Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Figure Of Eight Across Halfway

The Figure Figure of eight across halfway is often called Half figure of eight across.

This is a 4-bar combination of Cross up and Cast down or Cross down and Cast up, starting with either the Crossing or the Casting movement; it is exactly half of the full Figure. The Scottish Country Dancer Finishes opposite the Place in which s/he started.

Here are examples of those Scottish Country Dances for which we have instructions on this site and in which the term, Figure of eight across halfway, 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:

Back To The Fireside
Betty's Wedding
Loch Doon Castle
Red Rose And White
Scott Meikle
Whirling Dervishes
White Rabbit (Skelton)
Wolf's Return To Badenoch
Yan Tan Tethera

Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Figure Of Eight Across

Figure Of Eight Across Halfway Video Clip

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