Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Hands Round To The Left Halfway

The Hands round to the left halfway Figure is exactly half of the full Hands round to the left; the dancers must take care to Finish Diagonally opposite the Positions in which they started the Figure.

When 3 or 4 Scottish Country Dancers are involved, only 2 bars are allocated; at a pinch, 6 dancers can cope in a Strathspey when the preceding Figure is conducive, as in bars 27-8 of John McAlpin though, for elegance, 4 bars are desirable for 6 or more dancers.

Here are examples of those Scottish Country Dances for which we have instructions on this site and in which the term, Hands round to the left 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:

Auld Robin Gray
Forteviot Jig
Haggis Tree
Pool Of Connla
Scotsman In America
Solway Reel

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