Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Left Hands Across

In Left hands across 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 4 bars and normally Finishing where they started the Figure.
For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Left hands across, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Cadger's Bridge
Chevy Chase
Golden Boy
Grants' New Rant
Jim Johnstone's Reel
Lauder Legend
La Valletta
Morrison's Measure
Palindrome (Drewry)

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Left Hands Across Video Clip

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