Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Left Hands Across Halfway

In Left hands across halfway 3, 4 or more dancers join left hands in the centre to form a Star, Face anticlockwise and Dance round with a Travelling Step, normally for 2 bars and normally Finishing diagonally opposite the Place in which they started the Figure.
For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Left hands across halfway, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Birthday Dance
Glenrothes
Highlander's Jig
Kenmure's On And Awa'
Lochskerrow
MacLeod Of Tobermory
Montebello Castle
Stuttgart Strathspey
Tribute To The Ladies
Tyrebagger

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Additional search terms: ½ LH across, LH across ½ way.