Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Set And Cast

Although this is no more than a combination of Set Facing Across The set followed by Cast individually (one Place) on the Opposite Side, Set and cast is important as a common movement by the 1st Couple to establish the Progression in a 3 Couple Longwise, Active Set; 2nd Couple usually Step up during the Casting.
For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Set and cast, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Campbell's Hornpipe
Glen Mor
Lamb Skinnet
Miller O' Hirn
Red Rose Of Dunoon
Reel Of The 51st Division
Sleepy Maggie

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