Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


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 -
Cape Breton Hornpipe
Deveron Reel
Johnnie's Welcome Hame
Maple Leaf Rant
Monadh Liath
Music Makars
Napier's Index

Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Balancing

Balancing Video Clip

Links To Pages Related To 'Setting'


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