Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


The term Below means further from the Top of a Longwise set when referring to Position in Scottish Country Dancing. It has the normal meaning when referring to the relative Positions of right and left hands when Taking Both hands.
For example, here are the first 4 bars of The Irish Rover -
1s Dance Down Below 3s and Cast up to 2nd Place Own sides.
Here are examples of those Scottish Country Dances for which we have instructions on this site and in which the term, Below, 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:

An Gearasdan
Bluebell Strathspey
Bonny Lads Of Earley
Copycat Fugue
Ferry Louper
Fugal Fergus
Here's Tae Us
Invitation Dance
Midsummer Madness
Nethy Bridge (Drewry)

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