Crossing the Bay

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Dance details

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Name: Crossing the Bay Type: Strathspey Bars: 32
Set: 4 couple longwise (3 couple dance) Devised by: Derek Haynes
Published in: The Fifth Carnforth collection of Scottish Country Dances.
Own music: Sands O' Murness (Frank Jamieson) Suggested music: Unknown

Dance instructions

1 - 4 1s cross right hand and cast off 1 place.
5 - 8 1s dance ½ figures of eight, lady round 3rd lady & man round 2nd man.
9 - 12 All (2s, 1s & 3s) dance ½ reels of 3 on the sides, 1st man gives right shoulder to 3rd man and 1st lady gives right shoulder to 2nd lady to start.
13 - 16 All dance ½ reels of 3 across, 1s give left shoulder to 1st corner positions to start.
17 - 24 All set & link (3 person) twice.
25 - 32 All dance 6 hands round and back.

Notes

"Maureen wanted a dance for her class with Set and Link for Three flowing into six hands round and back. This dance is the result."[1]

References

  1. Note from the original dance instructions published in "The Fifth Carnforth Collection of Scottish Country Dances"