Dance The Tantalus Jig 8792

Jig · 32 bars · 5 persons · Square   (Progression: 53412)

Devised by
Ping Sun Chun (1998)
Intensity
88008/80808/80044/04840 = 50% (whole dance)
Formations
Steps
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
Extra info
Eric's Crib and the ...

Eric's Crib and the Minicrib use the RSCDS standard position numbering (1,2,3,4 clockwise, 5 in the middle). The original text uses a different numbering: 1 in the middle (like a Baseball pitcher) and 2,3,4,5 counterclockwise (at 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th base).

The Tantalus Jig 5pS · J32

5 dancers in diamond pattern, 1 at top, 2,3,4 round clw, 5 in centre.

1-
1+2+5 RHA {3} loop inwards ; 1+2+5 LHA
9-
1+5+3 Reel3 (1 Lsh to 5), finish 1 face 5
17-
1+5 set | turn RH ½ ; 1 (in centre) + 4 repeat
25-
4 (in centre) + 3 repeat ; 3 (in centre) + 2 repeat (5,3,4,1,2)

The Tantalus Jig 5pS · J32

5 person diamond set with 5th person in centre facing 1st person

1-8
5s+1s+2s dance RH across (3 bars), dance in & turn left about to dance LH across back to places
9-16
1s+5s+3s dance reel of 3 (1s+5s pass LSh to start)
17-24
1s+5s set & 1/2 turn RH, 1s+4s set & 1/2 turn RH
25-32
4s+3s set & 1/2 turn RH, 3s+2s set & 1/2 turn RH

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