Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Double Eighty

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DOUBLE EIGHTY (S4x32) 4C set Dulcie P Bond RSCDS Book 45

1- 8 All dance RSh reel of 4 on sides
9-16 All set, 1M+2L also 3M+4L cross RH, 1L+2M also 3L+4M cross LH, 2s and 3s cross RH while 1s+4s turn RH 1¼ times to end in centre facing partner (L face down, M face up)
17-24 1s+4s dance Highland Schottische Poussette:-
' 1s set Highland Schottische step with both hands joined dancing out to Men's side while 4s set and dance out to Ladies' side ending with a ¼ turn to right
' 1s dance Highland Schottische down Men's side and 4s up Ladies' side ending with a ¼ turn to right
' 4s+1s dance Highland Schottische into centre to reform line of 4 in middle with couples having changed places
' 4s+1s ¾ turn partners with both hands to own sides
25-32 2s+4s also 1s+3s circle 4H round and back

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

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