Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


The Scottish country dance term Diagonally is used to qualify a Figure to indicate that it has an axis on a Diagonal line or that it should be performed on a Diagonal line.

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.

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

Census Day In Turkey
John Sinton's Strathspey
Kilt Is My Delight
King's Chapel
Lady Brettle's Strathspey
Neaps An' Haggis
Owl And The Pussy Cat
Peterhead Lassies
Rose Of The North
Thomas Glover's Reel
Wasps Of Mulben
Young Pretender

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