The Jig is energetic and was popular in balls of the 18th century. It may be the secret behind the phrase, “Fit as a Fiddle” … The fiddle was the instrument most associated with the jig or gigue -French , or giga, Italian- it was also a medieval name for a bowed instrument-geige- which is where the German word for violin is derived.
Meggi Sweeney Smith will teach the jig and Bach’s gigue on Saturday, December 3rd, from 3-4:30pm, accompanied by live music. Class fee is only $14. The location is the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn at 3 Lafayette Avenue. http://markmorrisdancegroup.org/contact/directions