Absence of Forethought

24 jig for couple facing couple around the room
1-4 Women dance back-to-back on the diagonal while the men dance clockwise round the outside of the set halfway.
5-8 Both couples dance right hands across once around.
9-12 Men dance back-to-back on the diagonal while the women dance clockwise around outside of the set halfway.
13-16 Both couples dance right hands across once around (dancing couples ahve changed places, men with partner at right).
17-20 With partner, both couples dance back-to-back.
21-24 Both couples set to partner once advancing, turn partner halfway with both hands, setting opening up to face a new couple to repeat the dance (men release women's right hands out of their left).

Devised by Ron Wallace with grateful acknowledement to Joycelyn Hamilton. Published in 1985 by the RSCDS Twin Cities Branch in The Blue Ribbon Collection.

If you enjoyed this dance, please consider purchasing a copy of The Blue Ribbon Colllection (includes original music by Sherry Wohlers Ladig and Murray Shoolbraid) published by the RSCDS Twin Cities Branch in honor of its tenth anniversary in 1985. Copies are available from the branch secretary, Judith Palmateer (palmatj@aol.com) or TACBooks (e-mail: tacbooks@sympatico.ca).


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