# Corners' Square

In a*Longwise set*with

*3 Couples*in the

*Active set*, it is convenient to define the rectangle joining the

*Corners' positions*as the

*Corners' square*(if the width of

*The set*is exactly twice the spacing of the

*Places On the sides*, the rectangle actually is a square, mathematically). It is shown in the diagram as the boundary of the shaded area.

Some *Figures* start with three *Dancers* in line (either *On the sides* or *Across the set*), *Facing* three others (on the opposite side of the *Corners' square*) and then move them around the sides of the *Corners' square*. For example, *Set and link for three* normally starts with *3 Couples On the sides* and, after 4 bars, they are in lines *Across the set*; after 4 more bars, they are again in the *Sidelines*, now all on *Opposite sides*.

Sometimes, as in *Crown triangles*, the *Middle Dancers* are *Facing Outwards*; in this *Figure*, it is only these *Middle Dancers* who move around the *Corners' square*, *While* the *Corners* merely *Turn on the spot* appropriately to *Face* the *Dancing man* or *Dancing lady* as the *Figure* proceeds.

When the *Corners Chase* around the *Corners' square* as, for example in bars 17-24 of The Falls Of Rogie, their path should follow the rectilinear shape of the *Corners' square* as closely as possible, and with 2 bars allocated for each side, rather than a sloppy circular shape.

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

*Corners' square*, 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 Town Wedding

Cuckoo Clock

Gang The Same Gate

Reel Friends

## Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates Corners' Square in a Longwise Set

Corners' Square Video Clip## Links To Pages Related To 'Positions'

Set StructureBottom

Centre

Centre Line

Corner Position

Corner Position For 4/2 Couples

Corner Position In Square Set

Corners' Square

Diagonal Line

Diagonal Reflection

End

First Corner Position

Foot

Fourth Corner Position

Inverted

Line Across

Middle

Mirror Reflection

Music

nth Couple Place

nth Couple Position

nth Place

nth Position

Opposite Side (Line)

Original

Outside (The Set)

Own Side (Line)

Parallel Symmetry

Place

Position

Reflection

Second Corner Position

Side

Side Line

Standing Places

Starting

Symmetry

Third Corner Position

Top

Wrong Sides

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