The Jig is a form of lively folk dance, as well as the accompanying dance tune, originating in England in the sixteenth century and today most associated
with Irish dance music and Scottish country dance music. Jigs were originally in 2/4 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, and treble jigs. Light jigs are the fastest of the jigs, danced in ghillie shoes, and are performed in 6/8 time. The performer's feet rarely leave the ground for long, as the step is fast, typically performed at a high speed.
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