Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Chase Halfway

In this version of Chase, taking 4 bars, the dancers must Finish opposite the Place in which they started, Diagonally opposite if they started from a Corner.

The diagram shows the clockwise version of Chase halfway in a 3 Couple Longwise, Active set, as in bars 13-16 of the Scottish Country Dance St Andrew's Fair.

For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Chase halfway, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Caernangle Reel
Chester Reel Of Gold
Coats Land
Dancing In The Street
Ferry Boats On The Mersey
Glenburnie Rant
Lawson's Lady
Osgood MacKenzie Of Inverewe

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