Exceptionally in Scottish Country Dancing, Gypsy Turn
is a rare form of Turn
for two Dancers
in which hands are not given; instead, the Dancers Travel
individually around each other. They do not Take hands
and so the Direction
of rotation must be specified by a term such as Give right shoulder
; since there is no physical contact, Eye contact
is especially important.
For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Gypsy Turn
, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions
or both -
Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Gypsy Turn
Gypsy Turn Video Clip
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