Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Cross And Cast

Although Cross and cast is no more than a combination of Cross (By the right), Finishing Facing Out, 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 to 2nd Place in a 3 Couple Longwise, Active Set; 2nd Couple usually Step up during the Casting.

Note that the Dancing couple Finish on Opposite Sides. See Cross, Cast And Half Figures Of Eight for a combination Figure with the same Progression but with the Dancing couple Finishing on Own Sides.


For example, here are a few of the many 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
Hooper's Jig
Long Sands
Memories (Burrage)
Merrily Danced The Quaker's Wife

Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Cross And Cast

Cross And Cast Video Clip

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