Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


The term used to describe the dancer on the other Side of The set, facing you while Standing is Opposite.

In a Scottish Country Dance Longwise set, this is your Partner at the beginning of the dance and for much of the time throughout; in a Circular set, it will usually be someone else's Partner (see Diagram 22 for an example in a Square set).

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.

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