Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Double Right Hands Across

In Double right hands across Couples Face clockwise and Dance Right hands Across as, for example, in bars 49-52 and 57-60 of Schiehallion.

The formal RSCDS style of this Figure requires the Couples' Nearer hands to be joined; since the outer dancers have to Travel much further than in ordinary Right hands Across, this Figure takes the dancers only half way round the circle in 4 bars.

Note that in the informal style, for example in bars 9-12 of the Scottish Country Dance The Eightsome Reel, the Man puts his right arm behind his Partner with his right hand on her right waist.

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