Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Inside (The Set)

In a Scottish Country Dance, Inside (the set) is the area within the polygon formed by joining the initial Places of the Dancers in an Active set; it is the area shown shaded in the example Sets in the following diagrams.

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, Inside (the 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:

Celtic Brooch
Coats Land
Craigleith (Goldring)
Morland Reel


Links To Pages Related To 'Directions'

Set Structure

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