Dance The Saint Nicholas Boat 5843

Jig · 48 bars · 3 couples · Longwise - 4   (Progression: 213)

Devised by
John Drewry (1977)
880 888 888 888 880 880 = 83% (1 turn), 62% (whole dance)
  • Pas-de-Basque, Skip-Change
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John Drewry wrote in the ...

John Drewry wrote in the original description:

A Jig containing a reel of three in couples with each man following his partner. This figure is found in traditional dances from Orkney and Shetland. (See Flett and Flett "Traditional Dancing in Scotland" page 204, Diagram 9.5)

The Saint Nicholas Boat 3/4L · J48

1c+2c set | ¾ of DblFig8, 1c cast to start (2,1x,3)
All set | cross RH ; set | turn RH ½ and W swivel R to face sideline with M close behind (2,1x,3)
Rsh Reel3 , couples dancing as one, M behind W, 1c starting to M side and up, at end couples split to nearest sideline
2M+1W+3M & 2W+1M+3W Parallel Rsh Reels3, 1c starting up, 3c ends in 3pl, but 2c+1c dance on slightly to finish in line across, the M BtoB in the middle facing the other W
Reel4 across, the M omit the final Lsh pass but curve to take RH with P, 1c facing up, 2c down
2c followed by 1c lead down between 3c, cross and cast up | 2c+1c cross RH (2,1,3)

The Saint Nicholas Boat 3/4L · J48

1s+2s set & dance 3/4 Double Fig of 8 (1s cast to start)
2s+1s+3s set, cross RH, set & 1/2 turn RH into centre
2s+1s+3s dance a Tandem reel of 3 (Men following partners with 1s giving RSh to 2s to start)
1s dance parallel reels of 3 on opp sides (1s RSh to 2s to start) ending with 2M+1M BtoB facing other partner
2s+1s dance reel of 4 across (RSh to Ladies) Men end by curving into BtoB position facing own partner
2s lead down between 3s as 1s 1/2 turn RH & follow 2s, cross below 3s, cast up (2s to top & 1s to 2nd place) & cross RH to own sides

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Murrough Landon
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Martina Mueller-Franz
Added on: Aug. 24, 2014, 2:03 p.m.
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Eric Ferguson
Added on: Feb. 27, 2017, 1:38 a.m.
Quality: Informal/Social (RSCDS)

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