Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Figures Of Eight Across Halfway - Lady And Man Down

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Figures Of Eight Across Halfway - Lady And Man Down

Figures of Eight Across Halfway - Lady and Man Down

Half figures of 8 across in a Longwise set, 1st couple Starting on Opposite sides and Crossing down to Start. The, preferred, asymmetrical paths (emboldened) allow even pace while giving 1st lady Precedence which is facilitated by Taking left hands. The straight line paths require the Lady to Start quickly and the Man to hold back.