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Figures Of Eight Across Video Clip

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Figures Of Eight Across Demonstration During The Drunken Sailor - YouTube Scottish Country Dancing Video
Performance Of The Drunken Sailor - On The Informal Stage At The World A'Fair, Dayton, Ohio. 2007.
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Video Notes
This sequence shows 1st lady dancing a Figure of 8 Across, around 2nd couple in 1st place, and 1st man dancing a Figure of 8 Across, around 3rd couple, each giving right shoulder to first corner to start. The paths do not overlap and so no consideration of precedence arises.

Figures Of Eight Across Demonstration - YouTube Scottish Country Dancing Video
Performance Of Figures Of Eight Across - Lower Hutt Scottish Country Dance Club, Wellington, New Zealand, 2018.

Video Notes
This sequence shows Figures of Eight Across danced in jig tempo.
In the first 8 bars, 1st couple, and 3rd couple similarly, cross down into Figures of Eight Across around the couple below, finishing in original places. The paths overlap and so the ladies take precedence.
In the second 8 bars, 2nd couple, and 4th couple similarly, cross up into Figures of Eight Across around the couple above, finishing in original places. Again, the paths overlap and so the ladies take precedence.

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