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Fig. 1. & Fig. 2.
In crossing and re-crossing, invariably, each must keep his partner to the right, that is, the right shoulder of each passes by the right shoulder of each partner.
In bars 3 and 4 (keeping up the step all the time) all come to the right-about, that is, face inward again, by turning to the rightward (maintaining position all the time), thus:
Fig. 4. & Fig. 5.
In bars 5 and 6 all cross over again, right shoulder to right shoulder, bringing the side back to back and in original stations.
In bars 7 and 8 all make a full turn to the right (as in Fig. 3) bringing the side again to Front.
As there are two bars to turn in after crossing over, and again after re-crossing, the dancer must, of course, turn slowly and evenly, so that the turn is completed just in time for the jump in bars 4 and 8.
This is called in the Notation—Cross-over.
BACK-TO-BACK.
As with the Cross-over, this movement is completed in eight bars.






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