Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Outside (The Set)

The area Outside (the set) is the adjacent area outwith the polygon formed by joining the initial Places of the Scottish Country Dancers in an Active set, i.e., as shown not shaded in the example Sets in the diagrams.

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.



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.



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

Blue Tartan
Canadian Barn Dance
Doune Mill
Haggis Hunters
Kirkbrae Welcome
Reel Of Five
Riggs Of Corn
Silver Sands Of Islay
Sixteensome Reel
Thurling Strathspey


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Set Structure

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