Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

First Corner Position

The First corner position in Scottish Country Dancing is, loosely, where the First corner Started from but see the section Corner for a more precise description.

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.



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, First corner position, 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:

Argyll Is My Name
Bauldy Bain's Fiddle
Bonnie Ina Campbell
By Candlelight
Peat Fire Flame
Peggy Dewar
Roberta Buckel's Strathspey
Snake Pass
Stirling Millennium Reel
Tocher Band


Dance Video Clip Which Demonstrates First Corner Position in a Longwise Set

First Corner Position Video Clip

Links To Pages Related To 'Positions'

Set Structure

Additional search terms: 1st crnr pstn.

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