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.

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

Celtic Capers
Cold And Raw
Farewell To Helensburgh
Pretty Peggy
Round About Hullachan
Three Square Strathspey
Two Of The Best

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