The Celtic Cross

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Dance details

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Name: The Celtic Cross Type: Reel Times & Bars: 4 X 48
Set: 4 Couple Square Minimum couples required 4
Devised by: Derek Haynes Year[1] 1991
Published in: The First Carnforth Collection of Scottish Country Dances
Music: "St. Columba's Sword"

Dance instructions

1 - 8 All ladies dance 4 hands across once round while all men dance anticlockwise ½ way around the set.

Ladies give left hand to opposite man, set and turn ½ way to bring men into centre.

9 - 16 All men dance [[4 hands across] once round while all ladies dance anticlockwise ½ way around the set.

Men give left hand to partner, setand turn ¾ way to finish 1s in 3rd place, 2s in 4th place, 3s in 1st place & 4s in 2nd place.

17 - 24 1s & 3s advance & retire (2 steps) then dance ½ rights & lefts back to original place.
25 - 32 2s & 4s advance & retire (2 steps) then dance ½ rights & lefts back to original place.
33 - 40 All set to & turn partners right hand then set to and turn corners right hand to finish in promenade hold facing anticlockwise.
41 - 48 Promenade round anticlockwise (until 1st man is in 2nd place, 2nd man is in 3rd place etc.) ready to start again with a new partner.

Notes

References

  1. Year denotes the year in which the dance was devised or first published