Ceilidh Dance Instructions


Riverside Jig

Formation: Line of couples, divided up into sets of 4 dancers (No1 and No 2 couple) before dance begins, all N2 couples swap sides with partner, resulting in MLMLML all way down the room​


Bars:       Description

1-4          Join hands to form two long lines down length of hall - all advance and retire


5-8         Repeat advance and retire, finishing by releasing hands

9-12       In each 4some, put right right hands in to make a star dance round to the left for 4 bars, 

               then left hands back again.


13-16      In each 4some, all left hands in to make a star dance back round to the left for 4 bars

17-20      All do-si-do with with partner on the sides


21-24     All do-si-do with partner across the set, 1s finishing facing down and taking nearer hands,                           1LM1MM making an arch over the Mn's side line, 1LL1ML making an arch over the Ls' side line, all               others finishing in places

25-32     Top 4some run down, with the rest of the dancers passing under the arches and then take up                    place at the bottom of the set