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Celebration At Higham

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CELEBRATION AT HIGHAM (S8x32) 3C (4C Set) Robert Smith Higham Hall Anniversary - 4SCD

1- 8 1s+2s dance Espagnole ending 1s briefly retaining LH to face 1st corners
9-12 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners. 1s pass LSh to face 2nd corners
13-16 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners and finish facing 1st corner person (3rd corner pstn)
17-24 1s set and turn 1st corners 2H; face 4th corner position, set to and turn 2nd corners 2H. 1s finish 2nd place on own side
25-28 1s+3L+2M dance ½ diagonal R&L (Man down, Lady up)
29-32 1s+3M+2L dance ½ diagonal R&L (Man down, Lady up). 213

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


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Dance Information

This dance, Celebration At Higham, was devised at Higham Hall in Cumbria, by Robert Smith with help from Geoff Entwistle, Lorna Harmsworth, Diane Rooney, and Ron and Shauna Currie in 2016.

The dance was named to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 3-day New Year dancing holiday for experienced dancers, in December 2016, held each year at Higham.


Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Scotland, was built in 1828 by the railway pioneer Thomas Hoskins, in order that he could view the railway which used to run along the route now followed by the A66.

Higham is currently an independent Educational Trust run independently as a centre of learning for adults, hosting, among others, Scottish Country Dance groups.

Higham Hall
Higham Hall, Cumbria


Image copyright John Holmes under this Creative Commons Licence 2.0.

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