Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Set To First Corners

In Scottish Country Dancing Set to first corners, Set to is a conveniently short synonym for Set Facing.

The specified Dancer(s) Face their First corner positions and all Set.

Most commonly, they will be the Dancing couple, back to back on the First corners' Diagonal, though they may be in other Positions such as 2nd Places on Opposite Sides, on the Centre line (Lady between 1st Places, Man between 3rd Places) or even 2nd Places on Own sides.

For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Set to first corners, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Cromarties New Rant
Crombie Hall
Edinburgh Exiles
Festival Fling
Garple Burn
Jig For Garry
Ladies Of Dunse
Mrs MacLeod (of Raasay)
Royal Yacht Britannia
Travelling Men

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