2-Bar FiguresThe following Figures require 2 bars of music; where this is not the standard Time allocation and where alternative Time allocations apply, some comment is included.
Advance and retire:
this is a rare form used in some Strathspeys.
this Time allocation applies for one Couple going under a single Arch; when there is more than one Arch, the Timing is longer but not pro rata.
the basic element which, apart from the complications of mapping to Starting and Finishing Positions, is repeated four times for the half form and 8 times for the full form as defined in Complex Figures.
Cast down or Cast up or Cast clockwise or Cast anticlockwise one Place:
when Casting more than one Place, the Timing is longer but not pro rata.
Cross down or Cross up Diagonally.
Hands round to the left halfway:
this is a rare form used in bars 11-12 and 14-16 of The Duchess Tree and some other Strathspeys; it is difficult to perform neatly.
Hands round to the right halfway:
this is a rare form used in bars 31-32 of John McAlpin and some other Strathspeys; it is difficult to perform neatly.
Lead down or Lead up one Place:
when Leading more than one Place, the Timing is longer but not pro rata.
the basic element which may be repeated as required.
Set (Pas-de-basque and Common Schottische, the Strathspey setting step).
Step up or Step down.
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