Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Centre Line

The Up and down line halfway between the Men's and the Ladies' Side lines in a Longwise set is called the Centre line in Scottish Country Dancing.

Diagram, Structure Of 3 Couple Longwise Set Scottish Country Dance

Structure of 3 Couple Longwise Set

Dancers, Positions and Directions in a Longwise, Active, 3-couple set: after the most common Progression. The shaded area is defined as the Inside of The set. The arrows are indicators of Direction, only, not paths followed.



It is also used in a Circular set for the Up and down line halfway between the Top man and the Top lady.

Diagram, Structure Of Square Set Scottish Country Dancing

Structure Of Square Set

Dancers, Positions and Directions in a 4 couple square set: Corners and Opposites are shown for 1st couple only. The shaded area is defined as the Inside of The set. The arrows are indicators of Direction, only, not paths followed.



For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Centre line, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Deil Amang The Tailors
EH3 7AF
Hazel Tree
James Gray
Jim's Haberdashery

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Set Structure

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