Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Turn Both Hands

To Turn both hands, in Quick tempo Scottish Country Dances only, Pas-de-basque is occasionally prescribed for this Turning movement rather than the more usual Skip change Travelling Step.

Two dancers Take Both hands and proceed round each other clockwise, Finishing in their Starting Positions unless the amount of Turn requires otherwise.

For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Turn both hands, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Betty Grant's Strathspey
Dancing Diamonds
Follow Your Love
Jimp Waist
Lovers' Knot
Mince And Tatties
Pretty Polly
Ruffian's Rant
Steeple Rock

Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Turn Both Hands

Turn Both Hands Video Clip

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Additional search terms: Turn 2H (MiniCrib).