Southern Cross
Written by Dave Johnson c. 1981
Formation: Cross set 4 people, 1 in centre
Music: 64 bar x 5
         1
   4    5    2
         3

8    CIRCLE LEFT AND RIGHT. Outside people join hands, circle L/R around 5.
2    RH TURN AT THE TOP, 5 with 1 turn RH 3/4 around
2    LH TURN ON THE SIDE, 5 with 2 turn LH 1+1/4 times around
2    RH TURN AT THE BOTTOM, 5 with 3 turn 3/4 around
2    LH TURN ON THE SIDE, 5 with 4 turn 1+1/4 times around, 5 finishes in centre
8    ARCHES ACROSS THE SET, 5 join hands with 2 and 4 to make arches,
      TOPS CHASE (1 and 3) each other through arches CW
8    ARCHES UP/DOWN, 5 join hands with 1 and 3 to make arches,
      SIDES CHASE (2 and 4) each other through arches CW
8    REEL OF 3 UP AND DOWN (5 pass RSh with 1 to start reel, with 3)
8    REEL OF 3 ACROSS THE SET (5 pass LSh with 4 to start reel, with 2)
4    SWING AT THE TOP, 5 and 1, finish with 1 in centre
4    SWING NEXT, 5 and 2 swing, finish with 2 at top
4    SWING NEXT, 5 and 3 swing, finish with 3 on side
4    SWING NEXT, 5 and 4 swing, finish with 4 at bottom, 5 on side

256     Repeat 4 times with new centre and in new positions/numbers.

Dance Description Copyright Don Richmond 2012
This may be reproduced for self-educational purposes.