Figure Of Eight On The Side
In the most common form, Figure of eight on the side
is a combination of: Dance Down
in front of the Standing dancer Below
, Cast down
round the next Standing dancer
, Dance Up
in front of him/her and Cast up
to the Starting Position
The reverse form starts with the Casting movement and other forms involve the two Standing dancers Above or one Above and one Below.
To make it clear which form is intended, the deviser or teacher will usually specify which Standing dancers are involved and specify Giving right (or left) shoulders to start.
In a Circular set, the Scottish Country Dancer usually dances all round her/his Partner, starting by passing in front, and then similarly round her/his First corner, Finishing in the Place in which s/he started.
For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Figure of eight on the side
, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions
or both -
Land Of The Heather Hills
Lord High Admiral
St John's Jig
Wild Goose Chase
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