Jubilee Jig

Jubilee Jig The Jubilee Jig

Jubilee Jig is a New England Contra Dance. It was devised by Fried de Metz Herman (website) in 1989 and published in Ease and Elegance. It is a Circle of trios dance. It is a mixer. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

Fried says that each trio should be in a line containing a man at one end and a woman at the other and a member of either sex in the middle. The swings should be the two mixed gender combinations in the trio.

At the end of the hey the lines should reform (if possible) with a new person in the middle and a man and woman at the ends. (I don't show this middle people remain in the middle in my animation.

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance will often be slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color, however the border of each dancer indicates what role they currently play so the border color may change each time through the minor set.

The dance contains the following figures: circle, lead, hey, hey for three, swing (and probably others).

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