“The Star” is part 2 of the old Inverness Square Set in Cape Breton. This video demonstrates the jig step, as well as the pattern used, and descriptions of alternatives for kids. This is a group dance that is great for a small group or a large group.
The connection of the hands creates a synergy in the group, and can bring a cohesiveness to an activity or group of people. The shuffle brings the music into the body for a frequency shift, while the step also allows for a centering or grounding opportunity with the accent down into the floor. The patterns create images and opportunities for linking and moving people, and can be part of a math class using fractions or sections. The movement in opposition allows for changes of directions and understanding how movement can change and oppose.