Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Left Hands Across Halfway

In Left hands across halfway 3, 4 or more dancers join left hands in the centre to form a Star, Face anticlockwise and Dance round with a Travelling Step, normally for 2 bars and normally Finishing diagonally opposite the Place in which they started the Figure.
Here are examples of those Scottish Country Dances for which we have instructions on this site and in which the term, Left hands 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:

Birthday Dance
Highlander's Jig
Kenmure's On And Awa'
MacLeod Of Tobermory
Montebello Castle
Stuttgart Strathspey
Tribute To The Ladies

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Additional search terms: ½ LH across, LH across ½ way.