Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


The term Above means nearer the Top of a Longwise set when referring to Position in Scottish Country Dancing. It has the normal meaning when referring to the relative Position of right and left when Taking Both hands.
For example, here are bars 5 to 8 of the Scottish Country Dance The Kelpie of Loch Coruisk -
2s 4s 6s 7s Set and Cross, While 1L 3L 5L Half figures of eight through Couples Above, While 1M 3M 5M Half figures of eight through Couples Below, 1s 3s 5s Finishing Facing Second corners' positions, M to M, L to L.
Here are examples of those Scottish Country Dances for which we have instructions on this site and in which the term, Above, either appears explicitly or is implied; note that for a common term these will be a small selection; for a rare term, these may be all that exist:

Another Piece Of Silver
Auld Acquaintance (Priddey)
Back To Bach
Boyndie Knot
Craven Jig
Ettrick Water
Marylou's Reel
Morland Knot
Newmachar Jig
Park Hotel Dunoon

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