Cumberland Square Eight

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Cumberland Square Eight

Quadrille Formation 4 couples on side of a square, those facing  the band and those facing them are Ends. The other 2 couples are Sides.
A1 

A2

1st Figure GALOP
Ends – Galop Across and Back
Again
Sides – Galop Across and Back
Again
 
End couples only in ballroom hold Men’s left hand extended, cross the set with a Galop, a scissor like step, Men passing back to back and then returning Ladies back to back.
Same couple does this again

Side Couples Repeat, also crossing twice.** Stress that the couples do not rotate. and the galop is done twice by each couple **

B1B2 2nd Figure STAR
Ends – Star Right
Star Back
Sides- Star Right
Star Back
End Couples only, Right hands in and Star Right
End Couples Star Back with left hands back to place.
Side Couples only, Right hand Star and Star Back
A1 

A2

3rd Figure BASKET
Ends Basket Left

Sides Basket Left
End Couples only, form a Basket, Men’s arms joined around outside of Ladies waists, Ladies rest arms on Men’s shoulders, all lean out slightly and step sideways to rotate to the Left only. Finish early enough to fall into original place.Side Couples only Basket Left. Finish early enough to move outwards to join other couple in next figure.
B1 4th Figure BIG CIRCLE
Big Circle Left
All 8 join hands and circle left.
B2 5th Figure PROMENADE
All Promenade Back to Place
Men place partner on right and outside of circle and Promenade Anticlockwise around circle back to place.
64 bar reels AABB twice A very enjoyable dance, for the middle of the evening.

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