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The Celtic Cross (Haynes)

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THE CELTIC CROSS (R4x48) Sq.Set Derek Haynes Carnforth Collection 1

1- 8 All Ladies dance RH across once round as Men dance anticlockwise ½ way, Ladies give LH to opposite Man, set and ½ turn Men into centre
9-16 Men dance RH across once round as Ladies dance anticlockwise ½ way, Men give LH to partners, set and ½ turn partners
17-24 1s+3s Adv&Ret 2 steps and dance ½ R&L End in original places
25-32 2s+4s Adv&Ret 2 steps and dance ½ R&L End in original places
33-40 All set to partners and turn RH, set to corners and turn corner RH into prom hold facing anticlockwise
41-48 Men Promenade their corners round anticlockwise and bring corners across in front of them to repeat dance with new partner on right

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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Also see the dance The Celtic Cross (Arrowsmith) by Ron Arrowsmith.

A Celtic cross is a symbol that combines a cross with a ring surrounding the intersection.

The early Celtic stone high cross is generally in the form of a normal cross with a ring joining the arms for structural strength, often with an extended rectangular or cubic base that is mounted on the ground.

A Celtic Cross
10th century High Celtic Cross

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