Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Highcliff Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HIGHCLIFF JIG (J4x32) 4C set J Scott Cleveland Collection

1- 8 1s and 4s set, cross RH, cast in 1 place and turn LH on sides
9-16 2s+1s also 4s+3s dance RH across, 1s+4s dance ½ R&L
17-24 2M+4L also 1M+3L join RH and set to partners, turning right about set to other partner 2s+4s also 1s+3s dance LH across
25-32 2L+4M also 1L+3M retain LH and repeat setting to partner and other partner

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

Dance Information

This dance, Highcliff Jig, 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).
Highcliff is one of the cliffs that gave Cleveland its name.

Highcliff Image
Highcliff Nab
The Cleveland Way Runs Over The Top Of The Nab

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Text from this original Cleveland, England article on Wikipedia.
Image Copyright Phil Catterall under this Creative Commons Licence.

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