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Postie's Jig Author: Roy ClowesFormation:
Set dance, 4 couples, longways duple properDifficulty:
|A1:|| The two ends are working couples. These couples set and cast to middle (middles move out to be new ends); working couples, half-figure-8 through the new ends.|
|A2:|| Working couples take inside hands and cross (men make arch), turn nearer end person with nearer arm to face up or down; cross again (bottoms make arch), and turn nearer end person to face across.|
|B1:|| Ditto across (men arch); ditto up/down (bottoms arch).|
|B2:|| Working couples half rights and lefts, then short swing with partner.|Thumbnail
I've seen this done with "gates" (the end people moving backwards) but that's not how the dance goes - it's an arm turn, either right to right or left to left. I don't think the Scots have
a "gate" move.
: Ends cross, figure 8, cross and arm turn repeatedly, rights & lefts, swing.