Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Figure Of Eight Across Halfway

The Figure Figure of eight across halfway is sometimes called 'half figure of eight across'.

This is a 4-bar combination of Cross up and Cast down or Cross down and Cast up, starting with either the Crossing or the Casting movement; it is exactly half of the full Figure. The Scottish Country Dancer Finishes opposite the Place in which s/he started.

For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Figure of eight across halfway, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Back To The Fireside
Betty's Wedding
Loch Doon Castle
Red Rose And White
Scott Meikle
Whirling Dervishes
White Rabbit (Skelton)
Wolf's Return To Badenoch
Yan Tan Tethera

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