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Figures Of Eight On The Sides Video Clip

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Figures Of Eight On The Sides Demonstration - YouTube Scottish Country Dancing Video.
Members And Friends Of RSCDS Stirling Branch, Guildhall, Stirling, Scotland, 2020.

Video Notes
This shows the mirror form of Figures of Eight on the Sides, danced in strathspey tempo. 1st couple are shown finishing in original places; actual implementations may require slightly different positions.
Note that 1st couple take nearer hands at every opportunity.

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

Video Notes
This sequence shows the parallel form of Figures of Eight On The Sides, danced in reel tempo.
In the first 8 bars, 1st couple start by giving right shoulder to 2nd couple and finish in original places. In the second 8 bars, 4th couple start by giving right shoulder to 3rd couple and finish in original places.
Note that the dancing couples cover but cannot take hands.


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Figures Of Eight On The Sides Demonstration During Neidpath Castle - YouTube Scottish Country Dancing Video
Performance Of Neidpath Castle - Lucy Clark Scottish Country Dance Club, 2016.

Video Notes
This sequence shows the mirror form of Figures of Eight On The Sides, danced in strathspey tempo. On the final bar of the 8-bar sequence, 1st couple take both hands and 2nd couple advance to take both hands.
Note that 1st couple take nearer hands at every opportunity.

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