To sing to the tune of a jig.
To dance a jig; to skip about.
To move with a skip or rhythm; to move with vibrations or jerks.
a dance for one or two dancers. Mostly Cotswold
An Irish dance tune type played in moderate 6/8 time. Originated in Germany.
A morris dance for one or two dancers. Jigs give a couple of dancers a chance to show off and the rest of the team a chance to get their heart rate back down.
a kind of musical saw, which goes up and down, on and on, in an inanely good-natured skipping rhythm, now more or less relegated to the world of Morris Dancing
music in three-four time for dancing a jig
any of various old rustic dances involving kicking and leaping
dance a quick dance with leaping and kicking motions
A fast, lively, dance.
A vigorous dance developed in the British Isles and popular as an Irish traditional dance style. A way of cataloguing Mozart's works - the number given to this piece in Ludwig Kochel's catalogue of all Mozart's music.
A vigorous dance developed in the British Isles, usually in compound meter; became fashionable on the Continent as the gigue; still popular as an Irish traditional dance genre.
There are many references to the jig in ancient Ireland. A number of variations of the jig are performed including the light, single (or soft), double (aka treble or hard), and slip jig. The music is 6/8 time (the emphasis on beats in a jig is: ONE-two-three four-five-six). Slip jigs are in 9/8 time (ONE-two-three four-five-six seven-eight-nine). Dancers perform single or soft jigs in soft shoes. Solo competitions occur at the level of beginners, advanced beginners, and at some feisanna, Open. Competitions at all levels also occur in the treble jig which has a slower tempo, but dancers triple beats in hard shoes. Normally, only women dance the slip jig, however, increasingly boys learn and dance the slip jig.
The jig is a folk dance type as well as the accompanying dance tune type, popular in Ireland. It is sometimes seen in its French or Italian forms, gigue or giga, but these are more usually used for the baroque dance forms.