Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Opposite Side (Line)

The term Opposite side (line) in a Longwise set is the Ladies' Side for the Man and the Men's Side for the Lady.

When Side line is used rather than Side, the exact line of the initial Standing places applies.

Here are examples of those Scottish Country Dances for which we have instructions on this site and in which the term, Opposite side (line), 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:

Diamond Anniversary
Fireside Reel
Greig's Pipes
Keep On Dancing
Lancastrian Wanderer
Maid Of The Mill
Miss Dumbreck
On The Wings Of The Morning
Sparkling Shores Of Kamagari
Willie With His Tartan Trews

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