Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

The Highlander's Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

THE HIGHLANDER'S JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Bowie Dickson Dunedin Dances Book 3

1- 8 1s and 3s, passing partner RSh (similar to turn ¾ RH), dance ½ reel of 4 up/down middle, 3s+1s turn partners RH 1¼ times to own sides
9-16 3s+2s+1s set, cross RH and chase clockwise to original places
17-24 1s+2s dance RH across ½ way and set, 1s+3s dance LH across ½ way and set
25-32 1s lead up to top, cross and cast to 2nd place opposite sides, (3s step down 27-28), 2s+1s+3s set and cross RH

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


Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams


Dance Information

Devised for Robert and Barbara McOwen. Tune 'The Vermont Highlander's Jig' by Barbara McOwen.

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