Cumberland Square Eight

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Dance details

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Name: Cumberland Square Eight Type: Jig Bars: 64
Set: 4 couple square Devised by: Unknown
Published in: Unknown
Own music: Unknown Suggested music: Unknown

Dance instructions

1 - 8 1s & 3s with ballroom hold gallop past the other couple and back.
9 - 16 2s & 4s with ballroom hold gallop past the other couple and back.
17 - 24 1s & 3s right hand wheel then left hand wheel.
25 - 32 2s & 4s right hand wheel then left hand wheel.
33 - 40 1s & 3s basket.
41 - 48 2s & 4s basket.
49 - 56 All circle to the left.
57 - 64 All with promenade hold dance anticlockwise back to place.

Notes

Bars 33 - 48 (baskets). For a safer version of baskets the men should place their arms around the ladies waist instead of their shoulders.