Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

2 Couple Repeat In 2 Couple Set

While the 2 Couple repeat in 4 couple set is quite a common Longwise set format, the 2 Couple repeat in 2 couple set is particularly rare as a formal Type of set; Marengo Blue and Merry Go Round are examples which have Progression and the standard Repeat structure (i.e., Finishing the Repeat in the order 21). However, it is well-known that 2 Couple repeat in 4 couple set dances can be performed in 5 Couple sets, 3 Couple sets and even 2 Couple sets whenever the number of Dancers available so dictates and so every 2 Couple repeat in 4 couple set dance could be performed as a 2 Couple repeat in 2 couple set dance.

There is a risk of confusion with the 2 Couple Square set format. The principal distinction is the Positioning of the Dancers around The set at the Start: in the 2 Couple repeat in 2 couple set format, the Men are adjacent, Facing their Partners Across the set; in the 2 Couple Square set format, Men and Ladies alternate around The set.

Note also that there are many 2 Couple dances in the Progressive Round the room format which are categorized as such, rather than here.


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Types Of Sets

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