is the other Scottish Country Dancer
in a Couple
or one of the other Dancers
in a threesome. In practice, one's Partner
is the Dancer
with whom one walks onto the floor at the beginning of a dance and, unless the dance is Progressive
by changing Partners
, the Dancer
with whom one walks off the floor at the end of it.
It is sometimes convenient for the teacher to use a looser definition of Partner as the other of a pair of Dancers performing a Figure such as The targe.
For example, here are bars 1 to 8 of the Scottish Country Dance by John Drewry The Byron Strathspey
All Petronella turn
into the Centre
2 hands 1¼ times back to Places
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