Millison's Jigg

Millison's Jigg ~ Bolton Millison's Jigg

Millison's Jigg is an English Country Dance. It was published by John Playford in 1651 in The English Dancing Master. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2021. It is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 312. It is a USA dance. The dance lasts 72 bars.

Playford writes:
Lead up all a D. forwards and back · That again :First man take his wo. by both hands and four slips up, and stand, the 2. as much, the 3. as much, turn all S · Third Cu. four slips down, the 2. as much, first as much turn all single :

Sides all · That again :First Cu. change places, the 2. as much, 3. as much, turn S. · Third Cu. change places, the 2. as much, first as much turn all single :

Arms all · That again :First man change places with the 2. wo. first wo. change with 2. the last change with his own, turn S. · First man change with the last wo. first wo. change with the last man, tother change turn single :

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is 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 dances of George Williams (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.

I.A11-4Up a double and back
I.A21-4Up a Double, back (again)
I.B11-21st couple, join hands, sashay up 4 steps
3-42nd couple, the same
5-63rd couple, the same
7-8All turn single right
I.B21-23rd couple, join hands, move down 4 steps to place
3-42nd couple, the same
5-61st couple, the same
7-8All turn single right
II.A11-4Right shoulder siding
II.A21-4Left shoulder siding
II.B11-21s partner change
3-42s partner change
5-63s partner change
7-8All turn single right
II.B21-23s partner change
3-42s partner change
5-61s partner change
7-8All turn single right
III.A11-4Arm right
III.A21-4Arm left
III.B11-2M1+W2 change
3-4W1+M2
5-63s partner change
7-8All turn single right
III.B11-2M1+W3 change
3-4W1+M3
5-62s partner change
7-8All turn single right

If you find what you believe to be a mistake in this animation, please leave a comment on youtube explaining what you believe to be wrong. If I agree with you I shall do my best to fix it.

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 2021 by George Williams. And is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2021 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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