The Twentyfive Year Jig
Source: John E Smart; published in English Dance & Song, Winter 1977. Vol XXXIX. No. 3
Formation: Longways; Indecent (i.e. Second Couples Improper)
||Circle Left; Circle Right
||Open Ladies' Chain; Holding Left Hands: Partner Balance Twice
||Open Ladies' Chain; Holding Left Hands: Neighbour Balance Twice
||Right & Left Through; Partner Two Hand Turn 1 & 1/2 - Face New Neighbours
32 bar jigs.
The transition from the Courtesy Chain into facing with Left Hands seems a little awkward; an Open Ladies' Chain (Ladies Pull by Right; Allemande Left the Man you Meet) leaves you in the correct postion for the Balances. There seems to be plenty of time for two Balances in the music.
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