Rights And Lefts For 3 Couples
In Rights and lefts for 3 couples
, as in Right and lefts
, the 3 Couples Cross By the right
to start, taking 2 bars. Next the dancers in 1st
and 2nd Man's Places
and also those in 2nd
and 3rd Ladies' Places Cross up and down on the sides By the left While
those in 1st Lady's
and 3rd Man's Places Exchange places
by Crossing Diagonally By the left
, also taking 2 bars. These 4 bars are repeated twice more until all Scottish Country Dancers are back in their Starting Positions
Diagram 34 shows the whole Figure as, for example, in bars 9-20 of Johnnie's Welcome Hame.
Phrasing needs care; Crossing By the left Diagonally takes nearly three times as long as each Crossing Up and down on the Sides and so must be danced with much longer steps.
For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Rights and lefts for 3 couples, is used in either the Minicrib or the Maxicrib Dance instructions or both -
Dancing In The Cuckoo's Nest
Gordon Young's Reel
Johnnie's Welcome Hame
June Shore's Fancy
Rose Of The North
Spirit Of The Dance
Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Rights And Lefts For 3 Couples
Rights And Lefts For 3 Couples Video Clip
Links To Pages Related To 'Chains'
Additional search terms; R&L for 3 couples (In Minicrib), 3 couple R&L (In Minicrib).
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