Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Original

The Scottish Country Dance term Original depending upon the context, is mostly used to refer to the situation as it was at the beginning of either the Active set or the Full set and so refers to a specific Place.

Starting Place or Starting Position is used to refer to the situation as it was at the beginning of a Figure.


Here are examples of those Scottish Country Dances for which we have instructions on this site and in which the term, Original, 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:

Duke He Was A Bonnie Beau
Dundee City Police Jig
Glen Orrin Mixer
La Russe
Marchmont Eightsome
Peter's Pride
Star
Sutters Of Selkirk
When In Doubt Dance Petronella
Windswept Moors


Links To Pages Related To 'Positions'

Set Structure

Back to the top of this Scottish Country Dancing 'Original' page