Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


The term Balancing covers all Figures in which two or more dancers perform a Setting step while Taking hands (see Take hands with no relative movement), left in left, right in right, so that they Face alternately to one side and the other of the straight line axis of the zigzag joining their Positions; the arms should always be extended as fully as is practicable.
Here are examples of those Scottish Country Dances for which we have instructions on this site and in which the term, Balancing, 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:

Cape Breton Hornpipe
Deveron Reel
Johnnie's Welcome Hame
Maple Leaf Rant
Monadh Liath
Music Makars
Napier's Index

Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Balancing

Balancing Video Clip

Links To Pages Related To 'Setting'


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