Jig

The Jig (Irish: port) is a form of lively folk dance in compound meter, as well as the accompanying dance tune. It developed in 16th century England, and was quickly adopted on the Continent where it eventually became the final movement of the mature Baroque dance suite (the French gigue; Italian and Spanish giga). Today it is most associated with Irish dance music and Scottish country dance music. Jigs were originally in duple compound meter, (e.g., 12/8 time), but have been adapted to a variety of time signatures, by which they are often classified into groups, including light jigs, slip jigs, single jigs, double jigs, and treble jigs. 2] "jig" a racist slang shortening also known as jigaboo, porch jig, moon jig, reffering to niggers.

Read more about Jig:  Origins, Ireland and Scotland, Light Jigs, Slip Jigs, Single Jigs, Hop Jigs, Treble Jigs

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