Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Hands Across The Border

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER (S4x32) 4C set Joseph Killeen 2 Dances

1- 8 All clap and cross (passing RSh), set and dance ½ reel of 4 on sides
9-16 Repeat and at end of reel 2s+3s turn LH on sides
17-24 1s+2s+3s dance Grand Chain
25-32 1s+2s turn 2H (end 1s facing 2s), 1s dance under arch made by 2s, 1s+3s+4s turn partners 2H (end 1s facing 3s with 4s behind them) and 1s dance under arches made by 3s and 4s to bottom

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

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