Chase HalfwayIn 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 29-32 of the Scottish Country Dance Eileen Watt's Strathspey.
Chase halfway clockwise in a 3-couple, Longwise set with 1st couple Starting in 2nd place, all on Opposite sides. 3rd man's path is shown as a full line, 2nd lady's as a broken line; the arrow heads show their Finishing Positions. The final Turns to Finish Facing Partners are not shown.
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 -
Chester Reel Of Gold
Dancing In The Street
Ferry Boats On The Mersey
Osgood MacKenzie Of Inverewe
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