Double Time
by Sue McKinnell 4X32 Reel
4 couple square dance
1-8 1C & 2C, 3C & 4C cross LH with partners, then 1W & 2M, 3W & 4M cross RH, 1M & 2W, 3M & 4W cross RH, and all take hands on the sides and set.
9-16 Repeat bars 1-8 to return to original places, end 1C facing 2C and 3C facing 4C on the sides.
17-24 Reels of four on the sides.
25-32 1C dance in towards each other, then cast to the bottom of the set; 2C, 3C, & 4C step up on bars 3-4 of the phrase. All dance back to back with partners.
Repeat 4 times.
Suggested music is Alloway Kirk Rant from The Macadians Play Burns Night in the Annapolis Valley.
The figure in bars 1-16 reminds me of a pair of hourglasses, thus the name of the dance.