Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Balancing

The term Balancing covers all Figures in which two or more dancers perform a Setting step while Taking hands (see Take hands with no relative movement), left in left, right in right, so that they Face alternately to one side and the other of the straight line axis of the zigzag joining their Positions; the arms should always be extended as fully as is practicable.

For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Balancing, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Deveron Reel
Johnnie's Welcome Hame
Monadh Liath
Weathercock


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