, Both hands
is the standard Hold
for the Poussette
and is an alternative Hold
for two Scottish Country Dancers when Crossing
each other and using Slip step
. The joined hands, lefts in rights, should always be at shoulder height of the shorter dancer.
This Hold should be quite close in Quick tempo dances, especially when dancing Pas-de-basque; the arms should be parallel with the elbows close to the side and the forearms straight forward as is shown in plan view in the following diagram.
In Strathspeys, it should be an Open hold with the elbows only slightly bent and the hands as widely spaced as is practicable (see the following diagram), apart from those few occasions when Time is short, as in bars 4 and 7 of the Strathspey poussette.
is a rare form of Both hands
joined in which the Man
is behind his Partner
, right hands are joined, left hands are joined and arms are raised.
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