Jamaica From “The Playford Ball”
Duple minor longways JAMAICA PB p. 57, music: BN Part I A 1-2 1st man take 1st woman by right hand, then left. 3-4 Hands crossed, they turn half-way. 5-8 1st man the same with 2nd woman while 1st woman the same with 2nd man. B 1-8 1st couple figure-eight up through 2nd couple, skipping, and change places with partner at end. Part 11 A 1-4 With new 2nd couple below, 1st man turn 2nd woman two-hands once around. 5-8 1st woman the same with 2nd man. B 1-4 All turn neighbors two-hands once-and-a-half. 5-8 All turn partners two-hands. Jamaica (alternative version) - 4 Couple Longways with 3's & 4's Improper. <U>Introduction</U><BR> A1 ( 1 - 8) All lead up & back a double Twice. B1 ( 1 - 8) All set and turn single Twice. <U>Figure</U><BR> A2 ( 1 - 4) Couples 1 and 4 with partner give right hands, give left hands and turn œ way. ( 5 - 8) With neighbour, give right give left and turn œ way. B2 ( 1 - 4) Lines fall back and come forward. ( 5 - 8) Middle couples half figure 8 through nearest ends. A3 ( 1 - 4) Working gents on right diagonal back to back each other. ( 5 - 8) Working ladies on right diagonal back to back each other. B3 ( 1 - 4) Working couples face in the middle and with opposite 2 hand turn 1œ times (danced). ( 5 - 8) Face partner and 2 hand turn œ way. <U>Repeat Introduction to finish A1 ( 1 - 8) All lead up & back a double Twice. B1 ( 1 - 8) All set and turn single Twice. Progression: 2-4-1-3 Repeat 3 times.