ; 5c dance (NHJ) between 3c, divide, and cast back round 3M(3W), into the centre
25–
5c with RH elbow-grip (Kilt grip) make any (eg. tulloch) turn {4} ; 5c face 1c and set, ½ LHA to finish with 5c in 1pl and 1c in the middle facing 2c (i.e. next couple clw) to start again.

after 5 times through, 5c finish in the middle, all other C have moved one place clw

Spiffin' 5S · J32

1-8
5s dance reels of 3 with 1s+3s (5s start by passing opposite dancer by LSh)
9-16
5L dances RH across with 2s while 5M dances LH across with 4s, 5s lead up thru 1s & cast back to centre
17-24
5L dances LH across with 2s while 5M dances RH across with 4s, 5s lead down thru 3s & cast back to centre
25-32
5s Tulloch turn right (Kilt Grip) twice, 5s+1s set & dance part LH across (5s dance 1/2 way while 1s dance 1/4 way & into centre to face 2s)

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