Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Double Figures Of Eight Across

In Double figures of eight across two Couples perform Figures of eight Across over the same path. One Couple starts by Crossing Up and the other by Casting Down (or by Crossing Down and the other by Casting Up).

The Scottish Country Dancers may start in adjacent Places as, for example, in bars 9-16 of Jennifer's Jig or with one intervening Couple around whom they Dance, as in bars 9-16 of The Silver Tassie.

Here are examples of those Scottish Country Dances for which we have instructions on this site and in which the term, Double figures of eight across, either appears explicitly or is implied; note that for a common term these will be a small selection; for a rare term, these may be all that exist:

Carlisle Castle
Celtic Border
Geneva Park
Goodhind Reel
Jim's Haberdashery
Mantua Makers
Startled Rabbits
Twixt Don And Dee
Water's Edge
Wolf's Return To Badenoch

Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Double Figures Of Eight Across

Double Figures Of Eight Across Video Clip

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