In Scottish Country Dancing, Wrong sides
is often used as a casual expression for the Opposite sides
in a Longwise set
as, for example, when a Man
finds himself on the Ladies' Side
or a Lady
finds herself on the Men's Side
; in written Dance instructions
, it is preferable to use the more formal term, Opposite sides
Much more valuably, Wrong side is a useful term to indicate that the Lady is on the left of the Man rather than on his right as would more normally be expected, for example, when Promenading or when Standing in a Square set, Facing In.
For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Wrong side
, has this usage in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions
or both -
Bonnie Lass O' Bon Accord
Brodick Castle Gardens
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