The Queen's Jig is an English Country Dance. It was published by Henry Playford (website) in 1701 in The Dancing Master, 11th ed.. It was interpreted by Cecil Sharp (website) in 1922 and published in The Country Dance Book (Part 6). Found in The Playford Ball. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars. It is in the key: D major.
First Man side to the second Woman, set and turn S. Second Man do the same The first Man chnage with the second Woman, and the second Man with the first Woman, then change with your Partners Hands across all four quite round and turn S.
The tune, also called The Queen's Jig, was published by Playford with the dance. It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album A Playford Ball. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.
The animation plays at 103 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 (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.
|A1||1-4||1st corners sharp siding, (set, turn single)|
|5-8||(1st corners sharp siding,) set, turn single|
|A2||1-4||2nd corners sharp siding, (set, turn single)|
|5-8||(2nd corners sharp siding,) set, turn single|
|B1||1-2||1st corners change|
|3-4||2nd corners change|
|5-8||Face partner, balance back, change places|
|B2||1-6||Right hands across star|
|7-8||Turn single left|
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