After Eights

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Dance details

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Name: After Eights Type: Jig Times & Bars: 8 X 32
Set: 4 Couple Longwise Minimum couples required 3
Devised by: Ruth Barnes Year[1] 2008
Published in: Online (Dancipedia)
Music: Any good jig.

Dance instructions

1 - 8 1s figure of eight around 2s.
9 - 16 1s, 2s & 3s grand chain, 1s cross to start.
17 - 24 1s lead down the middle and up to 2nd place.
25 - 32 2s, 1s & 3s 6 hands round and back.

Background

This dance was devised for an after dinner ceilidh, hence the name "After Eights".
  1. Year denotes the year in which the dance was devised or first published