THE SILVER NUTMEG
40 bar jig for three couples in a four couple set.
|1-8||1st couple lead down the middle for three, up for three, cast off to 2nd place and cross to position ready to give left hands to 1st corners (1st woman between 2nd couple facing up and toward the men's side and 1st man between 3rd couple facing down and toward the ladies' side).|
|9-16||Turn 1st corner with left hands, partner in the middle right hand; 2nd corner left hand and partner in the middle right once round to face out between corners.|
|17-20||1st Corners Pass and Turn:
1st couple cast right around own 1st corner position and dance in through the ends of the set to finish in the middle back-to-back with partner, 1st woman facing up and 1st man facing down.
1st corners dance in (1 bar), turn with right hands (1 bar), and dance out to place (2 bars).
|21-24||2nd Corners Pass and Turn:
1st man dances down between 3rd couple and casts right around 3rd man's position, to finish in the middle, backto back with partner, facing own side. 1st woman, similarly, dances up between 2nd couple and casts right around 2nd woman's position to finish in the middle, back to back with partner and facing own side.
2nd corners dance in (1 bar), turn with right hands (1 bar), and dance out to place (2 bars).
|25-32||Double Triangles, on Bars 31 - 32 1st couple dance a skip change petronella turn to finish in 2nd place proper.|
|33-40||2nd, 1st and 3rd couples circle 6 hands round and back.|
|Repeat having passed a couple.|
Note: This dance has no wiggle room but rewards tight, crisp dancing.
Tune: none yet
Suitable Music: 'The Colonel' on '75th Anniversary Dances' by Craig McCallum or 'Chrissiejean' on 'Dances with a Difference' by Muriel Johnstone
Devised 8/16/03 by Peter M. Price peter.price1672 [at] gmail.com
Copyright (C) Peter M Price, 2003. All rights reserved. Permission is granted for verbatim reproduction and nonprofit distribution of this leaflet provided that this notice remains intact
Tune: The Collonel (ABC notation for arrangement by Peter Price available by clicking this link)
Suitable Recorded Music: 'The Colonel' on '75th Anniversary Dances' by Craig McCallum or 'Chrissiejean' on 'Dances with a Difference' by Muriel Johnstone In honor of the RSCDS New Haven Branch's 25th year.