Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Own Side (Line)

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

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

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.

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

Dance With Your Soul
Glen Falloch (Attwood)
My Big Kilmarnock Bunnet
Push About The Jorum
Soldier's Joy
Spirit Of The Dance
Tapsalteerie (Turner/Fogg)
Waratah Weaver
Within A Mile O' Edinburgh Toon

Links To Pages Related To 'Positions'

Set Structure

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