Sir Watkin's Jig

Sir Watkin's Jig is an English Country Dance. It was published by Universal Magazine in 1749. It was interpreted by Charles Bolton in 1985. Found in The Playford Assembly. It is a proper 3 Couple Longways dance. In this dance the couples are permuted by: 231. The dance lasts 36 bars.

There tune was published with the dance. It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album At Home. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.

The animation plays at 111 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily (no music plays during this slow set). 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 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.

A11-41s long cast, 2s lead up
5-81s two hand turn
A21-81s+3s four changes of rights and lefts starting with partner
B11-41s lead down through 3s and cast back
5-81s lead up through 2s and cast back
9-101s turn single down (man right woman left)
B21-4Circle six half ending in lines
5-6Lines set backward
7-8Turn single forward
9-10Partner two hand turn half

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 1985 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 © 2020 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.

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