Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Turn On The Spot Halfway

In Scottish Country Dances, Turn on the spot halfway is the commonest form of Turn on the spot. It is an essential part of the beginning of the Figure, Cast (in two bars), in either a Longwise or a Circular set when Starting from a Standing place Facing In.

Turn on the spot halfway is also particularly relevant at the end of those Figures requiring the Polite turn.

For example, here is a Scottish Country Dance in which the term, Turn on the spot halfway, is used in the MaxiCrib Dance instructions -
Pines Of Pitlochry.

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