Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Cross And Cast

Although Cross and cast is no more than a combination of Cross (By the right) followed by Cast individually (one Place) on the Opposite Side, it is important as the most common movement by the 1st Couple to establish the Progression in a 3 Couple Longwise, Active Set; 2nd Couple usually Step up during the Casting.
For example, here are bars 1 to 4 of the Scottish Country Dance Hooper's Jig -
All clap, 1s Cross and Cast.
For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Cross and Cast, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Bill Hendry's Reel
Blithest Lass That Ever Was Seen
Bonnie Kitty
Bridge Of Nairn
Campbell Of Cawdor
Chapel On The Hill
Crooket Horned Ewie
Long Sands
Memories (Burrage)
Merrily Danced The Quaker's Wife

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