Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Corner Position In Square Set

In any Figure requiring three adjacent Couples in a Longwise set, Corner position (often shortened to Corner when there is no ambiguity) provides an immensely valuable shorthand term to teachers of Scottish Country Dancing.

This concept has also been applied to the 4 couple square set (see the following diagram). At the Start, with each Man on his Partner's left, the Man's First corner is the Lady on his left and the Lady's is the Man on her right. The Man's Second corner is the Partner of his Partner's First corner, i.e., the Lady three Places to his right; similarly the Lady's Second corner is the Man three Places to her left.

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.

Here are examples of those Scottish Country Dances for which we have instructions on this site and in which the term, Corner position in square set, 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:

Johnnie Walker

Links To Pages Related To 'Positions'

Set Structure

Additional search terms: Corner pstn, Crnr pstn.

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