Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary


A Place is normally a synonym for a Position in The set; it is used here in respect of the dancer's stationary Position in the Active set at the beginning of the current Repeat or in the Full set at the beginning of the dance.
For example, 2nd Man's Place is where he started from in either the Active or the Full set depending on the context.

Position is used in Scottish Country Dancing for more general locations when they may not be Places from which a dancer started.

For example, here are some Scottish Country Dances in which the term, Place, is used in either the MiniCrib or the MaxiCrib Dance instructions or both -
Celtic Capers
Cold And Raw
Farewell To Helensburgh
Pretty Peggy
Round About Hullachan
Three Square Strathspey
Two Of The Best

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