In Set advancing
the specified Scottish Country Dancers approach each other using a single, 2 bar, Pas-de-basque
or Strathspey setting step
unless otherwise specified; if lines of dancers are involved, they Take hands
as for Set in line
When performed in a Quick tempo dance, using Pas-de-basque, the movement takes place on the first beat of each bar and should be in a forward direction.
When performed with the Strathspey setting step, the movement is a zig-zag, diagonally to the right on the right foot step and to the left on the left foot step. This is often used in Strathspeys as a passing movement by the Dancing couple (Giving left shoulders) so that they Finish Facing their First corners, as for example in bars 9-10 of Bonnie Stronshiray.
For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Set advancing
, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions
or both -
Auld Friends Meet
Auld Robin Gray
Brisk Young Lad
Farewell To Scotland
Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Set Advancing
Set Advancing Video Clip
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