Type: Contra Dance, Duple Improper
This dance was a bonus spin-off while thinking through my dance The Right In Tension. It was intended to be useful as an easy frame for the Right Hand High, Left Hand Low move suitable for community dances, etc.
The name here comes from my youth – I was the only one in the family with a car at one point and used to drive the extended family to the supermarket. As we’d turn the corner to approach my grandmother’s home I’d always hear her chime from the back seat “home again, home again, jiggity jig” as she’d dig the house keys out of her purse.
Neighbor Balance & Swing (end facing down)
Line/4 Down the Hall, G1 turns alone while G2 does RH High, LH Low w/Ladies to all face up (swapping the Ladies)
Line/4 Up the Hall, Pivot to face Partner
Partner Balance & Swing
Long Lines Forward & Back
Ladies Pull by Right, Neighbor Allemande Left 1/2x and step forward to next Neighbor
Tune suggestions: strong marches, driving tunes – and, of course, jigs.
See also: The Right In Tension
First called by me at the Worcester Contra Dance in MA on 6/8/2018.