Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Lead Out Of The Side

To Lead out of the side two Scottish Country Dancers, usually a Man and a Lady, Lead Out of one Side of The set in preparation for Casting away from each other; unless the Figure is followed by Crossing, they Take Nearer hands when Leading Out.
For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Lead out of the side, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Bonniest Lass In All The World
Calgary's First Hundred
For Ever And Aye
Haddington Assembly
Luckenbooth Brooch
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