Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Eights All Round

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

Eights All Round
Maggie and Duncan Keppie   Gaelic College SCD Book 7: Around A Dozen
40 bar Reel
One Circle of couples, woman on right of partner

  1-8   CIRCLE AND BACK:

  9-16 SET TWICE AND TURN: set to partner (Pas de Basque twice or a Highland Step), and turn 1½ times around (or 2½ times around) with right arm Tulloch Turn;

17-24 MEN'S FIGURE OF 8: Men dance a figure of 8 around women on either side of them starting out behind their original partner (now on their left) and then out and around new partner;

25-32 WOMEN'S FIGURE OF 8: women dance a figure of 8 around men on either side of them starting in around their original partner (now on their right) and then around their new partner;

33-40 ADVANCE, SET, RETIRE AND SET: hands joined in circle, advance, set, retire and set.

REPEAT WITH NEW PARTNER.

(Dance Crib compiled by the devisers, Maggie and Duncan Keppie)



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