Celtic Cross

Celtic Cross is a Scottish Country Dance. It was devised by Derek Haynes in 1991 and published in Carnforth Collection 1. It is a Square dance. In this dance the men are permuted by: 1234 and the women by: 2341. R48

This looks exactly like a square dance, calls need to be slightly different, but the moves and progression are standard: Ladies right hand star, while men promenade half outside Left hand to opposite, balance, left allemande half Men right hand star, while ladies promenade half outside Left hand to partner, balance, left allemande a quarter Heads forward and back Heads square through two hands Sides forward and back Sides square through two hands Balance to partner, right allemande Balance to corner, right allemande Promenade home

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily. Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color, however the border of each dancer indicates what role they currently play so the border color may change each time through the minor set.

An online description of the dance may be found here.

The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), set, promenade round (and probably others).

If you find what you believe to be a mistake in this animation, please leave a comment on youtube explaining what you believe to be wrong. If I agree with you I shall do my best to fix it.

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The dance is copyright © 1991 by Derek Haynes. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2019 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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