Half Figure Eights vs. Crosses and Casts

Rebecca R. Davis

Message 1422 · 22 Mar 1995 13:08:59 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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REPLY TO 03/17/95 11:20 FROM xxxxxxxxxx@xx.xxxxxxxxxx.xxx-xxxxxxxxx.xx: Half
Figures of 8

Peter,

Sorry, but I'm going to have to second Priscilla. There can be a
great deal of difference between a half figure eight, and crossing
(down/up) and casting (down/up). Giving hands slows you down. For
example, I have seen many people try to dance bars 17-24 of Birks of
Invermay as cross, cast, half figure eight (as shown in the Pilling
diagram) instead of cross, cast, lead up, cross, cast (as the dance
is written). These people almost invariably run out of floor before
they run out of music.

Rebecca
San Francisco

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