Millison's Jigg ~ Bolton

Millison's Jigg ~ Bolton Millison's Jigg

Millison's Jigg ~ Bolton is an English Country Dance. It was published by John Playford in 1651 in The English Dancing Master. It was interpreted by Charles Bolton in 2000. It is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. There is no progression in this dance. 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 :

Bolton points out that the first part is identical to the first part of "The Black Nag", so he has altered it.

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color.

The dances of Charles Bolton (including this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license by the CDSS Online Library.
An online description of the dance may be found here.

I.A11-4Up a double and back
I.A21-4Up a Double, back (again)
I.B11-21s, giving hands, chassé down as 2s chassé up outside
3-43s, giving hands, chassé up as 1s chassé down outside
5-62s, giving hands, chassé down as 3s chassé up outside
7-8All turn single right
I.B21-23s, giving hands, chassé down as 2s chassé up outside
3-41s, giving hands, chassé up as 3s chassé down outside
5-62s, giving hands, chassé down as 1s chassé up outside
7-8All turn single right
II.A11-4Right shoulder siding
II.A21-4Left shoulder siding
II.B11-61s two hand turn half, fall back come forward as 2s wait two hand turn half and 3s fall back come forward two hand turn half
7-8All turn single right
II.B21-63s two hand turn half, fall back come forward as 2s wait two hand turn half and 1s fall back come forward two hand turn half
7-8All turn single right
III.A11-4Arm right
III.A21-4Arm left
III.B11-2M1+W2 change
3-4W1+M2, 3s change
5-61s+3s neighbor change
7-8All turn single right
III.B11-2M1+W3 change
3-4W1+M3, 2s change
5-61s+2s neighbor change
7-8All turn single right

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 2000 by Charles Bolton. And is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2021 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.

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