Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Figure Of Eight Across

The dance term Figure of eight across is an 8-bar combination of Cross up and Cast down or Cross down and Cast up, starting with either the Crossing or the Casting movement, and then repeated from the new Place; the Scottish Country Dancer Finishes in the Place in which s/he started.
For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Figure of eight across, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Collie Law
Haggis Thrash
Harvest Moon
Hidden Valley
Jag's Jig
Quincentenary Jig
Royal Town
Teacher's Pet
There And Back
Touch Of Disblair

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