Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Line Across

A Line across in a Longwise set refers to a line, Across The set, which is at right angles to the Side lines and which usually joins the Original Places of one of the Scottish Country Dance Couples.

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, Line across, 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:

Braes Of Mellinish
Duff's House
Founder's Jig
Frog In The Middle
Lady Louisa MacDonald's Strathspey
Meg Merrilees
Miss Chirsty Stewart
On Tour
Somerled Square
Sprig Of Heather

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Set Structure

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