The casual expression Middle
is often used for the Centre
of The set
or for the Centre line
as, for example, "Down the middle" which is more formally expressed as Lead down
The more valuable usage is complementary to End: the Middle Dancers are those between those at the Ends of a line of three or more Scottish Country Dancers; similarly, Middle Positions are those between the Ends of a Longwise set. As an example of this usage, a teacher could point out that it is the Middle Couples, i.e., 2nd and 3rd couples, who are the Dancing couples when announcing the Scottish Country Dance Angus MacLeod which has The set format, 4 Couple repeat in 4 couple set.
For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Middle
, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions
or both -
Alex T Queen
Figure It Out
Harold House Jig
High Bridge O' Ken
Miss Nellie Wemyss
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