Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Broken Ridge

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE BROKEN RIDGE (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Ian Barbour Cleveland Collection

1- 8 1s followed by 2s lead down middle, 2s lead up to top while 1s cast up behind 3s to 2nd place own sides
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance ½ reels of 3 on sides (1s in and up to start); 3s+1s+2s dance 4 bars of Grand Chain (1 bar per hand)
17-24 1s+2s dance ½ R&L and turn partners 2H, 1s turning 1½ to end facing 1st corners
25-32 1s turn 1st corner RH, partner LH, 2nd corner RH and partner LH to end in middle in 2nd place facing down ready to start again. 213

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Dance Information

This strathspey, The Broken Ridge, is part of the Cleveland Collection.
Cleveland was an area in the north east of England. Its name means literally "cliff-land", referring to its hilly southern areas, which rise to nearly 1,500 ft (460 m).

Broken Ridge
Walkers Approaching The Cleveland Way Through A Gap On The Ridge

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