On The Spot
The term On the spot
is not a Scottish Country Dance Figure
in its own right but is an adaptation of a Figure
to indicate that the normal movement expected in the Figure
is not to take place; it is also used to emphasize the correct way of performing Pas-de-basque
On the spot occurs in Poussette and Allemande, where the Couples rotate with one dancer stationary rather than both moving around each other as for a normal Turn.
Turn on the spot is a Figure for a single dancer.
For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, On the spot
, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions
or both -
Minister On The Loch
Mrs Stuart Linnell
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