Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


In Scottish Country Dancing, Back-to-back, means that two Dancers (who are usually Partners) are in that relative Position with backs almost touching and Facing away from each other. It is the relative Position of the Dancing man and lady in Double triangles and Crown triangles and of one Dancer of each Couple throughout most of the Strathspey poussette, Strathspey half poussette and Highland Schottische poussette.

The term, Back-to-back, is sometimes used as a synonym (it is the official RSCDS term) for the Figure, Dos-à-dos; however, to avoid confusion, it is preferable to limit the usage to specifying the relative Positions of two Dancers at a particular point within any Figure, such as Dos-à-dos itself, where this Positioning arises halfway through.

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