Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Original

The Scottish Country Dance term Original depending upon the context, is mostly used to refer to the situation as it was at the beginning of either the Active set or the Full set and so refers to a specific Place.

Starting Place or Starting Position is used to refer to the situation as it was at the beginning of a Figure.


For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Original, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Duke He Was A Bonnie Beau
Dundee City Police Jig
Glen Orrin Mixer
La Russe
Marchmont Eightsome
Peter's Pride
Star
Sutters Of Selkirk
When In Doubt Dance Petronella
Windswept Moors

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