Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Market Cross Jig

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

MARKET CROSS JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Alan Littlefair Cleveland Collection

1- 8 1s turn LH 1½ times moving down to face 1st corner and dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners
9-16 1s turn LH to face 2nd corner and dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 2nd corners. 1s end in 2nd place opposite sides
17-24 1s dance RH across (Man up with 3s, Lady down with 2s); 1s dance ½ RSh reels of 3 on opposite sides (RSh to 2nd corner position to start)
25-32 1s dance LH across (Man down with 3s, Lady up with 2s) ending BtoB Lady facing up; All set and 1s Petronella turn to 2nd place own sides while 2s and 3s cross RH to own sides

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

Dance Information

This dance, Market Cross 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).

Market Cross
Market Cross, Guisborough, Cleveland

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